Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the Canada A French possession till 1759 and became a British possession 1763. In 1867 a Dominion was formed which became fully independent 1931 as a constitutional Monarchy (Female right to vote 1917/18 and to stand for elections 1920)

For a list of cabinet members see Canada Cabinet. See also Canada Heads of State for Queens, Governor Generals and Deputies, and Canada Parliament

1957 Secretary of State for Canada Ellen Lourkes Fairclough
1958 Acting Prime Minister (1.1)
1958-62 Minister for Citizenship and Immigration
1962-63 Postmaster General
Progressive Conservative MP 1950-63, Privy Councillor 1957-2004, Ambassador Extraordinary to the inauguration of President Fondizi of Argentina 1958. She was the only women to  serve as acting Prime Minister until the 1980s. In 1992 Queen Elizabeth bestowed her with the title of "The Right Honorable". Both her husband and only son predeceased her. She lived (1905-2004)

1962-63 Parliamentary Secretary of National Health and Welfare Jean Casselman Wadds
Progressive Conservative MP 1958-68, Secretary of the Progressive Conservative Party 1971-75 and Ambassador to United Kingdom 1980-83. (b. 1920-)

1963-65 Minister of National Health and Welfare Julia Verlyn La March
1965-67 Secretary of State for Canada
Liberal MP 1960-67. She lived (1920-80)

1966-68 Parliamentary Secretary of  National Health and Welfare Margaret Rideout
Liberal MP 1964-67. (b. 1920-)

1972 Minister of State (Science) Jeanne Bentoît Sauvé
1974-75 Minister of Environment
1975-79 Minister of Communication and Culture
1980-84 Speaker of the House of Commons (The Rt. Hon.)
1984-90 24th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada (15.5.84-29.1.90)
A former journalist and broadcaster, she was liberal MP 1972-84.
She lived (1922-93)

1974-76 Parliamentary Secretary of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
1976-79 Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport) Iona Campagnlo
MP 1974-79 and 1983-91 President of the Liberal Party of Canada. From 2001 Lt. Governor in British Columbia
. (b. 1932-)

1974-75 Parliamentary Secretary of  National Health and Welfare Coline M. Campbell
1975-76 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada
Liberal MP 1974-79, 1980-84 and 1988-93. (b. 1940-)

1975-76 Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for External Affairs Monique Bégin
1976-77 Minister of the Treasury and National Revenue
1977-79 Minister of National Health and Welfare
1980-83 Minister of National Health and Welfare
Progressive Conservative MP 1972-84. (b. 1936-)

1975-78 Deputy Minister of Consumers and Corporate Affairs and Deputy Registrar General
1978-80 Chairperson of the Economic Council
1984-85 Associate Under Secretary of State for External Relations and Deputy Minister of International Trade and Co-ordinator for International Economic Relations Dr. Sylvia Ostry
In 1985-86 Ambassador for Multinational Trade Negotiations and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister to the Economic Summit. (b. circa 1920- )

1975-78 Deputy Minister of Labour Syliva M. Geber
Former civil servant in Israel and Canada (b. 1910-)

1977-78 Parliamentary Secretary of  Supply and Services Aideen Nicholson
1978-79 Parliamentary Secretary of  Consumer and Corporate Affairs
1980 Parliamentary Secretary to the Postmaster General
Liberal MP 1974-88. (b. 1937-)

1979-80 Secretary of State for External Affairs Flora I. MacDonald (Second in the Cabinet)
1984-86 Minister of Labour and Immigration (Forth in cabinet)
1987-88 Acting Prime Minister (a number of days)
1986-89 Minister of Culture and Communication (Third in cabinet)
Executive Director of the Progressive Conservative Party 1957-66, 1966-69 National Secretary of the Party, MP 1972-89 and 1976 she was candidate for the Leadership of the Social Credit Party. She lived (1926-2015)
.

1979 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada Diane Rose Stratas
Progressive Conservative MP 1979-89 (
b. 1932-)

1979-80 Deputy Minister of National Health and Welfare Pamela McDougall
Ambassador to Poland 1970-75

1980-83 Minister of State (Mines) Judy A. Erola
1981-84 Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
1983-84 Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Economic and Regional Development
1984 Minister of State
(Social Development)
Liberal MP
1979 and 1980-84 (b. 1934-)

1980-82 Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General Céline Hervieux-Payette
1982-84 Minister of State (Amateur Sport)
1984 Minister of State (Youth)
Liberal MP 1979-85 and Senator from 1995
and Chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas 2002-06 and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate 2007-08. (b. 1922-)

1980-82 Parliamentary Secretary of Defence Ursula Appolloni
Liberal MP 1974-85. She lived (1929-94)

1980-85 Under-Secretary of State Huguette Labelle
1985-90 Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and Deputy Clerk to the Privy Council
1990-93 Deputy Minister of Transport
1993-99 President of Canadian International Development Agency
Deputy Assistant Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1979.

