|Preceded by||Peter Heenan|
|Succeeded by||Earl Hutchinson|
Joseph Pattulo Earngey
Joseph Pattulo Earngey (1870 – 1939) was a Canadian newspaper publisher and politician. He served as mayor of the town of Kenora, Ontario from 1915 to 1918, and as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1926 to 1929.
Born and raised near Brampton, Ontario, Earngey learned the printing trade before moving to what was then known as Rat Portage, where he launched the Rat Portage Miner in 1897. He acquired the competing The News, merging the two publications into one under the name Rat Portage Miner and News in 1904, and renaming it to the Kenora Miner and News when the town was renamed. He owned the publication until his death in 1939, and it still operates today as the Kenora Daily Miner and News.
Earngey served on Kenora's town council from 1911 to 1914, and as mayor from 1915 to 1918.
In 1926, he was selected as the Ontario Conservative Party's candidate for Kenora in the 1926 Ontario general election. He won the election, and served in the 17th Parliament of Ontario. In 1928, he was selected by premier Howard Ferguson to move the government's motion to accept the Speech from the Throne. In his speech, he applauded the government's decisions on the development of the English River corridor, and spoke in support of the expansion of rail service in Northern Ontario.
During the session, he introduced a bill to support the construction of a railway line from Kenora to the mining development site at Red Lake, but soon withdrew the bill for unspecified reasons. At the Conservative party convention in 1928, he spoke in support of the establishment of an educational scholarship for students in Canadian history.
During the final session of the 17th parliament, he opposed the construction of a railway line northerly from Goldpines, on the grounds that any new transportation lines into the Patricia District should be built directly from Kenora.
Earngey ran for reelection in the 1929 Ontario general election, but lost to Labour candidate Earl Hutchinson. The Conservative Party had some hope that votes for Earngey in Red Lake would overcome his loss in the town of Kenora itself, although the final certified results from Red Lake actually widened Hutchinson's margin of victory from 350 votes to 404. During Hutchinson's term in the legislature, he sued the Kenora Daily Miner and News for libel, with the suit settled out of court.
- "J. P. Earngey, Kenora, Dies". The Globe and Mail, May 27, 1939.
- "AGREEMENT REACHED CONCERNING CONTROL UPON WINNIPEG RIVER: Conference of Many Interests Makes Progress on Lake of Woods Problem SETTLEMENT IS IN SIGHT". The Globe, November 16, 1922.
- "J. P. Earngey Is Nominated By Conservatives of Kenora". The Globe, March 23, 1926.
- "EARNGEY, COLLIVER MOVE AND SECOND ADDRESS IN REPLY". The Globe, January 17, 1928.
- "Opportunities of North Detailed by Earngey, Moving Address in Reply". The Globe, February 11, 1928.
- "$8,000,000 RAILWAY TO CONNECT KENORA AND RED LAKE AREA". The Globe, March 9, 1928.
- "Red Lake Railway Bill Withdrawn by Earngey". The Globe, March 30, 1928.
- "HYDRO BULKS LARGE IN DELIBERATIONS AT TORY CONVENTION". The Globe, November 22, 1928.
- "GOLD PINES RAILWAY KILLED BY 22-13 VOTE AMID MUCH TUMULT: Strong Opposition to 40-Mile Road Raised by Kenora Member". The Globe, March 27, 1929.
- "Conservatives Win 89 Out of 112 Electoral Districts: LIBERALS ELECTED TO 10 SEATS WHILE PROGRESSIVES HOLD 4; SIX RIDINGS ARE STILL IN DOUBT". The Globe, October 31, 1929.
- "R. O. Flying to Red Lake". The Globe, November 8, 1929.
- "No Doubt About It Now". The Globe, November 21, 1929.
- "Kenora Libel Action Settled Out of Court". The Globe, April 7, 1932.