Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Ministers of State


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Twenty-Eighth Ministry

Conservative 1
6 Feb. 2006 - 3 Nov. 2015

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper

Ministers of State
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of State
Hon. David Emerson 2 6 Feb. 2006 - 25 June 2008
Hon. Michael D. Chong 3 6 Feb. 2006 - 26 Nov. 2006
Hon. Tony Clement 4 6 Feb. 2006 - 30 Oct. 2008
Hon. Josée Verner 5 6 Feb. 2006 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Peter Van Loan 6 27 Nov. 2006 - 4 Jan. 2007
Hon. Marjory LeBreton Senator 7 4 Jan. 2007 - 18 Jan. 2010
Hon. Jay D. Hill 8 4 Jan. 2007 - 30 Oct. 2008
Hon. Jason Kenney 9 4 Jan. 2007 - 30 Oct. 2008
Hon. Gerry Ritz 10 4 Jan. 2007 - 14 Aug. 2007
Hon. Helena Guergis 11  12 4 Jan. 2007 - 9 April 2010
Hon. Christian Paradis 13 4 Jan. 2007 - 30 Oct. 2008
Hon. Diane Ablonczy 14 14 Aug. 2007 - 15 July 2013
Hon. James Moore 15 25 June 2008 - 30 Oct. 2008
Hon. Gary Lunn 16 30 Oct. 2008 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Gordon O'Connor 17 30 Oct. 2008 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Rob Merrifield 18 30 Oct. 2008 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Lynne Yelich 19 30 Oct. 2008 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Steven John Fletcher 20 30 Oct. 2008 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Gary Goodyear 21 30 Oct. 2008 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Denis Lebel 22 30 Oct. 2008 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Keith Ashfield 23 30 Oct. 2008 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Peter Kent 24  25 30 Oct. 2008 - 3 Jan. 2011
Hon. Jean-Pierre Blackburn 26 30 Oct. 2008 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Stockwell Day 27 30 Oct. 2008 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Lawrence Cannon 28 30 Oct. 2008 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Peter Gordon MacKay 29 30 Oct. 2008 - 19 Jan. 2010
Hon. Rob Moore 30 19 Jan. 2010 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Rona Ambrose 31 9 April 2010 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Ted Menzies 32 4 Jan. 2011 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Julian Fantino 33 4 Jan. 2011 - 18 May 2011
Hon. Christian Paradis 13 18 May 2011 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Tony Clement 4 18 May 2011 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Edward Fast 34 18 May 2011 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Bernard Valcourt 35 18 May 2011 - 22 Feb. 2013
Hon. Maxime Bernier 36 18 May 2011 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Tim Uppal 37 18 May 2011 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Alice Wong 38 18 May 2011 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Bal Gosal 39 18 May 2011 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Leona Aglukkaq 40 28 Aug. 2012 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Gail Shea 41 22 Feb. 2013 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Steven Blaney 42 22 Feb. 2013 - 15 July 2013
Hon. Michelle Rempel 43 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Greg Rickford 44 15 July 2013 - 19 March 2014
Hon. Candice Bergen 45 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Pierre Poilievre 46 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Kevin Sorenson 47 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. John Duncan 48 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Rob Moore 49 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Jason Kenney 50 15 July 2013 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Greg Rickford 51 19 March 2014 - 3 Nov. 2015
Hon. Ed Holder 52 19 March 2014 - 3 Nov. 2015

