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Encyclopedia > Edward Schreyer
The Rt Hon. Edward Richard Schreyer
Rank: 22nd Governor General of Canada
Term of Office: January 22, 1979 - May 14, 1984
Predecessor: Jules Léger
Successor: Jeanne Sauvé
Birth: December 21, 1935
Place of Birth: Beausejour, Manitoba
Spouse: Lily Schreyer
Profession: Politician , Professor
Religion: Roman Catholic


Edward Richard Schreyer, PC, CC, CMM, OM, CD, LLD (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician and member of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Ed Schreyer File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian monarch. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Jules Léger, PC, CC (April 4, 1913 – November 22, 1980) was the Governor General of Canada (1974 – 1979). ... The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A profession is an occupation that requires extensive training and the study and mastery of specialized knowledge, and usually has a professional association, ethical code and process of certification or licensing. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... A professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) (or prof for short) is a senior teacher, lecturer and/or researcher usually employed by a college or university. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... 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 ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces whom have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ... Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) The Canadian Forces Decoration is a Canadian military award given to officers and soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces who have completed twelve years of military service. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the LL.D. is a higher doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Beausejour is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba located in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (French is an official language of the Manitoban legislature and courts) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy and moderate democratic socialist tendencies that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...


He has served as Premier of Manitoba (1969–1977) and Governor General of Canada (1979]–1984) and ran for election to the House of Commons in the 2006 federal election, the first former Governor General in Canadian history ever to do so. His attempt to unseat a Conservative incumbent failed, however. Categories: Canada-related stubs | Manitoba premiers ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian monarch. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...

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Early life

Schreyer attended Cromwell Elementary School and Beausejour Collegiate Secondary School, and studied at United College, St. John's College and the University of Manitoba. He received a Bachelor of Pedagogy in 1959], a Bachelor of Education in 1962, a Master of Arts in International Relations and a second Master of Arts in Economics in 1963. He served as a professor of International Relations at St. Paul's College of the University of Manitoba from 1962 to 1965. The University of Manitoba (established in 1877) is one of four universities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was the first university ever established in Western Canada. ... Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching. ... A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... Buyers bargain for good prices while sellers put forth their best front in Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala. ...


On June 30, 1960, Schreyer married Lily Schulz. The couple had two daughters, Lisa and Karmel, and two sons, Jason and Tobin. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Political career

In the provincial election of 1958, Schreyer was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a member of the Manitoba Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), representing the rural constituency of Brokenhead. He held the riding until 1965, when he resigned to run successfully for the House of Commons. Schreyer returned to provincial politics in 1969, and was elected on June 8 as leader of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba, the successor to the Manitoba CCF. (See New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership conventions.) He led his party to a watershed electoral victory in the 1969 provincial election, and served as Premier of Manitoba from 1969 until 1977. Manitobas general election of June 16, 1958 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... The Manitoba Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (or CCF) was a provincial branch of the national Canadian party by the same name. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... There have been five New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership conventions to select a party leader since the Manitoba NDPs founding in 1961. ... The Manitoba General Election of June 25, 1969 was a watershed moment in the provinces political history. ... Categories: Canada-related stubs | Manitoba premiers ...


Schreyer differed in many respects from the previous leaders of Manitoba's New Democratic Party. From a rural background, and not committed to socialism as an ideology, he was able to win the support of many centrist voters who had not previously identified with the NDP. A German-Austrian Catholic (his maternal grandparents were Austrians who emigrated from western Ukraine), he was the first leader of the Manitoba CCF/NDP who was not of an Anglo-Saxon and Protestant background. Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


Schreyer's government initiated many important changes during its first term in office, from 1969 to 1973. It amalgamated the city of Winnipeg with its suburbs, introduced public automobile insurance and significantly reduced medicare premiums. The government's second term (1973 to 1977) was marked by less innovation, though it introduced mining tax legislation in 1974]. In 1977, Schreyer's New Democrats were defeated by the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba under Sterling Lyon. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge),1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Sterling Rufus Lyon (born January 30, 1927) was Premier of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981. ...


