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Mulroney’s former chief of staff passes away

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 10:48 AM | By Carolyn Gruske


Stanley H. Hartt, who had a long career in politics, government and the law, has died.

In addition to working as chief of staff for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney from 1989 to 1990, Hartt served as deputy minister to the Department of Finance under Minister of Finance Michael Wilson from 1985 to 1988. He was involved in the negotiation of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, and he was reported to be one of eight Canadians in the room when the agreement was signed.

In the business world, he held a number of senior positions, including chair of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., chair, president and CEO of Campeau Corporation, a real estate and retailing enterprise, and chairman of Salomon Brothers Canada Inc. (later renamed Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc.). He also sat on numerous boards of directors.

As a commercial and business litigator, Hartt was a member of Stikeman Elliott LLP and a counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP.

He was 80 years old.