First Jewish Canadian Cabinet Minister Named National Revenue Minister
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First Jewish Canadian Cabinet Minister Named National Revenue Minister

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Herb Gray, the first Jewish Minister in Canadian history, was designated Minister of National Revenue today by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Mr. Gray, 39, has been serving as Minister-Without-Portfolio. He represents Windsor. Ont., in Parliament and is a leader of the Canadian Jewish community. Last Nov. 8 he introduced Prime Minister Trudeau at an Anti-Defamation League meeting.

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