New Lieutenant Governor
In February 1989 Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney announced the appointment of the Hon. Lloyd R. Crouse, PC,
as Lieutenant-Governor for Nova Scotia.
Mr. Crouse, the former Member of
Parliament for the riding of South Shore, was first elected to the House of
Commons in 1957 and served his constituents in this capacity until his
retirement from federal politics in the fall of 1988.
Born in Lunenburg on 19 November
1918, he was a businessman who established a number of fishing companies
including Viking Fisheries Ltd., Crouse Fisheries Ltd., and Atlas Fisheries
Mr. Crouse served Canada as a pilot
with the RCAF during the Second World War. He took an active part in the
community affairs of Lunenburg School Commission (1950-52) and the Youth Board
of the Lutheran Church (1950-54).
As a Member of Parliament Mr.
Crouse served on numerous committees of the House of Commons and in particular
chaired the Public Accounts Committee from 1974 to 1976. He was elected
Chairman of the Canadian Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 1985 and
during his many years in Ottawa served as Canada's representative to a number
of Commonwealth and international conferences.
New Clerk of the Senate
On March 7, 1989, Prime Minister
Mulroney appointed Gordon Barnhart to the post of Clerk of the Senate
and Clerk of the Parliaments. He replaces Charles A. Lussier, whose
resignation will take effect May 1, 1989.
Mr. Barnhart, 44, was born in
Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he
received a B.A. and B.A. Honours in British Parliamentary History, and the
University of Regina with a M.A. in History. After teaching history at the
North Battleford Collegiate Institute, he became, in January 1969, Assistant
Clerk to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan and later that year, Clerk.
He has been active in the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and is member and chairman of the
Editorial Board of the Canadian Parliamentary Review and past councillor
of the Study of Parliament Group. He was appointed honourary member of the
American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries and awarded the
designation Professional Manager by the Canadian Institute of Management in
New Gentleman Usher of the Black
The same day the Prime Minister
appointed RenÚ Gutknecht as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod replacing RenÚ
Jalbert, who will become a member of the federal Immigration and Refugee
Board on March 20, 1989.
Mr. Gutknecht was born in Montreal.
He attended McGill University where he obtained a B.A. At McGill, he enrolled
in the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, under the R.O.T.P.
During his 34 years in Canada's
armed forces, Lieutenant-General Gutknecht has served with distinction in many
capacities, at home and abroad. He was Troop Leader with the Royal Canadian
Dragoons and later Commanding Officer, Lord Strathcona's Horse in Soest,
Germany. He served with the Military Component of the Canadian Delegation in
Vietnam and in India and Pakistan with the United Nations. In Lahr, Germany he
was Senior Staff Officer, Operations. He became Commander, 5e groupement de
Combat, Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Montreal, in 1975 and also served as
Chief of Staff Operations and Deputy Commander, Mobile Command, St. Hubert,
Quebec. From 1980-1985 he was Canadian Military Representative to NATO
Headquarters in Brussels. He has been Commandant of the Ottawa Division,
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for the past four years.