Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Ministers of State


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Twenty-Fourth Ministry

Progressive-Conservative 1
17 Sept. 1984 - 24 June 1993

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney

Ministers of State
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of State (Agriculture)
Hon. Pierre Blais 2 27 Aug. 1987 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Canadian Wheat Board)(Grains and Oilseeds)
Hon. Charles James Mayer 3 17 Sept. 1984 - 3 Jan. 1993

Minister of State (Employment and Immigration)
Hon. Monique Vézina 4 31 March 1988 - 3 Jan. 1993
Hon. Pauline Browes 5 4 Jan. 1993 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Environment)
Hon. Pauline Browes 6 21 April 1991 - 3 Jan. 1993
Hon. Mary Collins 7 4 Jan. 1993 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations)
Hon. Lowell Murray 8 30 June 1986 - 20 April 1990

Minister of State (Finance)
Hon. Barbara Jean McDougall 9 17 Sept. 1984 - 29 June 1986
Hon. Thomas Hockin 10 30 June 1986 - 29 Jan. 1989
Hon. Gilles Loiselle 11 30 Jan. 1989 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Finance and Privatization)
Hon. John Horton McDermid 12 26 Feb. 1991 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)
Hon. Otto John Jelinek 13 17 Sept. 1984 - 30 March 1988
Hon. Jean J. Charest 14 31 March 1988 - 23 Jan. 1990

Minister of State (Forestry)
Hon. Gerry St. Germain 15 15 Sept. 1988 - 7 Dec. 1988
Hon. Frank Oberle 16 30 Jan. 1989 - 22 Feb. 1990

Minister of State (Forestry and Mines)
Hon. Gerald S. Merrithew 17 17 Sept. 1984 - 14 Sept. 1988

Minister of State (Housing)
Hon. Alan Redway 18 30 Jan. 1989 - 15 March 1991

Minister of State (Immigration)
Hon. Walter Franklin McLean 19 20 Aug. 1985 - 29 June 1986
Hon. Gerry Weiner 20 30 June 1986 - 30 March 1988

Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Hon. Bernard Valcourt 21 27 Aug. 1987 - 29 Jan. 1989
Hon. Kim Campbell 22 30 Jan. 1989 - 22 Feb. 1990
Hon. Shirley Martin 23 23 Feb. 1990 - 20 April 1991
Hon. Monique Landry 24 21 April 1991 - 3 Jan. 1993
Hon. Pierre H. Vincent 25 4 Jan. 1993 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (International Trade) and (Housing)
Hon. John Horton McDermid 26 15 Sept. 1988 - 29 Jan. 1989

Minister of State (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)
Hon. Ramon John Hnatyshyn 27 17 Sept. 1984 - 26 Feb. 1985
Hon. Harvie Andre 28 23 Feb. 1990 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Mines)
Hon. Robert E. Layton 29 17 Sept. 1984 - 29 June 1986

Minister of State
Hon. Roch LaSalle 30 30 June 1986 - 19 Feb. 1987

Minister of State (Multiculturalism)
Hon. Jack Burnett Murta 31 17 Sept. 1984 - 19 Aug. 1985
Hon. Otto John Jelinek 32 20 Aug. 1985 - 29 June 1986
Hon. Gerry Weiner 33 31 March 1988 - 14 Sept. 1988

Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Citizenship)
Hon. Gerry Weiner 34 15 Sept. 1988 - 20 April 1991

Minister of State (Privatization and Regulatory Affairs)
Hon. Barbara Jean McDougall 35 30 June 1986 - 30 March 1988
Hon. John Horton McDermid 36 30 Jan. 1989 - 25 Feb. 1991

Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Hon. Thomas Edward Siddon 37 17 Sept. 1984 - 19 Nov. 1985
Hon. Frank Oberle 38 20 Nov. 1985 - 10 Aug. 1987
Hon. Michel Côté 39 11 Aug. 1987 - 26 Aug. 1987
Hon. Frank Oberle 40 11 Aug. 1987 - 29 Jan. 1989
Hon. Robert René de Cotret 41 27 Aug. 1987 - 29 Jan. 1989
Hon. Harvie Andre 28 30 Jan. 1989 - 22 Feb. 1990
Hon. William Charles Winegard 42 30 Jan. 1989 - 22 Feb. 1990

