GILLESPIE, The Hon. Alastair William, P.C., O.C., B.Comm., M.A., M. Comm.
Picture of GILLESPIE, The Hon. Alastair William, P.C., O.C., B.Comm., M.A., M. Comm.
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Date of Birth ( 1922.05.01
Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Profession | Occupation: Business executive
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 3983 Days (10 years, 10 months, 26 days)
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ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Etobicoke Centre, Ontario Liberal 1979.05.22 Defeated
Etobicoke, Ontario Liberal 1974.07.08 Elected
Etobicoke, Ontario Liberal 1972.10.30 Elected
Etobicoke, Ontario Liberal 1968.06.25 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (
Liberal 1968.06.25 - 1979.05.21

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

PortfolioTerm (
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources 1975.09.26 - 1979.06.03
Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce 1972.11.27 - 1975.09.25

Minister of State / Secretary of State

PortfolioTerm (
Minister of State for Science and Technology 1978.11.24 - 1979.06.03
Minister of State for Science and Technology 1971.08.12 - 1972.11.26

Parliamentary Secretary

PortfolioTerm (
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board 1970.10.01 - 1971.08.11

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Military Service

Military OrganizationFunctionTerm (
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant 1941 - 1945
Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Cousin Anderson, David
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  • Made in Canada : a businessman's adventures in politics.
    Montréal : Robin Brass Studio; 2009. 256 p.

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