17th Parliament of British Columbia

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The 17th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1929 to 1933. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in June 1928.[1] The Conservative Party, led by Simon Fraser Tolmie, formed the government.[2]

James William Jones served as speaker for the assembly until his resignation in 1930. Jones was replaced by Cyril Francis Davie.[3]

Members of the 17th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1928.:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     Laurence Arnold Hanna Alberni Liberal
     Herbert Frederick Kergin Atlin Liberal
     William Robert Rutledge Burnaby Conservative
     Roderick MacKenzie Cariboo Conservative
     William Atkinson Chilliwack Conservative
     John Andrew Buckham Columbia Liberal
     George Kerr McNaughton Comox Conservative
     Cyril Francis Davie Cowichan-Newcastle Conservative
     Frank Mitchell MacPherson Cranbrook Liberal
     Fred W. Lister Creston Conservative
     John Walter Berry Delta Conservative
     Nelson Seymour Lougheed Dewdney Conservative
     Robert Henry Pooley Esquimalt Conservative
  Thomas Aubert Uphill Fernie Independent Labour Party
     Frederick Parker Burden Fort George Conservative
     Charles Morgan Kingston Grand Forks-Greenwood Conservative
     Cyrus Wesley Peck The Islands Conservative
     John Ralph Michell Kamloops Conservative
     James Fitzsimmons Kaslo-Slocan Conservative
     Ernest Crawford Carson Lillooet Conservative
     Michael Manson Mackenzie Conservative
     George Sharratt Pearson Nanaimo Liberal
     Lorris E. Borden Nelson Conservative
     Arthur Wellesley Gray New Westminster Liberal
     William Farris Kennedy North Okanagan Conservative
     Ian Alistair MacKenzie North Vancouver Liberal
     Alexander Malcolm Manson Omineca Liberal
     Thomas Dufferin Pattullo Prince Rupert Liberal
     William Henry Sutherland Revelstoke Liberal
     Samuel Lyness Howe Richmond-Point Grey Conservative
     James Hargrave Schofield Rossland-Trail Conservative
     Simon Fraser Tolmie Saanich Conservative
     Rolf Wallgren Bruhn Salmon Arm Conservative
     William Alexander McKenzie Similkameen Conservative
     Horace Cooper Wrinch Skeena Liberal
     James William Jones South Okanagan Conservative
     Jonathan Webster Cornett South Vancouver Conservative
     William Dick Vancouver City Conservative
     Thomas Henry Kirk
     Royal Lethington Maitland
     William Curtis Shelly
     Nelson Spencer
     George Alexander Walkem
     James Harry Beatty Victoria City Conservative
     Reginald Hayward
     Joshua Hinchcliffe
     Harold Despard Twigg
     John Joseph Alban Gillis Yale Liberal


Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Conservative Party 35
     Liberal Party 12
Independent Labour 1
 Government Majority


By-elections were held for the following members appointed to the provincial cabinet, as was required at the time. This requirement was abolished in 1929.[1]

By-elections were held to replace members for various other reasons:[1]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
North Okanagan George Heggie Conservative July 2, 1930[nb 1] W.F. Kennedy resigned May 19, 1930; named to Liquor Control Board
North Vancouver Jack Loutet Conservative November 5, 1930 I.A. MacKenzie resigned June 27, 1930; named to federal cabinet
Fort George Roy Walter Alward Conservative January 7, 1931 F.P. Burden resigned June 27, 1930; named Agent-General January 1, 1931
The Islands MacGregor Fullerton MacIntosh Conservative February 10, 1931[nb 1] C.W. Peck resigned January 3, 1931; named to Canada Pension Tribunal
Columbia Thomas King Liberal December 19, 1931 J.A. Buckham died October 12, 1931


  1. ^ a b Acclaimed

Other changes[edit]


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  5. ^ Harvey, R G (2004). Head on!: collisions of egos, ethics, and politics in B.C.'s transportation. Heritage House Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 1-894384-75-X. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  6. ^ "Fort Victoria Brick Project Name List". City of Victoria. Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  7. ^ "Forest Service History". Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  8. ^ a b Normandin, A L (1931). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1931. 
  9. ^ Simon Fraser Tolmie – Parliament of Canada biography
  10. ^ McMartin, Will (November 26, 2008). "The Great Depression in BC". The Tyee. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  11. ^ "Measure Introduced to Aid Dependents Great War Veterans". Calgary Herald. January 31, 1930. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-10-27.