Robert Stanbury

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Douglas George Stanbury PC QC (born October 26, 1929 in Exeter , Ontario , † February 10, 2017 ) was a Canadian lawyer and politician of the Liberal Party of Canada , who was a member of the lower house and minister for several years .


After attending school, Stanbury completed a course of study, which he completed with a Bachelor of Arts (BA). He completed another law degree with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and then worked as a lawyer , solicitor and barrister .

In the general election of November 8, 1965 , Stanbury was elected as a candidate of the Liberal Party for the first time as a member of the House of Commons and represented the constituency of York-Scarborough in this until his resignation on November 9, 1977 . At the beginning of his parliamentary work, he was from January 18, 1966 to April 23, 1968 Chairman of the Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Support for the Arts.

In August 1968 he took over his first government office and was Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for Canada until October 1969. Stanbury was then appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as a minister without portfolio for the first time to the 20th Canadian cabinet on October 20, 1969 , in which he was then communications minister from August 12, 1971 to November 26, 1972 after a cabinet reshuffle. His last position was from November 27, 1972 to July 7, 1974, Minister for National Income in the Trudeau cabinet.

After leaving the House of Commons, he became Secretary General of the Canadian branch of Firestone Tire & Rubber Company ( Firestone Canada ) in 1977 , of which he was later Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After his tenure at Firestone, he worked as an attorney in the law firm of Inch, Easterbrook and Shaker active in Hamilton and became involved in addition also in the International Commission of Jurists and the first integrity commissioner for Nunavut - territory in the period from March 2001 to July 2008.

Stanbury's older brother Richard Stanbury (1923-2014) was a member of the Senate, where he represented the York Center Senate for thirty years between 1968 and 1998 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary , accessed December 13, 2017
  2. ^ Homepage of the Integrity Commissioner of Nunavut