This day in Jewish history / Jewish first in Canada's parliament
On this day in 1969, Canadian Jew Herbert Gray made history in the country's parliament. Ultimately serving for four decades, Gray, known for his love of rock music, was also Canada's longest serving MP.
On this day in 1969, Herbert Gray was appointed minister without portfolio in the Liberal government of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, becoming the country’s first Jewish cabinet minister. His parliamentary career spanned from 1962 to 2002, making him Canada’s longest-serving MP.