Jean-Pierre Goyer

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The Honourable
Jean-Pierre Goyer
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dollard
In office
Preceded by Guy Rouleau
Succeeded by Louis Desmarais
Personal details
Born (1932-01-17)January 17, 1932
St-Laurent, Quebec
Died May 24, 2011(2011-05-24) (aged 79)
Political party Liberal

Jean-Pierre Goyer, PC, QC (January 17, 1932 – May 24, 2011) was a lawyer and Canadian Cabinet minister.

Goyer was born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, the son of Gilbert and Marie-Ange Goyer. He graduated from the University of Montreal.[1]

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.

Following the 1972 election, he became Minister of Supply and Services.

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.


  1. ^ "Goyer, Hon. Jean-Pierre, C.P., C.R." Canadian Parliamentary Guide (8th edition) Gale

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Political offices
Preceded by
George James McIlraith
Solicitor General of Canada
Succeeded by
William Warren Allmand
Preceded by
James Armstrong Richardson
Minister of Supply and Services
Succeeded by
Pierre de Bané