Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (Canada)

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Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Dominic LeBlanc in 2017.jpg
Incumbent
Dominic LeBlanc

since August 18, 2020[1]
Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
AppointerGovernor General of Canada
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderMarcel Massé
Formation14 November 1993
Websitewww.pco-bcp.gc.ca/aia/premier.asp
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The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (French: Ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for the federal government's relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs does not head a full-fledged department, but rather directs the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat within the Privy Council Office. The current Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is Dominic LeBlanc, who is concurrently serving as President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

Since the post's establishment, all Ministers of Intergovernmental Affairs except Pierre Pettigrew, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland have concurrently served as President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

Prior to the creation of full ministers responsible for this file, prime ministers occasionally appointed Ministers of State for Federal-Provincial Relations. That was the case from 1977 to 1980[2][3] and from 1986 to 1991.[4] From 1991 to 1993, the Minister responsible for Constitutional Affairs served a similar role focused on intergovernmental negotiation of a package of constitutional reforms. The resulting package, the Charlottetown Accord, was defeated in a 1992 referendum.

Several provincial governments, such as Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec, have also created homologous ministerial positions responsible for relations with other provinces and the federal government.

List of ministers

Key:

No. Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
1 No image.svg Marcel Massé November 14, 1993 January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
2 Stéphane Dion cropped.jpg Stéphane Dion January 25, 1996 December 11, 2003 Liberal
3 PierrePettigrew.JPG Pierre Pettigrew December 12, 2003 July 19, 2004 Liberal 27 (Martin)
4 No image.svg Lucienne Robillard July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal
5 Michael Chong.jpg Michael Chong February 6, 2006 November 27, 2006 Conservative 28 (Harper)
6 Peter Van Loan December 2010.jpg Peter Van Loan November 27, 2006 January 3, 2007 Conservative
7 Rona Ambrose at the 67th World Health Assembly - 2014 (cropped).jpg Rona Ambrose January 4, 2007 October 30, 2008 Conservative
8 No image.svg Josée Verner October 30, 2008 May 18, 2011 Conservative
9 No image.svg Peter Penashue May 18, 2011 March 14, 2013 Conservative
Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs
10 Denis Lebel 2017.jpg Denis Lebel March 15, 2013 November 4, 2015 Conservative 28 (Harper)
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth
11 Justin Trudeau in Lima, Peru - 2018 (41507133581) (cropped) (cropped).jpg Justin Trudeau November 4, 2015 July 18, 2018 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade
12 Dominic LeBlanc.jpg Dominic LeBlanc July 18, 2018 November 20, 2019 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
13 Chrystia Freeland in Ukraine - 2017 (cropped).jpg Chrystia Freeland November 20, 2019 August 18, 2020[1] Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
14 Dominic LeBlanc in 2017.jpg Dominic LeBlanc August 18, 2020[1] Incumbent Liberal

References

  1. ^ a b c Harris, Kathleen; Cochrane, David (August 18, 2020). "Freeland to replace Morneau as Trudeau's finance minister". CBC News.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)