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A council of ministers of the Crown chaired by the Prime Minister, the Cabinet is the senior echelon of the Ministry. (The terms "Cabinet" and "Ministry" are sometimes used interchangeably, a subtle inaccuracy which can spark confusion. Although the membership of the Ministry and the Cabinet are often coterminal, currently there are 5 members of the Ministry that are not members of the Cabinet.) Technically, the Cabinet is a 'Committee of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada'; in practice, it is actually the executive committee of the Canadian government. A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... A ministry (usually preceded by the definite article, i. ... 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...


For practical reasons, the cabinet is referred to in relation to the Prime Minister in charge of it, though formally it is more common to refer to the number of ministries since confederation. The current cabinet is the Harper cabinet, which is part of the 28th Ministry. A confederation is an association of sovereign states or communities, usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The federal Canadian Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper 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. ...

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Composition

Governor General Michaëlle Jean and her Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, with cabinet after the swearing-in ceremony (February 6, 2006).

The Cabinet proper currently comprises 27 ministers. Each minister is responsible not only for advising the Monarch, Governor General, Prime Minister and other ministers on any and all political matters, but also for the general administration of at least one government portfolio. Image File history File links 20060206_cab01. ... Image File history File links 20060206_cab01. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is the Head of State; Canada is one of... 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. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is 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. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The composition of the disambiguation links at the head of this article and the other Wikipedia articles on the monarchies of the Commonwealth Realms is under discussion at Talk:Commonwealth Realm monarchies (disambiguation). ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is the Head of State; Canada is one of... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ...


A Minister of the Crown is usually the formal head of a corresponding federal department or agency, although there are exceptions: positions such as the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada have no corresponding department, while some Ministers of the Crown (such as the Minister for International Cooperation) head agencies under the umbrella of a department run by another Minister. The Prime Minister is entitled to appoint ministers without portfolio, but this has not been done since 1978. A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... The following list outlines the Structure of the Canadian federal government. ... A Minister without Portfolio is a government minister with no specific responsibilities. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Ministers of state are assigned specific responsibilities on a more ad hoc basis, which they fulfill from within a department under a full minister. The portfolios of ministers of state are considerably more transient, as positions may be created and dissolved to suit specific short-term government priorities or the specific qualifications of candidates without alterations to the departmental structure. In recent years, prime ministers have occasionally named individuals as minister of state but not specified any particular responsibilities, effectively making them ministers without portfolio. Unlike many other Westminster-model governments, ministers of state in Canada are full members of Cabinet rather than members of the Ministry outside it; this has the effect of making the Canadian Cabinet considerably larger than its British equivalent, despite the fact that the British Ministry has a total membership far in excess of the Canadian version. In the Canadian Cabinet a minister of state is a junior cabinet minister, usually given specific responsibilities to assist a senior cabinet minister in a specific area. ...


Secretaries of state, also often dubbed "junior ministers," are similar to ministers of state in that they too are assigned specific responsibilities on a more ad hoc basis, which they fulfill from within a department under a full minister. Unlike ministers of state, secretaries of state are members of the Ministry but not of the Cabinet, and technically they can attend cabinet meetings by invitation only. Appointing secretaries of state rather than ministers of state has been done in the past by governments conscious of including more MPs in their ministry without attracting public outcry for "expanding cabinet," however technical this distinction might be in practice. Secretaries of state fulfilled most of their tasks carried out by ministers of state from 1993 to 2003; consequently there were only a handful of ministers of state during this time. In 2007 Stephen Harper resumed the practice of appointing secretaries of state. Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Parliamentary Secretaries also assist members of Cabinet, usually with their duties answering questions in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Paul Martin had his Parliamentary Secretaries sworn to the Privy Council, but they are members of neither the Cabinet nor Ministry. Martin is the only Prime Minister to have had his Parliamentary Secretaries sworn into the Privy Council. In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ...


