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Thomas Mayne Daly

The Hon.
Thomas Mayne Daly
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Selkirk
In office
Preceded by Hugh McKay Sutherland
Succeeded by John Alexander MacDonell
Personal details
Born (1852-08-16)August 16, 1852
Stratford, Canada West
Died June 24, 1911(1911-06-24) (aged 58)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political party Liberal, then Liberal-Conservative
Relations Thomas Mayne Daly, father
John Corry Wilson Daly, grandfather
Cabinet Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (1892–1896)
Minister of the Interior (1892–1896)
Secretary of State of Canada (Acting) (1896)
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Acting) (1896)

Thomas Mayne Daly, PC QC (August 16, 1852 – June 24, 1911) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Stratford, Canada West (now Ontario), the son of Thomas Mayne Daly (1827–1885) and Helen McLaren (Ferguson) Daly, his father was a member of the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Perth North. His grandfather, John Corry Wilson Daly, was the first mayor of Stratford.[1]

He was educated as a lawyer and was called to the Bar of Upper Canada in 1876. He practiced law in Stratford until 1881. In 1881, he moved to

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  3. ^ a b Thomas Mayne Daly – Parliament of Canada biography
  4. ^ Roy St. George Stubbs, Lawyers and Laymen of Western Canada. Toronto, 1939, pp. 171-2.
  5. ^ "Rural Municipality of Daly". Manitoba Municipalities. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Daly House Museum". Daly House Museum. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 


The Daly House Museum in Brandon, Manitoba, is located in Thomas Mayne Daly's Brandon home, which was built in 1892. The museum now contains four floors of artifacts and archival materials representative of Brandon's early history.[6]


The Rural Municipality of Daly was named for him.[5]

A well-known tale recounts how Calgary lawyer Paddy Nolan's physical resemblance to Daly often led to the two being confused for each other. Once, after Daly had jokingly angered a legal client of Nolan's by impersonating the lawyer, Nolan got his revenge by refusing to grant a patent to a prospective homesteader, insisting that the Ministry of the Interior would require a bribe in order to look at his file - leading to Daly sending Nolan a note several days later about the "bad name" that the Ministry was getting due to his hijinx.[4]

In 1903, he was appointed Police Magistrate of Winnipeg and in 1909 was appointed a Judge of the first Juvenile Court in Canada.[1]

From 1892 to 1896, he was the Minister of the Interior and Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs, in the cabinet of Sir John Abbott, becoming the first federal Cabinet Minister from Manitoba. In 1896, he was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Acting) and Secretary of State of Canada (Acting).[3]

In 1887, Daly was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Selkirk as a Liberal. He was reelected in 1891 as a Liberal-Conservative. He did not run in 1900. He was defeated in 1908.[3] He was created a QC by the Governor General Lord Stanley in 1890.[1]

[1]. He resigned as Mayor in December 1882. In 1884 he was re-elected as the Mayor of Brandon.debentures In 1882, he was elected the first mayor of Brandon. During his first six-month term, Daly initiated a civic development program which allowed for raising $150 000 through [2]

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