Photo: Ron Poling Archives The canadian Press
Stanley Hartt has among other things been head of cabinet of former prime minister Brian Mulroney in 1989 and 1990.
Stanley Hartt, who was chief of cabinet of former prime minister Brian Mulroney in 1989 and 1990, has been taken away by cancer Wednesday in Toronto at the age of 80 years.
Prior to joining the bodyguards of the prime minister of Canada, Stanley Hartt was deputy minister of Finance at that time where Michael Wilson were held by the portfolio.
In recent years, he had returned to the practice of law for a firm of Toronto lawyers.
In a press release issued Wednesday evening, Brian Mulroney made it known that he is deeply saddened by the death of Stanley Hartt that he qualifies as one of the best public servants to have served the canadian State.
He also noted that the deceased had a remarkable ability to analyze complex situations and that it was with a great sense of humor.
The ex-prime minister Mulroney recalls that Stanley Hartt has been closely involved in the negotiations of the free trade Agreement between the United States and Canada, in those that led to the Meech lake Accord and in the international movement that has allowed the release from prison of activist Nelson Mandela, in South Africa.
Stanley Hartt was born in Montreal and studied law at McGill University. He was the son of Maurice Hartt, who was the liberal member for Montreal–Saint-Louis to the national Assembly of Quebec from 1939 to 1947 and liberal member of parliament for Cartier in the House of commons from 1947 until his death in 1950.