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Encyclopedia > John Oliver (politician)

John Oliver (Hartington, England July 31, 1856-August 17, 1927) was a politician and farmer in British Columbia, Canada. Hartington Disambiguation: you may be looking for the place Hartington, Nebraska. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6...

Oliver was involved in local politics when he won a seat in the provincial legislature in the 1900 election, and became leader of the opposition. He lost his seat in the 1909 election. He returned to the legislature in the 1916 election as a Liberal member, and became Minister of Agriculture and Railways in the cabinet of Harlan Carey Brewster. Oliver succeeded Brewster as Premier when Brewster died in 1918. Oliver's government developed the produce industry in the Okanagan Valley, and tried to persuade the federal government to lower the freight rate for rail transport. Oliver remained premier until his death in 1927. A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... The British Columbia general election of 1900 was the nineth general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government. ... The British Columbia general election of 1909 was the twelfth general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia general election of 1916 was the fourteenth general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Liberal Party (usually refered to as the BC Liberals) is the governing political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... This article is about the term as used within the Commonwealth of Nations; there is also an Legislative Assembly in Oregon and there used to be a Legislative Assembly in France during the French Revolution. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Harlan Carey Brewster (November 10, 1870-March 1, 1918) was a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ...

John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mount John Oliver in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains, and the town of Oliver, British Columbia are all named after him. John Oliver Secondary School, located in South Vancouver at East 41st and Fraser streets, is between the Vancouver, British Columbia neighbourhoods of Kensington-Cedar Cottage, Riley Park-Little Mountain and Sunset. ... The Cariboo Mountains are the northernmost subrange of the Columbia Mountains, which run down into the Spokane, Washington area of the United States and include the Selkirks, Monashees and Purcells. ... Oliver, British Columbia, is a small town located in the South Okanagan. ...

Preceded by:
Harlan Carey Brewster
Premier of British Columbia
Succeeded by:
John Duncan MacLean



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