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John Lyle Robinson

John Lyle Robinson

Canadian politician
John Lyle Robinson
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Intro Canadian politician
A.K.A. John Robinson
Was Politician
From Canada
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 28 August 1890, Belfast
Death 29 October 1953 (aged 63 years)
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John Lyle Robinson (August 28, 1890 – October 29, 1953) was a Canadian politician who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1935 until his death in 1953 sitting with the Social Credit caucus. He served in the government of Ernest Manning as Minister of Industries and Labour from 1948 until 1953.

Political career

A chiropractor, Robinson was first elected to the legislature in the 1935 provincial election as a candidate of William Aberhart's Social Credit League; he was re-elected in the 1940, 1944, 1948, and 1952 elections.

In March 1938, during a debate on a workman's compensation act, Brown took the position that he would support a committee's recommendation that chiropractic services not be covered by the act, up to and until the point at which somebody moved an amendment to include them, in which case he would support the amendment. He was subsequently reported in the Edmonton Journal by legislative reporter Don Brown as being opposed to the inclusion of chiropractic services in the act. Robinson angrily insisted that he had been misquoted, and his fellow Social Crediters, who had a poor relationship with the news media (see Accurate News and Information Act) passed a resolution that Brown be jailed "during the pleasure of the assembly". Brown was never actually jailed, and a resolution the next day ordered "the release of Mr. Don C. Brown from custody".

In 1948, Premier of Alberta Ernest Manning appointed Robinson Minister of Industries and Labour effective May 8.

Robinson died on October 29, 1953 while still in office; his wife Elizabeth won his seat in a by-election held on December 21.

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