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Hon. Lawrence Cannon
Hon. Lawrence Cannon

Lawrence Cannon, PC, BA, MBA, (born December 6, 1947) is a Canadian politician from Québec. Image File history File links QUPontiacCannon. ... 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... BA or Ba may stand for: // Abbreviations Bachelor of Arts, see Bachelors degree barium (Ba), the chemical symbol for the chemical element Bashkir language (ISO 639 alpha-2, ba) Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting mark BA) Corporations & institutions Boeing Company (stock symbol) British Airways British Association for the... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ...

Cannon is the son of government lawyer Louis Cannon and Quebecois television broadcast pioneer Rosemary "Posie" Power, and the grand-nephew of Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon, a long-time Liberal politician and Supreme Court judge. He is of Irish descent. The Honourable Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon (April 28, 1877 – December 25, 1939) was a Canadian lawyer and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. ... The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The Supreme Court Building in Ottawa The Supreme Court of Canada (French: Cour suprême du Canada) is highest court of Canada and is the final court of appeal for all litigants in the Canadian justice system. ...

The extended Cannon family has had strong regional and national political influence in Canada for over a century and is considered to be influential as one of Canada's hereditary ruling class families, members having served in positions as lawyers, judges, Supreme Court judges, senators, ministers of defence, solicitors general, Members of Parliament; and have had large influence in the national resource industries, as "barons" in the lumber industry particularly.

The most famous member of the Cannon family was Charles "Chubby" Power, a confidante and Minister of National Defence for Air to Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Power was Cannon's maternal grandfather. Charles Gavan Chubby Power (January 18, 1888_May 30, 1968) was a Canadian politician. ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ...


Early life

Cannon was educated at French speaking public junior and high schools near Quebec City. He graduated in political science from the Université de Montréal in 1971; and then worked for Liberal Premier Robert Bourassa as correspondence secretary, leaving in 1976 for higher academic studies. Cannon received an MBA from Université Laval in 1979. He worked then in private sector as a financial analyst for Société de développement industriel until 1981; and then as head of Les Radiateurs Roy ltée from September 1981, to December of 1985. The Université de Montréal (UdeM) (University of Montreal) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... A portrait of Robert Bourassa, taken during his second term as premier of Quebec (1985–1994). ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Université Laval (Laval University) is the oldest centre of scholarship in Canada, and it was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

Completely bilingual, Cannon then was elected in 1985 as MNA for the provincial riding of la Peltrie; and then held several cabinet level positions: notably as Minister of Foreign Trade and Technological Development, Tourism, and then Transport. In October 1990 to January 1994 he became minister for communications, and implemented the 911 emergency system as well as the Privacy Act within Quebec. Federally he became active in deeply supporting Sheila Copps (who as well later became Deputy Prime Minister of Canada) in her attempt to win the federal Liberal leadership, a contest won instead by Jean Chretien, and then later by Paul Martin. // The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the legislative body of the Province of Quebec, Canada. ... Hon. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ...

Private Sector Work

Cannon worked in private industry as vice-president of Unitel now AT&T Canada Corp. during the AT&T takeover of the Canadian firm; and in other concerns between 1994 and 2001 primarily in the field of information technologies. Cannon then remarried; and took an interest in Quebec local politics building a new constituency. AT&T Inc. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Constituency Building in Local Politics

Cannon was elected as councillor for the city of Gatineau in 2001, representing Hull's Val-Tétreau neighbourhood, under mayor Yves Ducharme. He served as president of the Société de Transport de l'Outaouais from January, 2002 to November, 2005, while at the same time he was appointed president of the Association du transport urbain du Quebec. He had an especial sympathy for solving transport problems in Gatineau by road building rather than public transit approaches. He quit this job in the summer of 2004 to become a Conservative candidate. During his mandate, the STO developed a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) project called "Rapibus", which is still pending. His association and ownership of Groupe Cannon and Associates, a consulting company in telecommunications, has received little attention, and this ownership is expected to be put in a blind trust as is usual in federal politics. A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Motto: Ursus super montem ivit Area: 342. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Hull is part of the city of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. ... Yves Ducharme (born in Montreal) was a mayor of Hull, Québec, in the Outaouais region, from 1992 to 2002 and from 2002 to 2005 mayor of Gatineau after the city had been fused with its neighbors. ... STO operates public transit routes in Gatineau and Hull (part of the Canadas National Capital Region, Quebec and some routes in Ottawa, Ontario with. ... A Blind trust is a trust in which the executors or those who have been given power of attorney have full discretion over the assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of the trust. ...

Foreign Policy Initiatives

Cannon travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas both in and out of public life. In 2001, Cannon was appointed to the Board of the World Commerce Institute, and then as President and General Manager of AmeriContact for the Quebec City Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. The Summit of the Americas held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on the weekend of April 20, 2001, was a round of negotiations regarding a proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. ...

Present Activities

On September 16, 2005, he was named deputy chief of staff and deputy executive director of the Conservative Party of Canada. He successfully ran as Conservative candidate in the riding of Pontiac in the 2006 federal election beating Liberal David Smith. September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Pontiac in relation to the other Quebec ridings Pontiac (formerly known as Pontiac—Gatineau—Labelle) is a federal electoral district in western Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1949 aand since 1968, and a provincial electoral district that has been represented... 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. ... for the current Senator, and former MP from Don Valley East, please see David Paul Smith. ...

On February 6, 2006, he was sworn in as Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities under the Harper Conservative government. Many pundits had predicted that Cannon would also be named Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, but Harper chose not to fill that office. However, Cannon is first on the list of ministers designated to fill in for Harper if he is unable to perform his duties, which, it has been argued, makes him the de facto Deputy Prime Minister.[1] February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Transport (French: Ministre des Transports) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments transportation regulatory and development department, Transport Canada. ... Stephen Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister (2003-2006) The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (French: Vice-premier ministre du Canada) is an honourary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the Cabinet. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without...


December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official website of Lawrence Cannon
  • History of the Cannon Family 1900->date
  • Archives liées à ce parlementaire Lawrence Cannon en francais

Cannon Private Sector Activities

  • Unitel and AT&T in 1996

See also

List of Canadian Political Families During its history Canada has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic Canadian political families have had a significant impact on politics in Canada, and abroad. ...

28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Cabinet Post
Predecessor Office Successor
Jean Lapierre Minister of Transport
styled as
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Preceded by:
David Smith
Member of Parliament for Pontiac
Succeeded by:



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