File consists of oral history records documenting the life and career of Kenneth Binks (b. 1925), a lawyer who was called to the Bar of Saskatchewan and to the Bar of Ontario in 1953, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1964. He was National Secretary of the Progressive Conservative Party from 1959 to 1966, and was elected a Member of Parliament for Ottawa West in 1979. In 1991, he was appointed a judge of the General Division, now Superior Court of the Province of Ontario. Interview topics include: family background and history; Department of Munitions and Supply; External Affairs; Library of Parliament; Queen’s University; University of Saskatchewan; Right Hon. John Diefenbaker; Family and Criminal Provincial Court; select cases; first non-capital murder case in Canada, 1962; Divisional Court and Judges’ conferences, among others. File consists of ten audio cassette recordings and a transcript with index (266 p.).
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