Minister of International Trade (Canada)
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|Minister of International Trade of Canada|
|Global Affairs Canada|
|Appointer||Governor General of Canada|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Gerald Regan|
|Formation||8 December 1983|
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The Minister of International Trade (French: Ministre du Commerce international) is a Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet. The minister has responsibility for the international trade portfolio and is one of the three ministers (along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie) who lead the Canadian foreign ministry, Global Affairs Canada.
The post was first established in 1983 as the Minister for International Trade. This title changed to Minister of International Trade under Prime Minister Paul Martin when he split the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The current Minister of International Trade is Chrystia Freeland.
|No.||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Political party||Ministry|
|1||Gerald Regan||December 8, 1983||June 29, 1984||Liberal||22 (P. E. Trudeau)|
|2||Francis Fox||June 30, 1984||September 16, 1984||Liberal||23 (Turner)|
|3||James F. Kelleher||September 17, 1984||June 29, 1986||Progressive Conservative||24 (Mulroney)|
|4||Pat Carney||June 30, 1986||March 30, 1988||Progressive Conservative|
|5||John Crosbie||March 31, 1988||April 20, 1991||Progressive Conservative|
|6||Michael Wilson||April 21, 1991||June 24, 1993||Progressive Conservative|
|7||Tom Hockin||June 25, 1993||November 3, 1993||Progressive Conservative||25 (Campbell)|
|8||Roy MacLaren||November 4, 1993||January 24, 1996||Liberal||26 (Chrétien)|
|9||Art Eggleton||January 25, 1996||June 10, 1997||Liberal|
|10||Sergio Marchi||June 11, 1997||August 2, 1999||Liberal|
|11||Pierre Pettigrew||August 3, 1999||December 11, 2003||Liberal|
|12||Jim Peterson||December 12, 2003||February 5, 2006||Liberal||27 (Martin)|
|13||David Emerson||February 6, 2006||June 24, 2008||Conservative||28 (Harper)|
|14||Michael Fortier||June 25, 2008||October 29, 2008||Conservative|
|15||Stockwell Day||October 30, 2008||January 19, 2010||Conservative|
|16||Peter Van Loan||January 19, 2010||May 18, 2011||Conservative|
|17||Ed Fast||May 18, 2011||November 4, 2015||Conservative|
|18||Chrystia Freeland||November 4, 2015||Incumbent||Liberal||29 (J. Trudeau)|
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- King, Robin Levinson (2015-11-04). "Chrystia Freeland has preached an economic platform that both supports technological growth and social welfare, arguing that Canada needs to encourage innovation both at home and abroad if it wants to combat income inequality.". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
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