Fred Dickson

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The Honourable
Fred Dickson
Senator for Halifax, Nova Scotia
In office
January 2, 2009 – February 9, 2012
Appointed by Stephen Harper
Personal details
Born (1937-07-04)July 4, 1937
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Died February 9, 2012(2012-02-09) (aged 74)
Truro, Nova Scotia
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Kathryn Dickson
Committees Senate Committee on National Finance and Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Fred Dickson QC (July 4, 1937 – February 9, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and a Conservative member of the Canadian Senate. He was appointed on the advice of Stephen Harper to the Senate on January 2, 2009.


He was counsel with the law firm of McInnes Cooper and has advised the federal and provincial governments on numerous resource and infrastructure projects, including serving as an advisor to the Government of Nova Scotia under Premier John Buchanan during the signing of the 1982 and 1985 Canada/Nova Scotia Offshore Oil and Gas Agreements. He was a director of the Offshore/Onshore Technologies Association of Nova Scotia and Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.[1]

He died on February 9, 2012 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.[2]


  1. ^ "Senators - Detailed Information". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ "N.S. Senator Dickson dies at 74". The Chronicle Herald.