Oxford University (Master of Arts, 1966). Harvard University (Master of Laws, 1964). University of Montreal (Licentiate of Laws, 1962).\r\nLecturer in Law, University of Montreal, 1969-1970.
Member of Parliament, 1972 1984. Solicitor General of Canada, 1976-1978.\r\nSecretary of State of Canada, 1980-1982. Minister of Communications of Canada, 1980- 1984.
He also worked as a lobbyist in the 1980s. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Fox is a lawyer by training. He was re-elected in the 1974 election from the same constituency.\r\nIn the 1979 and 1980 elections, he was returned as Member of Parliament for Blainville—Deux-Montagnes before being defeated in that riding in the 1984 election.
Fox was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1976 when he became Solicitor General of Canada. Bilingual, Fox was seen as an up-and-comer in the Liberal cabinet, and even a potential party leader.\r\nHowever, he was forced to resign on January 27, 1978, when it became known that he had forged the signature of his then girlfriend"s husband on a form granting permission for her to have an abortion. Daniel is currently studying to become a chartered accountant and Julianna is a lawyer
John is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Batawa Development Corporation.\r\nHe returned to Cabinet after the 1980 election when Trudeau appointed him to the position of Secretary of State for Canada and Minister of Communications. He then served as Minister of International Trade in 1984 in the short-lived government of Trudeau"s successor, John Turner. With the defeat of the Turner government and the loss of his own seat, Fox returned to the private sector.\r\nIn 2004, Fox became Martin"s principal secretary, but it was announced on August 18 that he would be leaving the position on October 1 in order to return to private life.
In private life, Fox served as the President of former minister Liza Frulla"s riding. He was an early prominent supporter of former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.\r\nFox was appointed to the Senate on Martin"s recommendation on August 29, 2005, and announced his resignation on November 30, 2011, effective December 2.
He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 election as a Liberal Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for the riding of Argenteuil—Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. He became a lobbyist, and a member of Government Consultants International, a consulting firm, with Frank Moores, Gary Ouellet and Gerald Doucet. In 2003, he became a senior member of Paul Martin"s transition team as he prepared to succeed Jean Chrétien as prime minister.