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The Hon. Ken Dryden, P.C., O.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1947-08-08

Place of Birth:  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  professional hockey player, lawyer, executive manager, writer

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,499 days (6 years, 10 months, 4 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2011-05-02 Defeated
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2006-01-23 Elected
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2008-10-14 Elected
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 - 2011-05-01

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Social Development 2004-07-20 - 2006-02-05
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Health Health 2006-02-23 - 2006-05-29
Human Resources and Skills Development Poverty 2009-01-22 - 2010-09-07
Human Resources and Skills Development Family Issues 2009-01-22 - 2010-09-07
Environment Environment 2008-11-14 - 2009-01-21
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
Standing Committee on Health Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on National Defence Member 40th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2010-03-03 - 2011-03-26)
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 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Domestic Affairs Member 2004-07-20 - 2006-02-05
Aboriginal Affairs Member 2004-07-20 - 2006-02-05

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Third cousin James Bezan
(M.P.)
1965-05-19  

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.

Il y a un an Maurice Richard : le 27 mai 2000, le (Rocket) s'envolait dans la légende. Sélection du Reader's Digest. 108 (647):70-3 mai 2001

Home game: hockey and life in Canada. Trade pbk ed. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 283 p. 1994, c1989

Les Canadiens: a play. Vancouver: Talonbooks; 186 p. 1992, c1977

Hockey and the fragility of trust: Sheldon Kennedy's courageous revelations provoke more anger than answers. Time (Canadian edition). 149:52 Jan. 20, 1997

Le match; avec un nouveau chapitre par l'auteur; traduction, Patrice Nadeau. Varennes, Québec: AdA; 389 p. 2008

The common passion (hockey in Canadian life). Canadian Banker. 97:46 Mar./Apr. 1990

Home game: hockey and life in Canada. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 283 p. c1989

The moved and the shaken. Toronto: Penguin; 306 p. 1994, c1993

Farewell to the Rocket. Time (Canadian edition). 155:40 June 12, 2000

Breaking away (hockey). Saturday Night. 98:42 Oct. 1983

The game: a thoughtful and provocative look at a life in hockey. Toronto: Harper & Collins; xvi, 303 p. 1989, c1983

The game. Saturday Night. 98:63ff Apr. 1983

The game: a thoughtful and provocative look at a life in hockey. Toronto: Macmillan; viii, 248 p. 1983

Quebec and Canada: our common story. Maclean's. 119 (38):24-6 Sept. 25, 2006

Soul on ice: a century of Canadian hockey. The Beaver: Exploring Canada's History. 80 (6):18 Dec. 2000/Jan. 2001

Maurice Richard: 1921-2000: farewell to The Rocket. Time (Canadian edition). 155 (24):40-4 June 12, 2000

Kids will be kids: grown-ups still treat youth as mini-adults. Why not encourage them to create a different world?. Maclean's. 114 (47):104-106 Nov. 19, 2001

Calling Don. Arc. no. 50:63 Summer 2003

Améliorons notre hockey. [Toronto?]: Prosport Productions; 56 p. 1973

Face-off at the summit. Boston: Little, Brown; ix, 209 p. [1973]

The game. New York: Penguin Books; viii, 248 p. 1984, c1983

The Gardens: new memories...new dreams. In: Maple Leaf Gardens memories & dreams, 1931-1999. Toronto: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment; p. 207-215 c1999

Becoming Canada: our story, our politics, our future. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; 238 p. c2010

The game: a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. 10th anniversary ed. Toronto: Macmillan Canada; xiv, 248 p. c1993

The game: a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Toronto: Macmillan Canada; x, 248 p. c1999

The game of our lives: reflections on money, fans and the future of sports. Maisonneuve: Arts, Opinions, Ideas. no. 7:87 Feb./Mar. 2004

Let's play better hockey / photos by Brian Pickell; designed by Ken Rodmell. [Toronto]: McDonald's Restaurants of Canada; Hockey Canada; 56 p. c1973

