Fulton, Edmund Davie

Edmund Davie Fulton, lawyer, politician, judge (b at Kamloops, BC 10 Mar 1916). Son of an MP and grandson of a former BC premier, he distinguished himself as a Rhodes scholar, MP, Cabinet minister and judge. First elected to the House in 1945, Fulton ran for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership in 1956. In June 1957 he was appointed minister of justice and was highly regarded in that position. Fulton was involved with patriation of the CONSTITUTION (the Fulton-Favreau formula reflects his views on federal-provincial relations) and the COLUMBIA R TREATY negotiations during this period.

In 1963 he was elected leader of the BC Tories, but in 1965 returned to federal politics. He was a justice of the BC Supreme Court from 1973 to 1981. In 1986 he was appointed commissioner of the Canadian section of the International Joint Commission. He retired in 1992, the same year he was made an Officer in the Order of Canada. See also Guy FAVREAU.