As Premier, Schreyer sometimes favoured policies distinct from those of the federal New Democratic Party. In 1970, he supported Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's decision to invoke the War Measures Act in response to the October Crisis in Quebec, notwithstanding the opposition of federal NDP leader Tommy Douglas. The New Democratic Party (NDP) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy and moderate democratic socialist tendencies that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ... Pierre Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000) was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. ... The War Measures Act (enacted in August 1914) was a Canadian statute that allowed the government to assume sweeping emergency powers. ... Military cordon in support of police taking surrender of terrorist Liberation cell, December 3, 1970 The October Crisis was a series of dramatic events triggered by two terrorist kidnappings in the province of Quebec, Canada, in October 1970, which ultimately resulted in a brief invocation of the War Measures Act... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... Thomas Clement Douglas, PC, CC, SOM, MA, LL.D (hc) (October 20, 1904 – February 24, 1986) was a Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister who became a prominent social democratic politician. ...


Governor General

Schreyer was appointed Governor General by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1979, and moved into Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario. He was the first Governor General from Manitoba, and at the age of 43, was the youngest Governor General since Lord Lansdowne in 1883 (38 years old). Also in 1979, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada along with his wife Lily Schreyer. Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE (14 January 1845 - 3 June 1927) was a British politician and Irish peer who served as Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ...


As Governor General, Schreyer championed women's issues, the environment, and official bilingualism. During his first year in office, he established the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the "Persons Case", recognizing the efforts of Emily Murphy and others to ensure that Canadian women would be constitutionally recognized as persons. He instituted the Governor General's Conservation Awards in 1981, and in 1983 created the Edward Schreyer Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. Also in 1983, he presided over the first Governor General's Canadian Study Conference (which has subsequently occurred every four years). Bilingualism in Canada refers to laws and policies of the federal government — and some other levels of government — mandating that certain services and communications be available to the public in both English and French. ... The Valiant Five or The Famous Five were five Canadian women who, in 1927 asked the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, Are women persons? The case came to be known as the Persons Case. ... Statue of Emily Murphy in the monument to The Valiant Five, Parliament Hill, Ottawa Emily Murphy (March 14, 1868 - October 17, 1933) was a Canadian womens rights activist. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ...


Post vice-regal career

Upon retiring from the Governor-General's position in 1984, Schreyer announced that he would donate his pension to the Canadian Shield Foundation, an environmental organization. He was sworn into the Privy Council later in the year, and was subsequently appointed Canadian High Commissioner to Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. He held those positions until 1988. Canadian Shield The Canadian Shield is a large craton in eastern and central Canada and adjacent portions of the United States, composed of bare rock dating to the Precambrian Era (between 4. ... 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 ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on... A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ...


Schreyer then returned to Winnipeg and worked as a national representative of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit housing organization. He is also an Honorary Director of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, and Honorary Advisor to the Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures, and a Founding Member of the Winnipeg Library Foundation. Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ...


Schreyer came out of political retirement in the 1999 provincial election to support the New Democratic Party under Gary Doer. He delivered strong criticism of the Progressive Conservative government of Gary Filmon, and made headlines by accusing the Progressive Conservatives of spreading false information about the criminal record of Tom Nevakshonoff, the NDP's candidate in Interlake. Schreyer's comments were not approved in advance by the Manitoba NDP, and were regarded at the time as very surprising. His position was vindicated in 2001, when local Tory organizer Heather Campbell-Dewar pleaded guilty to defaming Nevakshonoff's character and making a false or misleading statement to the police. The election of September 21, 1999 in Manitoba, Canada returned to power the New Democratic Party (NDP), which had been out of power since 1988. ... Gary Doer (March 31, 1948-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Honourable Gary Albert Filmon, PC, P.Eng. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Thomas Nevakshonoff (born December 22, 1958 in Winnipeg) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Interlake is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ...


Schreyer supported Bill Blaikie during his bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 2002-03], but was not actively involved in the campaign (Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 2002). The Honourable Rev. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy and moderate democratic socialist tendencies that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...


On November 1, 2002, Schreyer was appointed as Chancellor for Brandon University, and was re-elected as Chancellor by the University in early 2005]. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Various governments have a Chancellor who serves as some form of junior or senior minister. ... Brandon University is a Canadian university located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba with an enrolment of 3383 (2005) full-time and part-time students. ...


