Howard Charles Green
He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1935 federal election as a Conservative from Vancouver, British Columbia in the election which saw the defeat of PM R.B. Bennett. He 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.
Green was a fierce critic of Louis St. Laurent and Lester B. Pearson's actions in the Suez Crisis. In the debate upon Pearson's return from the UN, Green intoned: "by its actions in the Suez crisis, has made this month of November 1956, the most disgraceful period for Canada in the history of this nation," and that it was "high time Canada had a government which will not knife Canada's best friends in the back."
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.
- Pearson 1972, p. 273
- Pearson, Lester B. (1972). Mike: The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson. 1. University of Toronto Press.
|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