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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. Smaller than usual, the Conservative Cabinet will consist of only 27 members, including the Prime Minister himself. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Parliament of Canada (in French: le Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ...


Only 24 of the members were elected to serve as Conservative MPs in 2006. Senator Marjory LeBreton will serve as 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-of-centre 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 Emerson, PC, MP, MA, 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 is 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. City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Vancouver (pronounced ) is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... 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. Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister (2003-2006) The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (French: Vice-premier ministre du Canada) is an honourary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the Cabinet. ... Hon. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC , MP, BA, LL.B, (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. ...


List of Ministers

Note: This is in Order of Precedence (established by the chronological order of appointment to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) 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 ceremonial council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on...

Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ... Stephen Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, 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. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of International Trade is the head of the federal governments international trade department (International Trade Canada) and the provisions of treaties such as NAFTA. The post was first establishmed in 1983 as the Minister for International Trade. ... David Emerson, PC, MP, MA, Ph. ... 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. ... Jean-Pierre Blackburn (born July 6, 1948 in Jonquière, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ... The position of Minister of Veterans Affairs was created in 1944. ... Gregory Francis Thompson (born March 28, 1947 in St. ... 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. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for overseeing the federal governments immigration department, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. ... Hon. ... 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. ... Charles Chuck Strahl (born February 25, 1957) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... Minister of Natural Resources in the Cabinet of Canada is the minister responsible for Natural Resources Canada. ... Hon. ... 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). ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC , MP, BA, LL.B, (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 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. ... Hon. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Hon. ... 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. ... Rona Ambrose, PC, MP, MA (born March 15, 1969 in Valleyview, Alberta) is Canadas Minister of the Environment. ... 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. ... Hon. ... 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. ... Diane Finley (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... The Minister of Canadian Heritage is a member of the Cabinet and head of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the federal government department responsible for Canadas Arts, Culture, Media, Communications network, and Sport. ... 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). ... Hon. ... 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. ... Jim Prentice, MP (born July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine, Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and 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. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Industry is responsible for overseeing the federal governments economic development and corporate affairs department, Industry Canada. ... Maxime Bernier, PC is Canadas Minister of Industry. ... 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. ... Hon. ... 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. ... Josée Verner is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... Michael Fortier, PC is the Canadian Minister of Public Works and Government Services and a Conservative senator-to-be from Quebec. ...

See also

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

References

  • The Ministry - Current List - Order of Precedence

 
 

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