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)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (June 21, 1957 - September 12, 1957)
  • Prime Minister (June 21, 1957 - April 21, 1963)
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 2 of 6383)


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:

What about that line? Is it going to be preserved or is it not?

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

Mr. Diefenbaker:

-pointed out the fact that the closing of the Shellbrook to Spiritwood line was dangerous? Did not almost every municipality support that? Does he now indicate that his heart is softening as the election approaches and that that railway line will be preserved? Second, will he also say whether a similar situation prevails with respect to the Dalme-ny and Laird line?

What further demands are necessary in order to get this minister to act, rather than the fear of an election?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
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March 20, 1979

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity concerning the unjustifiable failure of the government to answer the following questions asked by me: No. 576, of November 14, 1978; No. 611, of November 22, 1978; and No. 1,032, of February 6, 1979.

Without there being prompt replies to questions asked in parliament, authorities on parliamentary procedure without exception have concluded that the institution would be detrimentally eroded and ultimately destroyed. Therefore, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankow-ski):

To prevent the truth being denied by the government to the Canadian people by government roadblocks of silence, that the government forthwith be directed to provide prompt answers to these questions, otherwise with dissolution they will remain unanswered.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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March 20, 1979

1. Did the government give its consent to the Government of France to confer on Dr. William Jaffe the Legion d'Honneur and, if so, on what date?

2. Did the government give its consent to the granting of the Award, some time ago, of Chevalier of the Order of the Legion d'Honneur on Premier Levesque and, if so, on what date?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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