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Doug Lewis

Douglas Grinslade "Doug" Lewis, PC, QC, (born April 17, 1938) is a former Canadian politician.

A chartered accountant and lawyer by training, Lewis entered the Canadian House of Commons when he won the seat of Simcoe North, Ontario, as a Progressive Conservative in the 1979 federal election. In the short-lived government of Prime Minister Joe Clark, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services.

Re-elected in the 1980 federal election that returned the Liberals to power, Lewis moved to the opposition benches, serving first as Deputy House Leader from 1981 to February 1983, and then as Official Opposition House Leader until September 1983.

With the victory of the Progressive Conservatives under Brian Mulroney in the 1984 general election, Lewis again became a parliamentary secretary. In 1987, he entered the Cabinet as both Minister of State to the Government House Leader and Minister of State (Treasury Board). At the end of 1988, he became Acting President of the Treasury Board, and, a month later in January 1989, he was named Minister of Justice. He also served as Government House Leader from April 1989 to February 1990.

In April 1990, Lewis was moved from Justice to the position of Minister of Transport. In 1991, he was moved again, this time to the position of Solicitor General of Canada.

When Kim Campbell succeeded Mulroney as Progressive Conservative leader and prime minister in June 1993, she kept

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