Ontario general election, 1902

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ontario general election, 1902

← 1898 May 29, 1902 1905 →

98 seats in the 10th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
50 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party
  Honourable GW Ross, Prime Minister for Ontario (HS85-10-12129).jpg James Whitney.jpg
Leader George William Ross James P. Whitney
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1899 1896
Leader's seat Middlesex West Dundas
Last election 51 42
Seats won 50 48
Seat change -1 +6

Premier before election

George William Ross


George William Ross

Voters go to the polls in Ottawa East

The Ontario general election, 1902 was the tenth general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It was held on May 29, 1902, to elect the 98 Members of the 10th Legislative Assembly of Ontario ("MLAs").

The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Sir George William Ross, formed the government for a ninth consecutive term, although with only a very slim, two-seat majority in the Legislature.

The Ontario Conservative Party, led by Sir James P. Whitney formed the official opposition.

Notable candidates[edit]

Margaret Haile

Margaret Haile, a Canadian Socialist League candidate in Toronto North, made history as the first woman ever to run for political office in Canada.[1]


  Party Leader 1898 Elected % change
  Liberal George William Ross 51 50 -2.0%
  Conservative James P. Whitney 42 48 +14.3%
  Conservative Independent   1 - *
Total Seats 94 98 +4.3%

See also[edit]