Minister of Public Safety
|Minister of Public Safety|
|Appointed by||Governor General of Canada|
|First minister||Anne McLellan|
|Formation||December 12, 2003|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
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The Minister of Public Safety (French: Ministre de la Sécurité publique), formerly the Solicitor General and then the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal government's domestic security department, Public Safety Canada. The position was nominally created in 2003 and incorporated the responsibilities associated with the Solicitor General including responsibility for the federal Canadian prison system (Correctional Service of Canada), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Parole Board of Canada, and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, although the incumbent was formally sworn in as Solicitor General of Canada. The position also assumed responsibility for the Canada Border Services Agency which was formerly known as Canada Customs and was administered by the Minister of National Revenue prior to 2003. In 2005 the creation of the position was formalized and that of Solicitor General abolished.
The current public safety minister is Steven Blaney, who is styled simply as Minister of Public Safety.
|No.||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Political party||Ministry|
|1||Anne McLellan||December 12, 2003||February 5, 2006||Liberal||27 (Martin)|
|2||Stockwell Day||February 6, 2006||October 30, 2008||Conservative||28 (Harper)|
|3||Peter Van Loan||October 30, 2008||January 19, 2010||Conservative|
|4||Vic Toews||January 19, 2010||July 9, 2013||Conservative|
|5||Steven Blaney||July 15, 2013||Present||Conservative|