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Encyclopedia > 28th Canadian Ministry
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General Michaëlle Jean with Twenty-Eighth Ministry after the swearing-in ceremony (February 6, 2006)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General Michaëlle Jean with Twenty-Eighth Ministry after the swearing-in ceremony (February 6, 2006)

The Twenty-Eighth Canadian Ministry is the federal Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, which has governed Canada since the begining of the 39th Parliament of Canada. It was sworn in on February 6, 2006, exactly two weeks after the 2006 election, and nine weeks and six days after the fall of the 38th Canadian Parliament. Smaller than usual, the Conservative Cabinet currently consists of only 27 members, including the Prime Minister himself. On January 4, 2007 five Secretaries of State were added to the Ministry who are not members of the Cabinet itself. Image File history File links 20060206_cab01. ... Image File history File links 20060206_cab01. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... Michaëlle Jean, CC, CMM, COM, CD, DUniv (honoris causa), D.Litt (honoris causa) , (born September 6, 1957, in Port-au-Prince, Haïti) is the current Governor General of Canada. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... The initial seat distribution of the 38th Canadian Parliament Paul Martin was Prime Minister during the 38th Canadian Parliament. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ...


Only 24 of the original members were elected to serve as Conservative MPs in 2006. Senator Marjory LeBreton is the Leader of the Government in the Senate. The other two choices that have raised some controversy are David Emerson, who was elected as a Liberal, but crossed the floor between the election and the swearing-in of the Cabinet to serve as Minister of International Trade, of the Pacific Gateway, and of the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics, and Michael Fortier, a Montreal-area member of the former Progressive Conservatives and co-chair of the Conservatives' 2006 federal campaign, who was not elected as an MP but was named a Senator on February 27, 2006, and is serving as Minister of Public Works and Government Services. The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Hon. ... The Leader of the Government in the Senate is a Canadian cabinet minister who leads the government side in the Canadian Senate and is chiefly responsible for promoting and defending the governments program in the Upper House. ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... Michael Fortier, PC is the Canadian Minister of Public Works and Government Services and a Conservative senator-to-be from Quebec. ...


The reason given for the appointments of Emerson and Fortier was that the Conservatives were completely shut out of the 3 most populous cities in Canada - Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. The Liberals were the only party to win seats in all three, with the Bloc represented in Montreal and the NDP in Toronto and Vancouver. Emerson's riding is Vancouver Kingsway, and Mr. Fortier lives and works in the Montreal-Laval area, and ran for the riding of Laval West for the Tories in 2000. The only major city this leaves out is Toronto, although the Conservatives have indicated that they consider that enough Cabinet Ministers are from the Greater Toronto Area, including Jim Flaherty and Bev Oda, to adequately represent the city in Cabinet. Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... Vancouver Kingsway is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada. ... Hon. ... Hon. ...


Another note of interest is that Harper did not name a Deputy Prime Minister, contrary to rumours that Quebec lieutenant Lawrence Cannon or Conservative deputy leader Peter MacKay might be awarded the honorary post. His explanation was that, instead, an acting Prime Minister would be named as required and this assignment could be conferred upon different ministers. The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (French: Vice-premier ministre du Canada) is an honorary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the cabinet. ... Hon. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, BA, LL.B, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...

Contents

List of Ministers

Note: This is in Order of Precedence, which is established by the chronological order of appointment to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada then in order of election or appointment to parliament if for ministers who joined the Privy Council on the same day. The Canadian order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the Government of Canada. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the...

Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... For the musician, better known as Blasko, see Rob Nicholson (musician). ... The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (French: Leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes), more commonly known as the Government House Leader, is the Cabinet minister responsible for planning and managing the governments legislative program in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal is a portfolio in the Canadian cabinet, associated with the Privy Council Office. ... The Minister of Justice (French: Ministre de la Justice) of Canada is the minister in the Cabinet of Canada who is responsible for the Department of Justice and is also Attorney General of Canada. ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... Image:EmersD.jpg David Emerson  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... Jean-Pierre Blackburn (born July 6, 1948 in Jonquière, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Labour is responsible for setting national labour standards and federal labour dispute mechanisms. ... The Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. ... Gregory Francis Thompson (born March 28, 1947 in St. ... The position of Minister of Veterans Affairs was created in 1944. ... Hon. ... The Leader of the Government in the Senate is a Canadian cabinet minister who leads the government side in the Canadian Senate and is chiefly responsible for promoting and defending the governments program in the Upper House. ... Monte Kenton Solberg PC, MP (born September 17, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian Member of Parliament, representing the riding of Medicine Hat in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Hon. ... Charles Chuck Strahl (born February 25, 1957) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Agriculture is responsible for overseeing the federal governments agriculture department, currently known as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. ... Hon. ... Minister of Natural Resources in the Cabinet of Canada is the minister responsible for Natural Resources Canada. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, BA, LL.B, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... The Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). ... Hon. ... The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the person in the Cabinet of Canada responsible for supervising the fishing industry and administrating all navigable waterways in the country. ... Stockwell Burt Day Jr. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (French: Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection civile) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments domestic security department, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. ... Hon. ... The Minister of National Revenue is the member of the Canadian Cabinet responsible for the Canada Revenue Agency and the administration of taxation law and collection. ... Victor Vic Toews, PC, MP [teıvz] (born September 10, 1952) is a Canadian politician. ... The Minister of Justice (French: Ministre de la Justice) of Canada is the minister in the Cabinet of Canada who is responsible for the Department of Justice and is also Attorney General of Canada. ... The position of President of the Treasury Board was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a fully-fledged department. ... Ronalee Rona Ambrose, PC, BA, MA, MP (born March 15, 1969 in Valleyview, Alberta) is Canadas current Minister of the Environment. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of the Environment (French: Ministre de lEnvironnement) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments environment department, Environment Canada. ... The post of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the member of the Cabinet of Canada resposible for the federal governments relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. ... The Minister of Western Economic Diversification is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of Western Economic Diversification Canada. ... Hon. ... In the Canadian cabinet the President of the Queens Privy Council of Canada is nominally in charge of the Privy Council Office. ... The post of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the member of the Cabinet of Canada resposible for the federal governments relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. ... Diane Finley PC, MP (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Social Development is responsible for overseeing Social Development Canada, the federal governments department concerned with the needs of seniors, children, families and people with disabilities. ... Hon. ... Hon. ... The Minister of National Defence (French: Ministre de la Défense nationale) is the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the Department of National Defence which oversees the Canadian Forces. ... Hon. ... Hon. ... The position of Minister responsible for the Status of Women in the Canadian cabinet was created in 1971 as a product of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (created in 1967, report handed down in 1970). ... P. E. James Jim Prentice, PC, MP (born July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine, Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development really heads two different departments. ... The position of Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians was created in 1985 as a portfolio in the Canadian Cabinet. ... John Russell Baird, PC, MP (born May 26, 1969) is a Canadian politician. ... The position of President of the Treasury Board was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a fully-fledged department. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of the Environment (French: Ministre de lEnvironnement) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments environment department, Environment Canada. ... Maxime Bernier, PC is Canadas Minister of Industry. ... Maxime Bernier In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Industry (French: Ministre de lIndustrie) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments economic development and corporate affairs department, Industry Canada. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Transport (French: Ministre des Transports) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments transportation regulatory and development department, Transport Canada. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Health (French: Ministre de la Santé) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments health department (Health Canada) and enforcing the Canada Health Act, the law governing Medicare. ... Hon. ... The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ... Josée Verner is a Canadian politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister for International Cooperation is responsible for overseeing Canadian international development strategy within the federal governments foreign department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... The Minister responsible for La Francophonie is a member of the Canadian Cabinet who handles relations with the Francophonie, an international community of francophone nations. ... The Minister responsible for Official Languages is the member of the Canadian Cabinet who is entrusted with the enforcement of the Official Languages Act, ensuring that government services are available in both English and French, protecting minority language rights, particularly in the area of education, and promoting bilingualism throughout Canada. ... Michael Fortier, PC is the Canadian Minister of Public Works and Government Services and a Conservative senator-to-be from Quebec. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Public Works and Government Services is responsible for overseeing the federal governments common service organization (Public Works and Government Services Canada), an expansive department responsible for the internal servicing and administration of the federal government. ... Peter Van Loan (born April 18, 1963) is a Canadian politician. ... In the Canadian cabinet the President of the Queens Privy Council of Canada is nominally in charge of the Privy Council Office. ... The post of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the member of the Cabinet of Canada resposible for the federal governments relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. ... The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (French: Leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes), more commonly known as the Government House Leader, is the Cabinet minister responsible for planning and managing the governments legislative program in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal is a portfolio in the Canadian cabinet, associated with the Privy Council Office. ...

Members of the Ministry outside of the Cabinet

  • Jay Hill
    • Chief Government Whip and Secretary of State January 4, 2007 - present
  • Jason Kenney
    • Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity January 4, 2007 - present
  • Gerry Ritz
    • Secretary of State for Small Business and Tourism January 4, 2007 - present
  • Helena Guergis
    • Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Trade January 4, 2007 - present
    • Secretary of State for Sport January 4, 2007 - present
  • Christian Paradis
    • Secretary of State for Agriculture January 4, 2007 - present

Hon. ... Jason Kenney (born May 30, 1968 in Oakville, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Gerry Ritz (born August 19, 1951) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for Battlefords—Lloydminster, a largely rural riding in Saskatchewan. ... Helena C. Guergis (pronounced: DZHOR-dzhis) (born February 19, 1969) is a Canadian politician. ... Christian Paradis (born January 1, 1974) is the Conservative Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons for Mégantic—LÉrable. ...

Provincial Breakdown

This needs to be updated as per January 4, 2007, cabinet shuffle


Cabinet Ministers

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Conservative Members of Parliament Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Flower Western Red Lily Tree Paper Birch Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages none (English, French, Gaelic) Flower Mayflower Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Purple Violet Tree Balsam Fir Bird Black-capped Chickadee Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Flower Pitcher Plant Tree Black Spruce Bird Atlantic Puffin Capital St. ...

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Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Flower Western Red Lily Tree Paper Birch Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages none (English, French, Gaelic) Flower Mayflower Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Purple Violet Tree Balsam Fir Bird Black-capped Chickadee Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Flower Pitcher Plant Tree Black Spruce Bird Atlantic Puffin Capital St. ...

See also

List of Canadian Parliamentary Secretaries as of July 20, 2004. ...

References

  • Government of Canada (November 27, 2006). Order of Precedence: Current List. The Ministry. Library of Parliament. Retrieved on 2006-12-02.

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Succession

Preceded by
27th Canadian Ministry
Canadian Ministries
2003–2006
Succeeded by
In Session

 
 

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