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The Hon. Paul DeVillers, P.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1946-03-11

Place of Birth:  Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  solicitor, lawyer

Notes: Of M├ętis origin.

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,473 days (12 years, 2 months, 29 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Elected
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 Elected
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 2000-11-27 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 - 2006-01-22
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-26 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
2002-01-15 - 2003-06-16
Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-954 of June 17, 2003, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Health and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
2003-06-17 - 2003-12-11
House Leader
Portfolio Term
Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
[1] DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-26 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

[2] DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-954 of June 17, 2003, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Health and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

2002-01-15 - 2003-12-11
Liberal Party Deputy House Leader 2002-01-15 - 2003-12-11
Caucus Chair
Portfolio Term
Liberal Party Caucus Chair 1999-11-03 - 2002-01-14
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
Subcommittee on Corrections and Conditional Release Act Review of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Organized Crime of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Chair 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Chair 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Vice-Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Subcommittee on National Security of the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Liaison Committee Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-38 An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Organized Crime of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 1999-10-18)
Subcommittee on Corrections and Conditional Release Act of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Bill C-56 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Chair 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Special Committee on the Modernization and Improvement of the Procedures of the House of Commons Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1998-10-01 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Subcommittee on Bill C-56 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-03-01 - 1996-04-22)
Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-04-22 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Subcommittee on Environmental Awareness for Sustainability of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
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
Special Joint Committee on the Amendment to Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland Co-Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Special Joint Committee to amend Section 93 of the Constitution Act, 1867 concerning the Quebec School System Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Special Joint Committee on the Amendment to Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 4,473 days (12 years, 2 months, 29 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 1997-06-02 Elected
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 2004-06-28 Elected
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 Elected
Simcoe North Liberal Party of Canada 2000-11-27 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1993-10-25 - 2006-01-22
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-26 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
2002-01-15 - 2003-06-16
Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-954 of June 17, 2003, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Health and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
2003-06-17 - 2003-12-11
House Leader
Portfolio Term
Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
[1] DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-26 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

[2] DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-954 of June 17, 2003, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Health and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

2002-01-15 - 2003-12-11
Liberal Party Deputy House Leader 2002-01-15 - 2003-12-11
Caucus Chair
Portfolio Term
Liberal Party Caucus Chair 1999-11-03 - 2002-01-14
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
Subcommittee on Corrections and Conditional Release Act Review of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Organized Crime of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Chair 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Chair 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Vice-Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 37th Parliament, 1st Session
(2001-01-29 - 2002-09-16)
Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Subcommittee on National Security of the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Liaison Committee Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-38 An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Organized Crime of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 1999-10-18)
Subcommittee on Corrections and Conditional Release Act of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Chair 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Subcommittee on Bill C-56 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Chair 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Special Committee on the Modernization and Improvement of the Procedures of the House of Commons Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1998-10-01 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Subcommittee on Bill C-56 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-03-01 - 1996-04-22)
Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs Member 35th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1996-04-22 - 1997-04-27)
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Subcommittee on Environmental Awareness for Sustainability of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Member 35th Parliament, 1st Session
(1994-01-17 - 1996-02-02)
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
Special Joint Committee on the Amendment to Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland Co-Chair 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 36th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1999-10-12 - 2000-10-22)
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 37th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2004-02-02 - 2004-05-23)
Special Joint Committee to amend Section 93 of the Constitution Act, 1867 concerning the Quebec School System Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)
Special Joint Committee on the Amendment to Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland Member 36th Parliament, 1st Session
(1997-09-22 - 1999-09-18)