Minister of Education (Manitoba)

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The Minister of Education is a cabinet minister in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The department's primary responsibility is oversight of Manitoba's public school system.

The Department of Education is one of Manitoba's oldest government departments, although its specific designation has changed several times. It was known as the Minister of Youth and Education from 1968 to 1971, before returning to its original name. On April 21, 1989, it was retitled as the Minister of Education and Training. It was further restructured as the Minister of Education, Training and Youth in 2001, the Minister of Education and Youth in 2002, the Minister of Education, Citizenship and Youth in 2003, and back to the Minister of Education in 2009.

Responsibility for Training was moved to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Training in 2001, and to the Ministry of Competitiveness, Training and Trade in 2006 (renamed the Ministry of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade in 2010). On May 3, 2016 the Pallister government returned the training portion of the ministry back to education under the name Education and Training.

The current Minister of Education is Ian Wishart.[1]

List of Ministers of Education[edit]

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Alfred Boyd
No party March 1873 October 1873
    
     George Coldwell
Conservative November 14, 1907 May 12, 1915
  Robert Thornton
Liberal May 12, 1915 August 8, 1922
  John Bracken
Progressive August 8, 1922 December 3, 1923
  Charles Cannon
Progressive December 3, 1923 April 21, 1927
  Robert Hoey
Progressive April 28, 1927 1932
  Liberal-Progressive 1932 September 21, 1936
  Ivan Schultz
Liberal-Progressive September 21, 1936 February 5, 1944
  John C. Dryden
Liberal-Progressive February 5, 1944 December 14, 1948
  Charles Rhodes Smith
Liberal-Progressive December 14, 1948 August 16, 1950
  Wallace C. Miller
Liberal-Progressive August 16, 1950 June 30, 1958
  Stewart McLean
Progressive Conservative June 30, 1958 December 9, 1963
  George Johnson
Progressive Conservative December 9, 1963 September 24, 1968
  Donald Craik
Progressive Conservative September 24, 1968 July 15, 1969
  Saul Miller
New Democratic Party July 15, 1969 September 9, 1971
  Ben Hanuschak
New Democratic Party September 9, 1971 September 22, 1976
  Ian Turnbull
New Democratic Party September 22, 1976 October 24, 1977
  Keith Cosens
Progressive Conservative October 24, 1977 November 30, 1981
  Maureen Hemphill
New Democratic Party November 30, 1981 April 17, 1986
  Jerry Storie
New Democratic Party April 17, 1986 September 21, 1987
  Roland Penner
New Democratic Party September 21, 1987 May 9, 1988
  Len Derkach
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1988 January 14, 1992
  Rosemary Vodrey
Progressive Conservative January 14, 1992 September 10, 1993
  Clayton Manness
Progressive Conservative September 10, 1993 May 9, 1995
  Linda McIntosh
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1995 February 5, 1999
  James McCrae
Progressive Conservative February 5, 1999 October 5, 1999
  Drew Caldwell
New Democratic Party October 5, 1999 September 25, 2002
  Ron Lemieux
New Democratic Party September 25, 2002 November 4, 2003
  Peter Bjornson
New Democratic Party November 4, 2003 November 3, 2009
  Nancy Allan
New Democratic Party November 3, 2009 October 18, 2013
  James Allum
New Democratic Party October 18, 2013[2] May 3, 2016
  Ian Wishart
Progressive Conservative May 3, 2016 Present

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