Edmund Davie Fulton, PC OC QC (March 10, 1916 – May 22, 2000) was a Canadian Rhodes Scholar, politician and judge, who was also known as E. Davie Fulton. He was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, the son of politician/lawyer Frederick John Fulton and Winnifred M. Davie, daughter of A. E. B. Davie. He was the youngest of 4 children.
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Preceded by||Thomas O'Neill|
|Succeeded by||Charles Willoughby|
|Preceded by||Charles Willoughby|
|Succeeded by||District was abolished in 1966|
Edmund Davie Fulton|
March 10, 1916
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
May 22, 2000 (aged 84)|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Relations||Frederick John Fulton, father|
|Profession||Barrister and solicitor|
Davie Fulton served in the Second World War with the Canadian Army overseas as Platoon and Company Commander with Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division in the Italian and Northwestern Europe campaigns. His brother John "Moose" Fulton distinguished himself in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He went missing in action in late 1942, and in 1943 the Kamloops adopted the Moose Squadron in honour of its commander. In 1944 the Kamloops airport was dedicated as Fulton Field.
In 1949 he introduced legislation to criminalize the publication, distribution, and sale of crime comics. Fulton was convinced by a random murder in the Yukon perpetrated by two young teens that the baleful influence of crime comics was at fault.
When Diefenbaker led the Tories to victory in the 1957 election, he appointed Fulton to Cabinet as Minister of Justice. As Minister, Fulton was involved in negotiations to patriate the Canadian Constitution, and developed the "Fulton-Favreau formula". In 1962, he became Minister of Public Works. His cousin, Albert McPhillips, was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries around this time.
He resigned from Cabinet in 1963, when he decided to leave federal politics and take the leadership of the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party. His efforts to revive the provincial Tories in BC were a failure, and he returned to the House of Commons in the 1965 election.
After losing his seat in the 1968 election, he retired from politics and returned to the law. In 1973, he became a justice on the British Columbia Supreme Court, and served until 1981. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a commissioner on the International Joint Commission.
| Minister of Justice
| Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Howard Charles Green
| Minister of Public Works
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the BC Conservative Party
John Anthony St. Etienne DeWolf