Minister of Agriculture (Manitoba)

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The Minister of Agriculture is a cabinet minister in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The minister oversees government activity in agriculture, agri-food and the agri-product sector.[1]

Some changes in the ministerial responsibilities have resulted in change to the name of the ministry. Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI), was created on November 4, 2003 when the department of Agriculture and Food was merged with Rural Initiatives and Cooperative Development (both from the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs). On May 3, 2016 the Pallister government renamed the cabinet position as the "Minister of Agriculture".

The current Minister of Agriculture is Ralph Eichler of the Progressive Conservatives.

History[edit]

List of Manitoba Ministers of Agriculture[2][3]
  Party Name Took Office Left Office
Ministers of Agriculture
Conservative Thomas Howard January 13, 1871 January 23, 1871
Government Alfred Boyd January 23, 1871 December 14, 1871
Conservative John Norquay December 14, 1871 July 8, 1874
Liberal Edward Hay July 8, 1874 December 2, 1874
Government James McKay December 16, 1875 October 16, 1878
Conservative Pierre Delorme January 14, 1879 June 4, 1879
Government Maxime Goulet January 7, 1880 November 16, 1881
Conservative Marc-Amable Girard November 16, 1881 January 1883
Lib-Con Alphonse Larivière September 6, 1883 August 27, 1886
Lib-Con David Howard Harrison August 27, 1886 December 24, 1887
Liberal Thomas Greenway January 19, 1888 January 6, 1900
Liberal John Andrew Davidson January 10, 1900 December 22, 1900
Conservative Rodmond Roblin December 22, 1900 October 11, 1911
Conservative George Lawrence October 11, 1911 May 2, 1915
Liberal Valentine Winkler May 15, 1915 June 7, 1920
Liberal George Malcolm September 30, 1920 June 6, 1922
Liberal John Williams June 6, 1922 August 8, 1922
Progressive Neil Cameron August 8, 1922 December 3, 1923
Progressive John Bracken December 3, 1923 January 12, 1925
Progressive Albert Prefontaine January 12, 1925 May 29, 1932
Lib–Progressive Donald Gordon McKenzie May 27, 1932 April 28, 1936
Lib–Progressive John Bracken April 28, 1936 September 21, 1936
Lib–Progressive Douglas Campbell December 21, 1936 December 14, 1948
Lib–Progressive Francis Bell December 14, 1948 November 7, 1952
Lib–Progressive Ronald Robertson November 7, 1952 July 6, 1956
Lib–Progressive Charles Shuttleworth July 6, 1956 June 30, 1958
PC Errick Willis June 30, 1958 August 7, 1959
Ministers of Agriculture and Conservation
PC George Hutton August 7, 1959 June 30, 1966
Ministers of Agriculture
PC Harry Enns July 22, 1967 September 24, 1968
PC James Douglas Watt September 24, 1968 July 15, 1969
New Democratic Sam Uskiw July 15, 1969 October 24, 1977
PC James Downey October 24, 1977 November 30, 1981
New Democratic Bill Uruski November 30, 1981 September 21, 1987
New Democratic Leonard Harapiak September 21, 1987 May 9, 1988
PC Glen Findlay May 9, 1988 September 10, 1993
PC Harry Enns September 10, 1993 October 5, 1999
Ministers of Agriculture and Food
New Democratic Rosann Wowchuk October 5, 1999 November 4, 2003
Ministers of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
New Democratic Rosann Wowchuk November 4, 2003 November 3, 2009
New Democratic Stan Struthers November 3, 2009 January 13, 2012
New Democratic Ron Kostyshyn January 13, 2012 October 18, 2013
Ministers of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
New Democratic Ron Kostyshyn October 18, 2013 May 3, 2016
Ministers of Agriculture
PC Ralph Eichler May 3, 2016 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Manitoba Agriculture". Government of Manitoba - Agriculture. Government of Manitoba. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 

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