Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

The Ministries


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Twenty-Second Ministry

Liberal 1
3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Hon. Eugene Francis Whelan 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Communications
Hon. Francis Fox 2 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs3
Hon. André Ouellet 4 3 March 1980 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. Judy Erola 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of State for Economic and Regional Development5
Hon. Donald Johnston 7 Dec. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of State for Economic Development
Hon. Horace Andrew Olson 6 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Donald Johnston 30 Sept. 1982 - 6 Dec. 1983

Minister of Employment and Immigration
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy 7 3 March 1980 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. John Roberts 8 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
Hon. Marc Lalonde 9 3 March 1980 - 9 Sept. 1982
Hon. Jean Chrétien 10 10 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of the Environment
Hon. John Roberts 8 3 March 1980 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. Charles L. Caccia 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Secretary of State for External Affairs
Hon. Mark MacGuigan 11 3 March 1980 - 9 Sept. 1982
Hon. Allan Joseph MacEachen 10 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister for External Relations12
Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin 7 Dec. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Finance
Hon. Allan Joseph MacEachen 13 3 March 1980 - 9 Sept. 1982
Hon. Marc Lalonde 10 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Hon. Roméo LeBlanc 14 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Pierre De Bané 15 30 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Hon. John Carr Munro 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce16
Hon. Herbert Eser Gray 17 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Edward Lumley 18 30 Sept. 1982 - 6 Dec. 1983

Minister for International Trade19
Hon. Gerald Regan 8 Dec. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Hon. Jean Chrétien 10 3 March 1980 - 9 Sept. 1982
Hon. Mark MacGuigan 10 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Labour
Hon. Gerald Regan 20 3 March 1980 - 21 Sept. 1981
Hon. Charles L. Caccia 21 22 Sept. 1981 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. André Ouellet 4 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Leader of the Government in the Senate
Hon. Raymond Joseph Perrault 22 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Horace Andrew Olson 30 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Associate Minister of National Defence
Vacant 20 April 1968 - 29 June 1984

Minister of National Defence
Hon. Gilles Lamontagne 23 3 March 1980 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. Jean-Jacques Blais 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of National Health and Welfare
Hon. Monique Bégin 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Minister of National Revenue
Hon. William Rompkey 24 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Pierre Bussières 30 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Postmaster General
Hon. André Ouellet 4 3 March 1980 - 15 Oct. 1981

President of the Privy Council
Hon. Yvon Pinard 25 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Public Works
Hon. Paul James Cosgrove 26 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Roméo LeBlanc 30 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Regional Economic Expansion27
Hon. Pierre De Bané 15 3 March 1980 - 11 Jan. 1982
Hon. Herbert Eser Gray 17 12 Jan. 1982 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Edward Lumley 18 30 Sept. 1982 - 6 Dec. 1983

Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion28
Hon. Edward Lumley 18 7 Dec. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of State for Science and Technology
Hon. John Roberts 8 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Secretary of State of Canada
Hon. Francis Fox 2 3 March 1980 - 21 Sept. 1981
Hon. Gerald Regan 29 22 Sept. 1981 - 5 Oct. 1982
Hon. Serge Joyal 6 Oct. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of State for Social Development30
Hon. Jean Chrétien 10 19 June 1980 - 9 Sept. 1982
Hon. Jacob Austin 10 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. Robert Phillip Kaplan 3 March 1980 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Supply and Services
Hon. Jean-Jacques Blais 31 3 March 1980 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. Charles Lapointe 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Transport
Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin 32 3 March 1980 - 11 Aug. 1983
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy 12 Aug. 1983 - 29 June 1984

President of the Treasury Board
Hon. Donald Johnston 33 3 March 1980 - 29 Sept. 1982
Hon. Herbert Eser Gray 17 30 Sept. 1982 - 29 June 1984

Minister of Veterans Affairs
Hon. Daniel Joseph MacDonald 34 3 March 1980 - 30 Sept. 1980
Hon. Gilles Lamontagne Acting Minister 23 1 Oct. 1980 - 21 Sept. 1981
Hon. W. Bennett Campbell 22 Sept. 1981 - 29 June 1984

