Christopher William Bunting
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|Christopher William Bunting|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
1878 – 1882
|Preceded by||William Alexander Thomson|
|Succeeded by||John Ferguson|
September 1, 1837|
Amigan, Limerick, Ireland
|Died||January 14, 1896
|Occupation||merchant, newspaper owner, newspaper publisher|
|Website||Christopher William Bunting - Parliament of Canada biography|
Born in Amigan, Limerick, Ireland, he was the son of William Bunting and Jane Crowe and came to Canada West with his mother and sister in 1850 after the death of his father. Bunting worked as a compositor at the Globe, later becoming a foreman. He then worked for eleven years in the wholesale grocery business. In 1868, he married Mary Elizabeth Ellis. In 1877, in partnership with John Riordon, he became co-owner of the Toronto Mail. The partners gained control of the Toronto Empire in 1895 and amalgamated the two papers to form the Mail and Empire.
Bunting was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Liberal-Conservatives in the 1878 election to represent the riding of Welland. He was defeated in the 1882 election in the riding of Durham West under an unknown political affiliation.
- "Christopher William Bunting". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
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