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<b>December 28, 1886</b><br /> <br /> Back in the 19th century, a candidate generally placed ads in publications slanted toward their political party. Such was the case with G.B. Smith, a Liberal endorsed by the <i>Richmond Hill Liberal</i>. It wouldn’t be a great shock to discover that the paper’s December 23, 1886, editorial portrayed him as “man whose every utterance is straight-forward and fair, for a man whose conduct is open and fearless, for a man whose character and abilities should commend themselves to all.” Voters in York East agreed—Smith represented the riding until 1894.<br /> <br /> <b>Results</b>:<br /> Liberal (Oliver Mowat): 57 seats<br /> Conservative (William Ralph Meredith): 32 seats<br /> Other: 1 seat<br />
Source: the <i>Richmond Hill Liberal</i>, December 23, 1886.
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20111005smith1886

December 28, 1886

Back in the 19th century, a candidate generally placed ads in publications slanted toward their political party. Such was the case with G.B. Smith, a Liberal endorsed by the Richmond Hill Liberal. It wouldn’t be a great shock to discover that the paper’s December 23, 1886, editorial portrayed him as “man whose every utterance is straight-forward and fair, for a man whose conduct is open and fearless, for a man whose character and abilities should commend themselves to all.” Voters in York East agreed—Smith represented the riding until 1894.

Results:
Liberal (Oliver Mowat): 57 seats
Conservative (William Ralph Meredith): 32 seats
Other: 1 seat

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