Liberal Party of Canada candidates, 1940 Canadian federal election

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The Liberal Party of Canada ran 242 candidates in the 1940 Canadian federal election, and elected 179 members to form a second consecutive majority government. Many of the party's candidates have their own biography pages; information about others may be found here.


Wetaskiwin: Walter Stephen Campbell[edit]

Walter Stephen Campbell (September 1884-?) was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and was educated at the Collingwood Ontario Collegiate. He began a partnership in an Edmonton bakery and grocery store in 1906, and served as president of Alberta Fish Co. from 1916 to 1923 and president of the Canadian Coal Co. from 1921 to 1926. He became president and CEO of Wainwright Gas Co. in 1926, and held the position for more than fifty years.[1]

Campbell was a Liberal Party candidate in two federal elections.[2]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1935 federal Wetaskiwin Liberal 2,801 21.26 2/3 Norman Jaques, Social Credit
1940 federal Wetaskiwin Liberal 4,392 28.10 2/4 Norman Jaques, Social Credit


  1. ^ Walter Stephen Campbell (entry) in James K. McDonell and Robert B. Campbell, Lords of the North, 240.
  2. ^ Interestingly, the official returns from the 1935 federal election show the Liberal Party for Wetaskiwin as a "Walter William Campbell". The parliamentary website indicates that the candidate was Walter Stephen Campbell, however, and it is assumed for the purposes of this article that the same candidate ran in both elections.