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The Hon. Roger Simmons, P.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1939-06-03

Place of Birth:  Lewisporte, Newfoundland

Profession | Occupation:  educator

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,927 days (13 years, 5 months, 27 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Defeated
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1979-09-19
(By-Election)
Elected
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1984-09-04 Defeated
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 Elected
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1979-09-19 - 1984-09-03
Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 - 1997-06-01

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment 1980-03-04 - 1982-02-28
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology 1980-03-04 - 1982-09-30
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Fisheries and Oceans Fisheries and Oceans 1991 - 1993-09
Consumer and Corporate Affairs Corporate Accountability 1989-02 - 1990-09
Treasury Board Privatization 1989-02 - 1990-09
Assistant / Associate Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Fisheries and Oceans Fisheries and Oceans 1989-02 - 1991
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 Health Chair 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Health Chair 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-03-01 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Forestry and Fisheries Vice-Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Liaison Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-02-27 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Estimates 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 National Resources and Public Works Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Special Committee on Standing Orders and Procedure Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-44 An Act respecting the Hibernia Development Project and to amend certain Acts in relation thereto Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-65 An Act to provide borrowing authority Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Health Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Subcommittee on Acid Rain of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-13 An Act to authorize the divestiture of Nordion International Inc. and Theratronics International Limited Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-21 An Act to amend the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Employment and Immigration Department and Commission Act Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Government Operations Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Forestry and Fisheries Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee on Bill S-9 An Act to amalgamate the two corporations known, respectively, as "The Governing Council of The Salvation Army, Canada East" and "The Governing Council... Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Special Committee on Standing Orders Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Liaison Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Liberal Party Newfoundland and Labrador 1985-04-02 - 1988
Liberal Party Newfoundland and Labrador 1973-11-26 - 1979
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1975 - 1979
Fortune-Hermitage House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1973-11-26 - 1975
Fortune-Hermitage House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1985-04-02 - 1988
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador 1973-11-26 - 1979
House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador 1985-04-02 - 1988
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Leader of the Opposition Newfoundland and Labrador 1987-03-25 - 1987

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.

Les écueils et la fumisterie : un document de discussion du Parti libéral sur les pêches. [Ottawa: Parti libéral du Canada]; 22, [4] p 1992

The Public Accounts Committee: mandate! mischief? myth?!. [s.l.]: [s.n.]; 15, 40 p 1979

Shoals and shenanigans: a Liberal discussion paper on fisheries. [Ottawa: Liberal Party of Canada]; 20, [4] p. 1992

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,927 days (13 years, 5 months, 27 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Defeated
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1979-09-19
(By-Election)
Elected
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1984-09-04 Defeated
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 Elected
Burin--St. George's Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1979-09-19 - 1984-09-03
Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 - 1997-06-01

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment 1980-03-04 - 1982-02-28
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology 1980-03-04 - 1982-09-30
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Fisheries and Oceans Fisheries and Oceans 1991 - 1993-09
Consumer and Corporate Affairs Corporate Accountability 1989-02 - 1990-09
Treasury Board Privatization 1989-02 - 1990-09
Assistant / Associate Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Fisheries and Oceans Fisheries and Oceans 1989-02 - 1991
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 Health Chair 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Health Chair 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-03-01 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Forestry and Fisheries Vice-Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Liaison Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-02-27 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Estimates 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 National Resources and Public Works Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 31st Parliament, 1st Session
(1979-10-09 - 1979-12-14)
Special Committee on Standing Orders and Procedure Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-44 An Act respecting the Hibernia Development Project and to amend certain Acts in relation thereto Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-65 An Act to provide borrowing authority Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Health Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Subcommittee on Acid Rain of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-13 An Act to authorize the divestiture of Nordion International Inc. and Theratronics International Limited Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-21 An Act to amend the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Employment and Immigration Department and Commission Act Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Government Operations Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Forestry and Fisheries Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee on Bill S-9 An Act to amalgamate the two corporations known, respectively, as "The Governing Council of The Salvation Army, Canada East" and "The Governing Council... Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Special Committee on Standing Orders Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Liaison Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Liberal Party Newfoundland and Labrador 1985-04-02 - 1988
Liberal Party Newfoundland and Labrador 1973-11-26 - 1979
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1975 - 1979
Fortune-Hermitage House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1973-11-26 - 1975
Fortune-Hermitage House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1985-04-02 - 1988
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador 1973-11-26 - 1979
House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador 1985-04-02 - 1988
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Leader of the Opposition Newfoundland and Labrador 1987-03-25 - 1987

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.

Les écueils et la fumisterie : un document de discussion du Parti libéral sur les pêches. [Ottawa: Parti libéral du Canada]; 22, [4] p 1992

The Public Accounts Committee: mandate! mischief? myth?!. [s.l.]: [s.n.]; 15, 40 p 1979

Shoals and shenanigans: a Liberal discussion paper on fisheries. [Ottawa: Liberal Party of Canada]; 20, [4] p. 1992