George Lynch-Staunton

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George Lynch-Staunton (September 9, 1858 - March 3, 1940) was a lawyer and member of the Canadian Senate.

Lynch-Staunton was born in Southampton, Canada West (now Ontario) and was educated at St. Mary's College in Montreal as well as Upper Canada College in Toronto. He became a lawyer based in Hamilton, Ontario and served as chairman of the Transcontinental Railway Investigation Commission from 1911 to 1913. He also was legal counsel to the government of Ontario in a number of cases. He was called to the Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden in January 1917 and sat as a Conservative. During the 1920s he debated Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario chairman Sir Adam Beck across Ontario on the subject of the Commission's acquisition and operation of intercity "radial" streetcar service. [1]

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  1. ^ G. Lynch-Staunton, 81, Famous Counsel Dies, Toronto Daily Star, March 19, 1940

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