Quebec general election, 1867

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Quebec general election, 1867

August – September, 1867 1871 →

64 of 65 seats in the 1st Legislative Assembly of Quebec
33 seats were needed for a majority
(includes vacant seat, latter filled by by-election)

  First party Second party
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Leader Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader's seat Quebec County Lotbinière
Seats won 51 12
Popular vote 40,489 26,847
Percentage 53.48% 35.46%

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Map of the results by riding.

Premier before election

New Office


Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau
Conservative Party of Quebec (historical)

The Quebec general election of 1867 was held in August and September 1867 to elect members of the 1st Legislative Assembly for the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Quebec Conservative Party, led by Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, defeated the Quebec Liberal Party led by Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière.


Party Party Leader Seats Popular Vote
Elected # %
     Conservative Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau 51 40,489 53.48%
Liberal Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière 12 26,847 35.46%
     Independent Liberal 1 8,389 11.06%
     Other -
Vacant1 1    
Total 65   100%


1 The electoral district of Kamouraska remained vacant, and was filled in a later by-election in 1869.

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