1981-83 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of the Minister of State (Mines) Marie Thérèse Rollande Killens
Liberal MP 1979-88
. (b. 1927-)

1981-89 Assistant Undersecretary of State of External Affairs
Margaret Y. Catley-Carson
1984-89 President of Canadian International Development Agency
1989-92 Deputy Minister of National Health and Welfare
Assistant secretary General of the United Nations and director of UNICEF  around 1982.

1981-84 Deputy Minister of Finance Ann D. McLaughlin
1984-87 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
1987-88 Deputy Minister of Labour

1983-84 and 1984-96 Secretary of State of Environment and the Quality of Life Huguette Bouchardeau
From 1995 Mayor of Aigues-Vives in Quebec. (b. 1935-)

1983-84 Parliamentary Secretary of External Affairs Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet
Liberal MP 1980-84 (b. 1932-)

1984 Minister of the Environment Suzanne Blais-Grenier
1985-86 Minister of State (Transport)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-88, idependent in 1988. (b. circa 1940-)

1984-86 Minister of External Relations Monique Vézina
1986-87 Minister of Supply Service
1988 Minister of State (Employment and Seniors)
1988-93 Minister of State (Transport and Immigration)
1993 Minister of External Relations and Minister of State
(Seniors and Health) (July-October)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93. (b. 1935-)

1984 Minister of State (Finance) Patricia Carney
1984-87 Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
1986-87 Minister of International Trade
1988 Minister of Foreign Trade
1988-89 President of The Treasury Board (in Cabinet)
Progressive Conservative 1980-84, Since 1990 Senator. (b. 1935-)

1984-86 Minister of State (Finance) Barbara Jean McDougall
1986-88 Minister of  State (Privatization)
1986-90 Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
1988-91 Minister of  Employment and Immigration
1990 Acting Minister of State (Youth)
1991-93 Secretary of State of External Affairs (Foreign Minister)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93. (b. 1937- )

1984-86 Minister of State (Youth) Andrée Champagne
Former Actress, Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93, Assistant Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House 1986-90 and Deputy Speaker of House of Commons 1990-93, Senator from 2005 and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie 2013-15. (b. 1939-)

1984-85 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada Monique Landrey
1985-86 Parliamentary Secretary of International Trade
1986-93 Minister of External Relations
1991-93 Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
1993 Secretary of State of Canada (Jan.-Oct.)
1993 Minister of Communication and Heritage and Minister responsible for the Francophonie (July-Oct.)
1999 Secretary of State of Canada (October-November)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93, The Minister of External Affairs ranked below the Secretary of External Affairs (Foreign Minister). (b. 1937-)

1984 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of the Minister of Transport Eva Lachance Côté
Liberal MP 1980-84
.(b. 1934-)

1984-86 Parliamentary Secretary to  the Minister of National Health and Welfare Gabrielle Bertrand
1986-87 Parliamentary Secretary of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-88/93. She lived (1923-99)

1984-86 Parliamentary Secretary of Regional Industrial Expansion
1986-88 Parliamentary Secretary of National Health, Welfare and Senior Citizens
1989-91 Parliamentary Secretary of Supply and Services
1991-93 Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada
1993 Parliamentary Secretary of National Health and Welfare Monique Berantchez Tardif
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93. (b. 1936-)

1984-93 Chairperson of the Economic Council of Canada Judith Maxwell

1985-88 Assistant Deputy Minister of External Affairs Marie-Andree Beauchemin
Ambassador to Pakistan 1994-98 and to Egypt .

1985-89 Deputy Minister of Environment Geneviève A. Ste-Marie

1985-90 Deputy Minister of Labour Jennifer Robertson McQueen
From 1978-79 Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, various posts as
Assistant Deputy Minister, 1991-94 Ambassador to Barbados, Jamaica, Belize, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.

1986-89 Parliamentary Secretary of Environment Pauline Browes
1989-91 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada and to the Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Citizenship)
1991-93 Minister of State (Environment)
1993 Minister of State
(Employment and Immigration)
1993 Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93 (b. 1938-)

1986-87 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Jennifer Cossitt
Progressive Conservative MP 1982-93 (b. 1938-)

1986-87 Parliamentary Secretary of Communication Claudy Mailly
1987-88 Parliamentary Secretary the Minister of National Revenue
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93, Chief Government Whip’s Assistant 1984-6 (b. 1936-)

1986-90 Deputy Minister of Supply and Service and Deputy Reciver General of Canada Georgina Wymann

1986-93 Deputy Minister of the Management Board of the Cabinet (In charge of Skills Development, Consumer and Commercial Relations)
1991-93 Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission Glenna Carr
(b. 1940-)

