John George DIEFENBAKER

DIEFENBAKER, The Right Hon. John George, C.H., P.C., Q.C., B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S.C., F.R.S.A., D.Litt., D.S.L.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
September 18, 1895
Deceased Date
August 16, 1979
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Diefenbaker
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=84909dc1-9a60-44b3-a939-2393ab563089&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - December 10, 1942
CON
  Lake Centre (Saskatchewan)
December 11, 1942 - April 16, 1945
PC
  Lake Centre (Saskatchewan)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Lake Centre (Saskatchewan)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Lake Centre (Saskatchewan)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (December 14, 1956 - June 20, 1957)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (December 14, 1956 - June 20, 1957)
  • Prime Minister (June 21, 1957 - April 21, 1963)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (June 21, 1957 - September 12, 1957)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Prime Minister (June 21, 1957 - April 21, 1963)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (March 19, 1959 - June 3, 1959)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Prime Minister (June 21, 1957 - April 21, 1963)
  • President of the Privy Council (December 21, 1962 - April 21, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Prime Minister (June 21, 1957 - April 21, 1963)
  • President of the Privy Council (December 21, 1962 - April 21, 1963)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (April 22, 1963 - September 8, 1967)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (April 22, 1963 - September 8, 1967)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 6383)


March 26, 1979

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on an important matter on this historic date for all mankind. I move, on behalf of Canada whose devotion to peace has been proven over and over, seconded by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Jamieson), the following:

That this House expresses its deep appreciation to President Carter, to the Prime Minister of Israel and to the President of Egypt at having been successful in producing a treaty which this House had hoped for as expressed in a resolution on March 7, and, furthermore, as the heads of these two countries have received the Nobel Peace Prize, and as each of them has spoken warmly of

President Carter's contribution, that an award of the Nobel Peace Prize to him would be welcomed not only by Canadians but by peace-loving people of all mankind.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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March 21, 1979

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Mr. Speaker, we have cleared away one thing. The line between Shellbrook and Spiritwood, due to the activities and action of the hon. member for Meadow Lake, will be preserved. When he talks about the facts during my administration, let me say that we did not have to abandon lines, and we did not. It all started with the present govern-

Oral Questions

ment. We have got that preserved, and we would not have got it if there had not been an election facing us.

What about the Dalmeny to Laird line? What is going to be the attitude on that? I know the hon. gentleman has taken a recent course in physiognomy and he smiles.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
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March 21, 1979

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Transport: it has to do with the production of a document entitled "Can Canada really export one and a quarter billion bushels of grain a year by 1985?" It talks about what is being done and what still needs to be done and the whole thing is directed to showing what is still needed, which indicates that little or nothing has been done.

However, I am very much impressed by the expenditure of thousands of dollars in advertising in advance of a possible election, and I will direct my attention and that of the honourable and amiable minister to the last paragraphs of the document. The title reads "What you can do if your closest rail line is proposed for abandonment." It goes on to say:

You can fight for unprotected branch lines several ways, starting right now. Here is what you can do:

1. Form a local retention committee ...

2. Study the reasons why the Hall commission or PRAC recommended

abandonment. You may find an important mistake or you may find the

situation has changed.

The next paragraph is a good one.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
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March 21, 1979

Mr. Diefenbaker:

I realize that hon. gentlemen opposite recognize that this a balloon of falsehoods. The next paragraph-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
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March 21, 1979

Mr. Diefenbaker:

When was that?

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS
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