12th Manitoba Legislature

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The members of the 12th Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in March 1907. The legislature sat from January 2, 1908, to June 30, 1910.[1]

The Conservatives led by Rodmond Roblin formed the government.[1]

Charles Mickle of the Liberal Party served as Leader of the Opposition. After Mickle was named a judge in 1909, Tobias Norris became party leader and leader of the opposition.[2]

James Johnson served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were three sessions of the 12th Legislature:[1]

Session Start End
1st January 2, 1908 February 26, 1908
2nd February 4, 1909 March 10, 1909
3rd February 10, 1910 March 16, 1910

Daniel Hunter McMillan was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.[3]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1907:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[4]
  John Williams Arthur Liberal
  Aimé Bénard Assiniboia Conservative
  James Argue Avondale Conservative
  James H. Howden Beautiful Plains Conservative
  Charles Mickle Birtle Liberal
  Stanley McInnis Brandon City Conservative
  Alfred Carroll Brandon South Conservative
  Albert Prefontaine Carillon Conservative
  George Steel Cypress Conservative
  John A. Campbell Dauphin Liberal
  Robert Stirton Thornton Deloraine Liberal
  Rodmond Roblin Dufferin Conservative
  George Walton Emerson Liberal
  Glenlyon Campbell Gilbert Plains Conservative
  Sigtryggur Jonasson Gimli Liberal
  James William Armstrong Gladstone Liberal
  William Ferguson Hamiota Conservative
  Orton Grain Kildonan and St. Andrews Conservative
  George Lawrence Killarney Conservative
  Edwin D. Lynch Lakeside Conservative
  Tobias Norris Lansdowne Liberal
  Jean Lauzon La Verendrye Conservative
  Robert Rogers Manitou Conservative
  William B. Waddell Minnedosa Conservative
  Benjamin McConnell Morden Liberal
  Colin Campbell Morris Conservative
  James Bryson Baird Mountain Liberal
  Robert Fern Lyons Norfolk Conservative
  Hugh Armstrong Portage la Prairie Conservative
  Valentine Winkler Rhineland Liberal
  Isaac Riley Rockwood Conservative
  Angus Bonnycastle Russell Conservative
  Joseph Bernier St. Boniface Conservative
  Donald A. Ross Springfield Liberal
  James Wells Robson Swan River Conservative
  James Johnson Turtle Mountain Conservative
  John Hume Agnew Virden Conservative
  Thomas William Taylor Winnipeg Centre Conservative
  John F. Mitchell Winnipeg North Conservative
  James Thomas Gordon Winnipeg South Conservative
  Thomas Herman Johnson Winnipeg West Liberal



By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Beautiful Plains James H. Howden Conservative March 26, 1907 J H Howden appointed Railway Commissioner[5]
Brandon City Stanley McInnis Conservative July 16, 1907 S McInnis appointed Provincial Secretary[5]
Brandon City George R. Coldwell Conservative November 25, 1907 S McInnis died November 4, 1907[5]
Gilbert Plains Duncan Cameron Conservative November 17, 1908 G Campbell ran for federal seat[5]
Portage la Prairie Hugh Armstrong Conservative November 30, 1908 H Armstrong appointed Provincial Treasurer[5]
Virden Harvey Simpson Conservative January 9, 1909 J H Agnew died November 9, 1908[5]
Birtle George Malcolm Liberal November 27, 1909 C Mickle named judge in 1909[5]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of the Twelfth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1908-1910)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Biographies of Deceased Members". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.