Ontario general election, 1890

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Ontario general election, 1890
← 1886 June 5, 1890 1894 →

91 seats in the 7th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
46 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Oliver Mowat.jpg William Ralph Meredith.png
Leader Oliver Mowat William Ralph Meredith
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1872 1879
Leader's seat Oxford North London
Last election 57 32
Seats won 53 34
Seat change -4 +2

Premier before election

Oliver Mowat


Oliver Mowat

The Ontario general election, 1890 was the seventh general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It was held on June 5, 1890, to elect the 91 Members of the 7th Legislative Assembly of Ontario ("MLAs").

The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Oliver Mowat, won a sixth consecutive term in government, despite losing a small number of seats in the Legislature.

The Ontario Conservative Party, led by William Ralph Meredith won two additional seats.


  Party Leader 1886 Elected % change
  Liberal Oliver Mowat 57 53 -7.0%
  Liberal-Equal Rights   - 2  
  Conservative William Ralph Meredith 32 34 +6.3%
  Conservative-Equal Rights   - 2  
  Independent   1 -  
Total Seats 90 91 +1.1%

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