1912 Quebec general election

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1912 Quebec general election

← 1908 May 15, 1912 1916 →

81 seats in the 13th Legislative Assembly of Quebec
41 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Lomer Gouin, 2nd in 1910.png Joseph-Mathias Tellier.png
Leader Lomer Gouin Joseph-Mathias Tellier
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1905 1909
Leader's seat Portneuf Joliette
Last election 57 seats, 53.53% 14 seats, 39.92%
Seats won 62 16
Seat change Increase5 Increase2
Popular vote 155,958 125,277
Percentage 53.54% 43.01%
Swing Increase0.01pp Increase3.09pp

Premier before election

Lomer Gouin
Liberal

Premier after election

Lomer Gouin
Liberal

The 1912 Quebec general election was held on May 15, 1912, to elect members of the 13th Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The incumbent Quebec Liberal Party, led by Lomer Gouin, was re-elected, defeating the Quebec Conservative Party, led by Joseph-Mathias Tellier.

Redistribution of ridings[edit]

New ridings on the Island of Montreal

An Act passed prior to the election[1] increased the number of MLAs from 74 to 81 through the following changes:

Abolished ridings New ridings
Divisions of ridings
Creation of riding from parts of others
Reorganization of ridings
  1. ^ a b Protected seat under British North America Act 1867, s. 80. Successor seats had same status.
  2. ^ formed from parts of Beauce and Compton

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1908 Elected % Change # % % Change
Liberal Lomer Gouin 80 57 62 +10.5% 155,958 53.54% +0.01%
Conservative Joseph-Mathias Tellier 75 14 16 +14.3% 125,277 43.01% +3.09%
  Ligue nationaliste Armand Lavergne 2 3 1 -66.7% 2,703 0,93%  
  Labour Joseph-Alphonse Langlois 3 0 1 +100.0% 3,751 1.29% +1.29%
  Independent Liberal 5 - 0   2,864 1.00% -0.63%
  Other 3 - 1 +100.0 739 0.30% -2.11%
Total 169 74 81 +9.5% 291,292 100%  
Popular vote
PLQ
53.54%
PCQ
43.01%
Labour
1.29%
LN
0.93%
Others
1.23%
Popular vote
PLQ
76.54%
PCQ
19.75%
Labour
1.23%
LN
1.23%
Others
1.23%

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Hopkins, J. Castell (1913). The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, 1912. Toronto: The Annual Review Publishing Company.

References[edit]