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  George Anthony Walkem
Walkem moved to British Columbia in 1862 and served as a member of the colony's appointed Legislative Council from 1864 to 1870 and was a supporter of Canadian confederation.
In 1882 Walkem narrowly survived a Motion of No Confidence due to rising costs of a project to build a dock on Vancouver Island but lost the subsequent election due to hostility from Islanders who had a disproportinate number of seats in the legislature and thus were able to bring down the Walkem government.
Walkem retired from politics in 1882 he was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia sitting on the court until his retirement in 1904.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
      In 1864 Walkem was elected to the Legislative Council of British Columbia as the representative for Cariboo East and Quesnel Forks District.
Although this political event resolved the main issue, Walkem continued to fight the dominion on the questions of the Vancouver Island extension, which was now being downgraded to a secondary line, and the lands that the province had been obliged to grant Ottawa as a subsidy for the railway.
Walkem, special agent and delegate to the province of British Columbia to England with regard to the non fulfilment by Canada of the railway clause, of the terms of union (Victoria, 1875); Royal commission for instituting enquiries into the acquisition of Texada Island, Papers relating to the appointment and proceedings (Victoria, 1874).
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 Walkem, George Anthony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Walkem, George Anthony, lawyer, judge, politician, premier of BC 1874-76; 1878-82 (b at Newry, Ire 15 Nov 1834; d at Victoria 13 Jan 1908).
Educated in the Province of Canada, Walkem moved to BC in 1862, was a member of the colonial Legislative Council (1864-70) and after 1871 sat in the provincial legislature.
Walkem led the fight with vigour but with an irascibility that forfeited him community support once construction of the CPR began.
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 Andrew Charles Elliott Biography
Elliott was a member of the colony's appointed Legislative Council from 1865 to 1866 and after the colony became a province of Canada he was elected, in 1875, to the provincial legislature and became leader of the opposition.
In 1876 Elliott became Premier of the province on the defeat of George Anthony Walkem's government in a Motion of No Confidence but his government was unstable, was unable to make progress with the federal government on the province's demands that Ottawa build a railway to the Pacific.
Tax increases and the government's failure to secure a railway terminus for Victoria, British Columbia led to Elliot's defeat in his riding in the 1878 election as well as the defeat of his government.
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 Alexander Edmund Batson Davie Biography
Called to the bar in 1873 he was the first person to receive his entire law eductation in British Columbia.
Davie was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1875 and began as a supporter of the government of George Anthony Walkem but soon joined the Opposition.
He lost his seat in 1877 after a brief stint in the cabinet of Premier Andrew Charles Elliott as provincial secretary.
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 George Anthony Walkem
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WALKEM, George Anthony, Canadian jurist, born in Newry, Ireland, 14 November, 1834, and came to Canada with his father, Charles, who was on the Royal engineer staff in Canada..
He was educated at McGill college, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in 1855.
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George Anthony Walkem (November 15, 1834–January 13, 1908) was a British Columbian politician and jurist.
The Walkem government's financial difficulties mounted and his government lost a Motion of No Confidence in early 1876 and was replaced by a new government formed by Andrew Charles Elliott with Walkem becoming Leader of the Opposition.
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 Historical Timeline
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