Minister of Science (Canada)
|Minister of Science of Canada|
|Department of Industry|
|Appointer||Governor General of Canada|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Benoît Bouchard|
The Minister of Science is an office in the Cabinet of Canada that originally existing from 1990 to 1995 and was brought back in 2008.
Prior to 1990, the responsibilities of the Industry, Science and Technology portfolio were divided between the now-defunct post of Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and a Minister of State for Science and Technology.
In 1995, the portfolio was merged with that of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to create the post of Minister of Industry. In the appointments to the Cabinet of Canada of October 30, 2008 under Stephen Harper, the portfolio was reintroduced as a Minister of State and given to Gary Goodyear.
In 2015, Kirsty Duncan was appointed a Minister of State styled as "Minister of Science" to assist the Minister of Industry (the senior portfolio was also renamed the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development). Duncan's portfolio was expected to oversee basic research, while Navdeep Bains would oversee applied science.
|1.||Benoît Bouchard||February 23, 1990 – April 20, 1991||under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney|
|2.||Michael Wilson||April 21, 1991 – June 24, 1993|
|3.||Jean Charest||June 25, 1993 – November 3, 1993||under Prime Minister Kim Campbell|
|4.||John Manley||November 4, 1993 – March 28, 1995||under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien|
|5.||Gary Goodyear||October 30, 2008 – July 14, 2013||under Prime Minister Stephen Harper|
|6.||Greg Rickford||July 15, 2013 – March 18, 2014|
|7.||Ed Holder||March 19, 2014 – November 3, 2015|
|8.||Kirsty Duncan||November 4, 2015 – present||under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau|
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