Erik NIELSEN

NIELSEN, The Hon. Erik, P.C., D.F.C., Q.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Yukon (Yukon)
Birth Date
February 24, 1924
Deceased Date
September 4, 2008
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Nielsen
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8c857bdf-3db5-43c3-8ee0-d33d66a80817&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 16, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • Minister of Public Works (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • Minister of Public Works (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (April 1, 1980 - September 8, 1981)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (April 1, 1980 - September 8, 1981)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (September 9, 1981 - February 8, 1983)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (September 9, 1981 - February 8, 1983)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 2, 1983 - August 28, 1983)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (September 7, 1983 - April 5, 1984)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (September 7, 1983 - April 5, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • President of the Privy Council (September 17, 1984 - February 26, 1985)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (September 17, 1984 - June 29, 1986)
  • Minister of National Defence (February 27, 1985 - June 29, 1986)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (September 24, 1985 - November 19, 1985)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2255)


April 15, 1987

Mr. Nielsen:

The motion must be put. Madam Speaker.

Then, on the next day, on October 27, 1983, the Hon. Member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankowski) rose and raised this entire matter. Madam Speaker dealt with it, and I will not go into all of what was said. I want to indicate to Hon. Members, and I will continue to hear debate on the point of order, that it just may be that what happened here in the House this afternoon is not as unprecedented as some Hon. Members have thought.

The Chair recognizes the Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Lewis), and will then recognize the Hon. Member for Saint-Denis (Mr. Prud'homme).

Topic:   PATENT ACT
Subtopic:   ALLOCATION OF TIME TO CONSIDER REPORT AND THIRD READING STAGES OF BILL C-22
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April 15, 1987

Mr. Nielsen:

A point of order.

Topic:   PATENT ACT
Subtopic:   ALLOCATION OF TIME TO CONSIDER REPORT AND THIRD READING STAGES OF BILL C-22
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June 26, 1986

Hon. Erik Nielsen (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence):

The Deputy Prime Minister does not agree with that, Sir.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POLICY
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June 25, 1986

Hon. Erik Nielsen (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, with the death of Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, Canada loses one of her authentic heroes. Parliament mourns the loss of a faithful servant of the House where he served valiantly as Sergeant-at-Arms for 17 years.

His sympathy and consideration were experienced over the years by scores of Members of Parliament, both old and new. He had a special place in his heart for new Members, and he went out of his way to initiate them discreetly in the mysterious and sometimes obscure rituals of the House of Commons.

He was an outstanding soldier in the very best sense of the word. Dedication, loyalty, and integrity were his watchwords. Following the war, Colonel Currie moved to Baie Comeau in the pulp and paper business where he remained until 1953, before returning to Montreal. He maintained his interest in military affairs to the end of his life, and was Chairman of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association headquartered in London, England.

In May, Colonel Currie had an audience with Her Majesty and the Queen Mother at Buckingham Palace. He was accompanied by his wife, Isabel, and 15-year old grandson.

He was of that authentic band of heroes which included Billy Bishop, Barker, and Collishaw in World War I, and Cecil Merritt, Paul Triquet, John Foote, Smokey Smith, Fred Tilston, and John Mahony in World War II. Hon. Members will have noticed that those Canadian names were all holders of the highest award for gallantry-the Victoria Cross. These were in addition to countless others, many of them unhonoured and unsung. His courage and gallantry were of the rare kind which places country above self.

Our hearts go out to his widow and family.

[ Translation]

As a person and in his career, Colonel Currie showed all the qualities of a Canadian dedicated to his country. In wartime and in peace, he understood the vital importance of individual freedom.

To the Parliament of Canada, he added his integrity and dignity as the Sergeant-at-Arms of this House. As a man and as a soldier, he won the respect of his colleagues and fellow citizens. He lived in Baie Comeau for several years after the war and later on in Montreal.

On behalf of the Government and all our colleagues in the House, I wish to extend our sincere condolences to his family.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   THE LATE LT. COL. DAVID CURRIE, V.C.
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June 25, 1986

Mr. Nielsen:

Mr. Speaker, I was going to take the question for the Minister of Agriculture who is now in the House.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
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