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George Harris Hees, PC , OC (June 17, 1910 - June 11, 1996) was a Canadian politician. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (760x757, 100 KB) Honourable George Hees, Minister of Transport, visits the Eskimos, 1958, Forbisher Bay, NWT Copyright: National Archives of Canada Created by: Ted Grant Retrieved from: http://www. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (760x757, 100 KB) Honourable George Hees, Minister of Transport, visits the Eskimos, 1958, Forbisher Bay, NWT Copyright: National Archives of Canada Created by: Ted Grant Retrieved from: http://www. ... Eskimos, or Esquimaux, are terms used to refer to people who inhabit the circumpolar region (excluding Scandinavia and most of Russia, but including the easternmost portions of Siberia). ... Governing Body Iqaluit Municipal Council Location 63°45′ N 68°33′ W Land area 52. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... -1... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ...


Born in Toronto to a patrician family, Hees earned a playboy image during his youth, but then became a stalwart member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He was educated at the exclusive Crescent School in Toronto, Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, the Royal Military College (where we was awarded an honorary Doctor of Military Science in 1986), the University of Toronto, and spent a year at Cambridge University 1933. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The Frank Porter Wood residence c. ... Trinity College School is an independent boarding/day school founded in 1865, located in Port Hope, Ontario. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), located in Kingston, Ontario, is the military academy of the Canadian Forces. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... The University of Cambridge (more often called Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He was a noted athlete, winning championships in boxing and lacrosse at Cambridge, and the Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts Canadian football team in December 1938. He went to Europe to fight in World War II, where he was wounded by a sniper in the Battle of the Scheldt in 1944. Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II... Combatants Canada, Britain, Poland Germany Commanders Guy Simonds (Canadian First Army) Gustav-Adolf von Zangen (German 15th Army) Strength  ?  ? Casualties 12,873 total; 6,367 Canadian  ? {{{notes}}} The Battle of the Scheldt was a military operation which took place in northern Belgium and south-western Netherlands during the Second World... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


After placing second to David Croll in the Toronto riding of Spadina in the 1945 federal election, he won election to the Canadian House of Commons in a 1950 by-election in the nearby riding of Broadview. He was also President of the Progressive Conservative Party from 1953 to 1956. David Croll as an Ontario Cabinet minister The Honourable David Arnold Croll (born Davud Avrum Croll March 12, 1900 - June 11, 1991) was a Canadian politician. ... Spadina was a Canadian electoral district that existed from 1933 to 1987. ... The Canadian parliament after the 1945 election The Canadian federal election of 1945 was the 20th general election in Canadian history. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Broadview was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With the election of the Diefenbaker government in 1957, Hees was named Minister of Transport, and oversaw the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway. In 1960, he was appointed Minister of Trade and Commerce. During this period, Hees was regarded as the second most powerful man in the Tory party. However, in 1963, he had falling out with Diefenbaker, and became embroiled in the Munsinger Affair and elected to sit out the 1963 election, which the Tories lost to Lester Pearson. John George Diefenbaker (September 18, 1895 - August 16, 1979) was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Transport (French: Ministre des Transports) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments transportation regulatory and development department, Transport Canada. ... The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense (see Great Lakes Waterway) is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of International Trade is the head of the federal governments international trade department (International Trade Canada) and the provisions of treaties such as NAFTA. The post was first establishmed in 1983 as the Minister for International Trade. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Munsinger Affair was Canadas first national political sex scandal. ... The Canadian federal election of 1963 resulted in the defeat of the minority Progressive Conservative government of John George Diefenbaker. ... The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Mike Pearson (April 23, 1897 - December 27, 1972) was the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963, to April 20, 1968, and also a 1957 Nobel Laureate. ...


After considering a defection to the Liberals, he became President of the Montreal Stock Exchange, he returned to Parliament in the 1965 election as a PC, defeating Pauline Jewett in the rural riding of Northumberland, and remained in the front rows of the opposition ranks for almost two decades. The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... The Bourse de Montréal (Montreal Stock Exchange) began in 1832 as an informal stock exchange at the Exchange Coffee House in Montreal, Canada. ... In the Canadian federal election of 1965, the Liberal Party of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson was re-elected with a larger number of seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Honourable Pauline Jewett (December 11, 1922 – July 5, 1992) was a Canadian Member of Parliament. ... For other electoral districts with the same name, see Northumberland (electoral district) Northumberland was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ...


He ran for the leadership of the PC Party at its 1967 leadership convention, and placed fourth in a field of eleven on the first ballot. He remained for two further ballots before withdrawing, and supporting the eventual winner, Robert Stanfield. He was not named to Cabinet during the Joe Clark government in 1979, and was quoted as Clark stepped down in the 1983 leadership race; "We've got him! We've got the s.o.b." The 1967 Progressive Conservative leadership convention was held to choose a leader for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Right Honourable Robert Lorne Stanfield, PC (April 11, 1914-December 16, 2003) was Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Right Honourable Charles Joseph Clark, PC , CC , AOE , MA , LL.D (born June 5, 1939) was the sixteenth prime minister of Canada from June 4, 1979, to March 2, 1980. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When Brian Mulroney led the party to a majority government in 1984, Hees was named Minister of Veterans Affairs. Hees retired from politics in 1988. In 1989 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939) was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The position of Minister of Veterans Affairs was created in 1944. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ...


There is a veterans wing at Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre bearing his name, and in close proximinty to the relocated Crescent School he attended as a child. Sunnybrook and Womens College Health Science Centre or Sunnybrook, is a hospital located in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Frank Porter Wood residence c. ...


External links

  • Order of Canada Citation
  • Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
  • Crescent School Alumni Wall of Honour 1995
Preceded by:
federal riding created in 1976
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
1976-1988
Succeeded by:
Christine Stewart, Liberal
Preceded by:
federal riding created in 1966
Member of Parliament for Prince Edward—Hastings
1968-1976
Succeeded by:
federal riding abolished in 1976
Preceded by:
Pauline Jewett, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
1965-1968
Succeeded by:
federal riding abolished in 1966
Preceded by:
George Carlyle Marler
Minister of Transport
1957 - 1960
Succeeded by:
Léon Balcer
Preceded by:
Thomas Church, PC
Member of Parliament for Broadview
1950-1962
Succeeded by:
D.G. Hahn, Liberal

  Results from FactBites:
 
Hees, George Harris (204 words)
Hees did not stand for election in 1963, but was returned for Northumberland in 1965.
He was appointed minister of veterans affairs by Brian MULRONEY in 1984 and in mid-1987 received an additional portfolio as minister of state for senior citizens.
Hees retired from politics prior to the 1988 general election and was named an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1989.
George Hees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
George Harris Hees, PC, OC (June 17, 1910 - June 11, 1996) was a Canadian politician.
Born in Toronto to a patrician family, Hees earned a playboy image during his youth, but then became a stalwart member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
With the election of the Diefenbaker government in 1957, Hees was named Minister of Transport, and oversaw the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway.
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