George Harris HEES

HEES, The Hon. George Harris, P.C., O.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Northumberland (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 17, 1910
Deceased Date
June 11, 1996
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hees
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e268685f-5f98-4956-a0d4-9aaefd036337&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, industrialist, manufacturer, military, military, professional football player

Parliamentary Career

May 15, 1950 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Broadview (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Broadview (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Broadview (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Broadview (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 11, 1960 - February 8, 1963)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Broadview (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 11, 1960 - February 8, 1963)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Northumberland (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Prince Edward--Hastings (Ontario)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Chair (September 1, 1968 - January 1, 1969)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Prince Edward--Hastings (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Prince Edward--Hastings (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Northumberland (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Northumberland (Ontario)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Northumberland (Ontario)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (September 17, 1984 - September 14, 1988)
  • Minister of State (Seniors) (August 27, 1987 - September 14, 1988)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 2202)


May 26, 1988

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Seniors)):

Yes, a government publication entitled Canada's Seniors: a Dynamic Force was developed for Senators and Members of Parliament.

May 26, 1988

(a) (i) and (ii) For manuscript and design development including consultation in Ottawa, document review, preparation of English and French copy, production management from design development to mock-up $21,122.20

(iii) For creating art boards including typesetting, galley editing, corrections, layout and pasteup for English and French copy $6,071.00

(iv) First edition. For production of 2,000 bound tumble format copies including development of print specifications, film preparation, printing and binding $11,040.00 Second edition. For printing of additional 10,000 copies $13,069.12

(v) Distribution to Senators and Members of Parliament was managed within Health and Welfare Canada with no charges allocated.

(b) First edition: 2,000 copies; second edition: 10,000 copies.

(c) (i) First edition: Manifest Communications Limited; second edition: Love Printing Limited

(ii) One contract awarded in the amount of $38,233 for the development of the first edition.

(iii) The contract for the second edition was awarded by tender.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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March 28, 1988

Hon. George Hees (on behalf of the Minister of Finance) moved:

That Bill C-117, an Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act, be read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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March 21, 1988

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Seniors):

Mr. Speaker, it is with both sadness and great sorrow that I learned early this morning of the death last evening of a former Member of this House and Cabinet colleague, the Honourable Richard Bell.

My personal friendship with Dick Bell was firmly established over 40 years ago and continued to grow in strength year after year.

He served with distinction in the Cabinet of the Right Hon. John Diefenbaker as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

As Hon. Members know, Dick Bell was a totally dedicated parliamentarian who served Canada with compassion, honesty, and indeed with a great deal of vigour.

He will be sorely missed as a friend and confidant, and on behalf of the Government of Canada and myself I extend to his wife Ruth and daughter Judith heartfelt condolences.

Topic:   THE LATE HONOURABLE RICHARD BELL, P.C., Q.C.
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March 14, 1988

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Seniors)):

Mr. Speaker, today we join a quarter of the world's people in observing Commonwealth Day. As you know, Mr. Speaker, Canada has been very active in the Commonwealth over the past year. Last October we hosted the heads of Government meeting in Vancouver. Last month the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Clark) chaired the first meeting of the Commonwealth Committee of Foreign Ministers on Southern Africa, created at Vancouver.

Canada continues to be one of the strongest supporters of the Commonwealth. It has given us easy, privileged access to a large group of Third World countries, all of whom were, like Canada, once members of the British Empire. Our Commonwealth experience has provided inspiration for Canada to seek parallel institutions to cement our ties with the Frenchspeaking world. That experience was part of the reason we hosted the Francophone Summit last year in Quebec City.

The Vancouver meeting of the heads of Government of the Commonwealth reviewed the multi-faceted activities of the organization. It addressed major international political and economic issues ranging from Third World debt, to the status of women in society, to the threat to low-lying states from rising water levels.

Canadian Development Assistance, a major dimension of our foreign policy and international identity, has its roots in the Colombo plan of the early 1950s. Today, the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation, CFTC, provides technical assistance to all parts of the developing Commonwealth.

The fund is virtually unique in that almost all members contribute, and it makes maximum use of experts from developing countries. Canada is the single largest donor to the CFTC, providing approximately $17.5 million in 1987-88, well over one-third of its total resources.

As the meeting in Vancouver demonstrated, the Commonwealth not only consults on major world issues but takes concerted action. The meeting launched three important initiatives.

First, it adopted a new plan of action for southern Africa including assistance to the Front Line States and Mozambique. A committee of eight foreign ministers was established, chaired by the Secretary of State for External Affairs. It was created to provided impetus and guidance in the Commonwealth's struggle against apartheid in South Africa. It has already proved to be a valuable forum in responding to South Africa's recent restrictive actions against opposition groups.

Second, it issued a declaration on world trade to encourage a more liberalized global trading system and reinforce the current round of multilateral trade negotiations. Canada also wrote off the official debt of the poorest Commonwealth African countries.

Third, it endorsed an imaginative scheme for Commonwealth collaboration in distance education based on a Canadian initiative to promote the exchange of information, training, technical assistance and research in the application of distance education techniques at post secondary and vocational levels in the developing Commonwealth countries.

These three initiatives illustrate the breadth of the Commonwealth contribution. The organization we honour today, in which we find common ground and purpose with a billion people in countries large and small around the world, is worthy of our enthusiastic and abiding support.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH DAY
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December 14, 1987

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Senior Citizens) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-105, an Act to amend the Pension Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act, to repeal the Compensation for Former Prisoners of War Act, and to amend another Act in relation thereto.

Topic:   PENSION ACT, WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE ACT AND COMPENSATION FOR FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR ACT MEASURE TO AMEND
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