John Whitney PICKERSGILL

PICKERSGILL, The Right Hon. John Whitney, P.C., C.C., M.A., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
June 23, 1905
Deceased Date
November 14, 1997
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pickersgill
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5996b081-97f6-4bde-8dec-52df3dca3f76&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lecturer, senior public servant, shipowner, writer

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (June 12, 1953 - June 30, 1954)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (April 22, 1963 - February 2, 1964)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (May 16, 1963 - December 21, 1963)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (May 16, 1963 - December 21, 1963)
  • Minister of Transport (February 3, 1964 - September 18, 1967)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Transport (February 3, 1964 - September 18, 1967)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 5275)


July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

I may add that in connection with many of the arrangements that had to be made, when I had the honour to be the leader of the house when this government was first formed, I always found the hon. gentleman, although he pushed the interests of his party just as far as he possibly could, to be really co-operative, as a good whip should be.

Having said that, sir, I can assure the hon. gentleman that I will endeavour, as I always

Inquiries of the Ministry do, to comply with the law made by this parliament.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

I am sure any information in the possession of the board or under my control as Minister of Transport which is relevant to the conference will be made available.

Topic:   TRANSPORTATION
Subtopic:   NOTIFICATION OF HEARINGS ON RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

-for this measure.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

As a result of a notice I received, I assume that what is to be discussed is not the abandonment of any specific line, but rather the general procedures to be followed in dealing with the applications. For that reason I should not think the results of any study would be relevant to the purposes of the conference.

Topic:   TRANSPORTATION
Subtopic:   NOTIFICATION OF HEARINGS ON RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

I have already taken this matter up with the officials of the Canadian National Railways. As the hon. member suggested, this particular line is a guaranteed line. I assume the Board of Transport Commissioners will have certain jurisdiction in respect of this matter, although it is hazardous for a minister to make statements which probably constitute a legal opinion. In any case I have drawn this matter to the attention of the board.

Topic:   TRANSPORTATION
Subtopic:   NOTIFICATION OF HEARINGS ON RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT
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