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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph-Philippe Guay (1915-2001)

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Joseph-Philippe Guay
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Merchant, municipal official, MP (1968-1972), MP (1973-1974), MP (1974-1979), Senator.

Born at St. Vital on 4 October 1915, he served as President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities in 1962, and an alderman and Mayor of St. Boniface (1960 to 1968). Defeated in the 1966 provincial general election, he was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for St. Boniface in 1968 and was re-elected in 1972 and 1974. He held numerous portfolios including Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (1972 to 1974), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion (1974 to 1975), Chief Government Whip (1975 to 1977), Minister of State (Multiculturalism) (1977), Minister without Portfolio (1976 to 1977), and Minister of National Revenue (1977 to 1978). In the latter year, he was appointed to the Senate, retiring on his 75th birthday in 1990. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. He died on 30 July 2001.


Parliamentary file for J.-P. Guay, PARLINFO.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2018

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