Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Ministers of State


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Twenty-Sixth Ministry

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Liberal 1
4 Nov. 1993 - 11 Dec. 2003

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Jean Chrétien

Ministers of State
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Hon. J. Bernard Boudreau 2 17 Oct. 2000 - 8 Jan. 2001
Hon. Robert G. Thibault 3 9 Jan. 2001 - 15 Jan. 2002
Hon. Gerry Byrne 4 16 Jan. 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Minister of State
Hon. Herbert Eser Herbert 5 11 June 1997 - 14 Jan. 2002
Hon. Don Boudria 6 11 June 1997 - 14 Jan. 2002
Hon. Ralph E. Goodale 7 15 Jan. 2002 - 25 May 2002
Hon. John Manley 8 15 Jan. 2002 - 1 June 2002
Hon. Don Boudria 6 26 May 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Footnotes

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    SECRETARIES OF STATE

    Prime Minister Chrétien announced the formation of his Cabinet on November 4, 1993. The new position of Secretary of State was created to provide additional support to Cabinet Ministers and to the Government as a whole in meeting the objectives set out by the Prime Minister.

    Secretaries of State are sworn to the Privy Council and are members of the Ministry. As such, they are bound by collective responsibility. They are not, however, members of the Cabinet. Secretaries of State are assigned to assist Cabinet Ministers in specific areas within their portfolios.

    Secretaries of State are paid 75% of a Cabinet Minister's salary. For legal purposes, the Secretaries of State are formally appointed as Ministers of State to Assist.


  • [1] After the defeat of the Government in the general election of October 25, 1993, Campbell formally tendered her resignation on November 4, 1993. On the same day the Twenty-Sixth Ministry took office. It was composed of 22 Cabinet Ministers and eight Secretaries of State who, although part of the Ministry, were not members of Cabinet.
  • [2] Boudreau was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2000-1581 of October 17, 2000, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
  • [3] Thibault was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2001-2 of January 9, 2001, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
  • [4] Byrne was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-29 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
  • [5] Gray was also given the title of "Deputy Prime Minister".
  • [6] Boudria was also appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • [7] Goodale was also appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • [8] Manley was also given the title of "Deputy Prime Minister" and Minister of Infrastructure and Crown Corporations.