6th Quebec Legislature

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The 6th Legislative Assembly of Quebec was the provincial legislature in Quebec, Canada that existed from October 14, 1886, to June 17, 1890. During most of the term, the Quebec Liberal Party, also known as the Parti national as that period, was the governing party. However, the Quebec Conservative Party despite losing the election tried to form a minority government with John Jones Ross and Louis-Olivier Taillon as Premiers but only managed to last a few months before the Liberals led by Honoré Mercier, the founder of the Parti National, formed a narrow majority government with 33 of the 65 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.

Seats per political party[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Parti libéral du Québec/Parti national 33
     Conservative Party 27
     Conservative Independent 3
Nationalistes/Parti National 2
 Total
65
 Government Majority
6

Member list[edit]

This was the list of members of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec that were elected in the 1886 election:

Name Party Riding
     William Owens Conservative Argenteuil
     Joseph Pilon Libéral Bagot
     Jean Blanchet Conservative Beauce
     Élie-Hercule Bisson Libéral Beauharnois
     Édouard Faucher de Saint-Maurice Conservative Bellechasse
     Louis Sylvestre Libéral Berthier
     Henri-Josué Martin Conservative Bonaventure
     William Warren Lynch Conservative Brome
     Antoine Rocheleau Libéral Chambly
Ferdinand Trudel Parti national Champlain
     Joseph Morin Libéral Charlevoix
     Joseph-Émery Robidoux Libéral Châteauguay
     Élie Saint-Hilaire Conservative Independent Chicoutimi et Saguenay
     John McIntosh Conservative Compton
     Benjamin Beauchamp Conservative Independent Deux-Montagnes
     Louis-Napoléon Larochelle Conservative Dorchester
     Joseph-Éna Girouard Libéral Drummond et Arthabaska
     Edmund James Flynn Conservative Gaspé
     Joseph-Octave Villeneuve Conservative Hochelaga
     Alexander Cameron Libéral Huntingdon
     Alexis-Louis Demers Libéral Iberville
     François-Gilbert Miville Dechêne Libéral Islet
     Arthur Boyer Libéral Jacques Cartier
     Louis Basinet Libéral Joliette
     Charles-Antoine-Ernest Gagnon Libéral Kamouraska
     Léon-Benoît-Alfred Charlebois Conservative Laprairie
     Ludger Forest Libéral L'Assomption
     Pierre-Évariste Leblanc Conservative Laval
     François-Xavier Lemieux Libéral Lévis
     Édouard-Hippolyte Laliberté Libéral Lotbinière
     Édouard Caron Conservative Maskinongé
     Andrew Stuart Johnson Conservative Mégantic
     Elijah Edmund Spencer Conservative Missisquoi
     Jean-Baptiste-Tréfflé Richard Conservative Montcalm
     Nazaire Bernatchez Libéral Montmagny
     Louis-Georges Desjardins Conservative Montmorency
     James McShane Libéral Montréal Centre
     Laurent-Olivier David Libéral Montréal Est
     John Smythe Hall Conservative Montreal Ouest
     Eugène Lafontaine Libéral Napierville
     Louis-Tréfflé Dorais Conservative Independent Nicolet
     Narcisse-Édouard Cormier Conservative Ottawa (Outaouais)
     William Joseph Poupore Conservative Pontiac
     Jules Tessier Libéral Portneuf
     Thomas Chase Casgrain Conservative Québec-Comté
     Rémi-Ferdinand Rinfret dit Malouin Libéral Québec-Centre
     Joseph Shehyn Libéral Québec-Est
     Owen Murphy Libéral Québec-Ouest
     Louis-Pierre-Paul Cardin Libéral Richelieu
     Jacques Picard Conservative Richmond et Wolfe
     Édouard-Onésiphore Martin Libéral Rimouski
     Edmond Lareau Libéral Rouville
     Honoré Mercier Libéral St. Hyacinthe
     Félix-Gabriel Marchand Libéral St. Jean
     Nérée Duplessis Conservative St. Maurice
     Thomas Brassard Libéral Shefford
     Joseph Gibb Robertson Conservative Sherbrooke
Avila-Gonzague Bourbonnais Parti national Soulanges
     Ozro Baldwin Conservative Stanstead
     Georges-Honoré Deschênes Conservative Témiscouata
     Guillaume-Alphonse Nantel Conservative Terrebonne
     Henri-René-Arthur Turcotte Libéral Trois-Rivières
     Alfred Lapointe Conservative Vaudreuil
     Albert-Alexandre Lussier Libéral Verchères
     Victor Gladu Libéral Yamaska

Other elected MLAs[edit]

Other MLAs were elected during by-elections or in another district between the two general elections

New provincial ridings[edit]

The electoral map was reformed in 1890 just a few months prior to the elections later that year. [15]

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Ross Cabinet (1886-1887)[edit]

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: John Jones Ross
  • Agriculture and public works: John Jones Ross
  • Crown Lands: William Warren Lynch
  • Attorney General: Louis-Olivier Taillon
  • Secretary and Registry: Jean Blanchet
  • Treasurer: Joseph Gibb Robertson
  • Solicitor General: Edmund James Flynn

Taillon Cabinet (1887)[edit]

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Louis-Olivier Taillon
  • Agriculture and public works: Henry Starnes
  • Crown Lands: William Warren Lynch
  • Attorney General: Louis-Olivier Taillon
  • Secretary and Registry: Jean Blanchet
  • Treasurer: Joseph Gibb Robertson
  • Solicitor General: Edmund James Flynn

Mercier Cabinet (1887-1890)[edit]

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Honoré Mercier
  • Agriculture and public works: James McShane (1887-1888)
    • Agriculture and Colonization: Honoré Mercier (1888), William Rhodes (1888-1890)
    • Public Works: Pierre Garneau (1888-1890)
  • Crown Lands: Pierre Garneau (1887-1888), Georges Duhamel (1888-1890)
  • Attorney General: Honoré Mercier (1887-1888), Arthur Turcotte (1888-1890)
  • Secretary and Registry: Charles-Antoine-Ernest Gagnon (1887-1890), Joseph-Émery Robidoux (1890)
  • Treasurer: Joseph Shehyn
  • Solicitor General: Georges Duhamel (1887-1888)
  • Members without portfolios: David Alexander Ross, Arthur Turcotte (1887-1888), Arthur Boyer (1890)

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