Minister of Natural Resources (Canada)

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Minister of Natural Resources
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Incumbent
Greg Rickford

since March 19, 2014
Department of Natural Resources
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Anne McLellan
Formation 12 January 1995
Website www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
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The Minister of Natural Resources (French: Ministre des Ressources naturelles) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for Natural Resources Canada. As of March 19, 2014, the Minister of Natural Resources is Greg Rickford.

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1 FEMA - 14172 Anne McLellan cropped.jpg Anne McLellan January 12, 1995 June 10, 1997 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
2 Ralph Goodale free alternative.jpg Ralph Goodale June 11, 1997 January 14, 2002 Liberal
3 Herb Dhaliwal January 15, 2002 December 11, 2003 Liberal
4 John Efford December 12, 2003 September 25, 2005 Liberal 27 (Martin)
5 John McCallum September 26, 2005 February 3, 2006 Liberal
6 MinisterLunnEAP.jpg Gary Lunn January 6, 2006 October 29, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper)
7 Lisa Raitt.jpg Lisa Raitt October 30, 2008 January 19, 2010 Conservative
8 Christian Paradis January 19, 2010 May 18, 2011 Conservative
9 Joe Oliver.JPG Joe Oliver May 18, 2011 March 19, 2014 Conservative
9 Greg Rickford March 19, 2014 Incumbent Conservative

Prior to 1995, the responsibilities of the current Natural Resources portfolio were divided between the now-defunct posts of Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and Minister of Forestry.