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Encyclopedia > Minister of Finance (Canada)

The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. The current Minister of Finance (2005) is Ralph Goodale (formerly Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food). The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... Ralph Goodale The Honourable Ralph Edward Goodale, PC , BA , LL.B (born October 5, 1949, in Regina, Saskatchewan) is Canadas current Minister of Finance. ...


It is the responsibility of the Finance Minister to manage and each year present the federal government's budget. The Minister of Finance must deal with all the other departments and plays an important role in deciding which will receive more funding. In Canada federal budgets are presented annually by the government and lay out government spending for the upcoming year. ...


The Minister of Finance is usually one of the most unpopular positions in the government, being responsible for unpopular cuts and increases in taxes. Paul Martin Jr., however seems to have overcome this and his long reign as minister helped elevate him to the national popularity that allowed him to become Prime Minister. The Right Honourable Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, (born August 28, 1938 in Windsor, Ontario) is the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding Jean Chrétien on December 12, 2003. ... The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


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Canadian Ministers of Finance See other lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of Canadian ministers | Canadian Ministers of Finance ... The Department of Finance in Canada operates under the finance minister. ...


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Deputy Prime Minister of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (614 words)
The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada is an honorary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the Cabinet.
The official duties of the Deputy Prime Minister are to answer on behalf of overall government policy during Question Period and chair the Cabinet of Canada in the absence of the Prime Minister.
The deputy minister to the Prime Minister is the Clerk of the Privy Council.
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