- Frank Broadstreet Carvell
Frank Broadstreet Carvell (
14 August 1862- 9 August 1924) was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician.
Carvell was born in
Woodstock, New Brunswick. His father was a farmer descended from United Empire Loyalistsand his mother was an Ulster Protestant. [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7903 Dictionary of Canadian Biography] ] He was educated locally and worked as a teacher. In 1890 he earned his law degree from Boston Universityand returned to Woodstock to practice law. He was elected to the county council and became involved in business with stock in the Woodstock Power Company and the Carleton Electric Company.
He purchased the "Carleton Sentinel", a Liberal newspaper and was also the main shareholder for a time of the "Carleton Observer".
In 1899 he was elected to the
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswickbut resigned a year later to contest the federal seat of Carleton but lost by 255 votes to Conservative Frederick Harding Hale, a lumber merchant.
He won the seat on his next attempt and was the Liberal member of the
Canadian House of Commonsfor the New Brunswick riding from 1904 until 1917. He was a minor backbencher in the Liberal caucus and was passed over for appointment to Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Cabinet in favour of William Pugsleywhen a New Brunswick seat at the Cabinet table opened up due to the resignation of Henry Robert Emmerson. Carvell was offered a seat on the Supreme Court of New Brunswickin 1909 but turned it down.
The Liberal government was defeated in the 1911 federal election and Carvell moved to the Opposition bench where he became prominent as a critic of
Samuel Hughes, Borden's Militia Minister. He also became active in provincial politics, joining party organizers Peter John Veniotand Edward S. Carteras leading members of a powerful group of back-room Liberals known as the "Dark Lantern Brigade" who accused the provincial Conservative government of James Kidd Flemmingof receiving kickbacks from the timber industry. [ [http://www.gnb.ca/legis/leglibbib/Special_Projects/premiers-bios/english/JKFlemming.pdf Government of New Brunswick biographies of Premiers] ] .The New Brunswick Liberal Associationoffered Carvell the leadership of the provincial party but he declined at Laurier's urging.
Despite his criticism of the Borden government's prosecution of the war as well as its
nationalizationof Canadian Northern Railways, Carvell broke with Laurier over the issue of conscriptionopposing Laurier's call for a referendumon the question. Carvell was approached by Borden to cross the floorduring the Conscription Crisis and join his government but Carvell initially refused only to change his mind and join the government of Sir Robert Bordenon October 17 1917as Minister of Public Works in the new Union government. He was re-elected in the 1917 federal election as a Liberal-UnionistMP for Victoria—Carletonby acclamation.
Following the war Carvell wished to rejoin the Liberals but was rejected by his former party. Instead, he retired from politics in 1919 upon being appointed Chairman of the Board of Railway Commissioners. [ [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=785 History of Federal Ridings since 1867: Victoria-Carleton] ] .
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?lang=E&query=15762&s=M Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament]
* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7903 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]
* Arthur T. Doyle, "Front Benches and Back Rooms: A story of corruption, muckraking, raw partisanship and political intrigue in New Brunswick", Toronto: Green Tree Publishing, 1976.
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