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The Hon. David Charles Dingwall

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1952-06-29

Place of Birth:  Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 6,314 days (17 years, 3 months, 14 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Bras d'Or Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Defeated
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1984-09-04 Elected
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 Elected
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 - 1997-06-02

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Health
Minister responsible for Amateur Sport
1996-01-25 - 1996-07-11
Minister of Public Works and Government Services and and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
[1]Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
[2]Minister responsible for the Canada Post Corporation
1993-12-02 - 1996-01-24
Minister of Health 1996-07-12 - 1997-06-10
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (acting) 1996-01-09 - 1996-01-24
Minister of Public Works and Government Services and and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
1993-11-04 - 1993-12-01
Regional Minister
Region Term
Nova Scotia 1993-11 - 1997-06
Official Opposition House Leader
Portfolio Term
Official Opposition House Leader 1991-01-30 - 1993-05-08
Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition 1990-09-30 - 1990-12
House Leader
Portfolio Term
Liberal Party House Leader (Canada) 1991-01-30 - 1993-05-08
Liberal Party Deputy House Leader 1990-09-30 - 1990-12
Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources 1982-03-01 - 1984-02-29
Whip
Portfolio Term
Whip of the Liberal Party 1990-10-01 - 1991-01-30
Chief Opposition Whip 1990-10 - 1991
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Regional Industrial Expansion Regional Industrial Expansion 1985-08 - 1986-01
Regional Industrial Expansion Regional Development 1984-10 - 1985-08
National Health and Welfare National Health and Welfare 1989-02 - 1990-09
National Revenue National Revenue 1987-01 - 1988-11-20
Consumer and Corporate Affairs Consumer and Corporate Affairs 1987-01-16 - 1988-11-20
Assistant / Associate Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Employment and Immigration Employment 1984-10-11 - 1985-08-25
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Vice-Chair 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-02-22)
Subcommittee on Poverty of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Vice-Chair 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Regional Development Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-28 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements and Federal Post-Secondary Education and Health Contributions Act, the Old Age Security Act, the Public Utilities Income Tax Transfer Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act and... Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Patent Act and to provide for certain matters in relation thereto Member 33rd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1986-09-30 - 1988-10-01)
Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Immigration Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1985-03-05)
Standing Committee on Northern Pipelines Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Northern Pipelines Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Regional Development Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on BIll C-88 An Act to authorize the acquisition of Marine Atlantic Inc. and to provide for other matters in relation thereto Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Regional Industrial Expansion Member 33rd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1986-09-30 - 1988-10-01)
Standing Committee on Regional Development Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Subcommittee on Fitness and Amateur Sport of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs Member 33rd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1986-09-30 - 1988-10-01)
Standing Committee on Regional Industrial Expansion Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-66 An Act respecting the reorganization of the Canada Development Corporation Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on Printing Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Joint Committee on Printing Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Economic Development Policy Member 1993-12-10 - 1996-01-01
Special Committee of Council Member 1996-01-01 - 1997-06-10
Social Development Policy Member 1996-01-01 - 1997-06-10

Board of Internal Economy

Role Term
Member 1990-10-04 - 1997-06-01

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

RCM just trying to strike coins for everyone. Canadian Coin News. 42 (13):7 Oct. 19/Nov. 1, 2004

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 6,314 days (17 years, 3 months, 14 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Bras d'Or Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Defeated
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1984-09-04 Elected
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 Elected
Cape Breton--East Richmond Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 - 1997-06-02

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Health
Minister responsible for Amateur Sport
1996-01-25 - 1996-07-11
Minister of Public Works and Government Services and and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
[1]Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
[2]Minister responsible for the Canada Post Corporation
1993-12-02 - 1996-01-24
Minister of Health 1996-07-12 - 1997-06-10
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (acting) 1996-01-09 - 1996-01-24
Minister of Public Works and Government Services and and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
1993-11-04 - 1993-12-01
Regional Minister
Region Term
Nova Scotia 1993-11 - 1997-06
Official Opposition House Leader
Portfolio Term
Official Opposition House Leader 1991-01-30 - 1993-05-08
Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition 1990-09-30 - 1990-12
House Leader
Portfolio Term
Liberal Party House Leader (Canada) 1991-01-30 - 1993-05-08
Liberal Party Deputy House Leader 1990-09-30 - 1990-12
Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources 1982-03-01 - 1984-02-29
Whip
Portfolio Term
Whip of the Liberal Party 1990-10-01 - 1991-01-30
Chief Opposition Whip 1990-10 - 1991
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Regional Industrial Expansion Regional Industrial Expansion 1985-08 - 1986-01
Regional Industrial Expansion Regional Development 1984-10 - 1985-08
National Health and Welfare National Health and Welfare 1989-02 - 1990-09
National Revenue National Revenue 1987-01 - 1988-11-20
Consumer and Corporate Affairs Consumer and Corporate Affairs 1987-01-16 - 1988-11-20
Assistant / Associate Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Employment and Immigration Employment 1984-10-11 - 1985-08-25
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Vice-Chair 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-02-22)
Subcommittee on Poverty of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Vice-Chair 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Regional Development Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-28 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements and Federal Post-Secondary Education and Health Contributions Act, the Old Age Security Act, the Public Utilities Income Tax Transfer Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act and... Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Patent Act and to provide for certain matters in relation thereto Member 33rd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1986-09-30 - 1988-10-01)
Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Immigration Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1985-03-05)
Standing Committee on Northern Pipelines Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Northern Pipelines Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Regional Development Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on BIll C-88 An Act to authorize the acquisition of Marine Atlantic Inc. and to provide for other matters in relation thereto Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on National Resources and Public Works Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Regional Industrial Expansion Member 33rd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1986-09-30 - 1988-10-01)
Standing Committee on Regional Development Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Subcommittee on Fitness and Amateur Sport of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs Member 33rd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1986-09-30 - 1988-10-01)
Standing Committee on Regional Industrial Expansion Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-66 An Act respecting the reorganization of the Canada Development Corporation Member 33rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1984-11-05 - 1986-08-28)
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on Printing Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Joint Committee on Printing Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Economic Development Policy Member 1993-12-10 - 1996-01-01
Special Committee of Council Member 1996-01-01 - 1997-06-10
Social Development Policy Member 1996-01-01 - 1997-06-10

Board of Internal Economy

Role Term
Member 1990-10-04 - 1997-06-01

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

RCM just trying to strike coins for everyone. Canadian Coin News. 42 (13):7 Oct. 19/Nov. 1, 2004