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:

The construction of the six repeat Restigouche has started on all six ships. You asked for the location. The construction of the MacKenzie was commenced in October, 1958 by Canadian Vickers Limited of Montreal. That was the pilot vessel of this type. The Saskatchewan is being constructed at the Victoria Machinery Depot and that contract is being split between the Victoria Machinery Depot and Yarrows Limited, both of Victoria, British Columbia. Construction commenced in August, 1959.

With regard to the Yukon, construction commenced in October, 1959, at the Burrard Drydock Company Limited of North Vancouver. Regarding the Qu'Appelle, construction started in January, 1960 at the Davie Shipbuilding Limited yard at Lauzon, Quebec. Regarding the Annapolis, construction was started by the Halifax Shipyard, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in April, 1960. In regard to the Nipigon, construction was started in July, 1960 by Marine Industries Limited, Sorel, Quebec.

Topic:   I960
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August 5, 1960

Mr. Pearkes:

I understand that employees who have been in the habit of making their contributions prior to July 1 are permitted to continue, but after July 1 new applicants cannot be received.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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August 5, 1960

Mr. Pearkes:

I think I would be justified in saying that the principle of the employment of nuclear weapons has been accepted by the

NATO council. I would not feel justified in saying whether all have accepted it but the principle has been accepted and these nuclear weapons, as a matter of fact, are placed in Europe now.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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