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DE COTRET, The Hon. Robert René, P.C., B.A., M.B.A., C.Ph.
Picture of DE COTRET, The Hon. Robert René, P.C., B.A., M.B.A., C.Ph.
© House of Commons 1988
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1944.02.20
Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1999.07.09 (55 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Economist, executive
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 3650 Days (9 years, 11 months, 29 days)
^ Senate
Senatorial DivisionPolitical Affiliation at NominationTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Appointed on the advice of
Ottawa, Ontario Resignation. Candidate in federal general election, February 18, 1980, for Berthier-Maskinongé, Que. Defeated. Progressive Conservative 1979.06.05 - 1980.01.14 Clark, Charles Joseph
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Berthier--Montcalm, Quebec Resignation. Quits political life. Appointed Canada's representative to the World Bank, June 16, 1993. Progressive Conservative 1988.11.21 Elected
Berthier--Maskinongé--Lanaudière, Quebec Progressive Conservative 1984.09.04 Elected
Berthier--Maskinongé, Quebec Progressive Conservative 1980.02.18 Defeated
Ottawa Centre, Ontario Progressive Conservative 1979.05.22 Defeated
Ottawa Centre, Ontario Progressive Conservative 1978.10.16
(By-Election)
Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Progressive Conservative 1984.09.04 - 1993.10.24
Progressive Conservative 1979.06.05 - 1980.01.14
Progressive Conservative 1978.10.16 - 1979.05.21

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Secretary of State of Canada Resignation. Would not be running in the next election, said he wished to step down prior to a cabinet shuffle. 1991.04.21 - 1993.01.03
Minister of the Environment 1990.09.20 - 1991.04.20
Minister of the Environment (acting) 1990.05.23 - 1990.09.19
President of the Treasury Board 1989.01.30 - 1990.09.19
Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion 1987.08.27 - 1989.01.29
Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce 1979.06.04 - 1980.03.02

Minister of State / Secretary of State

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of State for Science and Technology 1987.08.27 - 1989.01.29
Minister of State for Economic Development 1979.06.04 - 1980.03.02

^ Committees - House of Commons
Member Show Details


^ Committees - Cabinet
Chair

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Treasury Board 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Economic Policy 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Ministerial Committee on the Development of the Montreal Region 1986.09.15 - 1988.04.19
Economic and Regional Development 1986.07.04 - 1989.01.29
Government Operations 1984.09.17 - 1986.09.14
Economic Development 1979.07 - 1980.03.02

Member

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Human Resources, Social and Legal Affairs 1991.04.21 - 1993.01.03
Canadian Unity and Constitutional Negotiations 1991.04.21 - 1993.01.03
Operations 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Expenditure Review 1989.01.30 - 1991.04.20
Trade Executive Committee 1988.04.22 - 1989.01.29
Foreign and Defence Policy 1988.04.20 - 1989.01.29
Priorities and Planning Sub-Committee on Trade Negotiations 1986.07.04 - 1988.04.19
Public Service 1984.09.17 - 1986.09.14
Security and Intelligence 1984.09.17 - 1991.04.20
Priorities and Planning 1984.09.17 - 1993.01.03
Public Service 1979.07 - 1980.03.02
Foreign and Defence Policy 1979.07 - 1980.03.02
Inner Cabinet 1979.07.31 - 1980.03.02

Ex-officio Member

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Foreign and Defence Policy 1985.09.13 - 1993.06.24
Economic and Regional Development 1984.09.17 - 1986.07.03
Social Development 1984.09.17 - 1989.01.29

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 Books

  • Canada's economy today and tomorrow comments... Montebello, Quebec, July 25, 1978 = Économie canadienne d'aujourd'hui et demain; commentaires ...à Montebello (Qué.), 25 juillet, 1978 .
    [Ottawa] : Progressive Conservative Party; 1978. 23 p.


Articles

  • At the leading edge (government initiatives in science and technology).
    Canadian Research. 21(4):4 June 1988 .

  • The Economy In 1978: Better But Not Great.
    Canadian Business Review. Ottawa : 5(1):3 Winter 1978.

  • The Economy.
    Canadian Business. 54(1):23 Jan. 1981.

  • The outlook for 1978 - Some strength ahead .
    Canadian Business Review. Ottawa : 4(3):1 Summer 1977.

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