Canadian former deputy PM Herb Gray dies at age 82
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Canadian former deputy Prime Minister whose federal political career stretched 39 years, died yesterday. He was 82., a
The lawyer from Jewish minister in Canada.was undefeated through thirteen consecutive elections, from 1962 to his last in 2000. The was the third longest serving of the nation. Nicknamed Gray Herb for his seriousness and The Gray Fog for his ability to deflect questions, Herb was the first
Deputy PM's 1997 resignation saw Gray promoted to fill the role. Prior to that he served as interim Liberal leader in 1990.
Despite his professional seriousness he had a love of political satire, collecting editorial cartoons and listening to radio shows such asand . Outside of politics he enjoyed and played classical piano.
Gray survived throat cancer treated with radiation in the 1990s and operations for prostate and heart conditions in 1999 and 2001 respectively.
tweeted about the "marvel" of Gray "swatting away our questions [...] when we were in opposition." Current Liberal head said Gray was a "great statesman" who "left behind an immense legacy unmatched by most in Canadian history"., current Minister for Industry,
Copps said he was "an incredible Canadian and a brilliant parliamentarian" and ex-leader of the Liberals Stephen Harper called Gray "an honourable parliamentarian who served his country well".said he "served Canada with such distinction and care". Current Prime Minister
Gray is survived by wife Sharon Sholzberg, who once said she not once witnessed her partner heading "out for a drink with the boys", and their two children and eight grandchildren.
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