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The Hon. Peter Adams, P.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1936-04-17

Place of Birth:  Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Deceased Date (yyyy-mm-dd):  2018-09-28 (82 years old)

Profession | Occupation:  professor

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,473 days (12 years, 2 months, 29 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Elected
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 Elected
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 2000-11-27 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 - 2006-01-22
Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons 1997-07-10 - 1999-08-31
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal 2005-07-20 - 2005-10-04
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development 2004-07-20 - 2005-07-19
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development 2005-10-05 - 2006-02-05
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Chair 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development an the Status of Persons with Disabilties Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on the Televising of Committee Proceedings of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development an the Status of Persons with Disabilties Member 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Subcommittee on Committee Rooms of the Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1995-01-01 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-03-01 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Industry Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-01-01)
Subcommittee on the Arctic Region of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1995-01-01 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-02-27 - 1997-04-27)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Liberal Party Ontario 1987 - 1990
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Peterborough Legislative Assembly of Ontario 1987 - 1990
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Ontario 1987 - 1990
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment Ontario 1987 - 1990

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Peterborough's School Board School Board Member 1970 - 1972

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Didn't you used to be Peter Adams?. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 6 (1): 31-2 Summer 2009

Les universités canadiennes du moyen-nord. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; xv, 282 p. c1987

L'AUCEN, un exemple de concertation inter-universitaire. Études inuit. 10 (1-2):331-8 1986

Fritz Müller's legacy on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. Annals of Glaciology. 31:1-9 2000

Le Canada et la science polaire. Ottawa: Direction des affaires circumpolaires et scientifiques, Ministère des affaires indiennes et du nord canadien; xiv, 125, [15] p. 1987

Ice related data series from expedition Fiord, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. 57th Eastern Snow Conference - Proceedings. 57:51-61 May 17-19, 2000

Climate forcing and thermal feedback of residual lake-ice covers in the high Arctic. L&O Limnology and Oceanography. 41 (5): 839-48 1996

The University of the Arctic and Canada. Northern Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Arts and Social Sciences of the North. no. 20:175-87 Winter 1999

Répertoire des stations de recherche circumpolaires : Alaska, Canada, Finlande, Groenland/Danemark, Islande, Norvège/Svalbard, Russie, Suède 1993-1994. Ottawa: Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada; vi, 180 p. c1994

Education, research, information systems and the North / editor: W. Peter Adams. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; 362 p. c1987

QP: how question period is designed to function. Beyond the Hill : Canadian Association of Former Parlliamentarians. 6 (3):26-7 Spring 2010

Canada and polar science. Ottawa: Circumpolar and Scientific Affairs Directorate, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; 2, xii, 117, [12] p. 1987

Canada and polar science revisited. Peterborough, Ont.: Department of Geography, Trent University; 41 p. c1992

Studies of ablation and run-off on an Arctic glacier. Montreal: Thesis (Doctoral)--McGill University, Dept. of Geography; vii, 158 p. 1966

Time controlled (Sanford Fleming) but the earth moves (Tuzo Wilson), Peterborough connections. Peterborough Historical Society. 313:3-4 Dec. 2004

Peterborough and the Kawarthas / editors, Peter Adams and Colin Taylor. 2nd ed. Peterborough, Ont.: Heritage Publications; ix, 198 p 1992

Elections in Peterborough: a brief history of the federal and provincial votes and bios of MPs and MPPs : a work in progress. [Peterborough, Ont.: P. Adams?; 45 p. 2005]

Peter Adams in Bhutan. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. p. 21 Quarter 3, 2007

Annotated bibliography of the McGill subarctic research papers and theses 1954-1974. Montreal: McGill University; iv, 98 p. c1974

The climatological record for Peterborough, Ontario. Peterborough, Ont.: Dept. of Geography, Trent University; xv, 240 p. 1978

Field research on Axel Heiberg Island, N.W.T., Canada: bibliographies and data reports, with appendices of data from the McGill Subarctic Research Station, Schefferville, P.Q é edited by Peter Adams; series editor, T.R. Moore. Montreal: Centre for Northern Studies and Research, McGill University; i, 207 p. c1987

Peterborough successes : community organization in Peterborough in the 1970s and 1980s / by Peter Adams ; editor: Alan Brunger ; designer & publisher: Bruce Stewart ; index: Colin Taylor. Peterborough, Ont.: Bruce Stewart Package Plus; xiii, 231 p. 2011

I. Physical limnology. Variability of light beneath a modified portion of the snow and ice cover of a lake. Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie. 22: 65-71 July 1984

Mass balance of Axel Heiberg Island Glaciers, 1960-1991: A reassessment and discussion, Science Report 6. Saskatoon, Sask.: National Hydrology Research Institute, Environment Canada; 168 p. 1995

