111 seats in the 14th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
56 seats were needed for a majority
The 1914 Ontario general election was the 14th general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It was held on June 29, 1914, to elect the 111 Members of the 14th Legislative Assembly of Ontario (MLAs). 
The Ontario Conservative Party, led by Sir James P. Whitney, won a fourth consecutive term in government. Whitney died three months after the election and was succeeded by William Howard Hearst. The Conservatives contested 109 of the 111 ridings, deciding not to have candidates stand in Glengarry (where the Liberal Hugh Munro was acclaimed) and Norfolk North (where the Liberal incumbent Thomas Robert Atkinson was up against a Liberal anti-Temperance candidate).  However, dissension within the Tory ranks resulted in a significant number of them campaigning as either independent or temperance candidates. 
The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Newton Rowell, formed the official opposition.
Independent Labour MLA Allan Studholme was re-elected in Hamilton East. He had held the seat since a 1906 by-election.
The campaign was seen to turn more significantly on the matter of Regulation 17 (which limited instruction in French-language Catholic separate schools), in comparison to temperance issues, and that worked against the Liberals,  who placed Prohibition of sales in bars and clubs as a main plank in their platform. 
An Act passed prior to the election expanded the number of members from 106 to 111, and the number of ridings from 103 to 107.  The following changes were made:
The Patricia Portion acquired in 1912 was divided between Cochrane and Kenora.
|Political party||Party leader||MPPs||Votes|
|Conservative||James P. Whitney||109||82||84||2||268,548||54.02%||1.57|
|Liberal–Conservative||1||–||1||Did not campaign|
|Blank and invalid ballots||7,304|
|Registered voters / turnout||697,935||72.28%||8.02|
84 / 111
24 / 111
1 / 111
2 / 111
|Region||Candidates||Seats||Vote share (%)|
|Hamilton, Halton and Niagara||9||6||1||1||2||–||–||–||–||7||1||1||–||–||54.31||26.01||4.11||14.10||–||1.47||–||–|
|York, Peel and Ontario||6||5||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||6||–||–||–||–||54.00||46.00||–||–||–||–||–||–|
The newly created ridings returned the following MLAs:
|Essex North||█ Conservative||Essex North||█ Liberal|
|Monck||█ Liberal||Lincoln||█ Liberal|
|Withdrawn from Lincoln||St. Catharines||█ Conservative|
|Welland||█ Conservative||Niagara Falls||█ Conservative|
|Timiskaming||█ Conservative||Timiskaming||█ Conservative|
|Bruce Centre||█ Liberal||Bruce West||█ Liberal|
|Toronto ridings:||█ Conservative |
|Toronto Northeast||A||█ Conservative|
|Toronto Northwest||A||█ Conservative|
|Toronto Southeast||A||█ Conservative|
|Toronto Southwest||A||█ Conservative|
|Party||1911||Gain from (loss to)||1914|
|Independent-Liberal [a 1]||–||1||1|
|Liberal–Conservative [a 2]||1||(1)||–|
There were 20 seats that changed allegiance in the election:
|Conservative||Kenora||Harold Arthur Clement Machin|
|Renfrew South||Thomas William McGarry|
|York West||Forbes Godfrey|
When nominations closed, three candidates were acclaimed.  A later withdrawal in Kenora enabled the acclamation of Harold Arthur Clement Machin. 
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