Minister for International Cooperation (Canada)

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Minister of International Development
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Incumbent
Christian Paradis

since 15 July 2013
Department of International Development
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Pierre Pettigrew
Formation 25 January 1996
Website www.acdi-cida.gc.ca
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The Minister for International Cooperation (French: Ministre de la Coopération internationale) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing Canadian international development strategy, including responsibility for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Christian Paradis was named to the position by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on July 15, 2013 at which time the position was restyled the Minister of International Development.

Previous Post[edit]

Prior to 1995 the post was held as Ministers of State (External Relations) (1982-1983) and Minister for External Relations (1983-1995).

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1 Pierre Pettigrew January 25, 1996 October 3, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
2 Don Boudria October 3, 1996 June 10, 1997 Liberal
3 Diane Marleau June 11, 1997 August 2, 1999 Liberal
4 Maria Minna August 3, 1999 January 13, 2002 Liberal
5 Susan Whelan January 14, 2002 December 11, 2003 Liberal
6 Aileen Carroll December 12, 2003 February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
7 Josée Verner February 6, 2006 August 14, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper)
8 Bev Oda August 14, 2007 July 4, 2012 Conservative
9 Julian Fantino July 4, 2012 July 15, 2013 Conservative
9 Christian Paradis July 15, 2013 Conservative