18th Manitoba Legislature

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The members of the 18th Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in June 1927. The legislature sat from December 1, 1927, to May 7, 1932.[1]

The Progressive Party of Manitoba led by John Bracken formed the government.[1]

Fawcett Taylor of the Conservatives was Leader of the Opposition.[2]

The Minimum Wage Act, which previously only applied to female workers, was amended to include male workers under the age of 18. The minimum wage was $0.25 per hour.[3]

Philippe Adjutor Talbot served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were five sessions of the 18th Legislature:[1]

Session Start End
1st December 1, 1927 March 16, 1928
2nd February 11, 1929 May 26, 1929
3rd January 21, 1930 April 14, 1930
4th January 27, 1931 April 20, 1931
5th February 29, 1932 May 7, 1932

Theodore Arthur Burrows was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba until January 18, 1929, when James Duncan McGregor became lieutenant governor.[4]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1927:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[5]
  Duncan Lloyd McLeod Arthur Progressive
  Joseph Cotter Assiniboia Conservative
  Adalbert Poole Beautiful Plains Progressive
  John Pratt Birtle Progressive
  John Edmison Brandon City Independent
  Albert Préfontaine Carillon Progressive
  William H. Spinks Cypress Conservative
  Robert Ferguson Dauphin Conservative
  Hugh McKenzie Deloraine Progressive
  John Munn Dufferin Progressive
  Robert Curran Emerson Progressive
  Nicholas Hryhorczuk Ethelbert Progressive
  Stuart Garson Fairford Progressive
  Nicholas Bachynsky Fisher Progressive
  Arthur Berry Gilbert Plains Progressive
  Ingimar Ingaldson Gimli Progressive
  William Morton Gladstone Progressive
  James Breakey Glenwood Liberal
  Thomas Wolstenholme Hamiota Progressive
  Arthur Boivin Iberville Progressive
  James McLenaghen Kildonan and St. Andrews Conservative
  John Laughlin Killarney Conservative
  Douglas Lloyd Campbell Lakeside Progressive
  Tobias Norris Lansdowne Liberal
  Philippe Talbot La Verendrye Progressive
  Joseph Lusignan Manitou Conservative
  Earl Rutledge Minnedosa Conservative
  Hugh McGavin Morden and Rhineland Conservative
  William Clubb Morris Progressive
  Irving Cleghorn Mountain Liberal
  John Muirhead Norfolk Progressive
  Fawcett Taylor Portage la Prairie Conservative
  Frederic Newton Roblin Conservative
  William McKinnell Rockwood Progressive
  Herbert Beresford Rupertsland Progressive
  Isaac Griffiths Russell Progressive
  Joseph Bernier St. Boniface Conservative
  Robert Hoey St. Clements Progressive
  Skuli Sigfusson St. George Liberal
  Maurice Dane MacCarthy Ste. Rose Progressive
  Murdoch Mackay Springfield Liberal
  Andrew McCleary Swan River Progressive
  John Bracken The Pas Progressive
  Richard Gardiner Willis Turtle Mountain Conservative
  Robert Mooney Virden Progressive
  William Major Winnipeg Progressive
  Edward William Montgomery Progressive
  John Thomas Haig Conservative
  William Sanford Evans Conservative
  William Tobias Conservative
  Hugh Robson Liberal
  Edith Rogers Liberal
  John Queen Independent Labour
  Seymour Farmer Independent Labour
  William Ivens Independent Labour



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

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Lansdowne Donald Gordon McKenzie Progressive November 10, 1928 T Norris resigned[6]
Morris William Clubb Progressive May 30, 1929 W Clubb appointed Minister of Public Works[6]
Turtle Mountain Alexander Welch Conservative June 22, 1929 R G Willis died February 1929[6]
Mountain Ivan Schultz Conservative January 29, 1930[6] I Cleghorn died November 14, 1929[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of the Eighteenth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1927-1932)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Historical Summary of Minimum Wage Rates in Manitoba". Government of Manitoba. 
  4. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Biographies of Deceased Members". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  7. ^ "Dr. Cleghorn Dies". Star-Phoenix. Saskatoon. November 14, 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-02-06.