Robert D. G. Stanbury P.C., Q.C.

Robert D. G. Stanbury P.C., Q.C.

The Honourable Robert Douglas George 'Bob' Stanbury passed away peacefully on February 10th, 2017 at the age of 87.

Obituary

In memory of the Honourable Mr. Stanbury, Q.C.

October 26, 1929 - February 10, 2017

Robert D. G. Stanbury was appointed Q.C. in 1974. As a candidate for the Liberal Party, Mr. Stanbury was elected and maintained a position as a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1965-1978, where he was appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to Cabinet, first as a Minister without portfolio with responsibilities for citizenship and information, then in 1971 as Minister of Communications and in 1972 as Minister of National Revenue. He also served as a Canadian delegate to three U.N. General Assemblies.

Following his resignation from politics in 1977, Mr. Stanbury served as Vice-President and General Counsel for Firestone Canada Inc., and he later served as its Chairman and CEO before returning to the practice of law with Inch Hammond.

During his career Mr. Stanbury held a number of prestigious positions, among others serving as President of the Hamilton & District Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton Foundation and the Art Gallery of Hamilton; as Chair of the Business Advisory Council of McMaster University, the Employers' Council of Ontario and the Ontario Panel of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; as Vice-Chair of Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals; and as the first Integrity Commissioner of Nunavut at the invitation of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1955

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hamilton Law Association, Member
  • Hamilton & District Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Hamilton Foundation, President
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, President
  • Business Advisory Council of McMaster University, Chair
  • Ontario Panel of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, Chair
  • Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals, Vice-Chair