Minister of State (Seniors)
Hon. George Harris Hees 43 27 Aug. 1987 - 14 Sept. 1988
Hon. Monique Vézina 44 15 Sept. 1988 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Small Businesses)
Hon. André Bissonnette 45 17 Sept. 1984 - 29 June 1986

Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism)
Hon. Bernard Valcourt 46 30 June 1986 - 29 Jan. 1989
Hon. Thomas Hockin 47 30 Jan. 1989 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Tourism)
Hon. Thomas Michael McMillan 48 17 Sept. 1984 - 19 Aug. 1985
Hon. Jack Burnett Murta 49 20 Aug. 1985 - 29 June 1986

Minister of State (Transport)
Hon. Benoît Bouchard 50 17 Sept. 1984 - 19 Aug. 1985
Hon. Suzanne Blais-Grenier 51 20 Aug. 1985 - 31 Dec. 1985
Hon. André Bissonnette 52 30 June 1986 - 18 Jan. 1987
Hon. Monique Vézina 53 27 Aug. 1987 - 30 March 1988
Hon. Gerry St. Germain 54 31 March 1988 - 14 Sept. 1988
Hon. Shirley Martin 55 15 Sept. 1988 - 22 Feb. 1990
Hon. Jean Corbeil 56 23 Feb. 1990 - 20 April 1991
Hon. Shirley Martin 57 21 April 1991 - 24 June 1993

Minister of State (Treasury Board)
Hon. Douglas Grinslade Lewis 58 27 Aug. 1987 - 29 Jan. 1989

Minister of State (Youth)
Hon. Andrée Champagne 59 17 Sept. 1984 - 29 June 1986
Hon. Jean J. Charest 60 30 June 1986 - 23 Jan. 1990

Minister of State (Youth)(Fitness and Amateur Sport)
Hon. Marcel Danis 61 23 Feb. 1990 - 20 April 1991
Hon. Pierre H. Cadieux 62 21 April 1991 - 24 June 1993

