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 4 of 5275)


July 6, 1967

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

Mr. Speaker, I should say that the officers of my department have been discussing this question with the law officers of the government. Until these discussions are completed I am afraid I cannot give a definite answer.

The house in committee of supply, Mr. Batten in the chair.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   POSSIBLE APPEAL OF COURT DECISION RESPECTING THE "FLORIDA"
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July 5, 1967

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

I think, sir, the experience of anyone who has ever served in the government is that to make predictions about something that will happen in future is a very unwise and imprudent occupation. Having said that, I hope it will not be very long.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
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July 5, 1967

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

I understand that the only delay is occasioned by certain respondents who under the law have the right to present written

July 5, 1967

Inquiries of the Ministry submissions before the hearings can be held. The necessary delays have not yet expired. If it should prove that my recollections are incorrect I shall correct them tomorrow.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
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July 4, 1967

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

I am sorry, sir, but I have not.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
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July 4, 1967

Mr. Pickersgill:

I understand the judge has been ill and that is the reason the report has been delayed. I do hope very much it will not be too long delayed.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
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