Minister of International Trade (Canada)

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Minister of International Trade
Incumbent
Ed Fast

since 18 May 2011
Department of International Trade
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Gerald Regan
Formation 8 December 1983
Website www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca
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The Minister of International Trade (French: Ministre du Commerce international) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet is the head of the federal government's international trade department (International Trade Canada) and the provisions of treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The post was first established in 1983 as the Minister for International Trade. This title changed to Minister of International Trade under Prime Minister Paul Martin when he split the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The current Minister of International Trade is Ed Fast.

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1 Gerald Regan December 8, 1983 June 29, 1984 Liberal 22 (Trudeau)
2 Francis Fox June 30, 1984 September 16, 1984 Liberal 23 (Turner)
3 James F. Kelleher September 17, 1984 June 29, 1986 Progressive Conservative 24 (Mulroney)
4 Pat Carney.jpg Pat Carney June 30, 1986 March 30, 1988 Progressive Conservative
5 Crosbie 1983-2 crop.jpg John Crosbie March 31, 1988 April 20, 1991 Progressive Conservative
6 Diplomat Michael Wilson.png Michael Wilson April 21, 1991 June 24, 1993 Progressive Conservative
7 Tom Hockin June 25, 1993 November 3, 1993 Progressive Conservative 25 (Campbell)
8 Roy MacLaren November 4, 1993 January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
9 Art Eggleton 1.JPG Art Eggleton January 25, 1996 June 10, 1997 Liberal
10 Sergio Marchi June 11, 1997 August 2, 1999 Liberal
11 PierrePettigrew.JPG Pierre Pettigrew August 3, 1999 December 11, 2003 Liberal
12 Jim Peterson December 12, 2003 February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
13 David Emerson February 6, 2006 June 24, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper)
14 Michael Fortier.jpg Michael Fortier June 25, 2008 October 29, 2008 Conservative
15 Stockwell Day - July 2010.jpg Stockwell Day October 30, 2008 January 19, 2010 Conservative
16 Peter Van Loan on November 3, 2010.jpg Peter Van Loan January 19, 2010 May 18, 2011 Conservative
17 Ed Fast May 18, 2011 Incumbent Conservative