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The Hon. Gerald Stairs Merrithew, P.C., C.D.

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: 3,338 days (9 years, 1 month, 21 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Saint John Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 Elected
Saint John Progressive Conservative Party 1984-09-04 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1984-09-04 - 1993-10-24

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Veterans Affairs 1989-01-30 - 1993-01-03
Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act
Secretary of State (ACOA)
1988-12-12 - 1989-01-29
Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act 1988-09-15 - 1988-12-11
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Minister of State (Forestry and Mines) 1986-06-30 - 1988-09-14
Minister of State (Forestry) 1984-09-17 - 1986-06-29
Regional Minister
Region Term
New Brunswick 1986-07 - 1993
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Economic and Regional Development Member 1984-09-17 - 1989-01-29
Government Operations Member 1984-09-17 - 1986-07-03
Special Committee of Council Member 1984-09-17 - 1989-01-29
Treasury Board Member 1984-09-17 - 1986-07-03
Foreign and Defence Policy Member 1985-09-13 - 1986-07-03
Priorities and Planning Sub-Committee on Trade Negotiations Member 1986-07-04 - 1988-04-19
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
Special Committee of Council, Privatization & Regulatory Affairs Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Human Resources, Social and Legal Affairs Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Treasury Board Alternate Member 1988-04-20 - 1993-01-03

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Saint John Common Council Municipal Government Councillor 1971 - 1972

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Canadian Army (Militia) Royal New Brunswick Regiment Lieutenant-Colonel C.O.   -  

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.

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

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

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

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 3,338 days (9 years, 1 month, 21 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Saint John Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 Elected
Saint John Progressive Conservative Party 1984-09-04 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1984-09-04 - 1993-10-24

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Veterans Affairs 1989-01-30 - 1993-01-03
Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act
Secretary of State (ACOA)
1988-12-12 - 1989-01-29
Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act 1988-09-15 - 1988-12-11
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Minister of State (Forestry and Mines) 1986-06-30 - 1988-09-14
Minister of State (Forestry) 1984-09-17 - 1986-06-29
Regional Minister
Region Term
New Brunswick 1986-07 - 1993
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Economic and Regional Development Member 1984-09-17 - 1989-01-29
Government Operations Member 1984-09-17 - 1986-07-03
Special Committee of Council Member 1984-09-17 - 1989-01-29
Treasury Board Member 1984-09-17 - 1986-07-03
Foreign and Defence Policy Member 1985-09-13 - 1986-07-03
Priorities and Planning Sub-Committee on Trade Negotiations Member 1986-07-04 - 1988-04-19
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
Special Committee of Council, Privatization & Regulatory Affairs Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Human Resources, Social and Legal Affairs Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Treasury Board Alternate Member 1988-04-20 - 1993-01-03

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Saint John Common Council Municipal Government Councillor 1971 - 1972

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Canadian Army (Militia) Royal New Brunswick Regiment Lieutenant-Colonel C.O.   -  

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.

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

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

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