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COATES, The Hon. Robert Carman, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.D.
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© House of Commons 1984
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1928.03.10
Place of Birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Profession | Occupation: Author, barrister, lawyer
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 11488 Days (31 years, 5 months, 13 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Cumberland--Colchester, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1984.09.04 Elected
Cumberland--Colchester, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1980.02.18 Elected
Cumberland--Colchester, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1979.05.22 Elected
Cumberland--Colchester North, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1974.07.08 Elected
Cumberland--Colchester North, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1972.10.30 Elected
Cumberland--Colchester North, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1968.06.25 Elected
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1965.11.08 Elected
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1963.04.08 Elected
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1962.06.18 Elected
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1958.03.31 Elected
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1957.06.10 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Progressive Conservative 1957.06.10 -

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of National Defence Resignation. Placed himself in a compromising situation while on business as Minister of National Defence in West Germany. 1984.09.17 - 1985.02.12

Critic

Area of ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Supply and Services 1968.09 - 1969.12

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Member

CommitteeTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Government Operations 1984.09.17 - 1985.09.12
Priorities and Planning 1984.09.17 - 1985.09.12
Special Committee of Council 1984.09.17 - 1985.09.12
Security and Intelligence 1984.09.17 - 1985.09.12

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Progressive Conservative Party

RoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
President 1977.11.06 - 1978.01.01
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

  • A street is not a home: solving America's homeless dilemma.
    Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books; c1990. 356 p.

  • The night of the knives.
    [Fredericton, N.B.] : Brunswick Press; 1969. 210 p.


Articles

  • The art of firing lawyers. (Canada).
    Canadian Lawyer. 11(6):37(2) Sept. 1987.

  • Business travel: does your firm have a travel policy? Probably not, and that may be an expensive error. (Canada).
    Canadian Lawyer. 12(2):15(2) Mar. 1988.

  • The first 10 years.
    Canadian Lawyer. 11(7):12(3) Oct. 1987.

  • Lost In A Sea Of White.
    Canadian Lawyer. 13(7):26 Oct. 1989.

  • Mistaken justice and the death penalty. (Canada).
    Canadian Lawyer. 11(5):10(4) June 1987 .

  • Private eyes: the investigation business in Canada is booming, thanks to lawyers who have a growing need for private eyes and ears.
    Canadian Lawyer. 13(4):14(4) May 1989 .

  • Twisted justice: how well does the news media handle criminal justice reporting? Not very well, in at least one instance. (Canada).
    Canadian Lawyer. 12(7):24(3) Oct. 1988.

  • Winning the beauty contest. (selection of outside counsel by corporate in-house counsel).
    Canadian Lawyer. 12(4):32(3) May 1988 .


^ Multiple Authors Oral History Project

  • The Honourable Robert Coates : interview / conducted by Tom Earle.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament ; [1992?]. 76 p.

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