Deputy Ministers are neither MPs nor Cabinet Ministers but are the senior civil servant in a governmental department and assist the Minister both by giving non-partisan advice and by assisting in the administration of the department. Each ministerial position in a government has an associated deputy ministership, such as Deputy Minister of Health. The chief civil servant who both leads the other deputy ministers and provides non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister is the Clerk of the Privy Council, who is essentially the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister. In Canada, a Deputy Minister is the senior civil servant in a government department and assists the Minister of the department who is a member of the Canadian Cabinet. ... The Clerk of the Privy Council (French: Greffier du Conseil privé) is the senior civil servant in the government and the Secretary to the Canadian Cabinet. ...


The Prime Minister often assigns a minister to be responsible for a specific problem or initiative that may cut across departmental boundaries. This is usually described as having the <situation> file.


Different positions have widely varying levels of prestige. Unquestionably the most important minister is the Minister of Finance. Other high profile ministries include Foreign Affairs, Industry, Justice, and Health. The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ... The Minister of Foreign Affairs (French: Ministre des Affaires étrangères) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations section of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. ... 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. ...


Committee structure

The Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet is often referred to as the "inner cabinet" by observers. It is the body that sets the strategic directions for the government, approves key appointments and ratifies committee memberships. Other Cabinet committees include Operations, Treasury Board, Social Affairs, Economic Growth and Long-Term Prosperity, Foreign Affairs and Security and Environment and Energy Security.[1] The Priorities and Planning Committee is a key organ of the Cabinet of Canada. ... In the government of Canada the Treasury Board is the only statutory cabinet committee. ...


Restructuring

Unlike the United States Cabinet, the size and structure of the Canadian cabinet is relatively malleable, with the number of ministers and their titles generally selected by the Prime Minister within a relatively broad legislative framework. Fairly substantial changes, including the realignment of certain departments, can be carried out without even the need for legislation. The slate of cabinet positions tends to be substantially restructured periodically, with the last major period of realignment occurring from 1993 to 1996. Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ...


Throughout the 20th century Cabinets had been expanding in size until Brian Mulroney's government, which hit the 40-minister mark. A reduction in the number of departments initiated by Kim Campbell began to reduce this number, and Jean Chrétien excluded approximately 10 members of the Ministry from the formal Cabinet, so that by 1994 there were only 23 members. This number has crawled upwards again, and when Paul Martin reincorporated all members of the Ministry into his first Cabinet, it again resulted in the figure of 39 being reached. The number 40 appears to be something of a psychological barrier to further expansion. Cabinet membership stands today (2006) at 27. Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ, LLD (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell, PC, QC, LL.B, LL.D (h. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ...


Selection

Nominally the Cabinet is appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister, which means that in practice the Prime Minister selects the members. The process of selection is an extremely complex affair, as in addition to personal qualifications of the possible ministers there is a number of conventions that have to be followed. There is usually a minister from each province in Canada, visible minorities must be represented, and as many women as possible should be included. Interest groups that support the government also need to be appeased. Each member of the governing party desires a cabinet position and there are always some members who feel embittered at being passed over. The process is difficult and one of the most important decisions a Prime Minister must make. John A. Macdonald once half-jokingly listed his occupation as cabinet maker. Those chosen do not, despite tradition to the contrary, have to be elected Members of Parliament; Senators have also been members. Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is the Head of State; Canada is one of... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, PC, QC, DCL, LL.D was born on January 11, 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Cabinet making is the practice of utilizing many woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. ...


Responsible government

As dictated by convention, members of Cabinet are held accountable for their decisions by the elected House of Commons. This means cabinet ministers are expected to introduce and defend new legislation regarding their portfolio within the Commons and answer questions on their job performance from the Opposition. Consequently, there is a traditional expectation that members of Cabinet also sit as elected MPs. Cabinets are generally appointed from amongst the governing party's pool of MPs; should a prime minister appoint a cabinet minister from outside Parliament, it is expected that the individual acquire a seat within a reasonable time or resign. This can often be accomplished by means of a by-election. The last cabinet minister to be neither a MP nor a Senator was Brian Tobin, who was appointed Minister of Industry several months before he won a seat in the 2000 General Election. See also responsible government. The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Brian Vincent Tobin, PC (born October 21, 1954 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ... Responsible government is a system of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability which is the foundation of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. ...