Rare second year -- lake ice cover in the Canadian High Arctic. Arctic. 42:299-306 Dec.1989

Canada, the Antarctic and the Madrid Protocol. Arctic. 56 (4):3-4 Dec. 2003

Student research in Canada's north: proceedings of the National Student Conference on Northern Studies, November 18-19, 1986, editors W. Peter Adams and Peter G. Johnson. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies = Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques; 596 p. 1988

Canada's subarctic universities. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; xv, 282 p. c1987

Les recherches des étudiants dans le Nord canadien : actes de la Conférence nationale des étudiants en études nordiques, 18-19 novembre 1986 / éditeurs, W. Peter Adams et Peter G. Johnson. Ottawa: Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques = Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; 596 p. c1988

Nunavut glaciers respond to global warming. Above & Beyond: Canada's Arctic Journal. 14 (3):13-14 May/June 2002

The Arctic Council, Antarctica and northern studies in Canada. Arctic. 53:334-8 Sept. 2000

Mass balance of glaciers other than the ice sheets. Journal of Glaciology. 44 (147):315-25 1998

Répertoire des stations de recherche nordiques canadiennes, 1986. Ottawa: Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques; vi, 52 p. 1986

Ice, including snow, research at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8, Canada, with a bibliography for 1971-84. Peterborough, Ont.: Trent University; 13 p. c1984

Students on ice, a special case of field work in geography and environmental studies. The Monograph. 60 (4):26 Winter 2009

Mass balance and ablation season processes: Baby Glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, Northwest Territories. The Musk-Ox. 39:15-23 1992

Does Canada have an obligation to Antarctica?. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 6 (6):14-5 Spring 2011

Sleeping children around the world: Canada in Bangladesh. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. p. 26-7, 39 Quarter 1, 2007

Peterborough and the Kawarthas / editors, Peter Adams and Colin Taylor. 3rd ed. Peterborough, Ont.: Trent University Department of Geography; 252 p. 2009

Peterborough and the Kawarthas / written by members of the Dept. of Geography, Trent University, with contributions by others ; editors, Peter Adams and Colin Taylor. Graphics by : Stephen Gardiner. Graphics editor : Alan Brunger. Peterborough [Ont.]: Heritage Publications; xii, 162 p. 1985

La science, la technologie et l'information polaires = Polar science, technology and information / Peter Admas et Frank Duerden, éditeurs. Ottawa: Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques = Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; vii, 230 p. 1988

Ablation and run-off on the White Glacier: Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Montréal: McGill University; v, 77 p. 1966

A bibliography of ice and snow research at Trent University up to December 1997. Peterborough, Ont.: Dept. of Geography, Trent University; 22 p. 1997

Le Canada a-t-il des obligations au regard de l'Antarctique?. Suite à la Colline: Association canadienne des ex-parlementaires. 6 (6):14-5 Printemps 2011

Canada, the Arctic Council and Antarctica. Northern Review. no. 22:149 Winter 2000

Canada's northern stations: a directory of Canadian northern field research stations, 1991. Ottawa: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; iii, 52 p. c1991

Studies of lake cover in Labrador-Ungava / [W.P. Adams, editor]. Montreal: Dept. of Geography, McGill University; iii, 244 p. 1970

Science and politics, lessons learned? (Remarks made at the 2006 CAP Congress held at Brock University). Physics in Canada. 63:169-72 July / Aug. 2006

Directory of circumpolar research stations: Alaska, Canada, Finland, Greenland/Denmark, Iceland, Norway/Svalbard, Russia, Sweden. Ottawa: Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; vi, 183 p. c1994

International geography 1972 = La géographie internationale / edited by W. Peter Adams and Frederick M. Helleiner. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; 2 v. [c1972]

Canada's mirror image "down under". Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 5 (1):26-7 Summer 2008

The importance of university-community interaction: community involvement and political sustainability in Canada's publicly funded research and teaching system. Prince George, B.C.: UNBC Community Development Institute Publication; 14 p. 2007

Training for MPs? : a Canadian member of Parliament's annotated trip reports, 1993-2005. Peterborough, ON.: Package Plus; 1 v. 2013

La géographie internationale = International geography 1972 / sous la direction de W. Peter Adams et Frederick M. Helleiner. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; 2 v. 1972

Bases for field research in Arctic and subarctic Canada. Arctic. 41(1):64-70 Mar. 1988

The McGill Axel Heiberg Expeditions: Reconnaissance Year 1959. Arctic. 62 (3):363-9 Sept. 2009

Remote-sensing resources for monitoring glacier fluctuations on Axel Heiberg Island. Arctic. 53 (3):248-59 Sept. 2000

