President of the Treasury Board (Canada)

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President of the Treasury Board
Government of Canada signature.svg
Tony Clement 2012 B.jpg
Incumbent
Tony Clement

since May 18, 2011
Department of the Treasury Board
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Edgar John Benson
Formation 1 October 1966
Website www.tbs-sct.gc.ca

The position of President of the Treasury Board (French: Président du Conseil du Trésor) was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a full-fledged department. From 1867 to 1966 the Treasury Board had been part of the Department of Finance.

Technically, the Treasury Board is a Cabinet committee of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. It is responsible for managing the government's fiscal and administrative responsibilities including management of the civil service and oversight of expenditures.

The President of the Treasury Board chairs the Board and is responsible for implementing the decisions of Cabinet by allocating the necessary resources.

Presidents of the Treasury Board[edit]

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1 No image.svg Edgar Benson October 1, 1966 April 20, 1968 Liberal 19 (Pearson)
April 20, 1968 July 5, 1968 20 (Trudeau)
2 No image.svg Charles Mills Drury July 5, 1968 August 7, 1974 Liberal
3 Jean Chrétien1.jpg Jean Chrétien August 8, 1974 September 13, 1976 Liberal
4 No image.svg Robert Knight Andras September 14, 1976 November 23, 1978 Liberal
5 No image.svg Judd Buchanan November 24, 1978 June 3, 1979 Liberal
6 No image.svg Sinclair Stevens June 4, 1979 March 2, 1980 Progressive Conservative 21 (Clark)
7 DonaldJohnston.jpg Donald Johnston March 3, 1980 September 29, 1982 Liberal 22 (Trudeau)
8 Herb Gray 2008.jpg Herb Gray September 30, 1982 June 29, 1984 Liberal
June 30, 1984 September 16, 1984 23 (Turner)
9 No image.svg Robert de Cotret September 17, 1984 August 26, 1987 Progressive Conservative 24 (Mulroney)
10 No image.svg Don Mazankowski August 27, 1987 March 30, 1988 Progressive Conservative
11 Pat Carney.jpg Pat Carney March 31, 1988 December 7, 1988 Progressive Conservative
No image.svg Doug Lewis (Acting) December 8, 1988 January 29, 1989 Progressive Conservative
(9) No image.svg Robert de Cotret (2nd time) January 30, 1989 September 19, 1990 Progressive Conservative
12 No image.svg Gilles Loiselle September 20, 1990 June 24, 1993 Progressive Conservative
13 No image.svg James Stewart Edwards June 25, 1993 November 3, 1993 Progressive Conservative 25 (Campbell)
14 Art Eggleton 1.JPG Art Eggleton November 4, 1993 January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
15 No image.svg Marcel Massé January 25, 1996 August 2, 1999 Liberal
16 No image.svg Lucienne Robillard August 3, 1999 December 11, 2003 Liberal
17 No image.svg Reg Alcock December 12, 2003 February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
18 John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs.jpg John Baird February 6, 2006 January 3, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper)
19 Vic Toews.jpg Vic Toews January 4, 2007 January 19, 2010 Conservative
20 Stockwell Day - July 2010.jpg Stockwell Day January 19, 2010 May 18, 2011 Conservative
21 Tony Clement 2012 B.jpg Tony Clement May 18, 2011 Incumbent Conservative

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