Peter Smith (Canadian politician)

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Peter Smith
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by John Bennewies
Succeeded by McCausland Irvine
Constituency Perth South
Personal details
Born (1877-05-26)May 26, 1877
Stratford, Ontario
Died May 21, 1934(1934-05-21) (aged 56)
Stratford, Ontario
Political party United Farmers

Peter Smith (May 26, 1877 – May 21, 1934) was a Canadian politician. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Perth South from 1919 to 1923 representing the United Farmers of Ontario.

He served as provincial treasurer from 1919 to 1923. He was treasurer during the Ontario Bond Scandal.

Smith was tried for his role in the scandal following the fall of the UFO government. On October 24, 1924, he was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the government and sentenced to Smith three years.[1] He and Aemilius Jarvis (sentenced to six months on the same conviction) were jointly fined $600,000. He died in 1934.[2]


  1. ^ "PETER SMITH AND AEMILIUS JARVIS SR. CONVICTED". The Globe. Oct 25, 1924. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "Drury Ministry Ex-Minister Dead". Montreal Gazette. May 22, 1934. p. 13. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas McGarry
Treasurer of Ontario
Succeeded by
William Herbert Price