1986-89 Deputy Minister of National Health and Welfare Maureen Law

1987-90 Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Science and Technology) Suzanne Duplessis
1990-91 87 Parliamentary Secretary of Science
1991-93 Parliamentary Secretary of to the Minister External Relations and to the Minister of State
(Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
1993 Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State (Seniors)
1993 Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State of External Affairs (Foreign Minister)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93 and Senator from 2008, (b. 1940-)

1987-89 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Works Shirley Martin
1988-93 Minister of State (Transport)
1989-91 Minister of State
(Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
1991-93 Minister of State (Transport)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93 (1932-)

1987-89 Parliamentary Secretary of Consumer and Corporate Affairs Lise Bourgault
1989-91 Parliamentary Secretary of National Health and Welfare
1991 Parliamentary Secretary of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93 (b. 1950-)

1987-91 Assistant Deputy Minister of External Affairs Jean C. McClosky
1993-94 Associate Deputy Minister of Finance
1994-99 Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines, Resources and Forests/National Resources
Director General of the Ministry of External Affairs 1982-87 and Senior Advisor to the Privy Council in 1999.

1988-92 Deputy Minister of Revenue, Customs and Excise Ruth Hubbard
1992-93 Deputy Minister of Employment and Immigration
1993 Deputy Minister of Supply and Service
1993-94 Master of the Royal Canadian Mint
1994-99 President of the Public Service Commission
Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office from 1999.

1988-90 Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Dr. Maureen Law

1989-90 Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development) A. Kim Campbell
1990-93 Minister of Justice, Attorney-General 
1993 Minister of Defence and Minister of Veteran Affairs
1993 Prime Minister (23.6-4.11.93) (Rt. Hon.)
1993 Minister responsible for Federal-Provincial Relations                    
Progressive Conservative MP 1988-93
, Party Leader 1993 and since 1996 Consul General to Los Angeles. (b. 1947-)

1989-93 Associate Minister of National Defence Mary Collins
1990-93 Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
1993 Minister of State (Environment)
1993 Minister of Western Economic Diversification and Minister of State
(Environment)
1993 Minister of National Health and Welfare (July-October)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93. (b. 1940-)

1989-91 Parliamentary Secretary of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Dorothy Dobbie
1991 and 1992-93  Parliamentary Secretary of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State (Agriculture)
1993 Parliamentary Secretary of Environment
1993 Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Progressive Conservative MP
1988-93. (b. 1945-)

1989-91 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Works Nicole Roy-Arcelin
1990-91 Parliamentary Secretary of Communication
1993 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada and to the Minister of Communication
Progressive Conservative MP 1988-93 (b. 1941-)

1989-93 Deputy Minister of Consumers and Corporate Affairs Council Jocelyne Bourgon
1993 President of Canadian International Development Agency
1993-94 Deputy Minister of Transport
1994-99 Clerk to the Privy Council and Secretary of the Cabinet
1998-2003 President of the Canadian Center for Management Development
1998- Member of the Privy Council
2003-06 Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations 1982-87, Associate Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines 1987-89 and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet 1991-92.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
2003-07 and Senior Advisor of the Privy Council from 2007. (b. 1950-).

1991-93 Deputy Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship Mary Gusea
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet 1986-90, 1990-91 Associate Under Secretary of State of Canada
, Commissioner of the Public Service Commission 1995-99 and since 1999 Head of the Leadership Network

1991-93 Parliamentary Secretary of National Health and Welfare Bobbie Sparrow
1993 Minister of Energy, Mines, Resources  and Minister of Forestry (July-October)
Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93 (b. 1935-)

1991 Deputy Minister of Consumers and Corporate Affairs and Deputy Registrar General Nancy Hughues-Anthony
1991-93 Assistant Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs
1993-94 Deputy Minister of Veteran Affairs

1992-93 Assistant Deputy Minister of External Affairs Germaine Dennis

1992-93 Under-Secretary of State Michèle S. Jean
1993-98 Deputy Minister of Health
Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of Manpower and Security of Revenue in Quebec 1984-88 , 1990-92 Federal Assistant Deputy Minister of Employment and Immigration.
From
1998 Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bruxelles (b. 1937-)

1993 Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board Barbara Greene
Progressive Conservative MP 1988-93 (b. 1945-)

1993-96 Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps
1993-96 Minister of Environment
1993 Minister of Communication and Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship
1996-
2003 Minister of Canadian Heritage (1997-99 third in the Cabinet)
1996-97 Deputy Prime Minister
MP 1984
-2004 when her party dropped her as a candidate, 1990 Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party 1990-96. In May 1996 she resigned from Parliament, as she had promised to do if the government had to raise taxes. She was reelected at a by-election in June and re-installed in her government posts. She is unmarried and mother of a daughter and she was the first sitting MP to give birth to a child in 1987. (b. 1952-)

