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 6 of 2202)


September 11, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, I will be very glad to look into that representation also.

September 11, 1987

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OPTIONAL OLD AGE PENSIONS REQUEST
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September 11, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, as I said yesterday I have asked seniors and seniors' organizations to get in touch with me and let me know the kinds of things they think should be done to make life better for seniors. I will take the representations I have heard this morning, including that of the Hon. Member who has just made a representation, and I can assure him his representation will be given very good consideration.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INJUSTICES TO ELDERLY-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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September 10, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, the Hon.

September 10, 1987

Oral Questions

Member's question has caused me to do something I have not done in this House in my 37 years here, and that is to blush with modesty. 1 thank him very much for this very constructive question.

The Hon. Member has always shown a great interest in seniors. Year by year, naturally people like me are more and more pleased to hear of that kind of interest.

I can assure him and all Hon. Members that 1 will be doing everything possible to encourage seniors and seniors' organizations, including the National Advisory Council on Aging, to let me know what thoughts, suggestions, and ideas they have for improvements in life for seniors, so that these can be given very serious consideration by the Government with a view to bringing in measures of this kind as soon as they can be afforded and are practical.

Our seniors have made this country what it is today, and are continuing to make a very important contribution to our country day by day. That is why they fully deserve our very best efforts on their behalf, and I can assure you that they are damned well going to get them!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SENIOR CITIZENS
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August 14, 1987

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, 1 thank the Hon. Member for a very constructive question. As always, the Department of Veterans Affairs is willing to look over any legislation which comes under our jurisdiction to see if it can be improved in order to give veterans a fairer break. If the Hon. Member, or any other Hon. Member, knows of cases where they think an applicant is not receiving a square deal, please bring it to my attention and 1 will give it my own personal attention. Thank you very much.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
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August 14, 1987

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, on August 19 we will mark the 45th Anniversary of the Dieppe raid, the most grievous day of the Second World War for Canada. On that day, together with representatives of this House and the Senate, I will have the honour of accompanying back to Dieppe some of those who were part of that controversial and costly day.

Nearly 5,000 men of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division sailed from England for Dieppe. Only 2,200 came back. There were 900 Canadian fatalities. For nearly 2,000 others, Dieppe meant that the rest of the war would be spent in prisoner of war camps.

Dieppe saw all three of our services in battle together for the first time. They represented our country nobly. The number of Canadian graves we will be visiting tell of a terrible mission.

Next Wednesday we will be paying tribute on behalf of Canada to those whose efforts made possible the gaining of

August 14, 1987

vitally important information which was invaluable to the success of the all-out invasion of Europe two years later.

Topic:   HISTORIC EVENTS
Subtopic:   FORTHY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF DIEPPE RAID
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