Jim Barrie

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James Ross Barrie
MLA for Pelly
In office
Preceded by Arnold Feusi
Succeeded by Leonard Larson
MLA for Pelly
In office
Preceded by Leonard Larson
Succeeded by Leonard Larson
Personal details
Born August 14, 1904
Morden, Manitoba
Died November 1976
Political party Liberal
Residence Pelly, Saskatchewan

James Ross Barrie (August 14, 1904[1] – November 1976[2]) was a merchant and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Pelly from 1956 to 1964 and from 1967 to 1971 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Liberal.

He was born in Morden, Manitoba and was educated in Manitoba and British Columbia. Barrie was a general merchant in Pelly, Saskatchewan from 1922 to 1948.[1] In 1940, he was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate for the Mackenzie seat in the Canadian House of Commons.[3] From 1950 to 1958, he was a general insurance agent.[1] He was defeated by Leonard Larson when he ran for reelection to the provincial assembly in 1964 and then defeated Larson in the general election of 1967.[4] He served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Natural Resources.[1] Barrie was defeated by Larson when he ran for reelection in 1971.[4]

Barrie played an important role in the preservation of Fort Pelly, now a national historic site, by helping to found the Fort Pelly Historical Society and by focusing attention of the site.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "James Barrie fonds". Archives Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  2. ^ Quiring, Brett (2004). Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Canadian Plains Research Center Press. pp. 11–12. ISBN 0889771650. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Mackenzie, Saskatchewan (1905 - 1996)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral Division" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Trading post site not all excavated". Leader-Post. Regina. December 12, 1973. p. 37. Retrieved 2012-03-27.