Minister responsible for La Francophonie (Canada)

Jean-Luc Pépin Global Affairs Canada Mélanie Joly
Minister responsible for
La Francophonie
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Mélanie Joly

since 18 July 2018
Department of Global Affairs
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
AppointerGovernor General of Canada
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderJean-Luc Pépin

The Minister responsible for La Francophonie is a member of the Canadian Cabinet who handles relations with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, an international community of francophone nations considered the French equivalent of the Commonwealth of Nations.


The Minister responsible for the Francophonie is one of three ministers currently associated with the department Global Affairs Canada. A similar position exists at the provincial level in the Government of Quebec.

It is traditional that the minister be from Quebec or from a Francophone community outside Quebec. It is tacitly understood that the minister should speak French fluently.

List of ministers

(*)Secretary of State responsible for La Francophonie and not a member of Cabinet.


  1. ^ a b c "Ministers Responsible for La Francophonie". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  2. ^ "Harper joins Michaëlle Jean in final push for Francophonie post". iPolitics. Retrieved 2016-03-21.