Footnotes

  • [1] After the defeat of the Government in the general election of January 23, 2006, Martin formally tendered his resignation on February 6, 2006. On the same day, the Twenty-Eighth Ministry took office. It was composed of twenty-six ministers.
  • [2] Emerson was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2006-31 of February 6, 2006, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport, and Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics.
  • [3] Chong was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2006-32 of February 6, 2006, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister for Sport.
  • [4] Clement was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2006-33 of February 6, 2006, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario until October 30, 2008. He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-575 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.
  • [5] Verner was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2006-34 of February 6, 2006, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister for La Francophonie and for Official Languages. She was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-965 of May 26, 2008, a Minister of State to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [6] Van Loan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2006-1421 of November 27, 2006, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister for Sport.
  • [7] LeBreton was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-3 of January 4, 2007, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Secretary of State (Seniors); she was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1707 of October 30, 2008, a Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Minister of State (Seniors).
  • [8] Hill was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-4 of January 4, 2007, as Minister of State to assist the Prime Minister, styled Secretary of State and Chief Government Whip.
  • [9] Kenney was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-5 of January 4, 2007, as Minister of State styled Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [10] Ritz was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-6 of January 4, 2007, as Minister of State styled Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [11] Guergis was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-7 of January 4, 2007, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister for International Trade and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs and International Trade) (Sport). She was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1708 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister of State (Status of Women).
  • [12] Resigned on April 9, 2010.
  • [13] Paradis was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-8 of January 4, 2007, as Minister of State styled Secretary of State (Agriculture), to assist the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-576 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State styled Secretary of State (Agriculture), to assist the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-855 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State styled Minister for La Francophonie, to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [14] Ablonczy was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2007-1304 of August 14, 2007, as Minister of State styled Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism), to assist the Minister of Industry; she was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1709 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism); she was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2010-84 of January 19, 2010, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Minister of State (Seniors); she was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-3 of January 4, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs, styled Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs).
  • [15] James Moore was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1304 of June 25, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport (Asia-Pacific Gateway) and Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage (2010 Olympics)(Official Languages), to be styled Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific Gateway)(2010 Olympics)(Official Languages).
  • [16] Lunn was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1714 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister of State (Sport).
  • [17] O'Connor was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1715 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Prime Minister, styled Minister of State and Chief Government Whip.
  • [18] Merrifield was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1716 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport, styled Minister of State (Transport).
  • [19] Yelich was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1717 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Western Economic Diversification, styled Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification). She was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-853 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs, styled Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular).
  • [20] Fletcher was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1718 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Prime Minister, styled Minister of State (Democratic Reform). He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-574 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport, to be styled Minister of State (Transport).
  • [21] Goodyear was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1719 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Science and Technology). He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2009-1441 of August 25, 2009, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Science and Technology)(Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario). He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-854 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario).
  • [22] Lebel was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1720 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, styled Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec).
  • [23] Ashfield was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1721 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act, styled Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2010-83 of January 19, 2010, as Minister of State, to be styled Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, to assist the Minister of Transport.
  • [24] Kent was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1722 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs, styled Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas).
  • [25] Kent was appointed Minister of the Environment on January 4, 2011.
  • [26] Blackburn was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1710 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, styled Minister of State (Agriculture).
  • [27] Day was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1712 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport, styled Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway.
  • [28] Cannon was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1713 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport, styled Minister of State (National Capital Commission).
  • [29] MacKay was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2008-1711 of October 30, 2008, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport, styled Minister for the Atlantic Gateway.
  • [30] Rob Moore was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2010-85, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) until May 18, 2011.
  • [31] Ambrose was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2010-475 of April 9, 2010, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister for Status of Women. She was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-587 of May 18, 2011 as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Minister for Status of Women.
  • [32] Menzies was appointed Member of the Privy Council on January 4, 2011 and assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-4 of January 4, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Finance, styled Minister of State (Finance).
  • [33] Fantino was appointed a Member of the Privy Council on January 4, 2011 and assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-5 of January 4, 2011 as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Minister of State (Seniors).
  • [34] Fast was assigned by Order in Council p.C. 2011-577 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Transport to be styled Minister of the Asia-Pacific Gateway.
  • [35] Valcourt was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-578 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, styled Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie).
  • [36] Bernier was assigned by P.C. 2011-579 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism). He was assigned by P.C. 2013-856 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, styled Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture).
  • [37] Uppal was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-580 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Prime Minister, styled Minister of State (Democratic Reform). He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-857 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, styled Minister of State (Multiculturalism).
  • [38] Wong was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-580 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Minister of State (Seniors).
  • [39] Gosal was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2011-582 of May 18, 2011, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, styled Minister of State (Sport).
  • [40] Aglukkaq as assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2012-1049 of August 28, 2012, as Minister of State to be styled Minister for the Arctic Council, to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [41] Shea was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-162 of February 22, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada appointed under Commission under the Great Seal to be the Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act, styled Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
  • [42] Blaney was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-163 of February 22, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs, styled Minister for La Francophonie.
  • [43] Rempel was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-865 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Western Economic Diversification, styled Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification).
  • [44] Rickford was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-864 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry, styled Minister of State (Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario).
  • [45] Bergen was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-863 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, styled Minister of State (Social Development).
  • [46] Poilievre was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-862 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Prime Minister, styled Minister of State (Democratic Reform).
  • [47] Sorenson was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-861 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Finance, styled Minister of State (Finance).
  • [48] Duncan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-860 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Prime Minister, styled Minister of State and Chief Government Whip.
  • [49] Rob Moore was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-859 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada appointed by Commission under the Great Seal to be the Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act, styled Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).
  • [50] Kenney was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-858 of July 15, 2013, as Minister of State to assist the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2013-894 of August 16, 2013, as Minister of State to be styled Minister for Multiculturalism.
  • [51] Rickford was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2014-293 of March 19, 2014, as Minister of State to be styled Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [52] Holder was appointed Minister of State to assist the Minister of Industry to be styled Minister of State (Science and Technology).