Thomas Waterland

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Thomas Waterland
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Yale-Lillooet
In office
December 11, 1975 – October 22, 1986
Preceded by Bill Hartley
Succeeded by James Rabbitt
Personal details
Born (1933-12-15) December 15, 1933 (age 83)
Anyox, British Columbia
Political party Social Credit
Spouse(s) Donelda Catherine Stewart
Profession Mining Engineer

Thomas Manville Waterland (born December 15, 1933) was a mining engineer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Yale-Lillooet in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1975 to 1986 as a Social Credit member.

He was born in Anyox, British Columbia,[1] the son of Tilmer Manville Waterland and Jessica Kelley. In 1956, he married Donelda Catherine Stewart. Waterland lived in Saanichton. He served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resource, as Minister of Forests[1] and as Minister of Agriculture.[2] Waterland resigned as Minister of Forests in 1986 after it was disclosed that he had invested in a tax shelter associated with a pulp mill company.[3] He served as president of the Mining Association of B.C. from 1986 to 1993.[4]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, P G (1985). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1985. 
  2. ^ Schmidt, John (April 9, 1986). "Soil conservationists must preach guilt trips". Calgary Herald. p. 51. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  3. ^ "B.C. steering to Expo 86 as scandals rock the boat". Windsor Star. February 10, 1986. p. 7. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  4. ^ "B.C. better start to get it straight soon". North Island Gazette. February 10, 1993. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-02-11.