Douglas Scott HARKNESS

HARKNESS, The Hon. Douglas Scott, P.C., O.C., G.M., E.D., B.A., LL.D., D.U.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Calgary Centre (Alberta)
Birth Date
March 29, 1903
Deceased Date
May 2, 1999
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Harkness
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=546df72b-fbe3-4980-ad0f-abc7a4ceed2a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Calgary East (Alberta)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Calgary East (Alberta)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Calgary North (Alberta)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Calgary North (Alberta)
  • Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources (June 21, 1957 - August 18, 1957)
  • Minister of Agriculture (June 21, 1957 - August 6, 1957)
  • Minister of Agriculture (August 7, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Calgary North (Alberta)
  • Minister of Agriculture (August 7, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
  • Minister of National Defence (October 11, 1960 - February 3, 1963)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Calgary North (Alberta)
  • Minister of National Defence (October 11, 1960 - February 3, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Calgary North (Alberta)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Calgary North (Alberta)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Calgary Centre (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1862 of 1863)


October 18, 1945

1. How many officers and ratings were actually enrolled in the permanent force of the Royal Canadian Navy as of August 1, 1945?

United Nations General Assembly

2. Of the ratings, how many comprised the seatnen ?

3. How does this latter total break down as between chief petty officers, petty officers, leading seamen, able seamen and ordinary seamen?

4. How many ratings in each of the above five categories are allowed for in the complement of the post-war 10,000 man navy?

5. How many in each of these categories were enrolled in the permanent navy on August 1, 1939?

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-PERMANENT FORCE
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October 12, 1945

Mr. D. S. HARKNESS (Calgary East):

In view of the protest meeting held in London, England, by wives of Canadian servicemen in regard to their transportation to Canada, and meetings of ex-servicemen in Canada to protest the delay in bringing their wives to this country, is the government in a position to make a statement as to when these women and their children may expect to obtain transportation to Canada?

Topic:   SHIPPING ACCOMMODATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO TRANSPORTATION TO CANADA OF WIVES OF SERVICE PERSONNEL
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October 10, 1945

Mr. HARKNESS:

Is that not also true of beef, in the western provinces?

Topic:   LIVE STOCK
Subtopic:   PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR REGULATION AND CONTROL
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October 5, 1945

Mr. HARKNESS:

Before proceeding with the items I should like a little better understanding of what this money will be used for. What proportion of these estimates will be regarded as demobilization expenses and what proportion will be used for the interim force? Can the minister answer that question?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR AIR
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October 5, 1945

Mr. HARKNESS:

When will demobilization be considered completed? What time will the interim force come into effect?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR AIR
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