Polar science, technology and information = La science, la technologie et l'information polaires / Peter Adams and Frank Duerden, editors. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies Northern Studies = Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques; vii, 230 p. c1988

McGill's Axel Heiberg Station: 25 years of high arctic research. Northline. 4 (4):3 Oct. 1984

Trent, McGill and the North: a story of Canada's growth as a sovereign polar nation. Peterborough, Ont.: Cover to Cover Publication Services; 221 p. c2007

Peter Adams au Bhoutan. Suite à la Colline: Association canadienne des ex-parlementaires. p. 21 3e trimestre, 2007

J.B. Tyrrell and D.H. Dumble on lake ice. Arctic. 45(2):195-8 June 1992

A directory of Canadian northern field research stations, 1986. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; vi, 44 leaves. c1986

Geography at Trent : the first forty years / authors, Peter Adams ... [et al.] ; layout and design by Steve Gardiner and Helen Thompson ; proof-reading by Fred Helleiner. Peterborough, Ont.: Trent University; iv, 112 p. 2008

Une image miroir du Canada à l'autre bout du monde. Suite à la Colline: Association canadienne des ex-parlementaires. 5 (1):26-7 Été 2008

A small glacier as an index of regional mass balance: baby glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, 1959-1992. Geografiska Annaler. 80A:37-50 1998

N'étiez-vous pas Peter Adams?. Suite à la Colline: Association canadienne des ex-parlementaires. 6 (1):30-1 Été 2009

A study of some methods of measuring ablation and run-off on an arctic glacier. Montreal: Thesis -- McGill University; 1 v. 1962

Table ronde sur les affaires émanant des députés. Revue parlementaire canadienne. 25 (3):31-8 automne 2002

Research in Parliament. Physics in Canada. 57(3):173 July/Aug. 2001

Education and research in Canada's north. In: Learning to be circumpolar : experiences in arctic academic cooperation / Richard Langlais and Outi Snellman (eds.) ; with a preface by Oran R. Young. Rovaniemi, Finland: Circumpolar Universities Association, University of Lapland; p: 41-55 1998

Round table on Private Members' Business. Canadian Parliamentary Review. 25 (3):30-7 Autumn 2002

Preparations for a glacier study using Landsat imagery and a digital elevation model. The Musk-Ox. 39 : 31-8 1992

Arctic and Antarctic lakes, contrast or continuum?. In: International Symposium on Arctic and Antarctic Issues (1997) Poles apart: a study in contrasts: proceedings of an International Symposium on Arctic and Antartic Issues, University of Ottawa, Canada, September 25-27, 1997 / edited by Antoni G. Lewkowicz. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press; p. 59-68 1999

Sleeping children around the world : Le Canada au Bangladesh. Suite à la Colline: Association canadienne des ex-parlementaires. p. 26-7, 39 1er trimestre, 2007

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,473 days (12 years, 2 months, 29 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Elected
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 Elected
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Peterborough Liberal Party of Canada 2000-11-27 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 - 2006-01-22
Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons 1997-07-10 - 1999-08-31
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal 2005-07-20 - 2005-10-04
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development 2004-07-20 - 2005-07-19
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development 2005-10-05 - 2006-02-05
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Chair 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development an the Status of Persons with Disabilties Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on the Televising of Committee Proceedings of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development an the Status of Persons with Disabilties Member 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Subcommittee on Committee Rooms of the Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2002-09-30 - 2003-11-12)
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Liaison Committee Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1995-01-01 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-03-01 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Industry Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-01-01)
Subcommittee on the Arctic Region of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1995-01-01 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-02-27 - 1997-04-27)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Liberal Party Ontario 1987 - 1990
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Peterborough Legislative Assembly of Ontario 1987 - 1990
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Ontario 1987 - 1990
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment Ontario 1987 - 1990

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Peterborough's School Board School Board Member 1970 - 1972

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Didn't you used to be Peter Adams?. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 6 (1): 31-2 Summer 2009

Les universités canadiennes du moyen-nord. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; xv, 282 p. c1987

L'AUCEN, un exemple de concertation inter-universitaire. Études inuit. 10 (1-2):331-8 1986

Fritz Müller's legacy on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. Annals of Glaciology. 31:1-9 2000

Le Canada et la science polaire. Ottawa: Direction des affaires circumpolaires et scientifiques, Ministère des affaires indiennes et du nord canadien; xiv, 125, [15] p. 1987

Ice related data series from expedition Fiord, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. 57th Eastern Snow Conference - Proceedings. 57:51-61 May 17-19, 2000

Climate forcing and thermal feedback of residual lake-ice covers in the high Arctic. L&O Limnology and Oceanography. 41 (5): 839-48 1996

