Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario

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Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
Incumbent
Navdeep Bains
Style The Honourable
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation August 3, 1999
First holder Andy Mitchell (styled Secretary of State)
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The Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (French: Ministre responsable de l'Initiative fédérale de développement économique pour le Nord de l'Ontario), or simply Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario was the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who also serves as the chief executive of Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario. The post is traditionally held by an MP from Northern Ontario, although occasionally the responsibilities have been accorded to a more senior cabinet minister, such as the Industry Minister (in the case of Tony Clement).

The current Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario is Navdeep Bains.

Related regional development posts include the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and the Minister for Western Economic Diversification.

As of November 2015, FedNor and all other regional development agencies no longer have individual ministers and all are overseen by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1
(1/2)
Andy Mitchell August 3, 1999 December 11, 2003 Liberal 26 (Jean Chrétien)
2 Joe Comuzzi December 12, 2003 June 27, 2005 Liberal 27 (Paul Martin)
1
(2/2)
Andy Mitchell June 28, 2005 February 5, 2006 Liberal
3 Tony Clement February 6, 2006 July 14, 2013 Conservative 28 (Stephen Harper)
4 Greg Rickford July 15, 2013 August 1, 2015 Conservative
5 Navdeep Bains November 4, 2015 Liberal 29 (Justin Trudeau)

This position was not a full cabinet portfolio. Mitchell was styled as the Secretary of State for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario between 1999 and 2003. The subsequent ministers were styled as Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.