30 Facts About John Manley


John Manley served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South from 1988 to 2004.


John Manley is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and serves on the advisory board of the Leaders' Debates Commission.


John Manley received a BA from Carleton University in 1971 and an LL.


John Manley is married to Judith Manley with whom he has three children: Rebecca, David and Sarah.


John Manley was first elected as an MP in the 1988 election.


John Manley unveiled a multimillion-dollar rescue package for the cash-strapped Ottawa Senators, being a friend of owner Rod Bryden, but later withdrew the aid after critics argued that there were better uses for public funds.


John Manley supported Dalton McGuinty's successful bid to lead the Ontario Liberal Party in 1996.


John Manley was shuffled to Minister of Foreign Affairs on the eve of the 2000 election.


John Manley was widely applauded for his work in foreign affairs, particularly for helping to ease strained Canada-US relations.


John Manley was seen as able to communicate with the US administration, and had a good working relationship with both Colin Powell and Tom Ridge.


When Jean Chretien announced his decision to retire, John Manley announced his intention to run for the Liberal leadership.


John Manley attacked Martin's refusal to disclose his campaign contributors, but failed to make a significant dent in Martin's support.


That year, John Manley had several times expressed his interest in returning to the Foreign Affairs ministry, as it was likely that Martin would appoint his own lieutenant to the Finance portfolio.


On November 28, John Manley announced his retirement from politics, remaining as a backbencher until the 2004 federal election.


Shortly after John Manley announced his retirement from federal politics, Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario and close friend of John Manley, appointed him to chair a Royal Commission on the energy system of Ontario in the wake of the eastern North American blackout of 2003.


On May 26,2004, John Manley was named to the board of directors of telecommunications firm Nortel Networks.


John Manley was co-chair of the Independent Task Force on North America, a project of the US Council on Foreign Relations.


In what was seen by political followers as an unusually frank admission, John Manley said he would be a candidate to replace Paul Martin if he were to step down in the next three to four years and was maintaining a cross-country organizational network for this purpose.


On January 25,2006, John Manley sent a letter to supporters indicating that he was not going to contest the Liberal leadership after the resignation of Paul Martin.


On October 12,2007, John Manley was appointed by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper to head an independent, non-partisan panel reviewing Canada's mission and future role in Afghanistan, a position he had discussed with Liberal leader Stephane Dion beforehand.


John Manley's panel reported on Canada's Afghanistan mission to Prime Minister Harper on January 28,2008, in what was known as the John Manley report.


John Manley had been mentioned as a possible contender for the leadership of the Liberal Party after Stephane Dion's resignation following the 2008 election, but on November 4,2008, he announced that he would not be a candidate.


In June 2009, John Manley was named the new President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, then known as the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, effective January 2010.


John Manley stepped down from that position effective October 15,2018, and was succeeded by Goldy Hyder.


On July 1,2009, John Manley was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian politics, notably as a cabinet minister, and as a business and community leader who had played an important role in the promotion of international aid and co-operation.


John Manley is a member of the Trilateral Commission and sits on the Advisory Council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.


In September 2019, John Manley joined law firm, Bennett Jones, as a Senior Business Advisor.


John Manley is regarded by some as being from the centre-right of the Liberal party, favouring fiscal conservatism, free trade, and friendly relations with the United States, although his budget included substantial program spending.


John Manley seems committed to many of the policies implemented under Chretien, particularly to expanding foreign aid and improving Canada's "knowledge economy".


John Manley is known as a republican and an advocate of the abolition of the Canadian monarchy.