Inoubliables soirées du hockey : du temps où le samedi soir, les familles se rassemblaient pour écouter la partie de hockey. La Revue de l'Impériale. 84:6-9 hiver 2000

A game in search of some contests. Sports Illustrated. 51:38ff Oct. 8, 1979

The moved and the shaken: the story of one man's life. Toronto: Viking; 306 p. 1993

In school: our kids, our teachers, our classrooms. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 282 p. c1995

It's time to think about visors: after Bryan Berard's injury, it's not just an issue of athletes' personal choice. Time (Canadian edition). 155(12):56 Mar. 27, 2000

Évaluation du programme de hockey des Aigles Bleus : rapport. [Moncton, N.-B.]: Université de Moncton; 36 p. c1996

The game. 20th anniversary ed. Toronto: Wiley; 300 p. 2003

The Canadian way: the 21st century will belong to conciliators, to listeners, to learners [Adapted from the Charles R. Bronfman Lecture in Canadian Studies]. Maclean's. 113 (46):34 Nov. 13, 2000

Finding a way: legacy of the past, recipe for the future; with an introduction by Chad Gaffield. [Ottawa]: University of Ottawa Press; xvii, 30 p. 2002

The man in the net (hockey goaltending). Reader's Digest (Canadian). 126:100 Mar. 1985

Curriculum, technology useless without good teachers. CCPA Education Monitor. 1:20 Spring 1997

Hello, Canada, and hockey fans in the United States: remembering the days when Hockey Night in Canada brought the family together on a Saturday night. Imperial Oil Review. 84 (439):6-9 Winter 2000

L'enjeu; préface de Lise Payette. Montréal: Éditions du Trécarré; 243 p. 1983

Hockey without violence: lesson of U.S. Olympic victory. U.S. News & World Report. 88:64 Mar. 10, 1980

Evaluation of Aigles Bleus' hockey program: report. [Moncton, N.B.]: Université de Moncton; 30 p. c1996

A new social partnership for Canada. Perception. 27 (3/4):8 Spring 2005

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,499 days (6 years, 10 months, 4 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2011-05-02 Defeated
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2006-01-23 Elected
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2008-10-14 Elected
York Centre Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 - 2011-05-01

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Social Development 2004-07-20 - 2006-02-05
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Health Health 2006-02-23 - 2006-05-29
Human Resources and Skills Development Poverty 2009-01-22 - 2010-09-07
Human Resources and Skills Development Family Issues 2009-01-22 - 2010-09-07
Environment Environment 2008-11-14 - 2009-01-21
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
Standing Committee on Health Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on National Defence Member 40th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2010-03-03 - 2011-03-26)
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 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Domestic Affairs Member 2004-07-20 - 2006-02-05
Aboriginal Affairs Member 2004-07-20 - 2006-02-05

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Third cousin James Bezan
(M.P.)
1965-05-19  

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.

Il y a un an Maurice Richard : le 27 mai 2000, le (Rocket) s'envolait dans la légende. Sélection du Reader's Digest. 108 (647):70-3 mai 2001

Home game: hockey and life in Canada. Trade pbk ed. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 283 p. 1994, c1989

Les Canadiens: a play. Vancouver: Talonbooks; 186 p. 1992, c1977

Hockey and the fragility of trust: Sheldon Kennedy's courageous revelations provoke more anger than answers. Time (Canadian edition). 149:52 Jan. 20, 1997

Le match; avec un nouveau chapitre par l'auteur; traduction, Patrice Nadeau. Varennes, Québec: AdA; 389 p. 2008

The common passion (hockey in Canadian life). Canadian Banker. 97:46 Mar./Apr. 1990

Home game: hockey and life in Canada. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 283 p. c1989

The moved and the shaken. Toronto: Penguin; 306 p. 1994, c1993

Farewell to the Rocket. Time (Canadian edition). 155:40 June 12, 2000

Breaking away (hockey). Saturday Night. 98:42 Oct. 1983

The game: a thoughtful and provocative look at a life in hockey. Toronto: Harper & Collins; xvi, 303 p. 1989, c1983

