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Encyclopedia > George Drew
The Hon. George Drew
George Drew
Rank: 14th
Term of Office: 1943 - 1948
Predecessor: Harry Nixon
Successor: Thomas Kennedy
Date of Birth: 1894
Place of Birth: Guelph, Ontario
Profession: Lawyer
Political Party: PC

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George Drew graduated from the University of Toronto and studied law at Osgoode Hall. He served with distinction in World War I as an officer in the Canadian Field Artillery. After the war he became lieutenant-colonel of the 11th Field Brigade and later honorary colonel of the 11th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. As a practising lawyer, in 1931, he was appointed Chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission. Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada, and by many definitions its most prestigious. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... The Ontario Securities Commission administers and enforces securities legislation in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


He was elected mayor of the City of Guelph, and became leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario in 1938. At this time, the province was in the firm grip of Liberal Premier Mitch Hepburn. Drew entered the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1939 as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe East. In the 1943 provincial election, he was elected in the Toronto riding of High Park. A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Guelph (pronounced gwělf) (2004 population 125,872, metropolitan population 155,635) is a city located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, roughly 100 kilometres west of downtown Toronto along Ontario provincial highway 401. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable Mitchell Frederick Hepburn (August 12, 1896 - January 5, 1953) was Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 1934 to 1942. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Simcoe East was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Ontario general election of 1943 was held to elect the 90 Members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada... This page refers to a Riding as a unit in local government. ... High Park was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ...


The Liberal government went through a series of crises during World War II due to Hepburn's feud with Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and the federal Liberals. These crises led to Hepburn's resignation. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC , LL.B , Ph. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas current governing political party. ...


In the 1943 provincial election, the Tories, now called the "Progressive Conservatives", won a minority government, narrowly beating the social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) led by Ted Jolliffe. (Jolliffe and Drew had attended the same high school in Guelph, Ontario, the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute). The Ontario general election of 1943 was held to elect the 90 Members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... For minority régime, see Apartheid. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Edward (Ted) Bigelow Jolliffe (1909-1998) was a Canadian politician and lawyer and was the first leader of the Ontario Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


Drew won by responding to the mood of the times, and running on a relatively left-wing platform, promising such radical reforms as free dental care and universal health care. Drew himself, however, was somewhat reactionary, and was prone to make anti-Semitic, anti-French-Canadian, and anti-Catholic comments. In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word... The term medicare (in lowercase) (French: assurance-maladie) is the unofficial name for Canadas universal public health insurance system. ... Reactionary (or reactionist) is a political epithet typically applied to conservatism. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... -1...


While his government did not implement much of its promised platform (including Medicare or denticare), it did establish the basis for the Tory regimes that followed by trying to steer a moderate course. Drew's government also introduced the Drew Regulation in 1944, which made it compulsory for Ontario schools to provide one hour of religious instruction a week.


Drew was strident in his criticism of the federal government of Mackenzie King, attacking its leadership in the Canadian war effort, chastizing it during the Conscription Crisis of 1944 for not instituting full conscription, and accusing it of attempting to centralize power. The Conscription Crisis of 1944 was a political and military crisis in Canada during World War II. It was related to the Conscription Crisis of 1917, but was not as politically damaging. ...


The Drew government called an election in 1945 in an attempt to get a majority government. By exploiting increasing Cold War tensions, they were able to defeat Jolliffe's CCF by stoking fears about communism. Jolliffe replied by giving a radio speech (written by Lister Sinclair) that accused Drew of running a political gestapo in Ontario alleging that a secret department of the Ontario Provincial Police was acting as a political police spying on the opposition and the media. This accusation led to a backlash, and loss of support for the CCF (from 34 seats to 8), including the loss of Jolliffe's own seat of York South, and thus probably helped Drew win his majority, though in the 1970s archival evidence was discovered proving the charge. The Ontario general election of 1945 was held to elect the 90 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... In the Westminster System, a majority government is one in which the government enjoys an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or Parliament. ... For the generic term for a high-tension struggle between countries, see cold war (war). ... *This article is about communism; a form of society. ... The Gestapo was the official secret police force of Nazi Germany. ... OPP Logo The Ontario Provincial Police, also known as the OPP, is the province of Ontarios police force. ... A secret police (sometimes political police) force is a police organization that operates in secret to enforce state security. ...


While the Tories won a majority in the legislature, Drew himself was defeated in the Toronto riding of High Park by CCFer and temperance crusader Rev. William "Bible Bill" Temple who had targeted Drew over his softening of Ontario's liquor laws. Temperance may refer to: Temperance (virtue) Temperance movement Temperance (Tarot card) Temperance (band) See also Astrud Gilberto, for the album Temperance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Rev. ...


