Robert Douglas George (Bob) Stanbury
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Maurice Moreau|
|Succeeded by||Paul McCrossan|
October 26, 1929 |
Stanbury was educated at St. Catharines Collegiate Institute and the University of Western Ontario, where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society, before obtaining a law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
A lawyer by training, Stanbury was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1965 election as the Liberal Member of Parliament for York—Scarborough. After being re-elected in the 1968 election, Stanbury was, in 1969, appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to the Cabinet as minister without portfolio with responsibilities for citizenship and information.
He was re-elected in the 1974 election, but was dropped from Cabinet in the post-election cabinet shuffle. He retired from politics in 1977, resigning his seat in parliament in order to become an executive at Firestone Canada. Ultimately, he became the company's Chief Executive Officer.
Today, Stanbury is a lawyer in the Hamilton, Ontario firm of Inch, Easterbrook and Shaker. He chairs the Ontario panel of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, and is past chair of the Employers’ Council of Ontario. He is a member of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and the International Commission of Jurists.
He has also served as President of the Canadian Council for Native Business, a private sector charitable organization linking aspiring aboriginal entrepreneurs and managers with established businesses and financial institution. He has a long-standing interest in Canada's north, serving as a founding member of the Nunavut Arbitration Board, which is empowered to resolve disputes arising out of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, and as the territory's Integrity Commissioner.
Stanbury lives in Burlington, Ontario.
- Frank Faubert - former executive assistant to Stanbury when the latter was Minister of Communications, later Scarborough alderman, Ontario MPP, mayor of Scarborough and Toronto City Councillor. Died in 1999.