Powers

The cabinet has significant power in the Canadian system, and as the government usually has a majority of seats in the legislature almost all bills proposed by the Cabinet are enacted. Combined with a comparatively small proportion of bills originating with individual members of parliament (Private Members' Bills), this leads to Cabinet having almost total control over the legislative agenda of the House of Commons. A Private Members Bill is a proposed law introduced by a member of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition side, to that legislature or parliament. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...

A meeting of the Cabinet of Mackenzie King, 1930
A meeting of the Cabinet of Mackenzie King, 1930

It is within Cabinet that many of the most important debates on Canadian policy take place. All cabinet meetings are held behind closed doors and the minutes are kept confidential for thirty years. Cabinet members are forbidden from discussing what occurs in cabinet meetings. Decisions made in cabinet must be unanimous, though this often occurs at the Prime Minister's direction. Once a decision is made all Cabinet members must publicly support it. If any of these rules are violated, the offending minister is usually removed by the Prime Minister. If the disagreement within the cabinet is strong a minister may resign, as did John Napier Turner in 1975 on the subject of wage and price controls, and Michael Chong in 2006 over nationhood for "the Québecois." Image File history File links Meeting_of_the_Cabinet_Ministers_of_W.L._Mackenzie_King_. ... Image File history File links Meeting_of_the_Cabinet_Ministers_of_W.L._Mackenzie_King_. ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable John Napier Turner ,CC,PC (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ...


Cabinet itself (or "full Cabinet") is further divided into committees. The Treasury Board is one of the most important, as it oversees the expenditure of government money within every department. Since 1966, a specific minister has been named President of the Treasury Board, owing to the especially taxing nature of the duties associated with chairing it and supervising the related bureaucracy. Other committees (see [2] )currently include Government Operations, Social Affairs, Economic Affairs, and Foreign Affairs and National Security. Each committee is chaired by a senior minister whose own portfolio normally intersects with the mandate of the committee. A Priorities and Planning Committee, or "Inner Cabinet," , chaired by the Prime Minister, has been sporadically utilized; in recent years Jean Chrétien did not strike one, while Paul Martin briefly brought it back before eliminating it once again. Stephen Harper has revived the Priorites and Planning Committee for his government. During the Chrétien Ministry, the number of cabinet committees was greatly reduced. They were increased by Paul Martin and have been reduced again by Stephen Harper. 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. ... The Priorities and Planning Committee is a key organ of the Cabinet of Canada. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Opposition shadow cabinets

Each opposition party appoints what is known as a Shadow Cabinet, with each of its members "shadowing" one or more cabinet portfolios. The Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is especially relevant, as it is seen as a "government in waiting." Members of a shadow cabinet are often but not always appointed to a Cabinet post if and when their party forms government. It is the Shadow Cabinet's responsibility to pass criticism on the current government and its respective legislation, as well as offering alternative policies. There is also a Bloc Québécois Shadow Cabinet, a New Democratic Party Shadow Cabinet, and a Green Party Shadow Cabinet.[1]. The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... The outgoing Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is listed below. ... The current Bloc Québécois Shadow Cabinet is listed below. ... The current New Democratic Party Shadow Cabinet is listed below. ...


