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Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Ukrainian: Роман Гнатишин Roman Hnatyshyn) PC CC CMM CD QC(Can) QC(Sask) FRHSC(hon) (March 16, 1934 – December 18, 2002), known as Ray Hnatyshyn, was a Canadian politician who was the 24th Governor General of Canada. Before this, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of Canada for over 14 years.

Hnatyshyn was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was elected to the House of Commons for the first time in the 1974 federal election. He was part of the cabinet of two different Prime Ministers, Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. He was chosen by Queen Elizabeth II to replace Jeanne Sauvé as the Governor General in 1989. He was sworn in on January 29, 1990. He was replaced as Governor General in 1995 by Roméo LeBlanc.

Hnatyshyn died on December 18, 2002.

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