Goldwin Corlett Elgie

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Goldwin Corlett Elgie
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Bert Leavens
Succeeded by Bert Leavens
In office
Preceded by George Sylvester Shields
Succeeded by Bert Leavens
Constituency Woodbine
Personal details
Born (1896-07-21)July 21, 1896
Dresden, Ontario
Died April 4, 1975(1975-04-04) (aged 78)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative 1934-1943
Progressive Conservative 1945-1948
Spouse(s) Vivian Granger McHenry (m.1921)
Occupation Lawyer

Goldwin Corlett Elgie (July 21, 1896[1] – April 4, 1975) was a lawyer and political figure in Ontario. He represented Woodbine in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1934 to 1943 and from 1945 to 1948 as a Conservative and then Progressive Conservative member.

He was born in Dresden, the son of George Albert Elgie and Margaret Elizabeth Corlett, and was educated in Dresden, at Albert College, University of Western Ontario and Osgoode Hall. In 1921, he married Vivian Granger McHenry.[1]

In 1937, Elgie proposed legislation that would have allowed passengers to sue a driver for negligence in the event of an accident. The proposed bill was rejected by the Liberal government of the time.[2]

His son Robert also served in the Ontario assembly. He died in Toronto in 1975.[3]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A L (1939). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1939. 
  2. ^ "Change Inadvisable". Windsor Daily Star. March 26, 1937. p. 4. 
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