Minister of Forestry (Canada)

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Minister of Forestry was an office in the Cabinet of Canada from 1960 to 1966 and again from 1990 to 1995. From 166 to it was renamed as Minister of Forestry and Rural Development

Before 1962 the responsibility for forestry resided in various ministers:

Minister of Forestry[edit]

First created by Prime Minister Diefenbaker and lasted into the Pearson government.

Minister of Forestry and Rural Development[edit]

Minister of Fisheries and Forests[edit]

In 1971 responsibility for Forestry along with Fisheries merged into the Minister of Environment, briefly renamed as Minister of Fisheries and the Environment from 1976 to 1979, Minister of State (Environment) from 1977 to 1979, then back to the Minister of Environment from 1979 to 1984. With the transfer of the Canadian Forest Service to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry was under the Minister of Agriculture from 1984 to 1985 then back to the Minister of Environment from 1985. It became a single department in 1989 and then designated to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources in 1990.

Ministers of Forestry 2nd Creation[edit]

1. Frank Oberle, Sr. February 23, 1990 – June 24, 1993 under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
2. Bobbie Sparrow June 25, 1993 – November 3, 1993 under Prime Minister Kim Campbell
3. Anne McLellan November 4, 1993 – January 11, 1995 under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien

In 1995, the portfolio was merged with that of the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources to create the post of Minister of Natural Resources.