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The Twentieth Canadian Ministry was the first cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. It governed Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, including all of the 28th, 29th, and 30th Canadian Parliaments. The government was formed by the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau was also Prime Minister in the Twenty-Second Canadian Ministry.

20th Canadian Ministry
20e conseil des ministres du Canada
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20th ministry of Canada
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Date formed20 April 1968
Date dissolved4 June 1979
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRoland Michener
Jules Léger
Edward Schreyer
Prime MinisterPierre Trudeau
Member partyLiberal Party of Canada
Opposition partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)1968, 1972, 1974
Legislature term(s)
Predecessor19th Canadian Ministry
Successor21st Canadian Ministry

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Term
Start End
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau 20 April 1968 4 June 1979
Deputy Prime Minister Allan MacEachen 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister of Agriculture Joe Greene 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Bud Olson 6 July 1968 27 November 1972
Eugene Whelan 27 November 1972 4 June 1979
Minister of Amateur Sport Allan MacEachen 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
John Munro 6 July 1968 27 November 1972
Marc Lalonde 27 November 1972 15 September 1976
Minister responsible for the Canadian Dairy Commission Joe Greene 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Bud Olson 6 July 1968 27 November 1972
Eugene Whelan 27 November 1972 4 June 1979
Minister responsible for Canadian International Development Agency Mitchell Sharp 20 April 1968 8 August 1974
Allan MacEachen 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Don Jamieson 14 September 1976 4 June 1979
Minister for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Paul Hellyer 20 April 1968 5 May 1969
Bob Andras 5 May 1969 28 January 1972
Ron Basford 28 January 1972 8 August 1974
Barney Danson 8 August 1974 5 November 1976
André Ouellet 5 November 1976 4 June 1979
Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board Charles Drury 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean-Luc Pépin 6 July 1968 15 October 1969
Otto Lang 15 October 1969 4 June 1979
Minister of Communications Eric Kierans 1 April 1969 29 April 1971
Jean-Pierre Côté (acting) 29 April 1971 11 May 1971
Gérard Pelletier (acting) 11 May 1971 12 August 1971
Robert Stanbury 12 August 1971 27 November 1972
Gérard Pelletier 27 November 1972 29 August 1975
Pierre Juneau 29 August 1975 25 October 1975
Otto Lang (acting) 25 October 1975 5 December 1975
Jeanne Sauvé 5 December 1975 4 June 1979
Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Registrar General John Turner 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Ron Basford 6 July 1968 28 January 1972
Bob Andras 28 January 1972 27 November 1972
Herb Gray 27 November 1972 8 August 1974
André Ouellet 8 August 1974 16 March 1976
Bryce Mackasey (acting) 16 March 1976 8 April 1976
Bryce Mackasey 8 April 1976 14 September 1976
Anthony Abbott 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Warren Allmand 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister for Defence Construction Limited Léo Cadieux 20 April 1968 17 September 1970
Charles Drury (acting) 17 September 1970 24 September 1970
Donald Stovel Macdonald 24 September 1970 28 January 1972
Edgar Benson 28 January 1972 1 September 1972
Jean-Eudes Dubé (acting) 1 September 1972 7 September 1972
Charles Drury (acting) 7 September 1972 27 November 1972
James Armstrong Richardson 27 November 1972 13 October 1976
Barney Danson 13 October 1976 4 June 1979
Minister of Defence Production Charles Drury 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Don Jamieson 6 July 1968 1 April 1969
Minister of State for Economic Development Bob Andras 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Minister of Employment and Immigration Bud Cullen 15 August 1977 4 June 1979
