|Hon. John Ferguson Godfrey|
Member of Parliament
for Don Valley West
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||John Bosley|
|Born||December 14, 1942 |
|Profession||Economist, historian, journalist, research administrator|
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Born in Toronto, Ontario, he graduated from Upper Canada College in 1960. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Upper Canada College (UCC is a private elementary and Secondary school for boys in downtown Toronto, Canada. In 1961, he attended the Neuchâtel Junior College in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Neuchâtel Junior College (or NJC is a Canadian international school located in the French-speaking town of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Neuchâtel ( literally: New Castle in Old French) is the Capital of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel on Lake Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation In 1965, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto and in 1967, he received a Master of Philosophy from Balliol College, Oxford and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) from St Antony's College, Oxford in 1975. The University of Trinity College, referred to locally as Trinity College or colloquially as Trin, is one of the federated colleges making This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus In the usage of India, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and some other countries the Master Balliol College (ˈbeɪlɪəl founded in 1263 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. St Antony's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
Prior to entering politics, Godfrey was an economist, historian and journalist.
In the mid-1970's Godfrey was a history professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dalhousie University is a University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Metropolitan Halifax (2006 pop 282924) often referred to as Metro Halifax, or inaccurately Halifax, is the urban part of the Halifax Regional Municipality He served as president of University of King's College from 1977-87. The University of King's College is a post-secondary institution in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays
From 1987 to 1991 he was editor of the Financial Post. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The Financial Post was an English Canadian business newspaper which published from 1907 to 1998
He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the Toronto area riding of Don Valley West in the 1993 election, and has been re-elected in each subsequent vote. The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario An electoral district (also known as a Constituency or a riding in the Canadian English political Jargon) is a geographically-based For the provincial electoral district see Don Valley West (provincial electoral district Don Valley West is a federal electoral The Canadian federal election of 1993 (officially the 35th general election) was held on October 25 of that year to elect members to the Canadian House of Commons
During the 1995 Quebec referendum, Godfrey had an acquaintance perform a psychiatric evaluation of separatist leader Lucien Bouchard. The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second Referendum to ask voters in the Canadian province of Quebec whether Quebec should Lucien Bouchard PC GOQ (born December 22, 1938) is a Quebec lawyer diplomat and Politician.
In 1996, he and fellow Liberal MP Peter Milliken introduced the Godfrey-Milliken Bill a parody of the American Helms-Burton Act. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, MP (born November 12, 1946) is a Canadian lawyer and politician The Godfrey-Milliken Bill, officially Bill C-339 The American Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Loyalty Act was a Private Member's Bill introduced in the Canadian The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad Act of 1996 ( Helms-Burton Act,,,) is a United States federal law which strengthens and continues the The gesture received extensive media coverage including in the United States, where Godfrey was featured on the CBS program '60 Minutes'. From 1996 to 2004, Godfrey served as a Parliamentary Secretary under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " A Parliamentary Secretary is a member of a Parliament in the Westminster system who assists a more senior minister with their duties The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, (generally known as Jean Chrétien) (born January 11, 1934) is a Canadian politician who was the twentieth Prime
In 2003, Paul Martin succeeded Chrétien as Liberal leader and prime minister. Following the subsequent 2004 election, Godfrey, among other key Martin allies, was appointed to the Cabinet in the role of Minister of State for Infrastructure and Communities. The Canadian federal election 2004 (more formally the 38th General Election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of The Cabinet of Canada (Cabinet du Canada plays an important role in the Government of Canada, in accordance with the Westminster System. A minister of state is a senior cabinet minister in the Canadian Cabinet, usually given specific responsibilities to assist a senior cabinet minister in a specific area In this role, he was primarily responsible for overseeing the "New Deal for Cities", Federation of Canadian Municipalities relationship, and other initiatives in Canadian federal-municipal relations. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM is a civic advocacy group representing many Canadian municipalities This role is considered a keystone of Martin's industrial strategy.
