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George Albert Kerr was born on 27 January, 1924 in Montreal, Quebec, is a politician. Discover George Albert Kerr’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 83 years old?
|Age||83 years old|
|Born||27 January 1924|
|Date of death||(2007-05-21)|
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Kerr was re-elected in the 1981 provincial election, and served as a government backbencher for the next four years. He retired from the legislature in 1985.
The Progressive Conservatives were reduced to a minority government in the 1975 provincial election. Kerr, re-elected for the new constituency of Burlington South, was returned to cabinet on October 7 as Minister of the Environment. He held this position until January 21, 1978, when he was again named Solicitor-General and Provincial Secretary for Justice.
He resigned a second time as Solicitor-General after he made a telephone call to an assistant crown attorney on behalf of a constituent who was facing trial for driving while his licence was suspended. The call quickly became public and Kerr resigned from cabinet on Sept. 9, 1978.
On February 26, 1974, Kerr was relieved of this position and named as Solicitor-General. He temporarily resigned from cabinet on February 21, 1975, after allegations that he had solicited and received money from a man involved in a harbour scandal in Hamilton. Kerr protested his innocence, but argued that he could not function as the province’s Solicitor-General while the matter was unresolved. A subsequent investigation found no grounds to warrant charges against Kerr, and he was briefly returned to cabinet before leaving again on July 18.
Kerr was the only cabinet minister to support Darcy McKeough’s bid to succeed Robarts as party leader at the 1971 Progressive Conservative Party leader leadership convention. McKeough was eliminated on the second-last ballot, and, with Kerr, gave his support to Bill Davis.
On July 23, 1971, he was named Minister of the Environment, the first such Cabinet minister in Canada.
Following the 1971 election, Kerr was named as Minister of Colleges and Universities. On September 28 of the same year, he was again transferred to become Provincial Secretary for Justice. This post was a “super-ministry”, overseeing the offices of the Attorney-General, the Solicitor-General, the Minister of Correctional Services and the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. While a strong position in theory, the office lacked defined administrative objectives, and ministers who held the position were often marginalized in legislative debates.
Davis won the contest, and initially retained Kerr in the Energy and Resources Management portfolio. In that role, Kerr oversaw the Ontario government’s response to the discharge of about 10,000 kilograms (22,000 lb) of mercury from the Dryden Chemical Company’s chloralkali plant, into the headwaters of the 235 km (146 mi)-long Wabigoon River on Lake Wabigoon in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario from 1962 until 1970, which caused mercury contamination in the region’s lakes and rivers. On April 6, 1970, he closed commercial fisheries and issued warning against consumption of fish in the area. According to a 2018 article in The Guardian, in August 1970 Kerr had reassured the local community that the Wabigoon river would recover naturally within twelve weeks without government intervention or a clean up. In a speech to the Ontario parliament in 2010, MP Norman W. Sterling, said that Kerr had made up the estimate of twelve weeks, and quoted Kerr as saying, “If I had said it was going to be flushed out in one or two years, they would never have believed me.” Sterling’s words were “met with laughter in the Ontario parliament”.
Kerr was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1963 provincial election, defeating Liberal Party candidate Owen Mullin by 6,372 votes in Halton. He served as a backbench supporter of Robarts’s government for four years, and was re-elected in the 1967 election. He was appointed to cabinet on June 5, 1969, as Minister of Energy and Resources Management.
He served on the town council of Burlington, Ontario, from 1955 to 1957 and from 1960 to 1962.
George Albert Kerr (January 27, 1924 – May 21, 2007) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1963 to 1985, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of John Robarts and Bill Davis. Kerr was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party and was the first person to hold the portfolio of environment minister in any provincial or federal cabinet in Canada.