5th Parliament of Ontario

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The 5th Parliament of Ontario was in session from February 27, 1883, until November 15, 1886, just prior to the 1886 general election. The majority party was the Ontario Liberal Party led by Oliver Mowat.

Charles Clarke served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

Riding Member Party
Addington George Denison Conservative
Algoma [nb 1] Robert Adam Lyon Liberal
Algoma East Robert Adam Lyon Liberal
Algoma West James Conmee Liberal
Brant James Young Liberal
Brant South Arthur Sturgis Hardy Liberal
Brockville Christopher Finlay Fraser Conservative
Bruce North John Gillies Independent Liberal
Bruce South Hamilton Parke O'Connor Liberal
Cardwell William Henry Hammell Conservative
Carleton George William Monk Conservative
Cornwall Alexander Peter Ross Conservative
Dufferin Robert McGhee Conservative
Dundas Andrew Broder Conservative
Durham East Charles Herbert Brereton Conservative
Durham West James Wellington McLaughlin Liberal
Elgin East Charles Oaks Ermatinger Conservative
Elgin West John Cascaden Liberal
Essex North Solomon White Conservative
Essex South William Douglas Balfour Liberal
Frontenac Henry Wilmot Conservative
Glengarry James Rayside Liberal
Grenville South Frederick John French Conservative
Grey East Abram William Lauder [nb 2] Conservative
Neil McColman (1884) Conservative
Grey North David Creighton Conservative
Grey South John Blythe Conservative
Haldimand Jacob Baxter Liberal
Halton William Kerns Conservative
Hamilton John Morison Gibson Liberal
Hastings East William Parker Hudson Conservative
Hastings North Alpheus Field Wood Conservative
Hastings West Ephraim George Sills Liberal
Huron East Thomas Gibson Liberal
Huron South Archibald Bishop Liberal
Huron West Alexander McLagan Ross Liberal
Kent East Daniel McCraney [nb 3] Liberal
Robert Ferguson (1885) Liberal
Kent West James Clancy Conservative
Kingston James Henry Metcalfe Conservative
Lambton East Peter Graham Liberal
Lambton West Timothy Blair Pardee Liberal
Lanark North William Clyde Caldwell Liberal
Lanark South William Lees Independent
Leeds North and Grenville North Henry Merrick Conservative
Leeds South Robert Henry Preston Conservative
Lennox Alexander Hall Roe [nb 2] Liberal
George Douglas Hawley (1886) Liberal
Lincoln Sylvester Neelon Liberal
London William Ralph Meredith Conservative
Middlesex East Donald MacKenzie Liberal
Middlesex North John Waters Liberal
Middlesex West Alexander Johnston [nb 4] Conservative
George William Ross (1883) Liberal
Monck Richard Harcourt Liberal
Muskoka and Parry Sound Frederick G. Fauquier[nb 4] Conservative
Jacob William Dill (1884) Liberal
Norfolk North John Bailey Freeman Liberal
Norfolk South William Morgan Conservative
Northumberland East James Marshall Ferris Liberal
Northumberland West Robert Mulholland Conservative
Ontario North Isaac James Gould Liberal
Ontario South John Dryden Liberal
Ottawa Patrick Baskerville Conservative
Oxford North Oliver Mowat Liberal
Oxford South Adam Crooks [nb 5] Liberal
George Atwell Cooke (1884) Liberal
Peel Kenneth Chisholm Liberal
Perth North John George Hess Conservative
Perth South Thomas Ballantyne Liberal
Peterborough East Thomas Blezard Liberal
Peterborough West John Carnegie Conservative
Prescott Albert Peter Hagar Liberal
Prince Edward James Hart Liberal
Renfrew North Thomas Murray Liberal
Renfrew South John Francis Dowling Liberal
Russell Honoré Robillard Liberal-Conservative
Simcoe East Charles Alfred Drury Liberal
Simcoe South George Prevost McKay Conservative
Simcoe West Orson James Phelps Liberal
Stormont Joseph Kerr Conservative
Toronto East Alexander Morris Conservative
Toronto West Henry Edward Clarke Conservative
Victoria North John Fell Conservative
Victoria South Duncan John McIntyre Liberal
Waterloo North Elias Weber Bingeman Snider Liberal
Waterloo South Isaac Master Liberal
Welland James E. Morin Liberal
Wellington Centre Charles Clarke Liberal
Wellington South James Laidlaw Liberal
Wellington West Robert McKim Liberal
Wentworth North James McMahon Liberal
Wentworth South Nicholas Awrey Liberal
York East George Badgerow Liberal
York North Joseph Henry Widdifield Liberal
York West John Gray Conservative


  1. ^ Algoma split into Algoma East and West on February 1, 1885
  2. ^ a b died in 1884
  3. ^ died in 1885
  4. ^ a b unseated after an appeal
  5. ^ declared "incurably insane" in 1883


  1. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario". Legislative Assembly of Ontario.