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| image =| cabinet=| term_start=August 19, 1975| term_end=March 2, 200719322}}| birth_place=Calgary, Alberta| death_date=| death_place=| profession=LawyerLiberal Party of Canada>LiberalSenate of Canada>Senator from British Columbia(Vancouver South)| appointedby=Pierre Trudeau| portfolio=Minister of State, Minister of State for Social Development, Leader of the Government in the Senate| spouse=| religion=Jewisweblink}}thumb|100px| OBC ribbonJacob "Jack" Austin {{Post-nominals|country=CAN|PC|CM|OBC}} (born March 2, 1932) is a Canadian former politician and former member of the Senate of Canada. He was appointed to the upper house by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on August 8, 1975 and represented British Columbia. At the time of his retirement he was the longest-serving senator.

Life and career

Austin was born in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to entering the Senate, Austin had careers as a lawyer and then as a senior civil servant. In the 1950s, Austin was a legal partner of Nathan Nemetz who later served as Chief Justice of British Columbia. Nemetz recruited Austin to join the Liberal Party.Kelly Korbin, "A lifetime in the public eye: Retiring senator shares high points; his hopes for Canada", Jewish Independent Online, February 10, 2007 WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2007-04-04, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070928162038weblink">weblink 2007-09-28, In the early 1960s, Austin's political career began when he served as executive assistant to Arthur Laing while he was Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. While in Ottawa he was asked by Paul Martin, Sr. to serve on the legal team that negotiated the Columbia River Treaty on behalf of the government.Austin's only attempt to win an election was as the Liberal candidate in Vancouver—Kingsway in the 1965 federal election but was defeated by Grace MacInnis of the New Democratic Party.In 1970, he was appointed deputy minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and was part of the first Canadian trade mission sent to the People's Republic of China. He also played a key role in the establishment of Petro-Canada and Expo 86 in Vancouver.
He was appointed chief of staff to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1974 and was appointed to the Senate by Trudeau in 1975. He served as a Minister of State in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau from 1981 to 1982 and then Minister of State for Social Development until Trudeau's retirement in 1984. He returned to the Canadian Cabinet in 2003 when Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed him Leader of the Government in the Senate, where he served until the Liberal defeat in the 2006 election. He reached the age of 75 on March 2, 2007, and is retired from the senate.He was given the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican Government in 2000.Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 135, No. 8 {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120306221538weblink |date=2012-03-06 }} He was also inducted into the Order of British Columbia in 2010.He has three daughters: Barbara, Edith and Sharon.

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