The Right Hon. Edward Richard Schreyer, P.C., C.C., O.M., C.D., C.M.M.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1935-12-21

Place of Birth:  Beauséjour, Manitoba, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  professor, diplomat

Notes: First Canadian of Ukrainian origin appointed Governor General of Canada (1979-1984) (Source: Programme parlementaire Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program Newsletter, Fall 2007)

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,309 days (3 years, 7 months, 30 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Selkirk
Resignation. Enters provincial politics in Manitoba.
New Democratic Party 1968-06-25 Elected
Springfield New Democratic Party 1965-11-08 Elected
Selkirk--Interlake New Democratic Party 2006-01-23 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
New Democratic Party 1965-11-08 - 1969-06-08
Committees - Senate

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 Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1970-10-08 - 1972-02-16)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1969-10-23 - 1970-10-07)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 4th Session
(1972-02-17 - 1972-09-01)
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 Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 1st Session
(1968-09-12 - 1969-10-22)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1969-10-23 - 1970-10-07)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 4th Session
(1972-02-17 - 1972-09-01)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1970-10-08 - 1972-02-16)
Standing Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 1st Session
(1968-09-12 - 1969-10-22)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on National Defence Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections Member 28th Parliament, 1st Session
(1968-09-12 - 1969-10-22)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Television, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1970-10-08 - 1972-02-16)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Television, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1969-10-23 - 1970-10-07)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Television, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 4th Session
(1972-02-17 - 1972-09-01)
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 the Library of Parliament Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Special Joint Committee on Immigration Member 27th Parliament, 1st Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-07)

Federal Public Office

Governor General
Portfolio Term
Governor General 1979-01-22 - 1984-05-13

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Manitoba 1958-06-16 - 1965-10-20
New Democratic Party Manitoba 1969-06-25 - 1978-12-07
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Brokenhead Legislative Assembly of Manitoba 1958-06-16 - 1965-10-20
Rossmere Legislative Assembly of Manitoba 1969-06-25 - 1978-12-07
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Manitoba 1958-06-16 - 1965-10-20
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Manitoba 1969-06-25 - 1978-12-07
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Minister of Urban Affairs Manitoba 1974-01-28 - 1974-12-23
Minister of Industry and Commerce Manitoba 1969-07-15 - 1969-12-18
Minister of Finance Manitoba 1975-01-03 - 1976-09-22
Minister of Finance Manitoba 1972-11-13 - 1973-05-02
Premier Manitoba 1969-07-15 - 1977-11-23
Leader of the Opposition Manitoba 1977 - 1978-12
Minister charged with the Administration of the Manitoba Hydro Act Manitoba 1970-09-08 - 1974-01-28

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Canadian Officers' Training Corps Second Lieutenant 1954 - 1956
Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Second Lieutenant 1954 - 1956

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Father-in-law Jacob Schulz
(M.P.)
1901-10-12 1983-08-14

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.

Governors General of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; 113 p. 1995

Foreword. In: Stinson, Lloyd. Political warriors: recollections of a Social Democrat. Winnipeg: Queenston House Pub.; 356 p. 1975

Reflections of the Governor General. Language and Society. no. 10:35-7 Summer 1983

The Right Honourable Edward Richard Schreyer = Le très honorable Edward Richard Schreyer. In: Governors general of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; p. [91]-6. 1995

Ed Schreyer, a social democrat in power: selected speeches, addresses, and interviews of Premier Schreyer of Manitoba, 1969-1977. Winnipeg: Queenston House Pub. Co; 247 p. 1977

The challenge of the future. World Affairs. 33:3-4 Jan. 1970

The role of German Canadian settlers in Canada - past and present / edited by Brian McKinstry. Saskatoon, Sask.: Saskatchewan German Council; 33 p. 1990

Ed Schreyer: reading list = Ed Schreyer : une liste de lecture. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Reference Branch = Bibliothèque du parlement, Service de consultation et référence; 4 p. May 1981

