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This article is about the Canadian statesman. For the similarly-named places in Massachusetts, see Allen Rock. Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Allan Rock (born August 30, 1947) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ...

Allan Rock at the UN General Assembly, speaking on the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Allan Michael Rock, PC, BA , LL.B (born August 30, 1947) is a lawyer and former Canadian politician and diplomat. He was Canada's ambassador to the United Nations (2004-2006) and had previously served in the Cabinet of Jean Chrétien, most notably as Justice Minister (1993-1997) and Health Minister (1997-2002). Allan Rock (Canada) speaking in the General Assembly today. ... Allan Rock (Canada) speaking in the General Assembly today. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in the majority of common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... The Minister of Justice (French: Ministre de la Justice) of Canada is the minister in the Cabinet of Canada who is responsible for the Department of Justice and is also Attorney General of Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Health (French: Ministre de la Santé) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments health department (Health Canada) and enforcing the Canada Health Act, the law governing Medicare. ...

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Early life

Rock was born and raised in Ottawa. He studied for a B.A. and an LL.B. at the University of Ottawa and began his career as a trial lawyer. Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - MPs List... For the university in Ottawa, Kansas, see Ottawa University. ...


As a student leader in 1970 he met John Lennon and drove him around Ottawa while he was hosting him for a "peace conference" he was holding. He had invited Lennon to Ottawa after his famous "bed-in" in Montreal. He tried to introduce Lennon to Pierre Trudeau, but the prime minister was not at home when they dropped by. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... For other uses, see Pierre Elliott Trudeau (disambiguation). ...


Ministerial career

In 2002, Rock became the Minister of Industry for Canada following five years in the post of Minister of Health. Prior to this he was the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Maxime Bernier In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Industry (French: Ministre de lIndustrie) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments economic development and corporate affairs department, Industry Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Health (French: Ministre de la Santé) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments health department (Health Canada) and enforcing the Canada Health Act, the law governing Medicare. ... The Minister of Justice (French: Ministre de la Justice) of Canada is the minister in the Cabinet of Canada who is responsible for the Department of Justice and is also Attorney General of Canada. ...


In his role as Minister of Justice, Rock was heavily involved in bringing about the Canadian gun registry. This program was plagued by massive cost overruns, and is rumoured to be one of the reasons for the failure of Rock's abortive leadership bid. However Rock's tenure as a federal cabinet minister was in general characterized by controversy ranging from the handling of compensation for victims of tainted blood donations to actions of his department in the Airbus affair (which ended in a public apology and $2,000,000 settlement to Brian Mulroney). The Canadian gun registry is a government-run registry of all legally-owned guns in Canada. ... The Airbus affair refers to allegations of secret commissions paid to members of the Brian Mulroney government in exchange for the purchase by Crown corporation Air Canada of a large order of Airbus jets. ... Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ, LLD (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ...


Rock initially declared he would run in the Liberal Party of Canada leadership race to replace the retiring Jean Chrétien, but he later dropped out. On December 12, 2003, he was appointed Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. Rock took office in early 2004. The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As Canada's ambassador to the UN, Rock spoke to the UN General Assembly on April 13, 2004, encouraging participation of the member nations of the United Nations on the matter of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is a process designed to certify the origin of diamonds from sources which are free of conflict. ...


Certain Catholic groups have called for Rock's excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church due to his support for abortion rights.[citation needed] Rock was also a strong supporter of gay rights, and specifically gay marriage, long before it became Liberal Party policy. Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive or suspend membership in a religious community. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ...


With the election of the Conservative Party of Canada, it has been speculated that Rock would be replaced in his role as Ambassador. He had also been mentioned as a potential candidate to replace the departing Prime Minister Paul Martin as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada but on February 3, 2006, Rock announced that he would not run for leadership of the Liberal Party. [1] He later endorsed Stephane Dion's successful bid to lead the party. The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hon. ...


Rock tendered his resignation in February and on February 16, 2006, the newly elected Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment of Rock's replacement, John McNee [2] Rock remained in office until June 30, 2006 at Harper's request. Upon his departure, he called for an overhaul of the UN. [3] Rock submitted a report about child soldiers in Sri Lanka on 15th January 2007 to the UN. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... John McNee is Canadas Ambassador to the United Nations. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rock announced earlier in June that he would be moving to Windsor, Ontario to resume his legal career with Harvey Thomas Strosberg at Sutts, Strosberg LLP. During the 2006 Liberal Leadership Convention, Rock announced support for Stéphane Dion at a crucial moment in the days leading up to the vote. Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... Stéphane Maurice Dion, PC, MP, Ph. ...


See also

Canadian ambassadors to the United Nations, full title Categories: | | | ... The 2003 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention ended on November 14, 2003, electing Paul Martin as the partys new leader. ... Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006...

References

  1. ^ 'Rock sends regrets, won't run to lead Liberals', CBC News, February 3, 2006
  2. ^ 'McNee tapped as Rock's replacement', Globe & Mail, February 16, 2006
  3. ^ Departing Allan Rock calls for major UN overhaul, CTV News, July 2, 2006
26th Ministry - Government of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet Posts (5)
Predecessor Office Successor
Brian Tobin Minister of Industry
(2002–2003)
Lucienne Robillard
Brian Tobin Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
(2002–2003)
Joe McGuire
Brian Tobin Minister of Western Economic Diversification
(2002–2003)
Rey Pagtakhan
David Dingwall Minister of Health
(1997–2002)
Anne McLellan
Pierre Blais Minister of Justice
(1993–1997)
Anne McLellan
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
vacant, previously
Marcel Massé
Minister responsible for Infrastructure
(2002–2003)
position abolished
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Michael Wilson, Progressive Conservative
Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre
19932004
Succeeded by
Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Liberal
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Paul Heinbecker
Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
20042006
Succeeded by
John McNee

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Allan Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (639 words)
Allan Rock, PC, BA, LL.B. (born August 30, 1947) is a Canadian politician and diplomat.
However Rock's tenure as a federal cabinet minister was in general characterized by controversy ranging from the handling of compensation for victims of tainted blood donations to actions of his department in the Airbus affair (which ended in a public apology and $2,000,000 settlement to Brian Mulroney).
As Canada's ambassador to the UN, Rock spoke to the UN General Assembly on April 13, 2004, encouraging participation of the member nations of the United Nations on the matter of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Allan Rock - definition of Allan Rock in Encyclopedia (215 words)
Allan Rock (born August 30, 1947) is a Canadian politician and diplomat.
Rock was a trial lawyer before he entered politics in 1993.
Allan studied for a B.A. and an LL.B. at the University of Ottawa.
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