Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

The Ministries


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Twenty-Third Ministry

Liberal 1
30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Prime Minister
Right Honourable John Napier Turner

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Hon. Ralph Ferguson 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Communications
Hon. Edward Lumley 2 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Hon. Judy Erola 3 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of State for Economic and Regional Development4
Hon. André Ouellet 5 30 June 1984 - 1 Sept. 1984

Minister of Employment and Immigration
Hon. John Roberts 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
Hon. Gerald A. Regan 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of the Environment
Hon. Charles L. Caccia 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Secretary of State for External Affairs
Hon. Jean Chrétien 6 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister for External Relations
Vacant 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Finance
Hon. Marc Lalonde 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Hon. Herb Breau 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Hon. Douglas Cockburn Frith 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister for International Trade
Hon. Francis Fox 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Hon. Donald Johnston 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Labour
Hon. André Ouellet 5 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Leader of the Government in the Senate
Hon. Allan Joseph MacEachen 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Associate Minister of National Defence
Vacant 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of National Defence
Hon. Jean-Jacques Blais 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of National Health and Welfare
Hon. Monique Bégin 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of National Revenue
Hon. Roy MacLaren 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

President of the Privy Council
Hon. André Ouellet 5 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Public Works
Hon. Charles Lapointe 7 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion
Hon. Edward Lumley 2 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of State for Science and Technology
Hon. Edward Lumley 2 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Secretary of State of Canada
Hon. Serge Joyal 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of State for Social Development8
Hon. Judy Erola 3 30 June 1984 - 1 Sept. 1984

Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. Robert Phillip Kaplan 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Supply and Services
Hon. Charles Lapointe 7 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Transport
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

President of the Treasury Board
Hon. Herbert Eser Gray 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Minister of Veterans Affairs
Hon. W. Bennett Campbell 30 June 1984 - 16 Sept. 1984

Footnotes

  • [1] On June 30, 1984 Trudeau resigned as Prime Minister and the Twenty-Third Ministry assumed office. It was composed of 29 ministers.
  • [2] Lumley was appointed Minister of Communications, Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and Minister of State for Science and Technology.
  • [3] Erola was appointed Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Minister of State for Social Development.
  • [4] The existence of the Ministry of State for Economic and Regional Development was terminated effective September 1, 1984 by proclamation.
  • [5] Ouellet was appointed Minister of State for Economic and Regional Development, Minister of Labour and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.
  • [6] Chrétien was also given the title "Deputy Prime Minister".
  • [7] Lapointe was appointed Minister of Public Works and Minister of Supply and Services.
  • [8] The existence of the Ministry of State for Social Development was terminated effective September 1, 1984 by proclamation.