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Picture of YOUNG,  John
James Inglis
© Public Domain

Source: Library and Archives Canada, Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news: 1869-1883
Date of Birth ( 1811.03.11
Place of Birth: Ayr, Scotland
Deceased Date ( 1878.04.12 (67 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Entrepreneur, merchant
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 448 Days (1 year, 2 months, 23 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Montreal West, Quebec Liberal 1872.10.12 During the general election of 1872, elections in the constituencies were held at various times between 1872-07-20 and 1872-10-12. Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (
Liberal 1872.10.12 - 1874.01.02

^ Committees - House of Commons
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Special Committee to enquire into the best and most direct route for the conveyance of mails and passengers between the Dominion of Canada and Europe Member 2nd Parl., 1st Session (1873.03.05 - 1873.08.13)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 2nd Parl., 1st Session (1873.03.05 - 1873.08.13)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 2nd Parl., 1st Session (1873.03.05 - 1873.08.13)
Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines Member 2nd Parl., 1st Session (1873.03.05 - 1873.08.13)

Federal Public Office
^ Commission of Inquiry
FunctionCommissionTerm (
Chair Commission Appointed by the Government to Investigate the Nature and Extent of the Commercial Advantages to be Derived from the Construction of the Baie Verte Canal 1875.06 - 1876
Military Service

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm (
Quebec Light Infantry Served during the Rebellion of 1837. Commander -
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • Letters to the Hon. Francis Lemieux, Chief Commissioner Public Works on Canadian trade and navigation, and to the citizens of Montreal, on the commerce of the city and the means of its further development .
    Montreal : Printed by J. Lovell; 1855. 32 p.

  • Letters, &c., first published in the Northern journal, during 1871.
    Montreal : [s.n.]; 1872. 37 p.

  • Lettre à l'honorable François Lemieux : ... sur le commerce et la navigation du Canada, suivie d'une adresse aux citoyens de Montréal, concernant le commerce de la cité et ses moyens de développement futur.
    Montreal : J. Lovell; 1855 . 32 p.

  • The origin of the ocean mail steamers between Liverpool and the St. Lawrence and the advantages of the northern route.
    Montreal : D. Bentley, printers; 1877. 49 p.

  • The origin of the Victoria Bridge .
    [Montreal] : D. Bentley; 1876. 30 p.

  • Rival routes to the ocean from the west; and docks at Montreal : considered in a letter to the Harbour Commissioners.
    Montreal : J. Lovell; 1858. 66 p.


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