Alfred Gleave


Alfred Gleave

Infobox CanadianMP
name =Alfred Pullen Gleave


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term_start =June 25, 1968
term_end =May 9, 1974
predecessor =first member, riding created in 1966
successor =Ray Hnatyshyn
birth_date =June 6, 1911
birth_place =Embro, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
death_date =August 19, 1999
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profession =Farmer, Seed Grower
party =NDP
party colour = NDP
residence =Swanson, Saskatchewan, Canada
riding =Saskatoon—Biggar
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religion = Unitarian
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Alfred Pullen Gleave was a member of Parliament for Saskatoon—Biggar, Canada from 25 June 1968 to 9 May 1974. He was a diverse personality, and delved not only into farming and grain growing, but also became an outspoken agricultural advocate. He was born in Ontario, educated in one room school houses of Saskatchewan. Turning 19 at the start of the dirty thirties, he understood the many difficulties farmers faced during this era drought and depression. He also lived through farming advances, tecnhological changes and industrial revolution of the 1940s and 1950's which followed World War II. In the early 20th century, Alfred helped to establish many varied agricultural organizations. As a successful policitical NDP caucus member, he became member of parliament on two occasions. Alfred P. Gleave was a true voice of the Saskatchewan farmer as an MP in Ottawa, and served as an Agriculture Committee member. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Early Education

His father, William Gleave successfully proved up his homestead at SW 24 TWP 32 R.7 W3.cite web
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title = Through the years ...: Delisle, Donavon, Gledhow & O'Malley, Laura, Swanson
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Elementary schooling was completed at a one room school house in Swanson (SE 1/4 Sec.36, Twp.31, R.9, W3) [cite web
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Agricultural History

His family left Oxford County, Ontario in 1918 and came to the Swanson area, where later, Alfred Pullen would also farm. He was involved in number of community farm organizations including the United Farmers of Canada Saskatchewan section (UFC), Saskatchewan Farmers Union, (SFU), Interprovincial Farm Union Council, Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), National Farmers Union (NFA), Canadian Wheat Board and he was also a representative at the International Wheat Agreement negotiations.

During his time with the United Farmers of Canada, the Dominion Government desired wheat economy stability and negotiated the British Wheat Agreement of 1946 which provided for British purchases of large amounts of Canadian wheat at prices considerably below the world market. Alfred Gleave, committee member, was one of those who advocated for a farmers' nondelivery strike. [cite web
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Awards

As a strong voice for the agricultural community, he has been inducted poshumously 2000 into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. [cite web
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Political History

Alfred P. Gleave, a farmer, was successful in two elections for the Saskatoon—Biggar federal electoral district as a representative of the NDP which he joined November 8, 1965. The NDP party won a total of 22 seats in the 1968 election A.P. Gleave, member of parliament (1968-1974), was established in the Saskatoon—Biggar federal electoral district of Saskatchewan, Canada on June 25, 1968, and again on October 30, 1972. During 1972 election the NDP party won a total of 31 seats. Members of Parliament represented this riding in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1978.Saskatoon—Biggar]

However Alfred P. Gleave started out representing the NDP party in the Rosetown—Biggar now called the Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar federal electoral district in the 1965 election held November 8, 1965. At this time he lost to Ron D. McLelland of the PC Party. [ Rosetown—Biggar ]

Following this defeat, Alfred P. Gleave was successful twice in the Saskatoon—Biggar federal electoral district in both the 1968 election and the 1972 election.

He tried again in the 1974 election representing the NDP party in the Saskatoon—Biggar federal electoral district, however was defeated by Ray Hnatyshyn of the PC Party.

He later moved to the Kindersley—Lloydminster federal electoral district and lost to Bill McKnight, PC in the 1979 election. [Kindersley—Lloydminster

Member of parliament

The 28th Canadian Parliament was set up September 12, 1968 and was controlled by a Liberal Party majority under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.28th Canadian Parliament] He was member of both the agriculture committee as well as the Library of Parliament joint committee.

The 29th Canadian Parliament set up October 30, 1972 and was again controlled by a Liberal Party minority under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. 29th Canadian Parliament] Here he was member of the Trends in Food Prices, agriculture committee, and the Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs committee. He also was a special member of the Restaurant joint committee.

Published works

During his retirement years he wrote a book about politics and farm organization which was named "United We Stand, Prairie Farmers 1901-1975"Citation
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title =United We Stand: Prairie Farmers 1905-1975 ISBN 0921633661
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year =5/1/1991
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ee also

*List of NDP members of parliament
*List of articles about CCF/NDP members (by year first elected)
*List of NDP members of provincial and territorial assemblies
*Canadian federal election, 1965
*Canadian federal election, 1968
*28th Canadian Parliament
*Canadian federal election, 1972
*29th Canadian Parliament
*Canadian federal election, 1974
*Canadian federal election, 1979
* Kindersley—Lloydminster
*Saskatoon—Biggar
*List of Canadian federal electoral districts
*Past Canadian electoral districts
*List of articles about Saskatchewan CCF/NDP members
*Historical federal electoral districts of Canada
*1946 in Canada

External links

* [http://www.ndp.ca New Democratic Party]
* [http://www.ecampus.com/book/0921633661 United We Stand: Prairie Farmers 1905-1975:0921633661:Gleave Alfred]

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