Everett Lane Weaver (1901 - 1971) was a Canadian politician, who served on Toronto City Council and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.[1]

Everett Weaver
Toronto City Councillor
In office
Serving with Louis Shannon
Preceded byMay Birchard
Succeeded byJoseph Cornish and Beverley Sparling
ConstituencyWard 2, Cabbagetown-Rosedale
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byWilliam Dennison
Succeeded byHenry Price
ConstituencySt. David
Personal details
Everett Lane Weaver

Hespeler, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyProgressive Conservative

A lawyer,[1] he was first elected to city council in the 1947 municipal election,[2] and served for three years as councillor for Ward 2 (Cabbagetown and Rosedale).[3] He was elected to the provincial legislature in the 1951 election,[4] representing the district of St. David as a member of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. He served until 1955, and did not stand for re-election in the 1955 election.

He returned to his work as a lawyer, and was appointed as a county court judge in 1958.[1] As a judge, he was most noted for his ruling in a 1964 trial that the novel Fanny Hill was obscene under the Criminal Code.[5]

He died in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Legislator for Ontario city became judge". The Globe and Mail, April 14, 1971.
  2. ^ "Aldermanic Race Closest in Ward 2". The Globe and Mail, January 2, 1947.
  3. ^ "Six Candidates in Wide-Open Race for Ward 2". The Globe and Mail, December 20, 1949.
  4. ^ "Ontario Election Results by Ridings". The Globe and Mail, November 23, 1951.
  5. ^ "Fanny Hill Obscene, Judge Orders Forfeit Of 2,000 Seized Copies". The Globe and Mail, February 28, 1964.

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