1993-96 Minister of National Health and Welfare Diane Marleau
1996-97 Minister of Public Works and Government Service, Receiver General of Canada
1997-99 Minister of International Co-operation and Minister for the Francophonie
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board
Liberal MP since 1988. Between 1991-93 Deputy Opposition Whip, 1992-93 Deputy Chairperson of Standing Committee for Finance. 2006 Candidate for the post of Speaker of the House of Commons. (b. 1943-)

1993-95 Minister of Energy, Mines, Forestry Anne McLellan
1994-97 Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
1995-97 Minister of National Resources (Energy, Mines, Forestry)
1997-2002 Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
2002-
03 Minister of Health
2003-06 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Liberal MP 1993-2006 (b. 1950-)

1993-97 Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister with Special Responsibility for Literacy Joyce Fairbarn
Communication Co-ordinator in P.M's Office (P. Trudeau) From 1981-83, Senator for Alberta since 1984 and 1984-90 Deputy Chairperson of National Liberal Caucus (Parliamentary Group). (b. 1939-)

1993-97 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for Africa and Latin America Christine Stewart
1997-99 Minister of Environment
Liberal MP 1988-2000. (b. 1941-)

1993-96 Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women) Shiela Finestone
Liberal MP 1984-99, Senator from 1999, Chairperson of a number of committees and Parliamentary Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Anti-Personnel Landmines (b. 1927-)

1993-96 Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Jean Augustine
2002-
04 Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women) 
Liberal MP 1993-2006 as the first black woman elected to the House of Commons, where she chaired various committees, among other that of Foreign Affairs, and
and was Assistant Deputy Chair of the Committees of the Whole House (3. Deputy Speaker) 2004-06. (b. 1937-)

1993-96 Parliamentary Secretary of Health Hedy Fry
1996-2002 Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women) (in Ministry of Canadian Heritage)
2003-04 Parliamentary Secretary of Citizenship and Immigration with special emphasis on Foreign Credentials
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary of Citizenship and Immigration
Liberal MP from 1993 and Candidate for the Leadership in 2006. (b. 1941-)

1993-96 Parliamentary Secretary of Communication (Canadian Heritage) and of Multiculturalism and Citizenship
2003-04 Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Civil Preparedness)
2004-06 Minister of Veteran Affairs Albina Guarnieri

Liberal MP 1988-2011 (1953-)

1993-96 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Susan Whelan
2002-
03 Minister of International Cooperation
Liberal MP
1993-2004. (b. 1963-)

1993-94 Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board Marlene Catterall
1994-2001 Deputy Government Whip in the House of Commons
2001-
03 Government Whip in the House of Commons
Liberal MP 1988-2006. (b. 1939-)

1993-96 Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) Mary Clancy
Liberal MP 1988-97. (
b. 1948-)

1993  Deputy Minister of  Consumers and Corporate Affairs Dr. Janet R. Smith
1993-96 Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification

1994-96 Minister of State (Training and Youth) Ethel Blondin-Andrews
1996-
2004 Minister of State (Children and Youth)
2004-06 Minister of State (Northern Development)
Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Culture and Communication of the North West Territories (Before 1988). Liberal MP 1988-2006 as the first Indian-Candadian woman elected to the House of Commons. (b. 1954-)

1994-95 Deputy Minister of Regional Development Lorette Goulet

1994-96 Government Atlantic Regional Assistant Whip Diane Brushett
Liberal MP 1993-2004. (b. 1942-)            

1995-96 Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for the federal campaign in the Quebec Referendum
1996-99 Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
1996 Acting Minister of Communication, Multiculturalism and Immigration (May-June)
1999-
03 President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Infrastructure
2003-04 Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
2004-06 President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
2005 Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Lucienne Robillard
Quebecan Minister of Culture 1989, Minister of Education and Science 1989-94 and Minister of Heath 1994-95, Liberal MP from 1993.
The Privy Council Office is the Prime Minister’s department and the Cabinet Secretariat, and as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs she was responsible for the cooperation with provincial and territorial governments. Deputy Opposition Leader in the House 2007-08. (b. 1945-)       

1995-96 Government Western Regional Assistant Whip Marlene Cowling
1996-97 Parliamentary Secretary of National Resources
Liberal MP 1993
-97.
(b. 1941-)         

1995-98 Deputy Minister of Defence Louise Fréchette
1998-2006 First Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay 1985-92, Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations 1992-95. (b. 1946-)

1995-2001 Deputy Minister of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Janice Cochrane
2001-03 Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services
Assistant Deputy Minister in various ministries 1993-95
and 2003-05 President of the Canadian Centre for Management Development. (b. 1949-)