Current Cabinet

The Conservative Party of Canada won elections on January 23, 2006 to the 39th Canadian parliament and formed a minority government, the 28th Ministry, which was sworn in on February 6 with Stephen Harper as Prime Minister. The make up of the cabinet was changed on November 27, 2006 January 4, 2007 and again on August 14. The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... The initial seat distribution of the 39th Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister of the 39th Parliament. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... is the 37th day of the year in 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. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister of Canada (1867-) (List) Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper* (2006-)
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
      and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board
(1867-) (List) Hon. Gerry Ritz (2007-)
Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (1988-) (List) Hon. Peter MacKay* (2006-)
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Official Languages (1996-) (List) Hon. Josée Verner (2007-)
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1994-) (List) Hon. Diane Finley (2007-)
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (2005-) (List) Hon. Jean-Pierre Blackburn (2006-)
Minister of the Environment (1971-) (List) Hon. John Baird* (2007-)
Minister of Finance (1867-) (List) Hon. Jim Flaherty* (2006-)
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (1979-) (List) Hon. Loyola Hearn (2006-)
Minister of Foreign Affairs (1995-) (List) Hon. Maxime Bernier* (2007-)
Minister of Health
      and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
(1944-) (List) Hon. Tony Clement* (2006-)
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (2006-) (List) Hon. Monte Solberg (2007-)
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
      and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
(1966-) (List) Hon. Chuck Strahl* (2007-)
Minister of Industry (1995-) (List) Hon. Jim Prentice* (2007-)
Minister for International Cooperation (1996-) (List) Hon. Bev Oda (2007-)
Minister of International Trade
      and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics
(1983-) (List) Hon. David Emerson* (2006-)
Minister of Justice
      and Attorney General
(1867-) (List) Hon. Rob Nicholson (2007-)
Minister of Labour (1909-) (List) Hon. Jean-Pierre Blackburn (2006-)
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
      and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform
(1944-) (List) Hon. Peter Van Loan (2007-)
Leader of the Government in the Senate
      and Secretary of State (Seniors)
(1867-) (List) Hon. Marjory LeBreton* (2006-)
Minister of National Defence (1939-) (List) Hon. Peter MacKay* (2007-)
Minister of National Revenue (1927-) (List) Hon. Gordon O'Connor (2007-)
Minister of Natural Resources (1995-) (List) Hon. Gary Lunn (2006-)
Minister of Public Safety (2003-) (List) Hon. Stockwell Day* (2006-)
Minister of Public Works and Government Services (1996-) (List) Hon. Michael Fortier (2006-)
President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
       and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
(1867-) (List) Hon. Rona Ambrose (2007-)
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (1936-) (List) Hon. Lawrence Cannon* (2006-)
President of the Treasury Board (1966-) (List) Hon. Vic Toews* (2007-)
Minister of Veterans Affairs (1944-) (List) Hon. Greg Thompson (2006-)
Minister of Western Economic Diversification (1988-) (List) Hon. Rona Ambrose (2007-)

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs (French: Ministre des Affaires étrangères) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations section of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. ... Canadian Ministers of Foreign Affairs Until 1993, the post was known as Secretary of State for External Affairs. ... Maxime Bernier, PC is Canadas Minister of Industry. ... 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. ... Federal Economic Development initiative of NORthern Ontario is a department of Industry Canada whose initiative is to address the economic development of northern Ontario. ... 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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. ... 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. ... Canadian Ministers of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Prior to 1966, responsibilities for the Indian Affairs portion of this portfolio fell under the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (List), and the Northern Development portion under the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources (List). ... Charles Strahl, PC, MP (born February 25, 1957 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... 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. ... Canadian Ministers of Industry Prior to 1995, the responsibilities of the current Industry portfolio were divided between the now-defunct posts of Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (List) and Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (List). ... 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 for International Cooperation is responsible for overseeing Canadian international development strategy within the federal governments foreign department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... Canadian Ministers for International Cooperation See other lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers | Foreign relations of Canada ... Hon. ... Image:EmersD.jpg David Emerson  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics and will be celebrated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... Canadian Ministers of International Trade > See other lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers | Foreign relations of Canada ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... 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. ... Canadian Ministers of Justice Ministers of Justice also carry the title Attorney General of Canada See other Lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... 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Prior to 1944 the Prime Minister of Canada had the responsibilities of coordinating House of Commons business. ... Peter Van Loan, PC, MP (born April 18, 1963) (sometimes referred to as PVL) is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... The ministerial office of Leader of the Government in the Senate was recognized the Great Seal of Canada on March 28, 1969 and went into force on April 1, 1969, Previously the position was not a ministerial office, although, with one exception, the incumbent also held a Cabinet portfolio while... Marjory LeBreton, P.C. (born July 4, 1940) is a Canadian Senator and vice-chair of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Canada. ... 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Current Members of the Ministry outside Cabinet

