By-elections to the 8th Canadian Parliament

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By-elections to the 8th Canadian Parliament were held to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada between the 1896 federal election and the 1900 federal election. The Liberal Party of Canada led a majority government for the 8th Canadian Parliament.

The list includes Ministerial by-elections which occurred due to the requirement that Members of Parliament recontest their seats upon being appointed to Cabinet. These by-elections were almost always uncontested. This requirement was abolished in 1931.

By-electionDateIncumbentPartyWinnerPartyCauseRetained
St. Hyacinthe July 4, 1900 Michel-Esdras Bernier      Liberal Michel-Esdras Bernier      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Inland RevenueYes
Lotbinière January 25, 1900 Côme Isaïe Rinfret      Liberal Edmond Fortier      Liberal Appointment as a revenue inspectorYes
Town of Sherbrooke January 25, 1900 William Bullock Ives      Conservative John McIntosh      Conservative DeathYes
Winnipeg January 25, 1900 Richard Willis Jameson      Liberal Arthur Puttee      Labour DeathYes
Berthier January 18, 1900 Cléophas Beausoleil      Liberal Joseph Éloi Archambault      Liberal Appointed postmaster of MontrealYes
Labelle January 18, 1900 Henri Bourassa      Liberal Henri Bourassa      Independent Resignation to recontest in protest at Canada's participation in the Boer War No
Chambly—Verchères January 18, 1900 Christophe-Alphonse Geoffrion      Liberal Victor Geoffrion      Liberal DeathYes
Ontario West January 18, 1900 James David Edgar      Liberal Isaac James Gould      Liberal DeathYes
Brockville April 20, 1899 John Fisher Wood      Liberal-Conservative William Henry Comstock      Liberal DeathNo
Lévis March 22, 1899 Pierre Malcom Guay      Liberal Louis-Jules Demers      Liberal DeathYes
Huron West February 21, 1899 Malcolm Colin Cameron      Liberal Robert Holmes      Liberal Appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories Yes
East Prince December 14, 1898 John Yeo      Liberal John Howatt Bell      Liberal Called to the SenateYes
Lambton West December 14, 1898 James Frederick Lister      Liberal Thomas George Johnston      Liberal Appointed to the Court of Appeal
Bagot December 14, 1898 Flavien Dupont      Conservative Joseph Edmond Marcile      Liberal DeathNo
Montmagny December 14, 1898 Philippe-Auguste Choquette      Liberal Pierre-Raymond-Léonard Martineau      Liberal Appointed a judge of the Superior Court of QuebecYes
Simcoe North December 14, 1898 Dalton McCarthy      McCarthyite Leighton McCarthy     Independent (McCarthyite)DeathYes
West Prince April 13, 1898 Stanislaus Francis Perry      Liberal Bernard Donald McLellan      Liberal DeathYes
Quebec-Centre January 24, 1898 François Langelier      Liberal Arthur Cyrille Albert Malouin      Liberal Appointed a judge of the Superior Court of QuebecYes
Nicolet December 21, 1897 Fabien Boisvert      Conservative Joseph Hector Leduc      Liberal DeathNo
Toronto Centre November 30, 1897 William Lount      Liberal George Hope Bertram      Liberal ResignationYes
Drummond—Arthabaska November 13, 1897 Joseph Lavergne      Liberal Louis Lavergne      Liberal Appointed a judge of the Superior Court of QuebecYes
Témiscouata November 6, 1897 Charles-Eugène Pouliot      Liberal Charles Arthur Gauvreau      Liberal DeathYes
Rimouski November 6, 1897 Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset      Liberal Jean Auguste Ross      Liberal Called to the SenateYes
West Prince April 27, 1897 Edward Hackett      Liberal-Conservative Stanislaus Francis Perry      Liberal Election declared voidNo
Macdonald April 27, 1897 Nathaniel Boyd      Conservative John Gunion Rutherford      Liberal Election declared voidNo
Winnipeg April 27, 1897 Hugh John Macdonald      Liberal-Conservative Richard Willis Jameson      Liberal Election declared voidNo
Colchester April 20, 1897 Wilbert David Dimock      Conservative Firman McClure      Liberal Election declared voidNo
Champlain April 7, 1897 François-Arthur Marcotte      Conservative François-Arthur Marcotte      Conservative Election declared voidYes
Wright March 23, 1897 Charles Ramsay Devlin      Liberal Louis Napoléon Champagne      Liberal Appointed Canadian trade commissioner to IrelandYes
Bonaventure March 17, 1897 William LeBoutillier Fauvel      Liberal Jean-François Guité      Liberal DeathYes
Simcoe East February 4, 1897 William Humphrey Bennett      Conservative William Humphrey Bennett      Conservative Election declared voidYes
Ontario North February 4, 1897 John Alexander McGillivray      Conservative Duncan Graham      Independent Liberal Election declared voidNo
Brant South February 4, 1897 Robert Henry      Conservative Charles Bernhard Heyd      Liberal Election declared voidNo
Saskatchewan (Provisional District) December 19, 1896 Wilfrid Laurier      Liberal Thomas Osborne Davis      Liberal Laurier was elected to two seats, resigned to run in ministerial by-election in Quebec EastYes
Cornwall and Stormont December 19, 1896 Darby Bergin      Liberal-Conservative John Goodall Snetsinger      Liberal DeathNo
Brandon November 27, 1896 Dalton McCarthy      McCarthyite Clifford Sifton      Liberal Chose to sit for Simcoe North No
Sunbury—Queen's August 25, 1896 George G. King      Liberal Andrew George Blair      Liberal Called to SenateYes
Grey North August 25, 1896 John Clark      Liberal William Paterson      Liberal DeathYes
Shelburne and Queen's August 5, 1896 Francis Gordon Forbes      Liberal William Stevens Fielding      Liberal Appointed Sub-Collector of CustomsYes
St. Johns—Iberville August 3, 1896 François Béchard      Liberal Joseph Israël Tarte      Liberal Called to the SenateYes
Quebec County July 30, 1896 Charles Fitzpatrick      Liberal Charles Fitzpatrick      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Solicitor GeneralYes
Kings July 30, 1896 Frederick William Borden      Liberal Frederick William Borden      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Militia and DefenceYes
Oxford South July 30, 1896 Richard John Cartwright      Liberal Richard John Cartwright      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Trade and CommerceYes
West Queen's July 30, 1896 Louis Henry Davies      Liberal Louis Henry Davies      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of Marine and FisheriesYes
Brome July 30, 1896 Sydney Arthur Fisher      Liberal Sydney Arthur Fisher      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Minister of AgricultureYes
Portneuf July 30, 1896 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière      Liberal Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Controller of Inland RevenueYes
York North July 30, 1896 William Mulock      Liberal William Mulock      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Postmaster-GeneralYes
Quebec East July 30, 1896 Wilfrid Laurier      Liberal Wilfrid Laurier      Liberal Recontested upon appointment as Prime MinisterYes

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