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The Honourable Thomas Garfield "Gar" Knutson, PC , MBA , LL.B (born May 4, 1956) is a lawyer and former member of the Parliament of Canada, as well as a former cabinet minister. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... The Privy Council Office as it apeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Cabinet of Canada (French: Cabinet du Canada) plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ...


Knutson holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Windsor. Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario is one of Canadas and the worlds leading business schools. ... The University of Western Ontario is a public, non-denominational university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... The University of Windsor is a mid-sized university in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ...


In the 1993 federal election, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Elgin-Middlesex-London riding as a candidate representing the Liberal Party. He was re-elected in the 1997 and 2000 elections. Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian federal election of 1993 was held on October 25, 1993. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is a political party in Canada. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000. ...


He was Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien from 2000 to 2002. In 2002, he was named Secretary of State for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and served as Minister of State for International Trade from 2003 to 2004. He was defeated by the Conservative candidate Joe Preston in the 2004 election. Shortly afterward, Knutson became a partner at Ottawa's Borden Ladner Gervais office, a large nationwide law firm, practicing in the area of government relations and public policy. The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LL.L, LL.D (born January 11, 1934) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) 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. ... Joe Preston (born June 14, 1955 in Chatham, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and Conservative member of Parliament representing Elgin-Middlesex-London. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


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Gar Knutson at AllExperts (270 words)
Thomas Garfield "Gar" Knutson, PC, MBA, LL.B (born May 4, 1956) is a lawyer and former member of the Parliament of Canada, as well as a former cabinet minister.
Knutson holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Windsor.
Shortly afterward, Knutson became a partner at Ottawa's Borden Ladner Gervais LLP office, a large nationwide law firm, practicing in the area of government relations and public policy.
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