6th Parliament of the Province of Canada

6th Parliament of the Province of Canada

The 6th Parliament of the Province of Canada was in session from 1858 to June 1861. Elections were held in the Province of Canada in December 1857. Sessions were held in Toronto in 1858 and then in Quebec City from 1859. In 1857, Queen Victoria had chosen Ottawa as the permanent seat for the Canadian government.

Canada East

Notes:
# formerly Sherbrooke (county) and Wolfe

Sydney Robert Bellingham's election was declared invalid after an appeal and John Joseph Caldwell Abbott was declared elected in March 1860. Louis-Bonaventure Caron was elected but his election was declared invalid and Charles-François Fournier was declared elected in June 1858. Lewis Thomas Drummond was defeated in a by-election in Shefford in September 1858 after he was appointed to cabinet; Asa Belknap Foster was elected to the seat. John O'Farrell was elected but the election was declared invalid; Lewis Thomas Drummond was elected in a by-election in October 1858. John Joseph Caldwell Abbott was declared elected in March 1860 after an inquiry by a committee of the Legislative Assembly. Louis-Honoré Gauvreau died in office in 1858; George Caron was elected in a by-election in December 1858. Hippolyte Dubord's election was declared invalid in April 1860 and Pierre-Gabriel Huot was elected in a by-election in May 1860. Robert Unwin Harwood resigned his seat to run for a seat on the Legislative Council; Jean-Baptiste Mongenais was elected in a by-election in November 1860.

Canada West

Notes:
# formerly South York; prior to that, 1st York

David Christie resigned his seat to take a seat on the Executive Council; Hugh Finlayson was elected in a by-election in 1858. John Lorn McDougall resigned his seat to allow William Cayley to be elected in a by-election held in March 1858. Joseph Hartman died in November 1859; Adam Wilson was elected to his seat in 1860. Malcolm Cameron accepted an appointment to the Legislative Council in 1860; Hope Fleming Mackenzie was elected to the seat in a by-election in 1861. Basil Church died in 1858; Ogle Robert Gowan was elected in a by-election later that year. James Ross was elected in an 1859 by-election after the election of Charles Allan was appealed.

References

*"Upper Canadian politics in the 1850s", Underhill (and others), University of Toronto Press (1967)

External links

* [http://www.nosracines.ca/e/toc.asp?id=3098 Ontario's parliament buildings ; or, A century of legislation, 1792-1892 : a historical sketch]
* [http://www.assnat.qc.ca/fra/patrimoine/ Assemblée nationale du Québec (French)]


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