1995-99 Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Suzanne Hurtubise
2003-
04 Deputy Minister of Environment
2004-06 Deputy Minister of Industry
2006-09 Deputy Minister of Public Saftey
Assistant Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs 1990-91. Deputy Secretary 1991-94, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet 1994-95 and Special Advisor to Ministry of Canadian Heritage and Permanent Representative to OSED in Paris 1999-2003,
Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office from 2009 and nominee for the position of Executive Director for Canada and Morocco at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development until 2013. (b. 1954-)

1995 Acting Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Shirley Wolff Serafini
1999-2001 Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Assistant Undersecretary of State 1987-91, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet 1991-94, Associate Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
1994-96, Associate Deputy Minister of Industry 1996-99 and from 2001 Ambassador to Norway (b. 1949-)
   

1995-2003 Master of the Royal Canadian Mint
Danielle Wethrup
Associate Deputy Minister of Environment 1993-95    

1996-97 Minister of National Revenue Jane Stewart
1997-99 Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
1999-
2003
Minister of Human Resources Development
MP from 1993 and 1994-96 Chairperson of The National Liberal Caucus (Parliamentary Group). (b. 1955-)

1996-98 Parliamentary Secretary of Citizenship and Immigration Maria Minna
1999-2002 Minister for International Co-operation
Liberal MP from 1993. (b. 1948-)

1996 Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board Barbara Greene
Liberal MP from 1993. (b. 1952-)

1996-98 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Susan Barnes
2003-04 Parliamentary Secretary of Justice and Attorney General of Canada with special emphasis on Judicial Transparency and Aboriginal Justice
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
Liberal MP from 1993. (
b
. 1952-)

1996-98 Parliamentary Secretary of Environment Karen Kraft Sloan
Liberal MP 1993-2004. (
b. 1952-)

1996-97 Associate Deputy Minister of Transportation Margaret Bloodworth
1997-2002 Deputy Minister of Transportation
2002-
03 Deputy Minister of National Defence
2003-06 Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
2006- Associate Secretary to the Cabinet in the Privy Council Office and National Security Advisor of the Prime Minister
Former Deputy Clerk to the Cabinet etc. (b. 1945-)

1996-98 Deputy Minister of Corporate Service in the Treasury Board of Canada Joy Kane
Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance from 1998.

1996-99 Assistant Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Lucie Edwards
Ambassador to Rwanda, The Comoros Islands, Kenya, Somalia, The United Nation’s Environmental Program in Nairobi and Réunion 1993-96, to South Africa 1999-2003
and to India and Bhutan 2003-06.

1996-2005 Assistant Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Trade Commissioner Kathryn McCallion
Afterwards Senior Advisor to the Department.

1997-99 Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Sharon Carstairs
2001-
03 Leader of the Government in the Senate with special responsibility for Palliative Care (Member of the  Cabinet)  
From 1984-90 Leader of the Provincial Liberal Party and 1988-90 Leader of the Opposition in Manitoba. Palliative Care is care for individuals and families who are living with terminal illness.
Senator from 1994. (b. circa 1942-)

1997-98 Parliamentary Secretary of International Cooperation and The Minister Responsible for the Francophonie
1998-
2004 Minister of Labour
1999-
2004 Federal Coordinator on Homelessness
2002 Minister of State
(Multiculturalism and Women)
2004-06 Minister of State (Human Resources Development)
Claudette Bradshaw
Liberal MP 1997-2005 (b. 1949-)

1997-99 Parliamentary Secretary of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
2003-04 Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources and Skills Development with special emphasis on Social Economy
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary of Social Development with special emphasis on Social Economy
Eleni Bakopanos
Liberal MP 1993-2006 and Assistant Deputy Chair of the Committees of the Whole House
2001-03 . (b. 1954-)

1997-99 Parliamentary Secretary of Labour (Human Resources Development)
2003-04 Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada with special emphasis on Public Service Reform and Métis and Non-Status Indians Brenda Chamberlain
Liberal MP from 1993. (b.1941-)

1997- Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification
Oryssa J. Lennie
Between 1990-97 Deputy Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs of Alberta.
She had been
Associate Deputy Minister before her promotion to Deputy Minister.

1998-99 Parliamentary Secretary of Health Elinor Caplan
1999-2002 Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2002-
03 Minister of National Revenue
Minister of Government Service and Health in Ontario 1985-90. Liberal MP 1997-2004. (b. 1944-)

1998-200 Parliamentary Secretary of Environment Paddy Torsney
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary of International Cooperation
Patricia Ann was a Liberal MP 1993-2006. (b. 1962-).