Electoral return

On December 15, 2005 Schreyer was acclaimed as the New Democratic Party's candidate in Selkirk—Interlake for the 2006 federal election [1] , but lost to Conservative incumbent James Bezan, receiving 37% of the vote to Bezan's 49%[2][3]. The New Democratic Party (NDP) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy and moderate democratic socialist tendencies that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... Selkirk—Interlake is the name of a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... James Bezan (born May 19, 1965 in Russell, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ...


If the 70-year old Schreyer had won, it would have marked the first time a former Governor General has been elected to the House of Commons]. There have been past instances of provincial Lieutenant Governors taking political office after their terms by accepting seats in the Canadian Senate and sitting as party members. Richard Spink Bowles, who was the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba when Schreyer first became premier, campaigned for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 1972 federal election after leaving office. There are also examples from the era of British appointed Governors General where former viceroys returned to a political career in Britain by sitting with party affiliations in the House of Lords and, in some cases, taking positions in the British cabinet. In 1952, Lord Alexander of Tunis resigned as Governor General of Canada to accept an appointment as Sir Winston Churchill's Minister of Defence. Lord Lansdowne and the Duke of Devonshire both served in British cabinets following their vice-regal careers. Lansdowne also went on to serve as leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords for over a decade. The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Richard Spink Bowles (November 16, 1912-July 9, 1988) was a lawyer and office holder in Manitoba, Canada. ... This is a historical list of the lieutenant governors of Manitoba, a province of Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... The House of Commons after the 1972 election The Canadian federal election of 1972 was held on October 30, 1972 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis KG GCB, MC, DSO (December 10, 1891 - June 16, 1969) was a British military commander and Field Marshal, notably during World War II as the commander of the 15th Army Group. ... Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. ... The Most Honourable Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE (14 January 1845 – 3 June 1927) was a British politician and Irish peer who served successively as Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for... The Duke of Devonshire As Governor General The Most Noble Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (London May 31, 1868–May 6, 1938 Chatsworth House), was a Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for West Derbyshire (1891-1908), Governor General of Canada (1916-1921), and Colonial Secretary (1922-1924). ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ...


In 1987, Schreyer was quoted describing homosexuality as an "affliction" [4]. This has been raised in the context of the current electoral campaign, particularly in relationship to same-sex marriage, which the NDP supports. Schreyer has not apologized for his previous remarks but has said he supports the current legislation allowing same-sex marriage as it does not force religious institutions to marry same-sex couples. He has also remarked, "It was 19 years ago, and I didn't -- even for a split second -- suggest that there was no need to ensure that there was equal protection of the law with respect to the people who are homosexual. In fact, I defy anyone to suggest otherwise." (National Post, 19 December 2005) Party leader Jack Layton has defended Schreyer, observing that many people's views on the subject have changed in the last twenty years (Broadcast News, 17 December 2005). Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ... John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950, in Hudson, Quebec) is a social democrat Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party. ...


Shorthand titles

  • Mr Edward Schreyer (1935-1958)
  • Mr Edward Schreyer, MLA (1958-1959)
  • Mr Edward Schreyer, MLA, B.A., B.Pd. (1959-1962)
  • Professor Edward Schreyer, MLA B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed. (1962-1963)
  • Professor Edward Schreyer, MLA, B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A (1963-1965)
  • Mr. Edward Schreyer, M.P., B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A, (1965-1969)
  • Premier Edward Schreyer, MLA, B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A, (1969-1977)
  • His Excellency The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, C.C., C.M.M., C.D., B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A, (1979-1984)
  • The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.D., B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A, LL.D, D.Sc.Soc. (1984-July 13, 2000)
  • The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., O.M., C.D., B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A, LL.D, D.Sc.Soc. (July 13, 2000-present)
Preceded by:
Jules Léger
Governor General of Canada
1979–1984
Succeeded by:
Jeanne Sauvé
Preceded by:
Walter Weir
Premier of Manitoba
1969–1977
Succeeded by:
Sterling Lyon
Preceded by:
Eric Stefanson
Member of Parliament for Selkirk
1968–1969
Succeeded by:
Doug Rowland
Preceded by:
Joe Slogan
Member of Parliament for Springfield
1965–1968
Succeeded by:
Riding Abolished


