Arthur Laing

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Arthur Laing, PC (9 September 1904 – 13 February 1975) was a Canadian politician. He was a Liberal Member of the Canadian House of Commons from Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 1953, he became leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party just before a provincial election. He defeated Tilly Rolston in the riding of Vancouver Point Grey, but only three other Liberal candidates were elected to the BC legislature.

The Arthur Laing Bridge, linking Vancouver to Sea Island in Richmond, is named in his honour.

He eventually went back to federal politics and served in the cabinets of prime ministers Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Trudeau.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Howard Charles Green
1935-1949
Member of Parliament for Vancouver South
1949-1953
Succeeded by
Elmore Philpott
1953-1957
Preceded by
Ernest James Broome
1957-1962
Member of Parliament for Vancouver South
1962-1972
Succeeded by
John Allen Fraser
1972-1993