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 5 of 1495)


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, where the scandal lies is in the unfounded insinuations of the hon. member. The Minister for International Cooperation has not been found guilty by the courts, and the position she maintains is that she has acted in compliance with the law of the province of Ontario.

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, it would be very nice if the hon. member based his question on facts. Only one fact in his question is correct: she did vote in this municipal ward byelection.

However it is not a fact to say that she voted incorrectly or that she admitted to voting incorrectly. Her position is that what she did was correct and so far nobody at the judicial level has concluded otherwise. The hon. member ought to withdraw his unwarranted remarks.

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, in a little more than an hour the House will have the budget and the facts of its content.

If the hon. member knows exactly what is in the budget at this point he ought to submit himself to investigation by the authorities because he is clearly in breach of a constitutional and parliamentary principle. He ought to get up and admit that he either does not know what he is talking about or, if he does, why he has broken the law.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Economy
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December 10, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the hon. member could tell us how he knows for a fact that the allegations in the press are leaks. If he knows that, then he has obtained information and is talking about it in a way that may well lead to his being under inquiry himself. Perhaps he could explain the basis for his question.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Budget
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