1998-2000 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Works and Government Service Carolyn Parrish
Liberal MP 1993-2004 and independent until 2006. (b. 1946)

1998-2000 Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources Development Bonnie Brown
Liberal MP 1993-2005. (b. 1941
-)

1998-2000 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Beth Phinney
Liberal MP from 1988. (b. 1938-)

1999-2001 Parliamentary Secretary of Labour (Human Resources Development)
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary of Labour and Housing Judi Longfield
Liberal MP 1997-2006
. (b. 1947-)

1999-2002 Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development, Deputy Minister of Labour and Chairperson of the Canada Employment Insurance Commission 
2002-
04 Deputy Minister of the Privy Council in charge of Intergovernmental Affairs Claire Morris
Deputy Minister 1983-93 and 1993-96 Secretary to the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council of New Brunswik. (b. 1945-)

2000-03 Deputy Solicitor General of Canada Nicole Jauvin
2003-06 Deputy Minister of Social Development
2006 Associate Clerk of the Privy Council for Senior Personnel
Assitant Secretary to the Cabinet 1992-97 and Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Counsel 1997-2000. And President of the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada 2006-08 and Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office from 2008. (b. 1957-).

2000-03 Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment Karen Redman
2004-06 Government Whip in the House of Commons
Liberal MP from 1997 and Chief Oppostition Whip from 2006. (b. 1953-)

2000-03 Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources Development Raymonde Folco
Liberal MP from 1997
. (b. 1940-)

2000-03 and 2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary of Canadian Heritage Sarmite Bulte
2004-06
Parliamentary Secretary of Status of Women and of Industry, with special emphasis on Women Entrepreneurs
Liberal MP
1997-2006. (b. 1953-)

2000-03 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Sophia Leung
Liberal MP 1997-2004. (b. 1933-)

2001- Auditor General Shiela Fraser
She was Deputy Auditor General 1999-2001. The auditor general overseas the economic aspects of the government's administration and is at the level of a Deputy Minister. (b. 1950-)

2001-03 Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs Aileen Carroll
2003-06 Minister for International Cooperation
Liberal MP 1997-2006. (b. 1944-)

2001-03 Parliamentary Secretary of International Cooperation
2003 Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada
2004-06 Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada–U.S. Relations
Marlene Jennings
Liberal MP from 1997 and Deputy Opposition Leader of the House of Commons 2006-07 and 2008-10. (b. 1951-)

2002-10 Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Judith LaRocque
Secretary to the Governor General, Secretary General of the Order of  Canada, Secretary General of the Order of Military Merit and Herald Chancellor for Canada, Government House 1990-2000 and Associated Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage from 2000. (b. 1956-).

2002-04 Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and Privy Council Janice Charette
2004-06 Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2006-10 Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
Former Assistant Minister and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet.

2002- Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and Privy Council Kathy O'Hara
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet.

2003 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Works and Government Services Judy Sgro
2003-05 Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Liberal MP from 1997. (b. 1952-)

2003 Parliamentary Secretary of Canadian Heritage Carole-Marie Allard 
Liberal MP 2000-04. (b. 1949-)

2003 Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources Development Diane St-Jacques
2004-04 Deputy Government Whip in the House of Representatives
MP 1997-2004. (b. 1953-)

2003 Parliamentary Secretary of Natural Resources Nancy Karetak-Lindell
Liberal MP from Nunavut since 1997. (b. 1957-)

2003 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Colleen Beaumier
Liberal MP from 1993. (b. 1944-)

2003 Associate Deputy Minister of Defence Hélène Gosselin
2003-05 Acting Deputy Minister of Defence
2008-09 Deputy Minsiter of Labour
A former political advisor, Assistant Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage 2000-02, Deputy Secretary of the Privy Council Office for Intergovernmental Policy 2002-03, Associate Deputy Minister of Health 2003-06 and Deputy Head of Service Canada and Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development 2006-09.

2003 Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Michelle Chartrand
A long serving civil servant she was Commissioner of the Public Service Commission 2000-03 and from 2003 President of the  Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada (b. 1948-).

2003-04 Minister of Canadian Heritage Hélène Chalifour Scherrer
Principal Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office 2004-06. (b. 1951-)

2003-04 Minister of Social Development Liza Frulla
2004-06 Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women
Minister of Culture and the Francophonie in Quebec 1989-94. Liberal MP 2002-06. (b. 1949-)

2003-06 Minister of State (Public Health) Dr. Carolyn Bennett
2015- Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett
Liberal MP since 1997
and Candidate for the Leadership in 2006. (b. 1950-)

2003 Assistant Deputy Minister for International Business and Chief Trade Commissioner in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
2003-06 Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign
2006- Deputy Minister of International Trade Affairs Marie-Lucie Morin
Ambassador to Norway and Iceland. (b. 1957-)

2004-06 Chief Government Whip in the Senate Rose-Marie Losier-Cool
Liberal Senator since 1995 and Speaker pro tempore of the Senate 1999-2002. (b. 1937-)

2004-06 Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office Marie E. Fortier
Associate Deputy Minister of Health 1999-2001 and Associate Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 2001-04. (b. 1947-)

2004-07 Deputy Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec Michelle d'Auray
2007-08
Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
2009- Secretary of the Treasury Board

Assistant Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage 1999-2000 and
Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat from 2008. (b. 1947-)

2004-07 Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet in the Privy Council Office Yaprak Baltacioğlu
2007-09 Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
2009- Deputy Minister of Transport
Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture 2000-02, Assistant Secretary to Cabinet in the Privy Council Office 2002-04. (b. 1959-)

2005-06 Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Belinda Stronach
A billionaire businesswoman, she was candidate for the leadership of the Conservatives in 2004 and MP the same year. In May 2005 she left the Tories and joined the Liberals and the cabinet in protest of the party leaders rightwing politics. (b. 1966-).