Footnotes

  • [1] After the defeat of the Government in the general election of September 4, 1984, Turner formally tendered his resignation on September 17, 1984. On the same day the Twenty-Fourth Ministry took office. It was composed of 40 ministers.
  • [2] Blais was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1987-1849 of August 27, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Agriculture. He was given the title "Minister of State (Agriculture)".
  • [3] Mayer was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3206 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Agriculture in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of the Canadian Wheat Board. He was given the title "Minister of State (Canadian Wheat Board) (Grains and Oilseeds)". He was appointed Minister of Agriculture on January 4, 1993.
  • [4] Vézina was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-647 of March 31, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Employment and Immigration. She was given the title "Minister of State (Employment and Immigration)". She was appointed Minister for External Relations on January 4, 1993, and remained Minister of State (Seniors).
  • [5] Browes was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-3 of January 4, 1993, a Minister of State to assist the Minister of Employment and Immigration in the carrying out of his responsibilities. She was given the title "Minister of State (Employment and Immigration).
  • [6] Browes was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1991-763 of April 21, 1991, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of the Environment in the carrying out of his responsibilities. She was given the title "Minister of State (Environment)".
  • [7] Collins was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-5 of January 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of the Environment in carrying out of his responsibilities. She was given the title "Minister of State (Environment)".
  • [8] Senator Lowell Murray was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1610 of June 30, 1986, a Minister of State, to assist the Prime Minister in respect of matters relating to federal-provincial relations. He was Given the title "Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations)". He was also Leader of the Government in the Senate.
  • [9] McDougall was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3212 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Finance. She was given the title "Minister of State (Finance)".
  • [10] Hockin was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1612 of June 30, 1986, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Finance. He was given the title "Minister of State (Finance)".
  • [11] Loiselle was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-133 of January 30, 1989, a Minister to assist the Minister of Finance. He was given the title "Minister of State (Finance)".
  • [12] McDermid was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1991-341 of February 26, 1991, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Finance in the carrying out of his responsibilities relating to finance and privatization. He was given the title "Minister of State (Finance and Privatization)".
  • [13] Jelinek was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3205 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of National Health and Welfare in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of fitness and amateur sport. He was given the title "Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)".
  • [14] Charest was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-646 of March 31, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of National Health and Welfare in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of fitness and amateur sport. He was given the title "Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)".
  • [15] St. Germain was appointed Minister of State (Forestry). Order in Council P.C. 1988-2110 of September 15, 1988 transferred to him from the Minister of Agriculture the powers, duties and functions of the forest resources of Canada.
  • [16] Oberle was appointed Minister of State (Forestry) and took over the duties and responsibilities assigned to this Minister by Order in Council 1988-2110 of September 15, 1988.
  • [17] Merrithew was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3213 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Agriculture in the carrying out of his responsibilities relating to the forest resources in Canada. He later was also assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1609 of June 30, 1986 to assist the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of matters relating to mines. He was given the first title "Minister of State (Forestry) and later "Minister of State (Forestry and Mines)".
  • [18] Redway was appointed Minister of State (Housing) and took over the duties and responsibilities assigned to this Minister by Orders in Council P.C. 1988-2112 and P.C. 1988-2113 of September 15, 1988.
  • [19] McLean was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1985-2633 of August 20, 1985, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Employment and Immigration in carrying out of his responsibilities in respect of Immigration. He was given the title "Minister of State (Immigration)".
  • [20] Weiner was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1614 of August 27, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Employment and Immigration in carrying on his responsibilities in respect of Immigration. He was given the title "Minister of State (Immigration)".
  • [21] Valcourt was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1987-1846 of August 27, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. He was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)".
  • [22] Campbell was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-132 of January 30, 1989, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. She was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)".
  • [23] Martin was assigned by Order in Council P.C, 1990-406 of February 23, 1990, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the carrying out of his responsibilities. She was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)".
  • [24] Landry was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1991-760 of April 21, 1991, a Minister of State to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the carrying out of his responsibilities. She was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)". She was appointed Secretary of State of Canada on January 4, 1993.
  • [25] Vincent was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-4 of January 4, 1993, a Minister of State to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in carrying out his responsibilities. He was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)".
  • [26] McDermid was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-2114 of September 15, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister for International Trade in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of matters relating to International Trade. He was also assigned to the Minister of Public Works respecting (Housing). He was given the title "Minister of State (International Trade) and (Housing)".
  • [27] Hnatyshyn was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3203 of September 17, 1984 a Minister of State, to assist the Prime Minister in the carrying out of his responsibilities in relation to the business of the House of Commons. He was given the title "Minister of State (Government House Leader)".
  • [28] Andre was appointed Minister of Supply and Services on September 17, 1984; Associate Minister of National Defence on August 20, 1985; Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs on June 30, 1986; Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and Minister of State for Science and Technology on January 30, 1989; Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons on February 23, 1990. He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1990-408 of February 23, 1990, a Minister of State, to assist the Prime Minister in relation to the business of the House of Commons.
  • [29] Layton was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3211 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of matters relating to mines. He was given the title "Minister of State (Mines)".
  • [30] LaSalle was not assigned to anyone pursuant to the Ministries and Ministers of State Act. He resigned from the Ministry on February 19, 1987.
