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William J. Yurko, F.C.I.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1926-02-11

Place of Birth:  Hairy Hill, Alberta, Canada

Deceased Date (yyyy-mm-dd):  2010-01-28 (83 years old)

Profession | Occupation:  professional engineer

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,932 days (5 years, 3 months, 15 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Edmonton East Progressive Conservative Party 1980-02-18 Elected
Edmonton East Progressive Conservative Party 1979-05-22 Elected
Edmonton East Independent 1984-09-04 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Independent 1982-01-29 - 1984-09-03
Progressive Conservative Party 1979-05-22 - 1982-01-28

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Energy, Mines and Resources Mines 1980-04 - 1981-09
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 Indian Affairs and Northern Development Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Subcommittee on the Northern Canada Power Commission of the Standing Committee on Indian Affairs and Northern Development Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
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 Printing Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Progressive Conservative Party Alberta 1969-02-10 - 1979-01-01
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Edmonton-Gold Bar Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1969-02-10 - 1979-01-01
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Alberta 1969-02-10 - 1979
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Minister of the Environment Alberta 1971 - 1975
Minister of Housing and Public Works Alberta 1975 - 1978

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Royal Canadian Air Force

Officer.
Served overseas.
Gunner 1944 - 1945
World War II, 1939-1945 Participant   -  
Royal Canadian Air Force

Six months peace time service at Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe in Ottawa.
Military 1949-05 - 1949-09

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.

Enhanced oil recovery in North America: status and prospects. 4th EOR Conference, Feb. 22, 1989. 1989

A promising future. Oilweek. 43 (51): 13 Dec. 21, 1992

On being a Conservative : selected speeches, 1968-1971 / by our M.L.A. Bill Yurko ; sponsored by Edmonton Gold Bar (formerly Strathcona-East) Progressive Conservative Association. [Edmonton: Bill Yurko Campaign Committee; 4, 2, 199 p. 1971]

Le fédéralisme renouvelé : la réforme structurelle du Sénat du Canada. [Ottawa]: s.n.]; 204, [12] p. 1982

Developing the potential of the Alberta oil sands. 14th Congress of the World Enegy Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 17-22, 1989. 1989

Opportunities for profit and growth through technology transfer and joint ventures. Paper presented at the Petroleum Joint Ventures Association (PJVA) 1991 Conference on Joint Venture: making money in the 90's, Calgary, Alberta, March 5-6, 1991. 1991

Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority commercial success update, June 1991. 1991. Pamphlet

Rational policies for reduction of cabon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: World Environment, Calgary, Alberta, Apr. 8-10, 1991. 1991

Hydrocarbon-contaminated site clean-up using the AOSTRA Taciuk process (ATP). The Canada-Europe Meeting on Environment and Waste, Montpelier, France, May 29-31, 1991. 1991

AOSTRA technologies to minimize environmental impacts of energy development. United Nations Meeting on Energy and Environment in the Development Process, Beijing, China, June 6-12, 1991. 1991

AOSTRA technology development for Alberta oil sands and heavy oil. WFEO/FMOI Energy Committee Conference, Energy Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain, Oct. 21-24, 1991. Energy and Environment in the 90's and Beyond. 1991

The AOSTRA Taciuk process - Ready for oil sands commercializatikon. Alberta Report. Nov. 1992

AOSTRA international licensing and technology transfer in Eastern Europe and Pacific Rim. 5th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Budapest, Apr. 25-27, 1989. 1989

AOSTRA technology development for Alberta oil sands and heavy oil. 4th UNITAR/UNDP Conference on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands, Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 1988. 1988

Future role of oil sands in world energy. Paper written for the 75th Canadian Chemical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 31st - June 4, 1992. 1992

Parliament and patriation : the triumph of unilateralism: a personal perspective. Toronto: [s.n.]; 413, [37] p 1984

The Alberta oil sands technology research authority's environmental audit program. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: World Environment, Calgary, Alberta, Apr. 8-10, 1991. 1991

The greenhouse effect and the Alberta fossil fuels industry : a discussion paper. [Edmonton]: Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority; 44 p. 1989

Alberta oil sands technology and research authority: 'Commercial success update'. June 1991

Keeping the ... and environment clean with the AOSTRA Taciuk processor. Paper presented at the Hydrocarbon Residues and Wastes: Conversion and Utilization Seminar, Edmonton, Alberta, Sept. 4-5, 1991. 1991

Renewed federalism : structural reform of the Canadian Senate. [Ottawa]: s.n.; 179, [13] p. 1982

Policies, programs and proposals relating to the environment : from speeches of / Hon. W.J. Yurko, Minister of the Environment, Government of Alberta, 1971-74. Edmonton: Environment Conservation Authority; iv, 227 p. 1974

AOSTRA underground mining for in situ recovery of bitumen (The underground test facility) and rotating kiln technology for processing mined oil sand and oil shale (The AOSTRA Taciuk processor). 1988 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium, Institute of Mining and Minerals Research, University of Kentucky, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 1988. 1988

