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Gerry Weiner

The Hon.
Gerald "Gerry" Weiner
Mayor of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
In office
1982–1984
Preceded by Jean Cournoyer
Succeeded by Ed Janiszewski
Member of Parliament for Dollard
In office
1984–1988
Preceded by Louis Desmarais
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1987.
Member of Parliament for Pierrefonds—Dollard
In office
1988–1993
Preceded by District was created in 1987.
Succeeded by Bernard Patry
Personal details
Born (1933-06-26) June 26, 1933
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Progressive Conservative

Gerald "Gerry" Weiner, PC (born June 26, 1933) is a Canadian politician.

A pharmacist educated at McGill University and the Université de Montréal, Weiner entered local politics and eventually became mayor of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec in 1982. He was a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1984 election, winning a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Pierrefonds—Dollard, Quebec in the Tory landslide that brought Brian Mulroney to power.

After serving for two years as a parliamentary secretary, Weiner was promoted to Prime Minister Mulroney's Cabinet as Minister of State for immigration. In 1988, he became Minister of State for Multiculturalism, and served in that position until 1991.

He was re-elected as MP for the new riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard in the 1988 election. In 1989, he became Secretary of State for Canada. From 1991 to 1993, he was Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship in the cabinets of Mulroney and his successor Kim Campbell. He lost his seat in the 1993 election that also defeated the Campbell government and reduced the Tories to two seats.

Weiner entered provincial politics, serving as president of the Equality Party, which was a party advocating the rights of anglophones in Quebec. In 1998, he was elected to the city council in Montreal as a member of the Vision Montreal party and a supporter of Mayor Pierre Bourque. Weiner served on the city's executive committee.

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