The University of the Arctic and Canada. Northern Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Arts and Social Sciences of the North. no. 20:175-87 Winter 1999

Répertoire des stations de recherche circumpolaires : Alaska, Canada, Finlande, Groenland/Danemark, Islande, Norvège/Svalbard, Russie, Suède 1993-1994. Ottawa: Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada; vi, 180 p. c1994

Education, research, information systems and the North / editor: W. Peter Adams. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; 362 p. c1987

QP: how question period is designed to function. Beyond the Hill : Canadian Association of Former Parlliamentarians. 6 (3):26-7 Spring 2010

Canada and polar science. Ottawa: Circumpolar and Scientific Affairs Directorate, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; 2, xii, 117, [12] p. 1987

Canada and polar science revisited. Peterborough, Ont.: Department of Geography, Trent University; 41 p. c1992

Studies of ablation and run-off on an Arctic glacier. Montreal: Thesis (Doctoral)--McGill University, Dept. of Geography; vii, 158 p. 1966

Time controlled (Sanford Fleming) but the earth moves (Tuzo Wilson), Peterborough connections. Peterborough Historical Society. 313:3-4 Dec. 2004

Peterborough and the Kawarthas / editors, Peter Adams and Colin Taylor. 2nd ed. Peterborough, Ont.: Heritage Publications; ix, 198 p 1992

Elections in Peterborough: a brief history of the federal and provincial votes and bios of MPs and MPPs : a work in progress. [Peterborough, Ont.: P. Adams?; 45 p. 2005]

Peter Adams in Bhutan. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. p. 21 Quarter 3, 2007

Annotated bibliography of the McGill subarctic research papers and theses 1954-1974. Montreal: McGill University; iv, 98 p. c1974

The climatological record for Peterborough, Ontario. Peterborough, Ont.: Dept. of Geography, Trent University; xv, 240 p. 1978

Field research on Axel Heiberg Island, N.W.T., Canada: bibliographies and data reports, with appendices of data from the McGill Subarctic Research Station, Schefferville, P.Q é edited by Peter Adams; series editor, T.R. Moore. Montreal: Centre for Northern Studies and Research, McGill University; i, 207 p. c1987

Peterborough successes : community organization in Peterborough in the 1970s and 1980s / by Peter Adams ; editor: Alan Brunger ; designer & publisher: Bruce Stewart ; index: Colin Taylor. Peterborough, Ont.: Bruce Stewart Package Plus; xiii, 231 p. 2011

I. Physical limnology. Variability of light beneath a modified portion of the snow and ice cover of a lake. Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie. 22: 65-71 July 1984

Mass balance of Axel Heiberg Island Glaciers, 1960-1991: A reassessment and discussion, Science Report 6. Saskatoon, Sask.: National Hydrology Research Institute, Environment Canada; 168 p. 1995

Rare second year -- lake ice cover in the Canadian High Arctic. Arctic. 42:299-306 Dec.1989

Canada, the Antarctic and the Madrid Protocol. Arctic. 56 (4):3-4 Dec. 2003

Student research in Canada's north: proceedings of the National Student Conference on Northern Studies, November 18-19, 1986, editors W. Peter Adams and Peter G. Johnson. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies = Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques; 596 p. 1988

Canada's subarctic universities. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; xv, 282 p. c1987

Les recherches des étudiants dans le Nord canadien : actes de la Conférence nationale des étudiants en études nordiques, 18-19 novembre 1986 / éditeurs, W. Peter Adams et Peter G. Johnson. Ottawa: Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques = Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; 596 p. c1988

Nunavut glaciers respond to global warming. Above & Beyond: Canada's Arctic Journal. 14 (3):13-14 May/June 2002

The Arctic Council, Antarctica and northern studies in Canada. Arctic. 53:334-8 Sept. 2000

Mass balance of glaciers other than the ice sheets. Journal of Glaciology. 44 (147):315-25 1998

Répertoire des stations de recherche nordiques canadiennes, 1986. Ottawa: Association universitaire canadienne d'études nordiques; vi, 52 p. 1986

Ice, including snow, research at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8, Canada, with a bibliography for 1971-84. Peterborough, Ont.: Trent University; 13 p. c1984

Students on ice, a special case of field work in geography and environmental studies. The Monograph. 60 (4):26 Winter 2009

Mass balance and ablation season processes: Baby Glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, Northwest Territories. The Musk-Ox. 39:15-23 1992

Does Canada have an obligation to Antarctica?. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 6 (6):14-5 Spring 2011

Sleeping children around the world: Canada in Bangladesh. Beyond the Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. p. 26-7, 39 Quarter 1, 2007

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