Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

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Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
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Incumbent
Denis Lebel

since October 30, 2008
Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Jacques Saada
Formation July 20, 2004
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The Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (French: Ministre de l'Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec) is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

Prior to 2004, the portfolio was considered an add-on responsibility for a full Cabinet minister with other responsibilities, usually the Industry Minister. It was consequently termed the Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

The current minister is Denis Lebel.

Related regional development posts include Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Minister of the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Minister of Western Economic Diversification.

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1 Jacques Saada July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
2 Jean-Pierre Blackburn February 6, 2006 October 29, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper)
3 Denis Lebel October 30, 2008 Incumbent Conservative

Prior to 2004, responsibilities for this portfolio were handled by cabinet minister with another primary office, termed the Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (List).