Tolmie, Simon Fraser

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Tolmie, Simon Fraser

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Simon Fraser Tolmie, son of William Fraser Tolmie, was born in Victoria, B.C. Tolmie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1891 and later became Dominion Inspector of Livestock. He was elected MP for Victoria in 1917 and served as Minister of Agriculture from 1919 to 1921 and in 1926. He was elected leader of the B.C. Conservative Party in 1926. In 1928, he was elected as MLA for Saanich and served as Premier and Minister of Railways until his government was defeated in 1933. He was elected MP for Victoria in a by-election in 1936 and died in office.


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