John Whitney PICKERSGILL

PICKERSGILL, The Right Hon. John Whitney, P.C., C.C., M.A., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
June 23, 1905
Deceased Date
November 14, 1997
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pickersgill
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5996b081-97f6-4bde-8dec-52df3dca3f76&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lecturer, senior public servant, shipowner, writer

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (June 12, 1953 - June 30, 1954)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (April 22, 1963 - February 2, 1964)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (May 16, 1963 - December 21, 1963)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (May 16, 1963 - December 21, 1963)
  • Minister of Transport (February 3, 1964 - September 18, 1967)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Bonavista--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Transport (February 3, 1964 - September 18, 1967)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 5275)


July 7, 1967

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Transport):

Perhaps, Mr. Speaker, I would be permitted to say that, if rumours are true, this may be the last day's attendance by the hon. gentleman in this chamber and he, apart from some of his partisan activities, is a very popular member of the house. I will not go so far as to say we wish him well in any new endeavours, but I know that from a personal standpoint, so far as his health, wealth and happiness are concerned, we would all wish him very well.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

I am sure any information in the possession of the board or under my control as Minister of Transport which is relevant to the conference will be made available.

Topic:   TRANSPORTATION
Subtopic:   NOTIFICATION OF HEARINGS ON RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

I have already taken this matter up with the officials of the Canadian National Railways. As the hon. member suggested, this particular line is a guaranteed line. I assume the Board of Transport Commissioners will have certain jurisdiction in respect of this matter, although it is hazardous for a minister to make statements which probably constitute a legal opinion. In any case I have drawn this matter to the attention of the board.

Topic:   TRANSPORTATION
Subtopic:   NOTIFICATION OF HEARINGS ON RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

My feelings are not unduly hurt on that account. However, Air Canada

have instituted a system of telephoning a few hours before the flight, everyone who has a reservation. In that way they are getting a great many cancellations that apparently people would not make on their own. I understand they are still giving consideration to the other possibility which I suggested, but there are some very serious difficulties in putting it into operation.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   STEPS TO DEAL WITH RESERVATIONS NOT PICKED UP
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July 7, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

-for this measure.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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