Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Fraser, John Allen
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationProgressive Conservative  
 
NameJohn Allen Fraser
Address
Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born December 15, 1931 (87 years)
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifedMonsieur
Dec 28, 2004 09:29am
Tags
InfoJohn Allen Fraser is a retired Canadian parliamentarian and former Speaker of the House of Commons. Fraser was first won a seat in parliament in the 1972 general election as a Progressive Conservative from Vancouver. He stood as a candidate at the 1976 Progressive Conservative leadership convention to replace Robert Stanfield but did poorly.

In 1979, Fraser became Minister of the Environment in the short lived government of Joe Clark returning to the Opposition benches in 1980. He returned to the Cabinet in the wake of Brian Mulroney's landslide victory in the 1984 general election becoming Minister of Fisheries and Oceans but was forced to resign in 1985 as a result of the tainted tuna affair.

In 1986 he became Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, the first to be elected by fellow MPs and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1993.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION
Importance? 0.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  02/22/1976 Leadership Race - Progressive Conservative Party Lost 0.00% (-51.41%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Conservative Party Leader - May 27, 2017 CPC Andrew Saxton