Earl Hutchinson

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For the American author and journalist, see Earl Ofari Hutchinson.

Earl Hutchinson (October 23, 1888 – deceased) was a railroad engineer and political figure from Ontario, Canada. He represented Kenora in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Labour member from 1929 to 1934. He was re-elected as a "Liberal-Labour" candidate in the 1934 provincial election that brought the Liberals under Mitch Hepburn to power. Hutchinson was persuaded to resign his seat in order to allow Peter Heenan to contest the riding in a by-election as Hepburn wanted to appoint him to cabinet. As his reward, Hutchinson was appointed vice-chairman of the Workmen's Compensation Board by Hepburn in October 1934.

He was born in Port Burwell, Ontario and educated in St. Thomas. In 1917, he married Julia Ellen Huckabone. He was a member of the Kenora town council and was mayor from 1928 to 1929.

Hutchinson was the last Labour member to be elected to the Ontario legislature.

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  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1934, AL Normandin

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Preceded by
Joseph Pattulo Earngey
MPP for Kenora
1929–1934
Succeeded by
Peter Heenan