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,309 days (3 years, 7 months, 30 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Selkirk
Resignation. Enters provincial politics in Manitoba.
New Democratic Party 1968-06-25 Elected
Springfield New Democratic Party 1965-11-08 Elected
Selkirk--Interlake New Democratic Party 2006-01-23 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
New Democratic Party 1965-11-08 - 1969-06-08
Committees - Senate

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 Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1970-10-08 - 1972-02-16)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1969-10-23 - 1970-10-07)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 4th Session
(1972-02-17 - 1972-09-01)
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 Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 1st Session
(1968-09-12 - 1969-10-22)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1969-10-23 - 1970-10-07)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 4th Session
(1972-02-17 - 1972-09-01)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 28th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1970-10-08 - 1972-02-16)
Standing Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 1st Session
(1968-09-12 - 1969-10-22)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on National Defence Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1967-05-08 - 1968-04-23)
Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections Member 28th Parliament, 1st Session
(1968-09-12 - 1969-10-22)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Television, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1970-10-08 - 1972-02-16)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Television, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1969-10-23 - 1970-10-07)
Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Television, Films and Assistance to the Arts Member 28th Parliament, 4th Session
(1972-02-17 - 1972-09-01)
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 the Library of Parliament Member 27th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-08)
Special Joint Committee on Immigration Member 27th Parliament, 1st Session
(1966-01-18 - 1967-05-07)

Federal Public Office

Governor General
Portfolio Term
Governor General 1979-01-22 - 1984-05-13

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Manitoba 1958-06-16 - 1965-10-20
New Democratic Party Manitoba 1969-06-25 - 1978-12-07
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Brokenhead Legislative Assembly of Manitoba 1958-06-16 - 1965-10-20
Rossmere Legislative Assembly of Manitoba 1969-06-25 - 1978-12-07
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Manitoba 1958-06-16 - 1965-10-20
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Manitoba 1969-06-25 - 1978-12-07
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Minister of Urban Affairs Manitoba 1974-01-28 - 1974-12-23
Minister of Industry and Commerce Manitoba 1969-07-15 - 1969-12-18
Minister of Finance Manitoba 1975-01-03 - 1976-09-22
Minister of Finance Manitoba 1972-11-13 - 1973-05-02
Premier Manitoba 1969-07-15 - 1977-11-23
Leader of the Opposition Manitoba 1977 - 1978-12
Minister charged with the Administration of the Manitoba Hydro Act Manitoba 1970-09-08 - 1974-01-28

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Canadian Officers' Training Corps Second Lieutenant 1954 - 1956
Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Second Lieutenant 1954 - 1956

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Father-in-law Jacob Schulz
(M.P.)
1901-10-12 1983-08-14

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.

Governors General of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; 113 p. 1995

Foreword. In: Stinson, Lloyd. Political warriors: recollections of a Social Democrat. Winnipeg: Queenston House Pub.; 356 p. 1975

Reflections of the Governor General. Language and Society. no. 10:35-7 Summer 1983

The Right Honourable Edward Richard Schreyer = Le très honorable Edward Richard Schreyer. In: Governors general of Canada, 1867-1995: bibliography = Les gouverneurs généraux du Canada, 1867-1995 : bibliographie. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation; p. [91]-6. 1995

Ed Schreyer, a social democrat in power: selected speeches, addresses, and interviews of Premier Schreyer of Manitoba, 1969-1977. Winnipeg: Queenston House Pub. Co; 247 p. 1977

The challenge of the future. World Affairs. 33:3-4 Jan. 1970

The role of German Canadian settlers in Canada - past and present / edited by Brian McKinstry. Saskatoon, Sask.: Saskatchewan German Council; 33 p. 1990

Ed Schreyer: reading list = Ed Schreyer : une liste de lecture. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Information and Reference Branch = Bibliothèque du parlement, Service de consultation et référence; 4 p. May 1981