- Christopher Dunkin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Drummond—Arthabaska In office
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Brome In office
Member of the Canadian Parliament
Succeeded by Edward Carter Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Brome In office
Succeeded by William Warren Lynch Personal details Born September 25, 1812
Walworth, London, England
Died January 6, 1881(aged 68)
Political party Conservative Other political
Conservative Party of Quebec Cabinet Minister of Agriculture (1869-1871)
Quebec Treasurer (1867-1869)
He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1857 for the Quebec riding of Drummond—Arthabaska. He then represented the riding of Brome from 1862 until 1867. In 1864, he introduced a temperance act, known as the Dunkin Act. Dunkin was acclaimed for the Brome seat in the 1st Canadian Parliament in 1867 as a Conservative; he also represented the same riding provincially from 1867 to 1871. He was re-acclaimed in 1869 by-election after he was appointed Minister of Agriculture. He resigned in 1871 when he was appointed a Puisne Justice of the Quebec Superior Court.
- Christopher Dunkin at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- Christopher Dunkin - Parliament of Canada biography
- Biography from the Ministry of Agriculture
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