Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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Minister of Families, Children and Social Development of Canada
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Jean-Yves Duclos.jpg
Incumbent
Jean-Yves Duclos

since 4 November 2015
Department of Employment and Social Development
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Joe Volpe
Formation 12 December 2003
Salary $251,900 (CAD)
Website www.hrsdc.gc.ca
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The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (formerly the Minister of Employment and Social Development) is the minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for Employment and Social Development Canada, the federal department that oversees programs such as Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and Canada Student Loans. The Minister is also in charge of Service Canada.

History[edit]

Prior to the July 15, 2013, cabinet shuffle, the position was styled as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

On February 6, 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper transferred the responsibilities of the Minister of Social Development into this portfolio. Although the legislated names did not change, in accordance with this amalgamation the Minister was for a while styled the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and the department operated as Human Resources and Social Development Canada. This ceased on October 30, 2008, and the name returned to the legislated one.

On November 4, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau transferred the employment responsibilities of this portfolio to the Minister of Labour and changed the name of this minister to Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

The current minister is Jean-Yves Duclos.[1]

Role[edit]

The Minister is also responsible for the:

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
1 Volpe.jpg Joe Volpe December 12, 2003 January 14, 2005 Liberal 27 (Martin)
2 Lucienne Robillard January 14, 2005 May 17, 2005 Liberal
3 Belinda Head Shot - Golf Rocks.JPG Belinda Stronach May 17, 2005 February 5, 2006 Liberal
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development
4 Diane Finley February 6, 2006 January 3, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper)
5 Monte Solberg.jpg Monte Solberg January 4, 2007 October 29, 2008 Conservative
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
6 Diane Finley October 30, 2008 July 15, 2013 Conservative 28 (Harper)
Minister of Employment and Social Development
7 Jason Kenney 2014.jpg Jason Kenney July 15, 2013 February 9, 2015 Conservative 28 (Harper)
8 Pierre Poilievre.jpg Pierre Poilievre February 9, 2015 November 4, 2015 Conservative
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
9 Jean-Yves Duclos.jpg Jean-Yves Duclos November 4, 2015 Incumbent Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)

Prior to 2003, responsibilities for this portfolio fell under the Minister of Human Resources Development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jean-Yves Duclos: An economist goes to Parliament". Macleans.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-18.