Herbert Eser (Herb) GRAY

GRAY, The Right Hon. Herbert Eser (Herb), P.C., C.C., Q.C., B.Comm., LL.B., LL.D.(Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Windsor West (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 25, 1931
Deceased Date
April 21, 2014
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Gray
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4e3a9e68-a6fb-4e24-9458-cfe2e836c8bc&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Essex West (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Essex West (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Essex West (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (August 30, 1968 - October 19, 1969)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (October 20, 1969 - September 23, 1970)
  • Minister of National Revenue (September 24, 1970 - November 26, 1972)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Revenue (September 24, 1970 - November 26, 1972)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (November 27, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (November 27, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (March 3, 1980 - September 29, 1982)
  • Minister of Regional Economic Expansion (January 12, 1982 - September 29, 1982)
  • President of the Treasury Board (September 30, 1982 - June 29, 1984)
  • President of the Treasury Board (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • President of the Treasury Board (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (September 18, 1984 - February 7, 1990)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (September 18, 1984 - February 7, 1990)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (September 18, 1984 - February 7, 1990)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (September 18, 1984 - February 7, 1990)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 8, 1990 - December 20, 1990)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (November 4, 1993 - April 27, 1997)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (November 4, 1993 - April 27, 1997)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (November 4, 1993 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (November 4, 1993 - June 10, 1997)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (June 11, 1997 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister responsible for the Millenium Bureau of Canada (March 12, 1998 - January 14, 2002)
November 27, 2000 - January 14, 2002
LIB
  Windsor West (Ontario)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (June 11, 1997 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister responsible for the Millenium Bureau of Canada (March 12, 1998 - January 14, 2002)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1495)


December 13, 2001

Hon. Herb Gray (Deputy Prime Minister, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, there is no such thing as a formal viceregal role for the spouse of the Governor General. Mr. Saul is entitled to express his opinions as a private citizen. I wonder why the Leader of the Opposition is so ready to confirm that things are going so well that this is the only topic he can raise, not the budget, not health care, not the war in Afghanistan. I would like to thank the Leader of the Opposition for his strong endorsement of the government.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Literary Works
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December 13, 2001

Hon. Herb Gray (Deputy Prime Minister, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, what happened to the belief of the Alliance Party in the right of a citizen to have free speech? I guess that is out the window now. What happened to the fact that we are now in the 21st century and it is widely understood that a spouse is not simply an extension of another spouse?

Mr. Saul is a private citizen. He is entitled to express his opinions. He does not have an official position from the government or from the crown. The hon. member ought to recognize that and apologize to the House for wasting its time with a question like this instead of asking about something important like jobs, or health, or the budget, or the--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Literary Works
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December 13, 2001

Hon. Herb Gray (Deputy Prime Minister, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I do not think the hon. member's question states a conclusion. That is a press report. It is not a court ruling. The hon. minister voted in good faith in a municipal ward byelection in a ward where she was a tenant. I submit that on the basis of that, she voted in good faith on the grounds of information obtained for her by her staff.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Minister for International Cooperation
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December 11, 2001

Hon. Herb Gray (Deputy Prime Minister, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have to ask the hon. lady how she can teach anybody about parliamentary procedure and conduct of ministers after what she did in leaving the Alliance Party and joining the Conservative Party.

What she says is wrong. The hon. minister has not been found to have broken Ontario election law. There has been no charge, no trial and no conviction. Therefore what the hon. member is saying is contrary to the principles of Canadian and British justice, and she ought to apologize to the House for her unwarranted comments.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Minister for International Cooperation
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December 10, 2001

Hon. Herb Gray (Deputy Prime Minister, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the minister has not been found guilty by a court. There has been no complaint made that would require her to be brought before a court.

The circumstances in Quebec were different. The MLA resigned after being found guilty by a provincial court.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Minister for International Cooperation
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