  • [31] Murta was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3204 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Secretary of State of Canada in carrying out of his responsibilities in respect of: the policies and programs related to multiculturalism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Multiculturalism)".
  • [32] Jelinek was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1985-2632 of August 20, 1985, a Minister of State, to assist the Secretary of State of Canada in carrying out of his responsibilities in respect of the policies and programs related to multiculturalism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Multiculturalism)".
  • [33] Weiner was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-648 of March 31, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Secretary of State of Canada in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of matters relating to multiculturalism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Multiculturalism)".
  • [34] Weiner was added Citizenship to his responsibilities. His title therefore changed to "Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Citizenship)".
  • [35] McDougall was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1608 of June 30, 1986, a Minister of State, to assist the President of the Treasury Board in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of privatization and regulatory affairs as amended by P.C. 1986-2787 of December 11, 1988. She was given the title "Minister of State (Privatization and Regulatory Affairs)".
  • [36] McDermid was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-130 of January 30, 1989, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Finance in the carrying out of his responsibilities relating to privatization and regulatory affairs. He was given the title "Minister of State (Privatization and Regulatory Affairs)".
  • [37] Siddon was appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology on September 17, 1984; Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on November 27, 1985; and Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development on February 23, 1990.
  • [38] Oberle was appointed Minister of State (Science and Technology) on August 11, 1987; and Minister of Forestry on February 23, 1990.
  • [39] Côté was appointed Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs on September 17, 1984; Minister of State for Science and Technology from August 11, 1987 to August 26,1987; Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion on June 30, 1986; and Minister of Supply and Services on August 27, 1987. He resigned from the Ministry on February 2, 1988.
  • [40] Oberle was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1987-1648 of August 11, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of State for Science and Technology. He was given the title "Minister of State (Science and Technology)".
  • [41] René de Cotret was appointed President of the Treasury Board on September 17, 1984; Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and Minister of State for Science and Technology on August 27, 1987; President of the Treasury Board on June 30, 1989; Minister of the Environment on September 20, 1990; and Secretary of State of Canada on April 21, 1991. He resigned from the Ministry on January 3, 1993.
  • [42] Winegard was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-131 of January 30, 1989, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of State for Science and Technology. He was given the title "Minister of State (Science and Technology)".
  • [43] Hees was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1987-1842 of August 27, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of National Health and Welfare in carrying out the latter's responsibilities in respect of senior citizens. He was given the title "Minister of State (Seniors)". Hees was also Minister of Veterans Affairs.
  • [44] Vézina was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-2104 of September 15, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of National Health and Welfare in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of matters relating to senior citizens. She was given the title "Minister of State (Seniors)".
  • [45] Bissonnette was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3208 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of small businesses. He was given the title "Minister of State (Small Businesses)".
  • [46] Valcourt was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1613 of 30 June 1986, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect to small businesses and tourism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism)".
  • [47] Hockin was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-129 of January 30, 1989, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion in the carrying out of his responsibilities relating to small businesses and tourism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism)".
  • [48] MacMillan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3207 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of tourism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Tourism)".
  • [49] Murta was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1985-2631 of August 20, 1985, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion in the carrying out of the latter's responsibilities in respect of tourism. He was given the title "Minister of State (Tourism)".
  • [50] Benoît Bouchard was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3209 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. He was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)".
  • [51] Blais-Grenier was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1985-2634 of August 20, 1985, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. She was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)"'.
  • [52] Bissonnette was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1607 of June 30, 1986, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. He was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)".
  • [53] Vézina was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1987-1845 of August 27, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. She was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)".
  • [54] St. Germain was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-649 of March 31, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. He was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)".
  • [55] Martin was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1988-2114 of September 15, 1988, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. She was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)"'.
  • [56] Corbeil was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1990-404 of February 23, 1990, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. He was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)".
  • [57] Martin was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1991-761 of April 21, 1991, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Transport. She was given the title "Minister of State (Transport)".
  • [58] Lewis was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1987-1848 of August 27, 1987, a Minister of State, to assist the President of the Treasury Board. He was given the title "Minister of State (Treasury Board)". Order in Council P.C. 1987-1847 also assigned him to the President of the Privy Council with respect to his responsibilities as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • [59] Champagne was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1984-3210 of September 17, 1984, a Minister of State, to assist the Secretary of State of Canada in the carrying out of his responsibilities relating to the youth of Canada. She was given the title "Minister of State (Youth)".
  • [60] Charest was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1986-1611 of June 30, 1986, a Minister of State, to assist the Secretary State of Canada in the carrying out of his responsibilities relating to the youth of Canada.
  • [61] Danis was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1990-403 of February 23, 1990, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of National Health and Welfare in respect of fitness and amateur sport. Order in Council P.C. 1990-407 also assigned him to assist the Minister of Employment and Immigration in respect of the youth of Canada. He was given the title "Minister of State (Youth) (Fitness and Amateur Sport)".
  • [62] Cadieux was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1991-759 of April 21, 1991, a Minister of State, (a) to assist the Minister of National Health and Welfare in respect of fitness and amateur sport, and (b) to assist the Minister of Employment and Immigration in respect of the youth of Canada. He was given the title "Minister of State (Youth) (Fitness and Amateur Sport)".