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GOODALE, The Hon. Ralph, P.C., B.A., LL.B.
Picture of GOODALE, The Hon. Ralph, P.C., B.A., LL.B.
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Current Member of The House of Commons - Wascana, Saskatchewan
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1949.10.05
Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Profession | Occupation: Barrister and solicitor, broadcaster, business executive, businessman
Contact Information
Language Preference: English
^ Parliamentary Address
Telephone: 613-996-4743
Fax: 613-996-9790
E-Mail: ralph.goodale@parl.gc.ca
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
^ Constituency Address
Telephone: 306-585-2202 Fax: 306-585-2280 E-Mail: goodale@sasktel.net
310 University Park Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4V 0Y8
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 9479 Days (25 years, 11 months, 14 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 2011.05.02 Elected
Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 2008.10.14 Elected
Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 2006.01.23 Elected
Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 2004.06.28 Elected
Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 2000.11.27 Elected
Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 1997.06.02 Elected
Regina--Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 1993.10.25 Elected
Regina--Wascana, Saskatchewan Liberal 1988.11.21 Defeated
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan Liberal 1980.02.18 Defeated
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan Liberal 1979.05.22 Defeated
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan Maiden speech. Liberal 1974.07.08 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal 1993.10.25 -
Liberal 1974.07.08 - 1979.05.21

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of Finance 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Minister of Public Works and Government Services 2002.05.26 - 2003.12.11
Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians 2002.01.15 - 2003.12.11
Minister of Natural Resources 1997.06.11 - 2002.01.14
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food 1995.01.12 - 1997.06.10
Minister of Agriculture 1993.11.04 - 1995.01.11
Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board 1993.11.04 - 2003.12.11

Regional Minister

RegionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Yukon 2004.01.20 - 2006.02.05
Northwest Territories 2002.01.15 - 2006.02.05
Nunavut 2000 - 2006.02.05
Saskatchewan 1993.11 - 2006.02.05

Parliamentary Secretary

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council 1976.10.01 - 1977.09.30
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport 1975.10.10 - 1976.09.30

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons 2002.01.15 - 2002.05.25

Leader of the Opposition in the House Of Commons

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Official Opposition House Leader 2006.02.10 - 2010.09.06

House Leader

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal Party House Leader 2006.02.10 - 2010.09.06
Liberal Party House Leader 2002.01.15 - 2002.05.25

Critic

Area of ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons 2007.01.18 - 2010.09.06

^ Committees - House of Commons
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^ Committees - Joint
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^ Board of Internal Economy
RoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Member 2002.01.28 - 2002.05.25

^ Committees - Cabinet
Chair

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Government Communications 2002.06.14 - 2003.12.11
Special Committee of Council 2002.01.15 - 2002.06.13
Economic Union 1997.06.11 - 2002.01.14
Economic Development Policy 1996 - 1997.06.10

Vice-Chair

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Treasury Board 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05

Member

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Priorities and Planning 2003.12.12 - 2004.07.19
Operations 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Treasury Board 2002.06.14 - 2003.12.11
Social Union 2002.06.14 - 2003.12.11
Economic Union 2002.01.15 - 2003.12.11
Government Communications 2001.01.09 - 2002.06.13
Government Communications 1998.03.09 - 2001.01
Social Union 1997.06.11 - 2002.01.14
Economic Development Policy 1993.12.10 - 1996

Alternate Member

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Treasury Board 1997.06.11 - 2002.01.14

Ex-officio Member

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Expenditure Review Sub-Committee of the Treasury Board 2004.07.20 - 2006.02.05
Expenditure Review 2003.12.12 - 2004.07.19
Domestic Affairs 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Aboriginal Affairs 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Security, Public Health and Emergencies 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Canada-U.S. 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05
Global Affairs 2003.12.12 - 2006.02.05

^ Political Party Roles
Liberal Party of Canada

RoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party 2010.09.07 -
Provincial / Territorial Political Experience
^ Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political AffiliationProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal Party Saskatchewan 1981 - 1988
^ Provincial / Territorial Constituency
ConstituenciesProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Assiniboia - Gravelbourg Saskatchewan 1986.10.20 - 1988
^ Provincial / Territorial Assembly
AssemblyProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Legislative Assembly Saskatchewan 1986.10.20 - 1988
^ Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Saskatchewan

ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Leader of the Liberal Party (Provincial) 1981 - 1988
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Articles

  • Agriculture Minister defends US-Canada wheat deal.
    Western Producer. 72:10 Sept. 29, 1994.

  • Myths hurt trade relationship.
    Western Producer. 76 (13):7 Oct. 29, 1998.

  • Ottawa hits brick wall at GATT .
    Western Producer. 71 (20):7 Dec.16, 1993.


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