Footnotes

  • [1] After the defeat of the Government in the general election of February 18, 1980, Clark formally tendered his resignation on March 3, 1980. On the same day the Twenty-Second Ministry took office. It was composed of 33 ministers.
  • [2] Fox was Minister of Communications; he was also Secretary of State for Canada until September 21, 1981.
  • [3] The French title Ministre de la Consommation et des Corporations ["Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs"] was changed by the Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 1991, which came into effect on February 28, 1992, to the following title: "Ministre de la Consommation et des Affaires commerciales." The new title appears throughout this document.
  • [4] Ouellet was appointed Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Postmaster General on March 3, 1980 (his appointment as Postmaster General ended on October 15, 2981) and Minister of Labour on August 12, 1983.
  • [5] The Ministry of State for Economic Development was proclaimed on December 19, 1978 under the Ministries and Ministers of State Act, 19-20 Eliz. II.- 1970-1 c. 42 Part IV.
  • [6] Olson was appointed Leader of the Government in the Senate in September 1982.
  • [7] Axworthy was appointed Minister of Transport on August 12, 1983.
  • [8] Roberts was appointed Minister of the Environment and Minister of State for Science and Technology on March 3, 1980 and Minister of Employment and Immigration on August 12, 1983.
  • [9] Lalonde was appointed Minister of Finance on September 10, 1982.
  • [10] Chrétien was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada on March 3, 1980; Minister of State for Social Development on June 19, 1980; and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on September 10, 1982.
  • [11] MacGuigan was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General on September 10, 1982.
  • [12] Under section 5 of the Government Organization Act, 1983, a Minister for External relations may be appointed to assist the Minister in carrying out his responsibilities relating to the conduct of Canada's international relations.
  • [13] MacEachen was also given the title "Deputy Prime Minister". He was appointed Secretary of State for External Affairs on September 10, 1982.
  • [14] LeBlanc was appointed Minister of Public Works on September 30, 1982.
  • [15] De Bané was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1982-17 of January 12, 1982, a Minister of State, to assist the Secretary of State for External Affairs in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities relating to the conduct of international relational relations. He was given the title "Minister of State (External Relations)".
  • [16] The Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce Act was repealed by sec. 15 of the Government Organization Act, 1983 and the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion was created under Part II of the Act and proclaimed effective December 7, 1983.
  • [17] Gray was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce on March 3, 1980; Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion on January 12, 1982; and President of the Treasury Board on September 30, 1982.
  • [18] Lumley was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce and Minister of Regional Economic Expansion on September 30, 1982 and Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion on December 7, 1983.
  • [19] The Department of External Affairs was re-organized under the Government Organization Act, 1983, 29-30-31-32 Eliz. II, c. 167, Part I and proclaimed effective December 7, 1983. Under sec. 4 a Minister for International Trade shall be appointed to assist the Minister in carrying out his responsibilities relating to international trade.
  • [20] Regan was also Minister of State (Sports) until March 5, 1980. He was appointed Secretary of State of Canada on September 22, 1981.
  • [21] Caccia was appointed Minister of the Environment on August 12, 1983.
  • [22] Perrault was appointed Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sports) on September 30, 1982.
  • [23] Lamontagne was appointed Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs. He ceased to be a member of the Ministry effective August 11, 1983 and was later appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec on February 24, 1984.
  • [24] Rompkey was appointed Minister of State (Small Businesses) on September 30, 1982.
  • [25] Pinard was also Government Leader in the House of Commons.
  • [26] Cosgrove was assigned by Order in Council 1982-3067 of September 30, 1982, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Finance. He was given the title "Minister of State (Finance)".
  • [27] The Office of Minister of Regional Economic Expansion was created by Statute 17-18 Eliz. II, c. 28, assented to on March 28, 1969.
  • [28] The Office of Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion was created by Statute 29-30-31-32 Eliz. II, c. 167, Part II, assented to on December 7, 1983.
  • [29] Regan was appointed Minister of State (International Trade) on October 6, 1982.
  • [30] The Ministry of State for Social Development was proclaimed on June 19, 1980, under the Ministries and Ministers of State Act 19-20 Eliz. II, c. 42. Part IV.
  • [31] Blais was appointed Minister of National Defence on August 12, 1983.
  • [32] Pepin was appointed Minister of State (External Relations).
  • [33] Johnston was appointed Minister of State for Economic Development on September 30, 1982.
  • [34] MacDonald died on September 30, 1980.