George Steel (1858-?) was a
politician in Manitoba, Canada.
served in the Legislative Assembly of
from 1899 to 1915.
born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and was
educated at public schools in Lorne and Dallegles.
as a farmer, and resided in Glenboro,
. In religion, Steel was a Presbyterian
He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1899 provincial election
by 98 votes in the
constituency of Cypress
He identified himself as a "Liberal-Conservative", and sat as a
backbench supporter the Conservative
administrations led by Hugh John
and Rodmond P.
Steel was re-elected in the 1903 election
Liberal-Conservative, and in the elections of 1907
as a Conservative. He
continued to serve as a backbench supporter of Roblin's
administration throughout this period.
In 1915, the Roblin government was forced to resign amid a serious
corruption scandal. A
was called, which the Liberals
won in a landslide. Steel
lost his constituency seat to Liberal Andrew Myles
by sixty-two votes.
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