George GORDON

GORDON, The Hon. George

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Nipissing (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 2, 1865
Deceased Date
February 3, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gordon_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5ad85252-e5b4-408d-b0ec-d0a246a9a374&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Nipissing (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Nipissing (Ontario)
October 17, 1912 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Nipissing (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 246)


March 28, 1955

Mr. Gordon:

I am positive that the hotel will

stand on its own merits.

Later, in general discussion concerning the business prospects and future operation of the hotel:

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March 28, 1955

Mr. Gordon:

Our new hotel in Montreal is in

the centre of the city and within 500 miles of it are nearly 53 million people; and we know from investigation there will be very intense interest in using the convention facilities of this hotel.

And again later:

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March 28, 1955

Mr. Gordon:

They are very inadequate and

that is demonstrated by the fact that we already have received a great number of inquiries from organizations which have not been able to hold their conventions in Montreal by reason of their size.

Later, on the same subject:

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March 28, 1955

Mr. Gordon:

We have received inquiries, at

this date, from 31 organizations all of which hold conventions. I think the interest being shown in the hotel long before we have begun at the site would indicate that we should not expect to have much trouble once the erection of the hotel takes place.

Just one further quotation, Mr. Speaker, regarding the plan to set up one corporation which would own and operate all the Canadian National Railway hotels:

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March 28, 1955

Mr. Gordon:

Yes.

Subsequently, following a question asked by the hon. member for Greenwood (Mr. Macdonnell) about the inadequacy of convention facilities in Montreal:

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