Quebec general election, 1944

Quebec general election, 1944

The Quebec general election of 1944 was held on August 8, 1944 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The "Union Nationale", led by former premier Maurice Duplessis, defeated the incumbent Quebec Liberal Party, led by Adélard Godbout.

This election marked Duplessis's comeback after having defeated Godbout in the 1936 election and having lost to him in the 1939 election. Duplessis won another three elections in a row, for a total of five terms of office (four consecutive), before dying in office in 1959.

In this wartime election, Godbout's support for Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in the Conscription Crisis of 1944 may have contributed to his defeat.

The "Bloc Populaire" won four seats on an anti-conscription platform. The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (predecessor of the New Democratic Party) won one seat. Party member David Côté was elected to the legislature, but in July 1945, he decided to sit as an independent.

Results

Note:

* Information on party's actions in previous election not available.

Footnotes

ee also

* List of Quebec premiers
* Politics of Quebec
* Timeline of Quebec history
* List of Quebec political parties
* 22nd Legislative Assembly of Quebec


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