According to Auditor General of Canada Sheila Fraser, Canada lags far behind the US and UK in municipal performance audits for government, in applying its own statements to procurement, and in direct federal standards applying to municipal operations. The role of the Auditor General of Canada is to aid Accountability by conducting independent audits of federal Government operations Sheila Fraser (born September 16, 1950) is the current Auditor General of Canada. Government performance auditing was developed in the late 1960s and shepherded by the United States Government Accountability Office, (the chief audit arm of the US federal government Procurement is the acquisition of goods and/or services at the best possible Total cost of ownership, in the right quantity and quality at the right time in the right place Godfrey was tasked with dealing with these substantial problems, a role complicated by the fact that, constitutionally, provinces in Canada have formal jurisdiction over cities and municipalities, and have blocked most necessary changes in funding and operations. This is markedly different than in the US where the General Accounting Office has applied specific accounting standards, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has required specific upgrades to city emergency responses. The Government Accountability Office ( GAO) is the Audit, Evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress. The purpose of FEMA is to coordinate the response to a Disaster which has occurred in the United States and which overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities As in major American cities, federal support of a municipal emergency response is a problem of particular concern in Godfrey's home city of Toronto, following the SARS outbreak, the August 2003 blackout and smog and snow crises. A certified first responder is a person who has completed forty to sixty hours of training in providing prehospital care for medical emergencies. The Northeast Blackout of 2003 was a massive widespread Power outage that occurred throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States Toronto is also considered to be the primary target for any asymmetric warfare/terrorist attack on Canada. Asymmetric warfare originally referred to War between two or more belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
As an additional complexity, Canadian cities faced with gridlock and smog problems due to commuting and urban sprawl, now face Kyoto Accord requirements to cut greenhouse gas output. Gridlock is a term describing an inability to move on a Transport network. Smog is a kind of Air pollution; the word "smog" is a Portmanteau of Smoke and Fog. Commuting is the process of Travelling between one's place of residence and regular place of work Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading of a city and its Suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the international Framework Convention on Climate Change with the objective of reducing Greenhouse gases in an effort Greenhouse gases are gaseous constituents of the atmosphere bothnatural and anthropogenic that absorb and emit radiation at specific wavelengths within the spectrum of thermal infrared
To deal with these problems, on a national level, Godfrey has been directly involved in negotiations regarding climate change auditing and other municipal performance indicators that would apply at least to cities in Canada, and eventually to all municipalities.
On February 3, 2006, CBC Newsworld's Don Newman announced on air that his sources say Godfrey is planning a run for the Liberal Party leadership (.ram). Events 1112 - Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry uniting the fortunes of those two states Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. CBC Newsworld is a Canadian English language Cable television specialty news channel owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Don Newman CM LLD is the senior parliamentary editor for CBC Television. The Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention of 2006 was prompted by Paul Martin 's announcement that he would not lead the Liberal Party of Canada into another Godfrey declared his candidacy on Goldhawk Live on March 19, shortly after the rules and convention date were set. Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Media reaction was positive, but competed with low-brow coverage of Ashley MacIsaac, who declared his intention to run to the Halifax Daily News the next day. Ashley Dwayne MacIsaac (born February 24, 1975 in Creignish Nova Scotia) is a Canadian professional Fiddler While MacIsaac's The Daily News was a Tabloid Newspaper in Halifax Nova Scotia that was published from 1974 until ceasing operations
In the early stages of the campaign he was recurrently cited as exemplar of intellectualism in the race, being one of three former university professors in the running. Name-recognition remained a challenge, but Godfrey received plaudits in the Canadian blogosphere  for his performance in the first all-candidates meeting at the Liberal Party of Alberta convention in April 8th. Canadian blogosphere is used to describe the Online predominantly English Canadian community of weblogs that is part of the larger Blogosphere
On April 12, 2006, Godfrey announced his withdrawal from the race, due to concerns about his health. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  On October 20, 2006, Godfrey announced his support for Bob Rae for the federal Liberal leadership. Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Robert Keith "Bob" Rae PC OC QC OOnt MP (born August 2, 1948) is a Canadian He made the announcement at the National Press Club, on the occasion of a speech by Mr. Rae on the environment.
Godfrey announced in November, 2007, that he would be resigning his seat in parliament on July 1, 2008 in order to accept a position as headmaster of Toronto French School and would leave earlier if an election were called before that date. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Headmaster redirects here For the type of Transformers please see Headmaster (Transformers. The Toronto French School (TFS founded in 1962, is an independent bilingual, co-educational, non-denominational school in Toronto.
|27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin|
|Cabinet Posts (1)|
|Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities)|
|Parliament of Canada|
John Bosley, Progressive Conservative
|Member of Parliament for Don Valley West|