2005-06 Deputy Minister of Service Canada Maryantonett Flumian
Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development 2001-05 and Deputy Head of Service Canada and Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development in 2006 and Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office from 2006. (b. 1953-).

2006-13 Leader of the Government in the Senate Marjory LeBreton
2007-08 Secretary of State (Seniors)
2008-13 Minister of State (Seniors)
Conservative Senator from 1993 and Opposition Whip in the Senate 2004-06. (b. 1940-).

2006-07 Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification Carol Skelton
Conservative MP from 2000, Former Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, Deputy House Leader for the Official Opposition (b. 1945-)

2006-07 Minister of International Cooperation Josée Verner
2007 Minister for the Francophonie
2007-08 Minister for the Official Languages 
2007-08 Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Status of Women
2008-11
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister for the Francophonie
Conservative MP 2006-11 and she was Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. (b. 1960-).

2006-07 Minister of Environment Rona Ambrose
2007-08 President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification
2008-10 Minister of Labour
2010-13 Minister of Public Works and Government Services and the Status of Women
2013-15 Minister of Health
Conservative MP from 2004 and Interim Party Leader and Leader of the Opposition 2015-16 (b. 1969-).

2006-07 Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Diane Finley
2007-08 Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2008-13 Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
2013- Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Conservative MP from 2004. (b. 1958-).

2006-07 Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Status of Women Beverly J. Oda
2007-12 Minister of International Cooperation
Conservative MP 2004-12. Bev Oda was the first Japanese-Canadian Cabinet minister. (b. 1944-).

2006-07 Parliamentary Secretary of International Trade Helena Guergis
2007-08 Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs and International Trade) and Minister of State (Sport)
2008-11
Minister of State (Status of Women)
Conservative MP 2004-10 and an independent MP 2010-11. (b. 1969-).

2006-07 Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for La Francophonie and Official Languages in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007-11 Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for the Status of Women Sylvie Boucher
Conservative MP from 2006.

2006-07 Parliamentary Secretary of Finance Diane Ablonczy
2007-08 Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism)
2008-11 Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)

2011-13
Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)
MP since 1993, she was chairperson of the Reform Party in the 1990s, Candidate for Leader of the Alliance in 2002 and joined the Conservatives in 2003. (b. 1949-).

2006-08 Parliamentary Secretary of Veterans Affairs Betty Hinton
MP for the Canadian Alliance and later for the Conservatives 2000-08, Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Committees of the Whole House (3. Deputy Speaker) in 2004. (b. 1950-).

2006-08 Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources and Social Development Lynne Yelich
2008-13 Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)
2013-15 Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular Service)
MP for the Canadian Alliance 2000-03 and 2003-15 for the Conservatives. (b. 1953-).

2006-10 Deputy Minister of National Resources Cassie Doyle
Associate Deputy Minister of Environment 2003-06.

2007-12 Deputy Minister of Veteran Affairs Suzanne Tining
Former Associate Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

2008-09 Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Greta Bossenmaier

2009- Deputy Minister of the Afghanistan Task Force in the Privy Council Office
Vice-President, Canada Border Services Agency in 2008 and other senior civil service posts.


2008-13 Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq
2011-15
Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
2013-15 Minister of the Environment and Minister for the Arctic Council
Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources of the North West Territory, Minister of Finance and later of Health in Nunavut. ´Conservative MP 2008-2015.

2008-10 Minister of Natural Resources Lisa Raitt
2010-13 Minister of Labour
2013-15 Minister of Transport
Conservative MP from 2008.

2008-11 Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea
2011-15 Minister of National Revenue
2012-13 Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
2013 Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
2013-15 Minister of Fisheries and Ocean
Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs in Prince Edwards Island 2000-03 and Minister of Transportation and Public Works 2003-07, and Conservative MP 2008-15. (b. 1948- in Hong-Kong)

2008-11 Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages Shelly Glover
2010-11 Parliamentary Secretary of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
2011-13 Parliamentary Secretary of Finance
2013-15 Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Conservative MP 2008-15.

2008-11 Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism Alice Wong
2011-15 Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong
Conservative MP 2008-15. (b. 1948 in Hong Kong)

2008-12 Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Claire Dansereau
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada 2006-08 and Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), representing Canada, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia from 2013

2009- Commissioner of Revenue Linda Lizotte-MacPherson,
Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada until 2009.

