Howard Charles Green
Background and earlier career
He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1935 federal election as a Conservative from Vancouver, British Columbia and served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for twenty eight years. Between his first election in 1935 and the 1949 federal election he was MP for Vancouver South. After that time, he represented the riding of Vancouver Quadra until his defeat.
Strong, anti-nuclear stance
He was a strong supporter of the Commonwealth of Nations, and advocated nuclear disarmament, backing Diefenbaker's position against having Canada accept nuclear tipped Bomarc missiles - a position that led to the resignation of several ministers and contributed to the fall of the Diefenbaker government. He helped promote the country's international role until he was defeated along with the Tory government in the 1963 federal election.
|Parliament of Canada|
|Member of Parliament for Vancouver South
|Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra
|18th Ministry – Cabinet of John Diefenbaker|
|Cabinet Posts (2)|
|Secretary of State for External Affairs
4 Jun 1959 – 21 April 1963
|Paul Martin, Sr.|
|Robert Winters||Minister of Public Works
21 June 1957 – 19 August 1959