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Encyclopedia > John Harvard (politician)

John Harvard, PC, OM (born June 4, 1938 in Glenboro, Manitoba) is a journalist, politician and office holder in Manitoba, Canada. He served as a federal MP from 1988 to 2004, and was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba just before Canada's 2004 federal election. 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... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Glenboro ( ) is a village in Manitoba, Canada located about 80 km southeast of the city of Brandon, in the Rural Municipality of South Cypress. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14... 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. ... A Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant-Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Harvard was a broadcast journalist from 1957 to 1988. He worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for eighteen years and was for many years the host of a popular call-in show in Winnipeg. Coincidentally, his predecessor as lieutenant-governor, Peter M. Liba, worked as a journalist for CBC's competitor CanWest. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Peter M. Liba (May 10, 1940-) is a Manitoba journalist and office holder. ... CanWest Global Communications Corp. ...


Harvard was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1988 election as a Liberal, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative George Minaker by 18,695 votes to 16,993 in the middle-class suburban riding of Winnipeg—St. James (in the previous election, the Liberal candidate had finished third). Harvard sat as a backbench member of the parliamentary opposition from 1988 to 1993. 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. ... Map of the Popular Vote with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian Parliament after the 1988 election The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... 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 to centre-left of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... George Minaker (born September 17, 1937 in Morris, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Winnipeg—St. ...


The Liberal Party won the 1993 federal election, and Harvard was easily re-elected in Winnipeg—St. James, defeating his nearest competitor, Reformer Peter Blumenschein, by about 13,000 votes. He was not appointed to cabinet, but was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services in 1996. Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ...


Harvard was again re-elected without difficulty in the federal election of 1997, running in the redistributed riding of Charleswood--Assiniboine. He was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food after the election, serving until 1998. 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Charleswood—St. ...


Harvard faced his most difficult bid for re-election in the 2000 campaign, narrowly defeating Canadian Alliance challenger Cyril McFate by 13,901 votes to 11,569. Progressive Conservative Curtis Moore finished third with 9991 votes, causing many to regard the riding as winnable for a "united right" in the next election. The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ...


Harvard supported Paul Martin for the Liberal Party leadership over a period of several years, and it was perhaps for this reason that he was never called into the cabinet of Jean Chrétien. As early as 2000, Harvard publicly suggested that Chrétien should consider resigning as party leader. When Martin became prime minister on December 12, 2003, Harvard was sworn in to the Privy Council as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade. For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LLL, LLD (born January 11, 1934), served as the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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...


Harvard resigned his parliamentary seat on May 6, 2004. It is rumoured that this was done at the urging of Winnipeg mayor Glen Murray, who was seeking the Liberal candidacy for a Winnipeg-area riding in the upcoming federal election. It was announced the next day that Harvard would be appointed lieutenant-governor of Manitoba, and he was officially sworn in on June 30. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glen Murray (born October 27, 1957) is a politician who was formerly the mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ...


The position of lieutenant-governor is largely ceremonial, and Harvard holds very little direct influence over the government of Manitoba.


In October 2005 John Harvard was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba.

Preceded by:
Peter M. Liba
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
2004-
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
George Minaker
Member of Parliament for Winnipeg—St. James
1988-1997
Succeeded by:
The electoral district was abolished in 1996.
Preceded by:
The electoral district was created in 1996.
Member of Parliament for Charleswood—Assiniboine
1997-2000
Succeeded by:
The electoral district changed name in 1998.
Preceded by:
The electoral district changed name in 1998.
Member of Parliament for Charleswood St. James—Assiniboine
2000-2004
Succeeded by:
The electoral district was abolished in 2003.

Peter M. Liba (May 10, 1940-) is a Manitoba journalist and office holder. ... This is a historical list of the lieutenant governors of Manitoba, a province of Canada. ... George Minaker (born September 17, 1937 in Morris, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Winnipeg—St. ... Charleswood—St. ... Charleswood—St. ...

External links

  • Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament

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John Harvard (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (528 words)
John Harvard, PC, OM (born June 4, 1938 in Glenboro, Manitoba) is a journalist, politician and office holder in Manitoba, Canada.
Harvard was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1988 election as a Liberal, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative George Minaker by 18,695 votes to 16,993 in the middle-class suburban riding of Winnipeg—St. James (in the previous election, the Liberal candidate had finished third).
Harvard supported Paul Martin for the Liberal Party leadership over a period of several years, and it was perhaps for this reason that he was never called into the cabinet of Jean Chrétien.
Harvard, John (479 words)
Harvard, John, journalist, politician, lieutenant-governor of MANITOBA (b at Glenboro, Man, 4 June 1938).
From 1999 to 2002, Harvard was appointed Chair of the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on the Four Western Provinces, and in 2002-2003, he was a Member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in its study of Canada's relations with Islamic countries around the world.
When Chrétien resigned as party leader in 2003, Harvard was one of several party members who championed Paul MARTIN as his replacement, and in fact had done so since the late 1990s.
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