Portfolio Secretary
Secretary of State (Chief Government Whip) Hon. Jay Hill (2007-)
Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) Hon. Jason Kenney (2007-)
Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism) Hon. Diane Ablonczy (2007-)
Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs and International Trade) (Sport) Hon. Helena Guergis (2007-)
Secretary of State (Agriculture) Hon. Christian Paradis (2007-)

See also: List of Canadian Parliamentary Secretaries Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... Hon. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... Jason Kenney (born May 30, 1968 in Oakville, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... Diane Ablonczy (born May 6, 1949) is a Canadian politician. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), more commonly known as Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is a department in the Government of Canada which has responsibility for foreign policy and diplomacy, as well as import/export and international trade policies. ... Helena C. Guergis, PC (pronounced: DZHOR-dzhis) (born February 19, 1969) is a Canadian politician. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... Christian Paradis (born January 1, 1974) is the Conservative Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons for Mégantic—LÉrable. ... List of Canadian Parliamentary Secretaries as of July 20, 2004. ...


Cabinet Commitees

Full listing of cabinet commitee membership The Priorities and Planning Committee is a key organ of the Cabinet of Canada. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... P. E. James Jim Prentice, PC, MP (born July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine, Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... 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. ... Peter Van Loan, PC, MP (born April 18, 1963) (sometimes referred to as PVL) is a Canadian politician. ... In the government of Canada the Treasury Board is the only statutory cabinet committee. ... 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. ... Victor Vic Toews, PC, MP [teıvz] (born September 10, 1952) is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... Ronalee Rona Ambrose, PC, BA, MA, MP (born March 15, 1969 in Valleyview, Alberta) is Canadas current Minister of the Environment. ... Image:EmersD.jpg David Emerson  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... Hon. ... Diane Finley PC, MP (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... Marjory LeBreton, P.C. (born July 4, 1940) is a Canadian Senator and vice-chair of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development really heads two different departments. ... Charles Strahl, PC, MP (born February 25, 1957 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Minister of National Defence (French: Ministre de la Défense nationale) is a Minister of the Crown; the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the Department of National Defence which oversees the Canadian Forces. ... 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. ... 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. ... For the musician, better known as Blasko, see Rob Nicholson (musician). ... 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. ... Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... 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. ... There have been various John Bairds of significance. ...