The Right Honourable Jules Léger, PC, CC (April 4, 1913 – November 22, 1980) was the Governor General of Canada (1974 – 1979). ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian monarch. ... The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... Walter C. Weir (June 7, 1929-April 17, 1985) was a politician who served as Premier of Manitoba from 1967 to 1969. ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Manitoba, Canada, since it was created in 1870. ... Sterling Rufus Lyon (born January 30, 1927) was Premier of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981. ... Eric Stefanson is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Selkirk is a city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 20km northeast of Winnipeg. ... Douglas Charles Rowland, CD, MA (June 14 1940-), Canadian politician and current Chairperson of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (French is an official language of the Manitoban legislature and courts) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked...

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In 1885, as Middletons chief of staff Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, KG, PC, 4th Earl of Minto (June 9, 1845 – March 1, 1914), known between 1859 and 1891 as Viscount Melgund, was an English politician, Governor General of Canada, and Viceroy of India. ... Albert Grey Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey (November 28, 1851 – August 29, 1917) was the ninth Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911. ... Prince Arthur as a lieutenant in The Prince Consorts Own Rifle Brigade. ... The Duke of Devonshire As Governor General The Most Noble Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (London May 31, 1868–May 6, 1938 Chatsworth House), was a Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for West Derbyshire (1891-1908), Governor General of Canada (1916-1921), and Colonial Secretary (1922-1924). ... Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (11 September 1862–6 June 1935) was a career British Army officer who served as commander of the Canadian army in World War I, and later became Governor General of Canada. ... The Right Honourable George Freeman Thomas, PC later Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon of Ratton (September 12, 1866 - August 12, 1941) was a British Liberal politician who served as Governor General of Canada and Viceroy of India. ... Lord and Lady Bessborough, 1933 Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough (October 27, 1880 - March 10, 1956) was Governor General of Canada. ... The Right Honourable John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, GCMG, GCVO, CH, PC (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940), was a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada. ... Major-General Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS, born His Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Teck (14 April 1874–16 January 1957), was a member of the British Royal Family, the younger brother of Queen Mary. ... Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis KG GCB, MC, DSO (December 10, 1891 - June 16, 1969) was a British military commander and Field Marshal, notably during World War II as the commander of the 15th Army Group. ... The Right Honourable Charles Vincent Massey, CC PC (February 20, 1887 - December 30, 1967) was the eighteenth Governor General of Canada and the first who was born in Canada. ... Georges-Philéas Vanier (April 23, 1888 - March 5, 1967) was a Canadian solider and diplomat who was Governor General of Canada from 1959 until his death. ... The Right Honourable Daniel Roland Michener, PC , CC , CMM , CD , LL.D (April 19, 1900 - August 6, 1991) was Governor General of Canada from 1967 to 1974. ... The Right Honourable Jules Léger, PC, CC (April 4, 1913 – November 22, 1980) was the Governor General of Canada (1974 – 1979). ... The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... Ramon John Ray Hnatyshyn, PC, CC, CMM, CD, BA, LL.B, QC FRHSC (hon) (anglicized pronunciation ) (March 16, 1934 – December 18, 2002) was Canadas twenty-fourth governor general, serving from 1990 to 1995. ... The Right Honourable Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc, PC, CC, ONB, CMM, CD (born December 18, 1927 in Memramcook, New Brunswick) is a former Governor General of Canada. ... Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; Hanyu Pinyin: , Hakka: Ńg Pên-kî), PC, CC, CMM, COM, CD, LL.D (born February 10, 1939) is an accomplished Canadian journalist. ... Michaëlle Jean, CC, CMM, COM, CD (born September 6, 1957 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is the current Governor General of Canada. ...

External links

  • Biography from Governor General's web site
  • Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
  • Order of Canada Citation

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Edward Richard Schreyer, PC, CC, CMM, OM, CD, LLD (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician and member of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
In the provincial election of 1958, Schreyer was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a member of the Manitoba Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, representing the rural constituency of Brokenhead.
Schreyer returned to provincial politics in 1969, and was elected on June 8 as leader of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba, the successor to the Manitoba CCF.
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