John Walter Jones (April 14, 1878 – March 31, 1954) was a politician and farmer in Prince Edward Island, Canada. An agronomist, he was instrumental in introducing the potato crop to the island, which was to become a staple of the economy. In 1935, he received the King George V medal as the best farmer in the province. Born in Pownal, he first ran for public office in the 1921 federal election as a Farmer-Progressive candidate, but failed to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons. He left provincial politics in 1953 to accept an appointment to the Canadian Senate.

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  • John Walter Jones (April 14, 1878 – March 31, 1954) was a politician and farmer in Prince Edward Island, Canada. An agronomist, he was instrumental in introducing the potato crop to the island, which was to become a staple of the economy. In 1935, he received the King George V medal as the best farmer in the province. Born in Pownal, he first ran for public office in the 1921 federal election as a Farmer-Progressive candidate, but failed to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island as a Liberal in 1935. In 1943, he became the 20th Premier of the province when Thane A. Campbell was appointed Chief Justice of the PEI Supreme Court. The government of "Farmer Jones" repealed strict prohibition, and created the PEI Liquor Control Commission to regulate the sale of liquor. He had to proceed by order-in-council because the lieutenant governor, as a prohibitionist, refused to give Royal Assent to the necessary legislation. In 1947, his government broke a strike at Canada Packers, a meat-packing plant, by seizing the plant, employing strike-breakers and outlawing trade union affiliation with national or international unions in the name of "protect(ing) the farm interest". He left provincial politics in 1953 to accept an appointment to the Canadian Senate. (en)
  • John Walter Jones (né le 14 avril 1878, décédé le 31 mars 1954) était un agronome et homme politique canadien qui fut premier ministre de la province de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard de 1943 à 1953. Il a introduit la culture de la pomme de terre sur l'île ; la pomme de terre est par la suite devenue un aspect central de l'économie de la province. En 1935, il a reçu la médaille du Roi George V en tant que meilleur fermier de la province. Il s'est lancé en politique pour la première fois lors de l'élection fédérale canadienne de 1921 en tant que candidat Farmer-progressiste, mais il ne réussit pas à se faire élire à la Chambre des communes du Canada. En 1935, il réussit à se faire élire à l'Assemblée législative de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard sous la bannière du Parti libéral. Il devient premier ministre en 1943 après que Thane Alexander Campbell eut été nommé juge. Le gouvernement de « Farmer Jones » abolit la prohibition stricte et crée la Commission de contrôle des liqueurs de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard afin de réglementer la vente de l'alcool. Il doit procéder par décret parce que le lieutenant-gouverneur, en tant que prohibitionniste, refuse d'accorder la sanction royale au projet de loi. En 1947, son gouvernement met fin à une grève chez Canada Packers, une usine d'emballage de viande, en saisissant l'usine, embauchant des briseurs de grève et en interdisant toute appartenance syndicale au nom de la protection des intérêts de la ferme. Il quitte la politique provinciale en 1953 pour accepter d'être nommé au Sénat du Canada, où il siège sous la bannière du Parti libéral du Canada jusqu'à sa mort l'année suivante. (fr)
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  • Leader of thePrince Edward Island Liberal Party
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island
  • MLA (Councillor)for District of4th Queens
  • Minister of Agriculture (1944–1945)
  • Minister of Education (1945–1950) (1951–1953)
  • Minister of Public Works and Highways (1950)
  • Minister of Reconstruction (1945–1949)
  • Provincial Secretary-Treasurer (1949–1950)
  • Senatorfor Queen's, Prince Edward Island
  • Minister of Public Welfare and Minister in Charge of Air Raid Precautions (1943–1944)
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  • Lois, Vimy, Flelen, Bovyer, Bernard
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  • Thane Campbell
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  • Katherine Francis Bovyer
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  • John Walter Jones (April 14, 1878 – March 31, 1954) was a politician and farmer in Prince Edward Island, Canada. An agronomist, he was instrumental in introducing the potato crop to the island, which was to become a staple of the economy. In 1935, he received the King George V medal as the best farmer in the province. Born in Pownal, he first ran for public office in the 1921 federal election as a Farmer-Progressive candidate, but failed to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons. He left provincial politics in 1953 to accept an appointment to the Canadian Senate. (en)
  • John Walter Jones (né le 14 avril 1878, décédé le 31 mars 1954) était un agronome et homme politique canadien qui fut premier ministre de la province de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard de 1943 à 1953. Il a introduit la culture de la pomme de terre sur l'île ; la pomme de terre est par la suite devenue un aspect central de l'économie de la province. En 1935, il a reçu la médaille du Roi George V en tant que meilleur fermier de la province. (fr)
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