Jack Austin

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The Honourable Jacob (Jack) Austin, P.C. (born March 2, 1932) is a Canadian politician and current Leader of the Government in the Canadian Senate. He was appointed to the upper house by Pierre Trudeau on August 8, 1975 and represents British Columbia. He is also the longest serving member of the Upper House. He served as a Minister of State in the cabinet of Pierre Trudeau from 1981 to 1982 and then Minister of State for Social Development until Trudeau's retirement in 1984. He returned to the Canadian Cabinet in 2003 when Paul Martin appointed him to his current position.

27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin
Cabinet Posts (1)
Preceded by:
Sharon Carstairs
Leader of the Government in the Senate
(2003-)
Succeeded by:
(incumbent)
22nd Ministry - Second Government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Cabinet Posts (1)
Minister of State for Social Development
(1982-1984)

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