Minister of Energy, Mines, and Resources Jean-Luc Pépin 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Joe Greene 6 July 1968 28 January 1972
Donald Stovel Macdonald 28 January 1972 26 September 1975
Alastair Gillespie 26 September 1975 4 June 1979
Minister of the Environment Jack Davis 11 June 1971 8 August 1974
Jeanne Sauvé 8 August 1974 5 December 1975
Roméo LeBlanc (acting) 5 December 1975 22 January 1976
Jean Marchand 22 January 1976 1 July 1976
Roméo LeBlanc 1 July 1976 2 April 1979
Leonard Marchand 2 April 1979 4 June 1979
Secretary of State for External Affairs Mitchell Sharp 20 April 1968 8 August 1974
Allan MacEachen 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Don Jamieson 14 September 1976 4 June 1979
Minister of Finance Edgar Benson 20 April 1968 28 January 1972
John Turner 28 January 1972 10 September 1975
Charles Drury (acting) 10 September 1975 26 September 1975
Donald Stovel Macdonald 26 September 1975 16 September 1977
Jean Chrétien 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister of Fisheries Hédard Robichaud 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jack Davis 6 July 1968 1 April 1969
Minister of Fisheries and Forestry Jack Davis 1 April 1969 11 June 1971
Minister of Fisheries Jack Davis 11 June 1971 8 August 1974
Jeanne Sauvé 8 August 1974 5 December 1975
Roméo LeBlanc (acting) 5 December 1975 22 January 1976
Jean Marchand 22 January 1976 1 July 1976
Roméo LeBlanc 1 July 1976 2 April 1979
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Roméo LeBlanc 2 April 1979 4 June 1979
Minister of Forestry and Rural Development Maurice Sauvé 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean Marchand 6 July 1968 1 April 1969
Minister responsible for Housing Paul Hellyer 20 April 1968 30 April 1969
James Armstrong Richardson (acting) 30 April 1969 5 May 1969
Bob Andras 5 May 1969 30 June 1971
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Arthur Laing 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean Chrétien 6 July 1968 8 August 1974
Judd Buchanan 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Warren Allmand 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Hugh Faulkner 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister of Industry Charles Drury 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean-Luc Pépin 6 July 1968 1 April 1969
Minister of Industry, Trade, and Commerce Jean-Luc Pépin 1 April 1969 27 November 1972
Alastair Gillespie 27 November 1972 26 September 1975
Don Jamieson 26 September 1975 14 September 1976
Jean Chrétien 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Jack Horner 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Pierre Trudeau 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
John Turner 6 July 1968 28 January 1972
Otto Lang 28 January 1972 26 September 1975
Ron Basford 26 September 1975 3 August 1978
Otto Lang (acting) 3 August 1978 24 November 1978
Marc Lalonde 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Minister of Labour Jean-Luc Pépin 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Bryce Mackasey 6 July 1968 28 January 1972
Martin O'Connell 28 January 1972 27 November 1972
John Munro 27 November 1972 8 September 1978
André Ouellet (acting) 8 September 1978 24 November 1978
Martin O'Connell 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Allan MacEachen 20 April 1968 12 September 1968
Donald Stovel Macdonald 12 September 1968 24 September 1970
Allan MacEachen 24 September 1970 8 August 1974
Mitchell Sharp 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Allan MacEachen 14 September 1976 4 June 1979
Leader of the Government in the Senate Paul Martin Sr. 20 April 1968 8 August 1974
Ray Perrault 8 August 1974 4 June 1979
Minister of Manpower and Immigration Jean Marchand 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Allan MacEachen 6 July 1968 24 September 1970
Otto Lang 24 September 1970 28 January 1972
Bryce Mackasey 28 January 1972 27 November 1972
Bob Andras 27 November 1972 14 September 1976
Bud Cullen 14 September 1976 15 August 1977
Minister responsible for Metric Commission Jean-Luc Pépin 12 August 1971 27 November 1972
Alastair Gillespie 27 November 1972 26 September 1975
