George Randolph PEARKES

PEARKES, The Hon. George Randolph, V.C., P.C., C.C., D.S.O., M.C., C.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Esquimalt--Saanich (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 26, 1888
Deceased Date
May 30, 1984
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pearkes
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a5d20b47-6869-470c-8621-982e467cd0dd&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
soldier

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Nanaimo (British Columbia)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Nanaimo (British Columbia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Esquimalt--Saanich (British Columbia)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Esquimalt--Saanich (British Columbia)
  • Minister of National Defence (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Esquimalt--Saanich (British Columbia)
  • Minister of National Defence (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 790)


August 6, 1960

Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of National Defence):

Both those investigations have been proceedings, Mr. Speaker, and the final reports have not yet been submitted.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
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August 6, 1960

Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, when the Pepperrell air base is brought to care and maintenance standards by the United States air force some of the buildings will be vacated. My department has been carrying out a survey to see whether we can use any of those buildings which will be vacated.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
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August 5, 1960

Mr. Pearkes:

Yes. When the situation in Elliot Lake developed and the economy of the city was disrupted the department was asked to see if it was possible to locate any unit there. At that time we were considering the possibility of establishing the provost corps school elsewhere than at Shilo because the accommodation in Shilo was required for other things. A reconnaissance party of officers went down and looked over the place. They were shown the greatest courtesy by the mining company there and in Toronto where Mr. Winters went to a good deal of trouble to show the type of accommodation that there was. Unfortunately the accommodation was not centralized in any one place but centred at various points and could not be readily made available, so ultimately it was decided in agreement with the mining company and I believe the city authorities that it would not be practicable to establish a school at Elliot Lake.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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August 5, 1960

Mr. Pearkes:

Who said that?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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August 5, 1960

Mr. Pearkes:

I should like to assure the hon. member that in no way do I question his sincerity in connection with this particular amendment. While there has always been a lot of leeway under the first item for discussion in committee, when it comes to a question of how the money which is in this vote is allotted, you have only to turn to page 290 where the details of this vote are given to see the personnel employed under this particular vote and to realize that this amendment would mean the complete disruption of the whole of national defence headquarters. It would be impossible for the department to carry on if this vote were reduced to $1. If the hon. gentleman wishes to deal with Bomarc particularly-

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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