Bud Cullen

Bud Cullen

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Bud Cullen

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Bud Cullen, PC (April 20, 1927 – July 5, 2005) was a Canadian Federal Court judge and politician.

Early years

Born Jack Sydney George Cullen in Creighton Mine, Ontario, Cullen was given the nickname of Bud by his mother when he was a young boy. Later, he legally changed his name to Bud. Cullen went to Creighton Mine Public School, Lansdowne Public School, and Sudbury High School before attending the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Law and politics

A lawyer practicing in Sarnia, Ontario, Cullen was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1968 federal election as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Sarnia.

Key figure in government

In 1971, he became parliamentary secretary to the Minister of National Defence. He subsequently served as parliamentary secretary to the Energy Minister (1972) and to the Finance Minister (1974–1975).

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau appointed Cullen to the Cabinet as Minister of National Revenue in 1975. Cullen moved to the position of Minister of Manpower and Immigration in 1976, and remained in the position when it was renamed Minister of Employment and Immigration the next year, until the defeat of the Trudeau government in the 1979 election.

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