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MERRITHEW, The Hon. Gerald Stairs, P.C., C.D., B.A., B.Ed., LL.D.(Hon.)
Picture of MERRITHEW, The Hon. Gerald Stairs, P.C., C.D., B.A., B.Ed., LL.D.(Hon.)
© House of Commons 1988
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1931.09.23
Place of Birth: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 2004.09.05 (72 years old)
Profession | Occupation: School principal, teacher
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 3338 Days (9 years, 1 month, 21 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Saint John, New Brunswick Progressive Conservative 1988.11.21 Elected
Saint John, New Brunswick Progressive Conservative 1984.09.04 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Progressive Conservative 1984.09.04 - 1993.10.24

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of Veterans Affairs Resignation. Would not be running in the next election, said he wished to step down prior to a cabinet shuffle. 1988.12.12 - 1993.01.03
Minister of Veterans Affairs 1988.09.15 - 1988.12.11
Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act 1988.09.15 - 1989.01.29

Minister of State / Secretary of State

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of State (Forestry and Mines) 1986.06.30 - 1988.09.14
Minister of State (Forestry) 1984.09.17 - 1986.06.29

Regional Minister

RegionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
New Brunswick 1986.07 - 1993

^ Committees - Cabinet
CommitteeRoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Human Resources, Social and Legal Affairs Member 1991.04.21 - 1993.01.03
Special Committee of Council, Privatization & Regulatory Affairs Member 1991.04.21 - 1993.01.03
Cultural Affairs and National Identity Member 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Federal-Provincial Relations Member 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Foreign and Defence Policy Member 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Human Resources, Income Support and Health Member 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20

Municipal Political Experience
MunicipalityLocal GovernmentFunctionMandate
Saint John,
New Brunswick
Municipal Government Councillor 1971 - 1972
Military Service


Military OrganizationFunctionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Canadian Army (Militia) Royal New Brunswick Regiment Lieutenant-Colonel C.O. -
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • Gerald S. Merrithew on the Canada-U.S. trade agreement, a guide for Saint John.
    [s.l.] : [s.n.]; [1987?]. 37 p.


Articles

  • Canada-US lumber trade mars relationship.
    Northern Ontario Business.. 6(6):55 Mar. 1986.

  • Resources have left their mark .
    Northern Ontario Business. 8(2):73 Nov. 1987.


^ Multiple Authors Oral History Project

  • The Honourable Gerald Merrithew : interview / conducted by Tom Earle.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament; [1993?]. 99 p.


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