Minister of Justice and Attorney General (Manitoba)

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The Minister of Justice and Attorney General is a cabinet minister in the government of Manitoba. Before 1990, the minister who held this position was simply designated as Attorney-General. The minister who holds this office is also designated as Keeper of the Great Seal of Manitoba.

The current Minister of Justice and Attorney General is Heather Stefanson.

List of Ministers of Justice[edit]

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Henry Joseph Clarke
No party January 13, 1871 July 8, 1874
     Joseph Dubuc
Conservative July 8, 1874 December 2, 1874
     Joseph Royal
Conservative May 11, 1876 October 16, 1878
     David M. Walker
Liberal-Conservative October 16, 1878 July 5, 1882
     Alexander MacBeth Sutherland
Conservative September 2, 1882 September 3, 1883
     James Andrews Miller
Conservative September 6, 1883 December 4, 1884
     Charles Edward Hamilton
Conservative February 4, 1885 January 18, 1888
  Joseph Martin
Liberal January 18, 1888 April 22, 1891
  Clifford Sifton
Liberal May 14, 1891 November 17, 1896
  John Donald Cameron
Liberal November 17, 1896 January 6, 1900
     Hugh John Macdonald
Conservative January 6, 1900 October 9, 1900
     Colin H. Campbell
Conservative October 9, 1900 October 11, 1911
     James Henry Howden
Conservative October 11, 1911 May 12, 1915
  Albert Bellock Hudson
Liberal May 12, 1915 November 10, 1917
  Thomas H. Johnson
Liberal November 10, 1917 June 6, 1922
  Robert Jacob
Liberal June 6, 1922 August 8, 1922
  Richard Craig
Progressive August 8, 1922 August 29, 1927
  William James Major
Progressive August 29, 1927 February 22, 1929
  William James Major
Progressive May 18, 1929 April 1, 1941
  James McLenaghen
Progressive Conservative May 3, 1941 June 23, 1950
  Charles Rhodes Smith
Liberal-Progressive August 16, 1950 November 7, 1952
  Ivan Schultz
Liberal-Progressive November 7, 1952 January 25, 1955
  Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk
Liberal-Progressive January 25, 1955 June 30, 1958
  Sterling Lyon
Progressive Conservative June 30, 1958 December 9, 1963
  Stewart McLean
Progressive Conservative December 9, 1963 July 22, 1966
  Sterling Lyon
Progressive Conservative July 22, 1966 July 15, 1969
  Alvin Mackling
New Democratic Party July 15, 1969 September 4, 1973
  Howard Pawley
New Democratic Party September 4, 1973 October 24, 1977
  Gerald Mercier
Progressive Conservative October 24, 1977 November 17, 1981
  Roland Penner
New Democratic Party November 17, 1981 September 21, 1987
  Vic Schroeder
New Democratic Party September 21, 1987 May 9, 1988
  James McCrae
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1988 September 10, 1993
  Rosemary Vodrey
Progressive Conservative September 10, 1993 January 6, 1997
  Vic Toews
Progressive Conservative January 6, 1997 October 5, 1999
  Gord Mackintosh
New Democratic Party October 5, 1999 September 21, 2006
  David Chomiak
New Democratic Party September 21, 2006 November 3, 2009
  Andrew Swan
New Democratic Party November 3, 2009 November 3, 2014
  James Allum
New Democratic Party November 3, 2014 April 29, 2015
  Gord Mackintosh
New Democratic Party April 29, 2015 May 3, 2016
  Heather Stefanson
Progressive Conservative May 3, 2016 Present