1990: Ray Hnatyshyn sworn in as Governor General
CBC Digital Archives has put together a collection of radio and TV clips featuring all who have performed the viceregal role since 1952: Vincent Massey (1952-59), Georges Vanier (1959-67), Roland Michener (1967-64), Jules Léger (1974-79), Ed Schreyer (1979-84), Jeanne Sauvé (1984-90), Ray Hnatyshyn (1990-95), Roméo LeBlanc (1995-99), Adrienne Clarkson (1999 to 2005), Michaëlle Jean (2005-10) and David Johnston, our newest governor general.
• At the time of his death, he was senior partner with the Ottawa law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson, where he practised advocacy, business, international and trade law.
• Hnatyshyn was called to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1957 and to the Ontario Bar in 1986. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974 and on June 4, 1979 he was sworn into the Privy Council, after which he held a number of different ministerial portfolios.
• He was interested in environmental issues and literacy and was a great supporter of the performing arts.
• He left behind his wife, Gerda, and their two sons, John and Carl.
Program: Installation of Governor General
Broadcast Date: Jan. 29, 1990
Reporter: David Halton
Speaker: Brian Mulroney, Ray Hnatyshyn
Last updated: January 22, 2014
Page consulted on January 22, 2014
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