While it would have been easy enough for Drew to re-enter the legislature by running in a by-election, Drew decided to enter federal politics. "Colonel Drew" (as he liked to be called) won the 1948 federal Progressive Conservative leadership convention, defeating John Diefenbaker on the first ballot. A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The first Progressive Conservative Party of Canada leadership convention was held in 1927, when the party was called the Conservative Party. ... The Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker, PC , LL.B , MA , BA (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada (1957 – 1963). ...


Drew then contested a by-election in Carleton in order to win a seat in the House of Commons. The federal Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was determined to defeat him, so they ran Eugene Forsey as their candidate. Temple was brought up from Toronto to appear at a political meeting with Drew, and accused the Tory leader of being "a tool of the liquor interests" and also made suggestions about Drew's sobriety. Temple's comments so enraged Drew that he exploded in rage, and had to be restrained from physically attacking his nemesis. However, Drew won the vote and went to Parliament. He ran against Forsey again in the 1949 election, and beat him again. A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Carleton was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... An old SEAT 600 The two-door SEAT Ibiza. SEAT is one of the leading car makers in Spain. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Tommy Douglas (centre) stands in front of a CCF billboard during an election campaign in Saskatchewan. ... The Honourable Senator Eugene Alfred Forsey, P.C., C.C., B.A., M.A., Ph. ... The Canadian federal election of 1949 was the first election in Canada in almost thirty years in which the Liberals were not led by William Lyon Mackenzie King. ...


As leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party and a Member of Parliament, he became Leader of the Opposition. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The Leader of the Opposition in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ...


In the 1949 and 1953 federal elections, Drew's Tories were defeated handily by the Liberals, led by Louis St. Laurent. Drew alienated potential supporters in Quebec when he called French-Canadians a "defeated race". His support for conscription during World War II also hurt his prospects among French-Canadian voters. In declining health, Drew resigned as Progressive Conservative leader in 1956, and was succeeded by John Diefenbaker. In 1967, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. National results Notes: (1) The Liberal-Labour MP sat with the Liberal caucus. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas current governing political party. ... The Right Honourable Louis Stephen St. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... -1... The Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker, PC , LL.B , MA , BA (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada (1957 – 1963). ... Membership in the Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means they desire a better country. ...


External Links

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  • Political Biography from the Library of Parliament

Preceded by:
Harry Nixon
1943
The Honourable Harry Corwin Nixon (April 1, 1891-October 22, 1961) was a Canadian politician and briefly Premier of Ontario. ...

Premier of Ontario
1943-1948

Succeeded by:
Thomas Kennedy
1948-1949
This is a list of the premiers of the province of Ontario, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... Thomas Laird Kennedy (August 15, 1878-February 13, 1959) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...

Preceded by:
John Bracken
Federal Progressive Conservative Leaders Followed by:
John George Diefenbaker

Preceded by:
William Earl Rowe The Honourable Professor John Bracken, PC (June 22, 1883-March 18, 1969) was an agronomist, Premier of Manitoba (1922-1943) and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-1948). ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... John George Diefenbaker (September 18, 1895 - August 16, 1979) was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada. ... The Honourable William Earl Rowe, PC (May 13, 1894 - February 9, 1984), was a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...

Ontario Conservative Leaders

Succeeded by:
Thomas Kennedy The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Thomas Laird Kennedy (August 15, 1878-February 13, 1959) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


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Telegraph | News | Major George Drew (1098 words)
Drew remembered wondering dreamily in the relaxed atmosphere of the "phoney war" whether to win the VC "straight away and get the others later on in the week, or whether to work up to it slowly".
Drew used his solitary confinement in a French camp at Soest to read through Hugo's Italian in Nine Days, an Italian dictionary and Pinnochio in the original, then was transferred to Eichstatt, where he worked on a highly professional tunnel escape by 65 prisoners.
George Drew, who died on October 20, did not believe in an afterlife; but he said that if there was one, he and Fergusson would talk for eternity and try to come home: "On past form we will not quite make it."
George Drew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (993 words)
George Drew was educated at Upper Canada College, graduated from the University of Toronto and studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Drew won by responding to the mood of the times, and running on a relatively left-wing platform, promising such radical reforms as free dental care and universal health care.
Drew was strident in his criticism of the federal government of Mackenzie King, attacking its leadership in the Canadian war effort, chastizing it during the Conscription Crisis of 1944 for not instituting full conscription, and accusing it of attempting to centralize power.
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