Ontario general election, 1867


Ontario general election, 1867
Ontario general election, 1867
Ontario
1863 ←
members
September 3rd, 1867
→ 1871
members

82 seats in the 1st Legislative Assembly of Ontario
42 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  John S Macdonald-crop.jpg ArchibaldMcKellar23.jpg
Leader John Sandfield Macdonald Archibald McKellar
Party Ontario PC Liberal
Leader's seat Cornwall Bothwell
Seats won 41 41

Elected Premier

John Sandfield Macdonald
Ontario PC

The Ontario general election, 1867 was the first general election held in the newly created Province of Ontario, Canada. Previously, the territory was known as Canada West, a part of the Province of Canada. The election was held on September 3, 1867, to elect the 82 members of the 1st Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The dates of the election in 1867 varied from August 20 to September 26.

The Conservative Party, led by John Sandfield Macdonald, and the Ontario Liberal Party, led by Archibald McKellar, each won 41 seats. A coalition government was formed under the leadership of Macdonald.


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