Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Ministers of State


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Twenty-Seventh Ministry

Liberal 1
12 Dec. 2003 - 5 Feb. 2006

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Paul Martin

Ministers of State
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of State
Hon. Giuseppe (Joseph) Volpe 2 12 Dec. 2003 - 13 Jan. 2005
Hon. Mauril Bélanger 3 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004
Hon. Jacques Saada 4 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004
Hon. Tony Valeri 5 20 July 2004 - 4 Oct. 2005
Hon. Mauril Bélanger 6 20 July 2004 - 16 May 2005
Hon. Jacques Saada 7 20 July 2004 - 10 April 2005

Minister of State (Children and Youth)
Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew 8 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004

Minister of State (Civil Preparedness)
Hon. Albina Guarnieri 9 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004

Minister of State (Families and Caregivers)
Hon. Tony Ianno 10 20 July 2004 - 4 Oct. 2005
Hon. Tony Ianno 11 5 Oct. 2005 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)
Hon. Joseph Robert Comuzzi 12 12 Dec. 2003 - 28 June 2005
Hon. Andrew Mitchell 13 28 June 2005 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Financial Institutions)
Hon. Denis Paradis 14 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004

Minister of State (Human Resources and Skills Development an Democratic Renewal)
Hon. Belinda Stronach 15 17 May 2005 - 4 Oct. 2005

Minister of State (Human Resources and Skills Development)
Hon. Lucienne Robillard 16 14 Jan. 2005 - 16 May 2005

Minister of State (Human Resources Development)
Hon. Claudette Bradshaw 17 20 July 2004 - 4 Oct. 2005
Hon. Claudette Bradshaw 18 5 Oct. 2005 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities)
Hon. John Ferguson Godfrey 19 20 July 2004 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Infrastructure)
Hon. Andy Scott 20 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004

Minister of State (Internal Trade)
Hon. Mauril Bélanger 21 17 May 2005 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women)
Hon. Jean Augustine 22 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004

Minister of State (Multiculturalism)
Hon. Raymond Chan 23 20 July 2004 - 5 Feb. 2005

Minister of State (New and Emerging Markets)
Hon. Gar Knutson 24 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004

Minister of State (Northern Development)
Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew 25 20 July 2004 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Public Health)
Hon. Carolyn Bennett 26 12 Dec. 2003 - 5 Feb. 2006

Minister of State (Sport)
Hon. Stan Kazmierczak Keyes 27 12 Dec. 2003 - 19 July 2004
Hon. Stephen Owen 28 19 Oct. 2004 - 5 Feb. 2006

Footnotes

  • [1] On December 12, 2003, Chrétien resigned as Prime Minister and the Twenty-Seventh Ministry assumed office. It was composed of 39 ministers.
  • [2] Volpe was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2031 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development styled Minister of Social Development. On January 14, 2005, he was appointed Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
  • [3] Bélanger was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2028 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Prime Minister. On July 20, 2004, he was appointed Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State styled Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister responsible for Official Languages, Minister responsible for Democratic Reform and Associate Minister of National Defence.
  • [4] Saada was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2027 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform, to assist the Prime Minister. On July 20, 2004, he was appointed Minister of State styled Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister responsible for the Francophonie.
  • [5] Valeri was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-838 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Prime Minister. On October 5, 2005, he was appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • [6] Bélanger was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-842 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister responsible for Official Languages and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform, to assist the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Defence.
  • [7] Saada was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-843 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister responsible for the Francophonie, to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [8] Blondin-Andrew was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2020 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Children and Youth), to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development styled Minister of Social Development and the Minister of State styled Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. On July 20, 2004 she was appointed Minister of State (Northern Development).
  • [9] Guarnieri was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2026 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Civil Preparedness) to assist the Solicitor General of Canada styled Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Minister of National Defence. On July 20, 2004, she was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs.
  • [10] Ianno was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-845 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Families and Caregivers), to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development styled Minister of Social Development.
  • [11] Ianno was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2005-1748 of October 4, 2005, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Families and Caregivers), to assist the Minister of Social Development, effective October 5, 2005.
  • [12] Comuzzi was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2023 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario), to assist the Minister of Industry. He resigned on June 28, 2005.
  • [13] Mitchell was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2005-1296 of June 28, 2005, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [14] Paradis was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2022 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Financial Institutions), to assist the Minister of Finance.
  • [15] Stronach was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2005-950 of May 17, 2005, a Minister of State styled Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal, to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development styled Minister of Social Development. On October 5, 2005 she was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal.
  • [16] Robillard was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2005-28 of January 14, 2005, a Minister of State styled Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development styled Minister of Social Development.
  • [17] Bradshaw was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-841 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Human Resources Development), to assist the Minister of State styled Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
  • [18] Bradshaw was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2005-1751 of October 4, 2005, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Human Resources Development) to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, effective October 5, 2005.
  • [19] Godfrey was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-844 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities), to assist the Prime Minister.
  • [20] Scott was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2025 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Infrastructure), to assist the Minister of the Environment. On July 20, 2004 he was appointed Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.
  • [21] Bélanger was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2005-951 of May 17, 2005, a Minister of State styled Minister for Internal Trade, Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Official Languages to assist the Prime Minister, the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Industry.
  • [22] Augustine was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2024 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [23] Chan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-840 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Multiculturalism), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [24] Knutson was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2030 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (New and Emerging Markets), to assist the Minister for International Trade.
  • [25] Blondin-Andrew was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-839 of July 20, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Northern Development) to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
  • [26] Bennett was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2021 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Public Health), to assist the Minister of Health.
  • [27] Keyes was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-2029 of December 12, 2003, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Sport), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [28] Owen was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2004-1192 of October 19, 2004, a Minister of State styled Minister of State (Sport), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.