Don Jamieson 26 September 1975 14 September 1976
Jean Chrétien 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Jack Horner 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister for National Capital Commission George McIlraith 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Arthur Laing 6 July 1968 1 April 1969
Jean Marchand 1 April 1969 30 June 1971
Bob Andras 30 June 1971 28 January 1972
Ron Basford 28 January 1972 8 August 1974
Barney Danson 8 August 1974 3 November 1976
André Ouellet 3 November 1976 4 June 1979
Associate Minister of National Defence Vacant 20 April 1968 4 June 1979
Minister of National Defence Léo Cadieux 20 April 1968 17 September 1970
Charles Drury (acting) 17 September 1970 24 September 1970
Donald Stovel Macdonald 24 September 1970 28 January 1972
Edgar Benson 28 January 1972 1 September 1972
Jean-Eudes Dubé (acting) 1 September 1972 7 September 1972
Charles Drury (acting) 7 September 1972 27 November 1972
James Armstrong Richardson 27 November 1972 13 October 1976
Barney Danson 13 October 1976 4 June 1979
Minister of National Health and Welfare Allan MacEachen 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
John Munro 6 July 1968 27 November 1972
Marc Lalonde 27 November 1972 16 September 1977
Monique Bégin 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister of National Revenue Jean Chrétien 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean-Pierre Côté 6 July 1968 24 September 1970
Herb Gray 24 September 1970 27 November 1972
Robert Stanbury 27 November 1972 8 August 1974
Ron Basford 8 August 1974 26 September 1975
Bud Cullen 26 September 1975 14 September 1976
Monique Bégin 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Joseph-Philippe Guay 16 September 1977 24 November 1978
Anthony Abbott 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Postmaster General Jean-Pierre Côté 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Eric Kierans 6 July 1968 29 April 1971
Jean-Pierre Côté 29 April 1971 27 November 1972
André Ouellet 27 November 1972 8 August 1974
Bryce Mackasey 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Jean-Jacques Blais 14 September 1976 2 February 1978
Gilles Lamontagne 2 February 1978 4 June 1979
President of the Privy Council Pierre Trudeau (acting) 20 April 1968 2 May 1968
Allan MacEachen (acting) 2 May 1968 6 July 1968
Donald Stovel Macdonald 6 July 1968 24 September 1970
Allan MacEachen 24 September 1970 8 August 1974
Mitchell Sharp 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Allan MacEachen 14 September 1976 4 June 1979
Minister of Public Works George McIlraith 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Arthur Laing 6 July 1968 28 January 1972
Jean-Eudes Dubé 28 January 1972 8 August 1974
Charles Drury 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Judd Buchanan 14 September 1976 24 November 1978
André Ouellet 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Receiver General for Canada Edgar Benson 20 April 1968 1 April 1969
Minister of Regional Economic Expansion Jean Marchand 1 April 1969 27 November 1972
Don Jamieson 27 November 1972 26 September 1975
Marcel Lessard 26 September 1975 4 June 1979
Minister responsible for Royal Canadian Mint Don Jamieson 1 April 1969 5 May 1969
James Armstrong Richardson 5 May 1969 27 November 1972
Jean-Pierre Goyer 27 November 1972 24 November 1978
Pierre de Bané 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Minister of State for Science and Technology Alastair Gillespie 12 August 1971 27 November 1972
Jeanne Sauvé 27 November 1972 8 August 1974
Charles Drury 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Hugh Faulkner 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Judd Buchanan 16 September 1977 24 November 1978
Alastair Gillespie 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Secretary of State for Canada Jean Marchand 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Gérard Pelletier 6 July 1968 27 November 1972
Hugh Faulkner 27 November 1972 14 September 1976
John Roberts 14 September 1976 4 June 1979
Senior Minister Paul Hellyer 30 April 1968 23 April 1969
Solicitor General John Turner 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