The game. Saturday Night. 98:63ff Apr. 1983

The game: a thoughtful and provocative look at a life in hockey. Toronto: Macmillan; viii, 248 p. 1983

Quebec and Canada: our common story. Maclean's. 119 (38):24-6 Sept. 25, 2006

Soul on ice: a century of Canadian hockey. The Beaver: Exploring Canada's History. 80 (6):18 Dec. 2000/Jan. 2001

Maurice Richard: 1921-2000: farewell to The Rocket. Time (Canadian edition). 155 (24):40-4 June 12, 2000

Kids will be kids: grown-ups still treat youth as mini-adults. Why not encourage them to create a different world?. Maclean's. 114 (47):104-106 Nov. 19, 2001

Calling Don. Arc. no. 50:63 Summer 2003

Améliorons notre hockey. [Toronto?]: Prosport Productions; 56 p. 1973

Face-off at the summit. Boston: Little, Brown; ix, 209 p. [1973]

The game. New York: Penguin Books; viii, 248 p. 1984, c1983

The Gardens: new memories...new dreams. In: Maple Leaf Gardens memories & dreams, 1931-1999. Toronto: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment; p. 207-215 c1999

Becoming Canada: our story, our politics, our future. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; 238 p. c2010

The game: a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. 10th anniversary ed. Toronto: Macmillan Canada; xiv, 248 p. c1993

The game: a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Toronto: Macmillan Canada; x, 248 p. c1999

The game of our lives: reflections on money, fans and the future of sports. Maisonneuve: Arts, Opinions, Ideas. no. 7:87 Feb./Mar. 2004

Let's play better hockey / photos by Brian Pickell; designed by Ken Rodmell. [Toronto]: McDonald's Restaurants of Canada; Hockey Canada; 56 p. c1973

Inoubliables soirées du hockey : du temps où le samedi soir, les familles se rassemblaient pour écouter la partie de hockey. La Revue de l'Impériale. 84:6-9 hiver 2000

A game in search of some contests. Sports Illustrated. 51:38ff Oct. 8, 1979

The moved and the shaken: the story of one man's life. Toronto: Viking; 306 p. 1993

In school: our kids, our teachers, our classrooms. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 282 p. c1995

It's time to think about visors: after Bryan Berard's injury, it's not just an issue of athletes' personal choice. Time (Canadian edition). 155(12):56 Mar. 27, 2000

Évaluation du programme de hockey des Aigles Bleus : rapport. [Moncton, N.-B.]: Université de Moncton; 36 p. c1996

The game. 20th anniversary ed. Toronto: Wiley; 300 p. 2003

The Canadian way: the 21st century will belong to conciliators, to listeners, to learners [Adapted from the Charles R. Bronfman Lecture in Canadian Studies]. Maclean's. 113 (46):34 Nov. 13, 2000

Finding a way: legacy of the past, recipe for the future; with an introduction by Chad Gaffield. [Ottawa]: University of Ottawa Press; xvii, 30 p. 2002

The man in the net (hockey goaltending). Reader's Digest (Canadian). 126:100 Mar. 1985

Curriculum, technology useless without good teachers. CCPA Education Monitor. 1:20 Spring 1997

Hello, Canada, and hockey fans in the United States: remembering the days when Hockey Night in Canada brought the family together on a Saturday night. Imperial Oil Review. 84 (439):6-9 Winter 2000

L'enjeu; préface de Lise Payette. Montréal: Éditions du Trécarré; 243 p. 1983

Hockey without violence: lesson of U.S. Olympic victory. U.S. News & World Report. 88:64 Mar. 10, 1980

Evaluation of Aigles Bleus' hockey program: report. [Moncton, N.B.]: Université de Moncton; 30 p. c1996

A new social partnership for Canada. Perception. 27 (3/4):8 Spring 2005