|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Guy Rouleau|
|Succeeded by||Louis Desmarais|
January 17, 1932|
|Died||May 24, 2011(aged 79)|
Goyer was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Party of Canada Member of Parliament for Dollard in the 1965 election. He was re-elected in the 1968 election, and in 1970, was appointed to the Cabinet as Solicitor General of Canada by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. In this position, he oversaw the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the aftermath of the FLQ Crisis.
Goyer as well as the McDonald Commission reviewed the practices of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police against the militant wing of the separatist movement and this led to the creation of a separate civilian security agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, in the 1980s and intelligence responsibilities were removed from the federal police force.
Goyer left Cabinet in November 1978 and announced that he would not run in the 1979 election. He returned to the practice of law in Montreal.
- "Goyer, Hon. Jean-Pierre, C.P., C.R." Canadian Parliamentary Guide (8th edition) Gale
- Jean-Pierre Goyer – Parliament of Canada biography
- Trudeau's solicitor-general was the architect of prison reform Globe and Mail obituary
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|Solicitor General of Canada
William Warren Allmand
James Armstrong Richardson
|Minister of Supply and Services
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