Minister of Science and Sport

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Minister of Science and Sport of Canada
Government of Canada signature.svg
Kirsty Duncan St. John's Rally.jpg
Incumbent
Kirsty Duncan

since 4 November 2015
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Benoît Bouchard
Formation February 23, 1990
Salary $255,300 (2017)[1] (CAD)
Website www.ic.gc.ca

The Minister of Science and Sport, formerly 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.

History[edit]

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.

Trudeau government[edit]

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).[2] Duncan's portfolio was expected to oversee basic research, while Navdeep Bains would oversee applied science.[3] In July 2018, the office's portfolio was expanded, being renamed to "Minister of Science and Sport".[4]

The Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Science is Matt Jeneroux Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend.

Ministers[edit]

Key:

  Historical conservative parties: Progressive Conservative

Minister of State (Science and Technology) (1971–1990)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry Note
No image.svg Alastair William Gillespie 12 Aug. 1971 26 Nov. 1972 Liberal 20 (P. E. Trudeau)
Jeanne Sauve 1987.jpg Jeanne Sauvé 27 Nov. 1972 7 Aug. 1974
Charles Mills Drury 8 Aug. 1974 13 Sept. 1976 While Minister of Public Works
No image.svg James Hugh Faulkner 14 Sept. 1976 15 Sept. 1977 While Secretary of State of Canada
BUCHANAN, The Hon. J. Judd.jpg J. Judd Buchanan 16 Sept. 1977 23 Nov. 1978 While Minister of Public Works
No image.svg Alastair William Gillespie 24 Nov. 1978 3 June 1979 While Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
Ramon John Hnatyshyn 4 June 1979 8 Oct. 1979 Progressive
Conservative
21 (Clark) While Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
No image.svg William Heward Grafftey 8 Oct. 1979 2 March 1980
No image.svg John Roberts 3 March 1980 29 June 1984 Liberal 22 (P. E. Trudeau) While Minister of the Environment (1980–83), Minister of Employment and Immigration (1983-94)
No image.svg Edward Lumley 30 June 1984 16 Sept. 1984 23 (Turner) While Minister of Communications
No image.svg Thomas Edward Siddon 17 Sept. 1984 19 Nov. 1985 Progressive
Conservative
24 (Mulroney)
No image.svg Frank Oberle 20 Nov. 1985 29 Jan. 1989 Oberle's term overlaps with Côté and de Cotret. Côté and de Cotret were formally appointed as both Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and Minister of State for Science and Technology. Oberle was assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of State for Science and Technology.
No image.svg Michel Côté 11 Aug. 1987 26 Aug. 1987
No image.svg Robert René de Cotret 27 Aug. 1987 29 Jan. 1989
No image.svg William Charles Winegard 30 Jan. 1989 22 Feb. 1990 Winegard's term overlaps with Andre. Andre was formally appointed as both Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion and Minister of State for Science and Technology. Winegard was assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of State for Science and Technology.
No image.svg Harvie Andre 30 Jan. 1989 22 Feb. 1990

Minister of Science (1990–1993)[edit]

No image.svg William Charles Winegard 23 Feb. 1990 3 Jan. 1993 Progressive
Conservative
24 (Mulroney)
No image.svg Thomas Hockin 4 Jan. 1993 24 June 1993 Hockin also remained Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism)
No image.svg Robert Douglas Nicholson 25 June 1993 3 Nov. 1993 25 (Campbell) Nicholson was also given the title Minister responsible for Small Businesses

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development) (1993–2003)[edit]

Jon Gerrard.jpg Jon Gerrard 4 Nov. 1993 10 June 1997 Liberal 26 (Chrétien) Assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of Industry
No image.svg Ronald J. Duhamel 11 June 1997 2 Aug. 1999
No image.svg Gilbert Normand 3 Aug. 1999 14 Jan. 2002
No image.svg Maurizio Bevilacqua 15 Jan. 2002 25 May 2002
No image.svg Rey Pagtakhan 26 May 2002 11 Dec. 2003

Minister of State (Science and Technology) (2008–2015)[edit]

Gary Goodyear.jpg Gary Goodyear 30 Oct. 2008 15 July 2013 Conservative 28 (Harper) Assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of Industry
No image.svg Greg Rickford 15 July 2013 19 March 2014
No image.svg Ed Holder 19 March 2014 3 Nov. 2015

Minister of Science (2015–2018)[edit]

Kirsty Duncan St. John's Rally.jpg Kirsty Duncan 4 Nov. 2015 18 Jul. 2018 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau) Assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of Industry

Minister of Science and Sport (2018–present)[edit]

Kirsty Duncan St. John's Rally.jpg Kirsty Duncan 18 Jul. 2018 incumbent Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Parliament of Canada. 
  2. ^ "Order in Council PC Number: 2015-1225". Privy Council Office. Government of Canada. 2015-11-04. Archived from the original on 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Why Canada now has two science ministers". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Complete list of Justin Trudeau's updated cabinet". CBC News. July 18, 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 

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