DOC welcomes new Minister
The department welcomes a new Minister of Communications, the Honourable Edward C. Lumley, who is also Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and Science and Technology.
Born and educated in Windsor, Ontario, Mr. Lumley was first elected to Parliament in 1974, as M.P. for StormontDundas, following a successful career in private business and in municipal politics as mayor of Cornwall, Ontario. Mr. Lumley has chaired the Standin Committee on Regional Development; was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion and the Minister of Finance; and headed the Canadian Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in 1978.
In 1980, Mr. Lumley was appointed Minister of State for Trade; in 1982, Minister of State for International Trade; and later in 1982, Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce and Regional Economic Expansion, now changed to Regional Industrial Expansion.
Mr. Lumley is married and has five children.
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