Oral History

The Hon. Kenneth Binks 2006, 264 pages

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. of ten audio cassette recordings and a transcript with index (266 p.).

Status: Open

Occupation: Judge

Number of pages: 264

Read more about: Ontario Superior Court

Archive Details

Archive Link: https://aims.archives.gov.on.ca/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/DESCRIPTION_WEB/WEB_DESC_DET?SESSIONSEARCH&exp=sisn%2066927

Archive Code: C 81-1-0-158

Title: Interviews with Kenneth Binks

Date: 2006

Description: Textual records, Sound recordings

Physical Description: 1 file of textual records. - 10 audio cassettes (ca. 10 hours)

Restrictions: Closed until November 14, 2013