2010- Deputy Minister of Health Glenda Yeates
Former Deputy Minister in the Government of Saskatchewan and Associate Deputy Minister of Health 2009-10

2011-15 Parliamentary Secretary of International Cooperation Lois Brown
Conservative MP from 2008

2011-13 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Safety Candice Hoeppner Bergen
2013-15 Minister of State (Social Development)
Conservative MP from 2008

2011-13 Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue Cathy McLeod
2013-15 Parliamentary Secretary of Labour
2013-15 Parliamentary Secretary for Western Economic Diversification
2015 Parliamentary Secretary of Health
Former Mayor of Pemberton and Conservative MP from 2008.

2011-13 Parliamentary Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eve Adams
2013-15 Parliamentary Secretary of Health
Conservative MP from 2011.

2011-13 Parliamentary Secretary of Justice Kerry-Lynne Findlay
2013 Associate Minister of National Defence
2013-15 Minister of National Revenue
Conservative MP 2011-15.

2011-13 Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment Michelle Rempel
2013-15 Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)
Conservative MP from 2011.

2011-15 Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women Susan Truppe
Conservative MP from 2011.

2012- Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Mary Chaput
Former Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs

2012-14 Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Suzanne Vinet
President of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec until 2012

2012- Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification Daphne Meredith

2013 Parliamentary Secretary of Human Resources and Skills Development Kellie Leitch
2013-15 Minister of Labour and the Status of Women
Conservative MP since 2011 and candidate for the party leadership for the 2017 leadership-election

2013-
15 Parliamentary Secretary of Natural Resources Kelly Block
Conservative MP from 2011

2013-
15 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Roxanne James
Conservative MP from 2011.

2013-15 Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Colleen Swords
2015-16 Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Former Associate Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

2014- Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Andrea Leon
Former Associat
e Deputy Minister of the Environment

2015- Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould
Regional Chief of the British Colombia Assembly of First Nations 2009-15 as member of the We Wai Kai Nation and Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1971-)

2015- Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote
Liberal MP since 2008 and Deputy House Leader and Liberal Whip 2011-15. (b 1952-)

2015-17 Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland
2017- Minister of Foreign Affairs
Liberal MP. (b. 1968-).

2015- Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger
2016- Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1980-)

2015- Minister of Health Jane Philpott
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1960-)

2015- Minister of International Development and La francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. ca. 1960-)

2015- Minister of Heritage Mélanie Joly
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1979-)

2015- Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier
Elected Prefect of the Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality in Quebec 2010-15. Liberal MP from 2005. (b. 1959-)

2015- Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1971-)

2015-17 Minister of Employment Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade with responsibility for International Relations Coordination 2003-04 and Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1955-)

2015-17 Minister of Democratic Institutions and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada Maryam Monsef
2017- Minister of Status of Women
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1984-)

2015- Minister of Sport, and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough
Visually impaired former Paralympic swimmer and Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1971-)

2015- Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan
Liberal MP from 2008. (b. 1966-)

2015-17 Minister of Status of Women Patricia Hajdu
2017- Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
Liberal MP from 2015. (b. 1966-)

2015-17 Parliamentary Secretary of International Development Karina Gould
2017- Minister of Democratic Institutions and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
Lberal MP from 2015. (b. 1987-).


2015-17 Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Celina Caesar-Chavannes
2017- Parliamentary Secretary of International Development

2015-17 Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs Pamela Goldsmith-Jones
2017- Parliamentary Secretary of International Trade

2015- Parliamentary Secretary of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Yvonne Jones

2015-Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board Joyce Murray

2015- Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism Gudie Hutchings

2015- Parliamentary Secretary of Public Services and Procurement Leona Alleslev

2015- Parliamentary Secretary of Natural Resources Kim Rudd

2015-17 Parliamentary Secretary of Transport Kate Young
2017- Parliamentary Secretary of Science

2015-17 Parliamentary Secretary of Health Kamal Khera
2017- Parliamentary Secretary of National Revenue

2015- Parliamentary Secretary of Status of Women Anju Dhillon

2015-17 Parliamentary Secretary of to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
2017- Parliamentary Secretary of Transport Karen McCrimmon

2015-17 Deputy Government Whip Ginette Petitpas Taylor
2017- Parliamentary Secretary of Finance

2016- Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marta Morgan
Former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

2016- Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Christyne Tremblay
Former Deputy Minister of Environment in Québec

2016- Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development Louise Levonian
Former Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada,

2016- Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Hélène Laurendeau
Former Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

2016- Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Catherine Blewett
Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs 2011-15 and Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet of Nova Scotia 2015-16.

2017- Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Sherry Romanado

2017- Deputy Government Whip Filomena Tassi




Last update 14.01.17