George McIlraith 6 July 1968 22 December 1970
Jean-Pierre Goyer 22 December 1970 27 November 1972
Warren Allmand 27 November 1972 14 September 1976
Francis Fox 14 September 1976 28 January 1978
Ron Basford (acting) 28 January 1978 2 February 1978
Jean-Jacques Blais 2 February 1978 4 June 1979
Minister responsible for Standards Council of Canada Jean-Luc Pépin 7 October 1970 27 November 1972
Alastair Gillespie 27 November 1972 26 September 1975
Don Jamieson 26 September 1975 14 September 1976
Jean Chrétien 14 September 1976 16 September 1977
Jack Horner 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Minister responsible for the Status of Women Bob Andras 12 August 1971 8 August 1974
Marc Lalonde 8 August 1974 4 June 1979
Minister of Supply and Services and Receiver General Don Jamieson 1 April 1969 5 May 1969
James Armstrong Richardson 5 May 1969 27 November 1972
Jean-Pierre Goyer 27 November 1972 24 November 1978
Pierre de Bané 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Minister of Trade and Commerce Charles Drury 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean-Luc Pépin 6 July 1968 1 April 1969
Minister of Transport Paul Hellyer 20 April 1968 30 April 1969
James Armstrong Richardson (acting) 30 April 1969 5 May 1969
Don Jamieson 5 May 1969 27 November 1972
Jean Marchand 27 November 1972 26 September 1975
Otto Lang 26 September 1975 4 June 1979
President of the Treasury Board Edgar Benson 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Charles Drury 6 July 1968 8 August 1974
Jean Chrétien 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Bob Andras 14 September 1976 24 November 1978
Judd Buchanan 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Minister of State for Urban Affairs Bob Andras 30 June 1971 28 January 1972
Ron Basford 28 January 1972 8 August 1974
Barney Danson 8 August 1974 3 November 1976
André Ouellet 3 November 1976 2 April 1979
Minister of Veterans Affairs Roger Teillet 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jean-Eudes Dubé 6 July 1968 28 January 1972
Arthur Laing 28 January 1972 27 November 1972
Daniel MacDonald 27 November 1972 4 June 1979
Minister of State Martin O'Connell 12 August 1971 28 January 1972
Pat Mahoney 28 January 1972 27 November 1972
Stanley Haidasz (Multiculturalism) 27 November 1972 8 August 1974
Bryce Mackasey 3 June 1974 8 August 1974
Roméo LeBlanc (Fisheries) 8 August 1974 14 September 1976
Leonard Marchand (Environment) (Small Businesses) 14 September 1976 2 April 1979
Iona Campagnolo (Fitness and Amateur Sport) 15 September 1976 4 June 1979
Joseph-Philippe Guay (Multiculturalism) 21 April 1977 16 September 1977
Marc Lalonde (Federal-Provincial Relations) 16 September 1977 24 November 1978
Norman Cafik (Multiculturalism) 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
Anthony Abbott (Small Businesses) 16 September 1977 4 June 1979
John Mercer Reid (Federal-Provincial Relations) 24 November 1978 4 June 1979
Minister without Portfolio Charles Granger 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Paul Martin Sr. 20 April 1968 1 April 1969
Donald Stovel Macdonald 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Bryce Mackasey 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
John Munro 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Gérard Pelletier 20 April 1968 6 July 1968
Jack Davis 26 April 1968 6 July 1968
Bob Andras (Housing) (Status of Women) 6 July 1968 30 June 1971
Otto Lang 6 July 1968 24 September 1970
James Armstrong Richardson 6 July 1968 5 May 1969
Herb Gray 20 October 1969 24 September 1970
Robert Stanbury 20 October 1969 12 August 1971
Jean-Pierre Côté (Post Office) 24 September 1970 11 June 1971
Jean Marchand 26 September 1975 22 January 1976
Joseph-Philippe Guay 3 November 1976 21 April 1977
Jack Horner 21 April 1977 16 September 1977
Gilles Lamontagne 19 January 1978 2 February 1978

ReferencesEdit

  • Government of Canada. "Twentieth Ministry". Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation. Privy Council Office. Retrieved 2010-07-01.

SuccessionEdit

Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
19th Canadian Ministry
20th Canadian Ministry
1968–1979
Succeeded by
21st Canadian Ministry