John McInnis (British Columbia politician)

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John McInnis
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
Preceded by George Arthur Fraser
Succeeded by Ernest Miller
Constituency Grand Forks
In office
Preceded by Henry George Thomas Perry
Succeeded by Henry Robson Bowman
Constituency Fort George
Personal details
Born (1879-06-25)June 25, 1879
Springton, Prince Edward Island
Died March 23, 1972(1972-03-23) (aged 92)
Prince George, British Columbia
Political party Socialist Party of Canada

John McInnis (June 25, 1879 – March 23, 1972) was a miner, business owner and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Grand Forks from 1907 to 1909 as a Socialist Party member and Fort George from 1945 to 1949 as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

He was born in Springton, Prince Edward Island and was educated there. McInnis came to British Columbia at the age of 20. He worked as a carpenter and miner at Phoenix and Greenwood from 1900 to 1910. McInnis was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1909. He then established a lumber business based in Prince George.[1] McInnis ran unsuccessfully for the Cariboo federal seat in 1935[2] and for the Grand Forks seat in the provincial assembly in 1916 and again in 1937 before being elected in 1945. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1949 and 1952.[3] In 1972, McInnis died in Prince George at the age of 92.[4]

John McInnis Jr. Secondary School was named in his honour.


  1. ^ Webster, Daisy (1970). Growth of the N.D.P. in B.C., 1900-1970: 81 political biographies. 
  2. ^ "Cariboo, British Columbia (1914 - 1966)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-12-01.