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 4 of 1495)


December 10, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is wrong. The Prime Minister is not saying that a minister can break the law. He is saying just the opposite. He is saying that from the information we have, the minister voted properly. The Prime Minister has asked the ethics counsellor to look into the matter and make a report to him.

On the basis of the information available, the hon. minister acted in good faith according to the advice she received about the municipal voting law. With respect to the contracts in question, they were found to conform totally with treasury board guidelines.

The hon. member ought to withdraw his unwarranted and unfactual assertions.

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 hon. member is totally misstating the minister's position. She said that she voted, and it is a matter of public record. She did not say that she voted incorrectly. She said just the opposite. She said that she voted on the basis of information obtained for her by her staff which indicated that she could vote as she did. Those are the facts.

The hon. member ought to withdraw his insinuations and conclusions which are totally contrary to the facts and the principles of Canadian and British justice.

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

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

It is the hon. minister's position that she was a tenant in the ward where there was a byelection and as such she was entitled to vote in that byelection.

My hon. friend's wrongful assertion that in doing so she broke the law is contrary to the principles of Canadian and British justice. He is the guy who ought to go back to the drawing board and get the facts both on the minister's proper conduct and what the law actually says in this regard.

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, I am really surprised that the hon. member, a lawyer of long standing, has forgotten or is deliberately--perhaps not deliberately, I had better withdraw that--overlooking basic principles of Canadian and British justice that someone does something illegal when it is found to be so by a court, after a charge has been laid and the charge has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This has not happened here. The minister acted in good faith, as I have said before, based on information obtained for her from the municipal authorities by her staff.

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 courts have not found the minister guilty, and her position is that she voted in compliance with the present legislation of the province of Ontario.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Minister for International Cooperation
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