Former portfolios

Secretary of State for the Provinces The office of Secretary of State for the Provinces was abolished and the office of Minister of the Interior was created on May 3, 1873. ... Ministers of Public Works After 1996 see List of Canadian Ministers of Public Works and Government Services See also Canadian Cabinet Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... Canadian Postmasters General See other lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... Secretaries of State for Canada See other lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... Canadian Ministers of Marine and Fisheries in the Canadian Cabinet After this point the position was split and different individuals held the positions of Minister of Fisheries and Minister of Marine. ... For more information about Superintendents-General of Indian Affairs and their successors see Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. ... The office of Secretary of State for the Provinces was abolished and the office of Minister of the Interior was created on May 3, 1873. ... The office of Solicitor General of Canada was created on June 23, 1887 but did not come into force until December 3, 1892. ... Canadian Secretaries of State for External Affairs In 1993, the post was replaced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. ... Canadian Ministers of Immigration and Colonization For ministers after this date see List of Canadian Ministers of Mines and Resources. ... Here is a list of Canadian Ministers of Pensions and National Health: Prior to 1928, certain responsibilities of the Pensions and National Health portfolio were carried out by the now-defunct post of Minister of Soldiers Civil Re-establishment (List). ... Canadian Ministers of Fisheries For ministers from 1867 to 1930 see List of Canadian Ministers of Marine and Fisheries. ... The offices of Minister of Immigration and Colonization, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Mines and Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs were abolished and the office of Minister of Mines and Resources was on 23 June 1936 and proclaimed in force on 1 Dec. ... Canadian Ministers of Resources and Development Canadian Ministers of Northern Affairs and National Resources On January 18, 1950, the offices of Minister of Mines and Resources and Minister of Reconstruction and Supply were abolished and replaced by the offices of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister of Mines and... Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration (1950-1966) Prior to 1950, the responsibilities of the original Citizenship and Immigration portfolio were largely within the post of Minister of Reconstruction and Supply (List), with the Indian Affairs branch the resposibility of the Minister of Mines and Resources (List). ... Canadian Ministers of Resources and Development Canadian Ministers of Northern Affairs and National Resources On January 18, 1950, the offices of Minister of Mines and Resources and Minister of Reconstruction and Supply were abolished and replaced by the offices of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister of Mines and... Ministers of Manpower and Immigration After August 14, 1977 see List of Canadian Ministers of Employment and Immigration. ... The Ministers of Energy, Mines and Resources The office of Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys was abolished and the office of Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources created by statute 14-15 Eliz. ... Canadian Ministers of Consumer and Corporate Affairs The position of Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs was abolished and its duties inherited by the new position of Minister of Industry (list) on March 29, 1995. ... Canadian Ministers of Regional Economic Expansion On December 7, 1982 the position was renamed Canadian Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion On February 23, 1990 the position was merged into that of Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (List) Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... Canadian Ministers of Communications (**)Resigned to fulfill promise to resign if GST not abolished. ... Canadian Ministers of Supply and Services On July 12, 1996, office of the Minister of Supply and Services and the office of the Minister of Public Works were abolished and replaced with the office of Minister of Public Works and Government Services (list). ... Canadian Ministers of Industry, Trace and Commerce ... Canadian Ministers of Employment and Immigration On July 12, 1996, office of the Minister of Employment and Immigration was abolished and replaced with the office of Minister of Human Resources Development (list). ... Canadian Ministers of Regional Economic Expansion On December 7, 1982 the position was renamed Canadian Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion On February 23, 1990 the position was merged into that of Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (List) Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... Canadian Ministers of Forestry In 1995, the portfolio was merged with that of the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (List) to create the post of Minister of Natural Resources (List). ... Canadian Ministers of Industry, Science and Technology Prior to 1990, the responsibilities of the Industry, Science and Technology portfolio were divided between the now-defunct post of Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion (List) and a Minister of State for Science and Technology. ... Canadian Ministers of Multiculturalism and Citizenship After 1996 see List of Ministers of Canadian Heritage See also: Canadian Cabinet Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers ... Canadian Ministers of Human Resources Development Prior to 1996, the post was known as Minister of Employment and Immigration (List). ... The Deputy Prime Ministers of Canada See other lists of incumbents Categories: | ... Associate Minister of National Defence See other lists of incumbents Categories: Military of Canada | Lists of Canadian ministers ... A member of the Canadian cabinet, the Associate Minister of National Defence is responsible for various files within the defence department as assigned by the Prime Minister or Defence Minister. ... 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. ... The Postmaster General of Canada was the Canadian cabinet minister responsible for Canada Post. ... The Minister of Constitutional Affairs was the Canadian cabinet minister responsible for constitutional affairs. ... The Solicitor General of Canada was a position in the Canadian ministry from 1892 to 2003. ... This article discusses the position in the Cabinet of Canada in existence from 1867 to 1996. ... Canadas Secretary of State for External Affairs was, from 1909 to 1993, the member of the Cabinet of Canada responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations and the former Department of External Affairs. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/national/article.jsp?article=2007_1_18_1169143511
  2. ^ Cabinet Committee Mandates and Memberships, August 14, 2007

External links

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