List of Deputy Ministers of Justice (Canada)

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The chief civil servant of the Canadian Department of Justice (French: Ministère de la Justice du Canada) is termed the Deputy Minister.

Deputy ministers[edit]

Name From To
Hewitt Bernard 29 May 1868 31 August 1876
Zebulon Aiton Lash 1 Sept. 1876 22 May 1882
George Wheelock Burbidge 23 May 1882 30 Sept. 1887
Robert Sedgewick 25 Feb. 1888 17 Feb. 1893
Edmund Leslie Newcombe 13 March 1893 19 Sept. 1924
W. Stewart Edwards 1 Oct. 1924 30 Sept. 1941
Frederick Percy Varcoe 1 Oct 1941 30 April 1957
Wilbur Jackett 1 May 1957 30 June 1960
Elmer Driedger 1 July 1960 28 February 1967
Donald S. Maxwell 1 March 1967 28 February 1973
Donald Scarth Thorson 1 March 1973 5 June 1977
Roger Tassé 18 July 1977 29 Sept. 1985
Frank Iacobucci 30 Sept. 1985 2 Sept. 1988
John C. Tait Oct. 1988 October 1994
George Thomson October 1994 30 June 1998
Morris Rosenberg 1 July 1998 2004
John H. Sims 2004 2010
Myles J. Kirvan 6 April 2010 5 November 2012
William F. Pentney 5 November 2012 Present