Cleaning up the environment with the AOSTRA Taciuk process (ATP). Paper sent to Johnson & Associates, Brussels, Belgium to be inserted in issue of World Environment Technology. May 28, 1992

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,932 days (5 years, 3 months, 15 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Edmonton East Progressive Conservative Party 1980-02-18 Elected
Edmonton East Progressive Conservative Party 1979-05-22 Elected
Edmonton East Independent 1984-09-04 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Independent 1982-01-29 - 1984-09-03
Progressive Conservative Party 1979-05-22 - 1982-01-28

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Energy, Mines and Resources Mines 1980-04 - 1981-09
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 Indian Affairs and Northern Development Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Subcommittee on the Northern Canada Power Commission of the Standing Committee on Indian Affairs and Northern Development Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
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 Printing Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Progressive Conservative Party Alberta 1969-02-10 - 1979-01-01
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Edmonton-Gold Bar Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1969-02-10 - 1979-01-01
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Alberta 1969-02-10 - 1979
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Minister of the Environment Alberta 1971 - 1975
Minister of Housing and Public Works Alberta 1975 - 1978

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Royal Canadian Air Force

Officer.
Served overseas.
Gunner 1944 - 1945
World War II, 1939-1945 Participant   -  
Royal Canadian Air Force

Six months peace time service at Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe in Ottawa.
Military 1949-05 - 1949-09

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.

Enhanced oil recovery in North America: status and prospects. 4th EOR Conference, Feb. 22, 1989. 1989

A promising future. Oilweek. 43 (51): 13 Dec. 21, 1992

On being a Conservative : selected speeches, 1968-1971 / by our M.L.A. Bill Yurko ; sponsored by Edmonton Gold Bar (formerly Strathcona-East) Progressive Conservative Association. [Edmonton: Bill Yurko Campaign Committee; 4, 2, 199 p. 1971]

Le fédéralisme renouvelé : la réforme structurelle du Sénat du Canada. [Ottawa]: s.n.]; 204, [12] p. 1982

Developing the potential of the Alberta oil sands. 14th Congress of the World Enegy Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 17-22, 1989. 1989

Opportunities for profit and growth through technology transfer and joint ventures. Paper presented at the Petroleum Joint Ventures Association (PJVA) 1991 Conference on Joint Venture: making money in the 90's, Calgary, Alberta, March 5-6, 1991. 1991

Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority commercial success update, June 1991. 1991. Pamphlet

Rational policies for reduction of cabon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: World Environment, Calgary, Alberta, Apr. 8-10, 1991. 1991

Hydrocarbon-contaminated site clean-up using the AOSTRA Taciuk process (ATP). The Canada-Europe Meeting on Environment and Waste, Montpelier, France, May 29-31, 1991. 1991

AOSTRA technologies to minimize environmental impacts of energy development. United Nations Meeting on Energy and Environment in the Development Process, Beijing, China, June 6-12, 1991. 1991

AOSTRA technology development for Alberta oil sands and heavy oil. WFEO/FMOI Energy Committee Conference, Energy Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain, Oct. 21-24, 1991. Energy and Environment in the 90's and Beyond. 1991

The AOSTRA Taciuk process - Ready for oil sands commercializatikon. Alberta Report. Nov. 1992

AOSTRA international licensing and technology transfer in Eastern Europe and Pacific Rim. 5th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Budapest, Apr. 25-27, 1989. 1989

AOSTRA technology development for Alberta oil sands and heavy oil. 4th UNITAR/UNDP Conference on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands, Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 1988. 1988

Future role of oil sands in world energy. Paper written for the 75th Canadian Chemical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 31st - June 4, 1992. 1992

Parliament and patriation : the triumph of unilateralism: a personal perspective. Toronto: [s.n.]; 413, [37] p 1984

The Alberta oil sands technology research authority's environmental audit program. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: World Environment, Calgary, Alberta, Apr. 8-10, 1991. 1991

The greenhouse effect and the Alberta fossil fuels industry : a discussion paper. [Edmonton]: Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority; 44 p. 1989

Alberta oil sands technology and research authority: 'Commercial success update'. June 1991

Keeping the ... and environment clean with the AOSTRA Taciuk processor. Paper presented at the Hydrocarbon Residues and Wastes: Conversion and Utilization Seminar, Edmonton, Alberta, Sept. 4-5, 1991. 1991

Renewed federalism : structural reform of the Canadian Senate. [Ottawa]: s.n.; 179, [13] p. 1982

Policies, programs and proposals relating to the environment : from speeches of / Hon. W.J. Yurko, Minister of the Environment, Government of Alberta, 1971-74. Edmonton: Environment Conservation Authority; iv, 227 p. 1974

AOSTRA underground mining for in situ recovery of bitumen (The underground test facility) and rotating kiln technology for processing mined oil sand and oil shale (The AOSTRA Taciuk processor). 1988 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium, Institute of Mining and Minerals Research, University of Kentucky, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 1988. 1988

Cleaning up the environment with the AOSTRA Taciuk process (ATP). Paper sent to Johnson & Associates, Brussels, Belgium to be inserted in issue of World Environment Technology. May 28, 1992