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The Story of Labrador

by (author) Bill Rompkey

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
May 2005
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2005
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
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Bill Rompkey was born in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, but he grew up in St. John’s where he later taught English before moving to Labrador in 1963. While a student at Memorial University, he joined the University Naval Training Divisions and later, as a commissioned officer, was stationed briefly at HMCS Cabot. In 1972, he was elected to the House of Commons where he served for twenty-three years before being appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1995. Throughout his parliamentary career, Senator Rompkey has been involved with issues of defence and security. He chaired the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs and in 1993 co-chaired the Special Joint Committee on Canada’s Defence Policy. Previously, he had served as vice-chair of the North Atlantic Assembly, the international body for NATO parliamentarians. He was an active member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada and the Crow’s Nest, and he has been honoured for his work with the Navy League of Canada. He was married to the former Carolyn Pike, and they had two children, Hilary and Peter. Bill Rompkey passed away on March 21, 2017 in Ottawa, ON.

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