Andrew Charles Elliott

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Andrew Charles Elliott (ca. 1828April 9, 1889) was a British Columbian politician and jurist. Elliott was a member of the colony's appointed Legislative Council from 1865 to 1866 and after the colony became a province of Canada he was elected, in 1875, to the provincial legislature and became leader of the opposition.

In 1876 Elliott became Premier of the province on the defeat of George Anthony Walkem's government in a Motion of No Confidence but his government was unstable, was unable to make progress with the federal government on the province's demands that Ottawa build a railway to the Pacific. Tax increases and the government's failure to secure a railway terminus for Victoria, British Columbia led to Elliot's defeat in his riding in the 1878 election as well as the defeat of his government.

Andrew Charles Elliott is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Preceded by:
George Anthony Walkem
1874-1876
Premier of British Columbia
1876-1878
Succeeded by:
George Anthony Walkem
1878-1882
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