|Alfred Dryden Hales|
|Member of Parliament
for Wellington South
June 1957 – June 1968
|Member of Parliament
June 1968 – May 1974
|Born||22 November 1909
|Died||22 February 1998(aged 88)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Profession||butcher, meat cutter, farmer, manufacturer, merchant|
Alfred Dryden Hales (22 November 1909 – 22 February 1998) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Guelph, Ontario and became a butcher, meat cutter, farmer, manufacturer and merchant by career.
Hales graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Toronto's Ontario Agricultural College in 1934. He also played two seasons as middle wing for the Toronto Argonauts in 1934 and 1935.
After an unsuccessful attempt to win the Wellington South riding in the 1953 federal election, Hales became a Guelph city councillor in 1955. He campaigned again for Parliament in the 1957 election. He was re-elected to consecutive terms at Wellington South, then from the 1968 election at Wellington. His Parliamentary career ended in May 1974 after he completed his term in the 29th Canadian Parliament, and Hales did not campaign in the 1974 election. He repeatedly introduced a Private Member's Bill to create the Parliamentary Internship Programme until this was approved in 1969. Today, an annual award named in his honour is given by the Institute on Governance to the best essay by a Parliamentary intern.
Hales chaired the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts from 1966 to 1974, following the tradition that such a chair be a member of the Official Opposition.
|Canadian federal election, 1953|
|Liberal||Henry Alfred HOSKING||9,275||45.4||-1.9|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||8,722||42.7||7.1|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Thomas L. WITHERS||2,431||11.9||-5.2|
|Total valid votes||20,428||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1957|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||11,632||54.6||11.9|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Thomas L. WITHERS||3,573||16.8||4.9|
|Total valid votes||21,295||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1958|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||15,160||59.4||4.8|
|Liberal||James B. KEATING||8,194||32.1||2.5|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Fred J. WHITE||2,186||8.5||-7.3|
|Total valid votes||25,540||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1962|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||11,345||42.0||-17.4|
|New Democratic||John HARNEY||6,989||25.9||17.4|
|Social Credit||Reginald YOUD||174||0.6||0.6|
|Total valid votes||27,016||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1963|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||11,350||39.7||-2.3|
|New Democratic||John HARNEY||6,391||22.3||-3.6|
|Social Credit||Reginald YOUD||150||0.5||-0.1|
|Total valid votes||28,604||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1965|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||11,264||38.8||-0.9|
|New Democratic||John HARNEY||9,190||31.6||7.3|
|Liberal||Donald E. MCFADZEN||8,595||29.6||-7.9|
|Total valid votes||29,049||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1968|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||13,496||44.5|
|New Democratic||Phil LANTHIER||5,012||16.5|
|Total valid votes||30,350||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1972|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfred Dryden HALES||20,730||53.1||+8.6|
|New Democratic||Margaret MCCREADY||7,050||18.1||+1.6|
|Total valid votes||39,043||100.0|
- "The Late Mr. Alfred Hales". Hansard. Parliament of Canada. 16 March 1998. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- "Alf Hales, 1931". Artefacts Canada. Department of Canadian Heritage. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- "Alf Hales fonds". Guelph Public Library. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- Alfred Hales – Parliament of Canada biography
- Richards, N.R. (Rick) (4 April 1990). "Alumni-in-Action Oral History: Alfred Dryden Hales, OAC ‘34". University of Guelph. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
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