Minister of Public Services and Procurement

The minister of public services and procurement (French: ministre des services publics et de l’approvisionnement) is the minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the Government of Canada's "common service organization" (Public Services and Procurement Canada), an expansive department responsible for the internal servicing and administration of the federal government. A flavour for the department is given by the list of acts and regulations for which it is responsible.[6]

Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Ministre des Services publics et de l’Approvisionnement
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Anita Anand

since 20 November 2019
Public Services and Procurement Canada
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports to
AppointerMonarch (represented by the governor general);[3]
on the advice of the prime minister[4]
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderDiane Marleau
Formation12 July 1996
SalaryCA$269,800 (2019)[5]

The minister of public services and procurement is also the receiver general for Canada. The Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, 1996 states: "In the Minister's capacity as Receiver General, the Minister shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions assigned to the receiver general by law."

The current minister is Anita Anand, who took over on November 20, 2019 from Carla Qualtrough.

List of ministersEdit


No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Minister of Public Works and Government Services
1   Diane Marleau July 12, 1996 June 10, 1997 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
2   Alfonso Gagliano June 11, 1997 January 14, 2002 Liberal
3   Don Boudria January 15, 2002 May 25, 2002 Liberal
4   Ralph Goodale May 26, 2002 December 11, 2003 Liberal
5   Stephen Owen December 12, 2003 July 19, 2004 Liberal 27 (Martin)
6   Scott Brison July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal
7   Michael Fortier February 6, 2006 June 24, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper)
8   Christian Paradis June 25, 2008 January 19, 2010 Conservative
9   Rona Ambrose January 20, 2010 July 14, 2013 Conservative
10   Diane Finley July 15, 2013 November 4, 2015 Conservative
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
11   Judy Foote November 5, 2015 August 27, 2017 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
12   Carla Qualtrough August 28, 2017 July 18, 2018 Liberal
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
(12)   Carla Qualtrough July 18, 2018 November 20, 2019 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
13 Anita Anand November 20, 2019 Present Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)

Prior to 1996, the responsibilities of the current Public Works and Government Services portfolio were divided between the now-defunct posts of Minister of Public Works and Minister of Supply and Services.

Acts for which the Minister is responsibleEdit

  1. Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Implementation Act
  2. Bridges Act
  3. Canadian Arsenals Limited Divestiture Authorization Act
  4. Defence Production Act
  5. Department of Public Works and Government Services Act
  6. Dry Dock Subsidies Act
  7. Expropriation Act
  8. Federal District Commission to have acquired certain lands, An Act to confirm the authority of the
  9. Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act
  10. Government Property Traffic Act
  11. Kingsmere Park Act
  12. National Flag of Canada Manufacturing Standards Act
  13. Ottawa River, An Act respecting certain works
  14. Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act
  15. Pension Benefits Division Act
  16. Publication of Statutes Act
  17. Seized Property Management Act
  18. Shared Services Canada Act
  19. Surplus Crown Assets Act
  20. Translation Bureau Act



  1. ^ "The Canadian Parliamentary system - Our Procedure - House of Commons". Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  2. ^ "Review of the Responsibilities and Accountabilities of Ministers and Senior Officials" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Constitutional Duties". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. ^ "House of Commons Procedure and Practice - 1. Parliamentary Institutions - Canadian Parliamentary Institutions". Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  5. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Library of Parliament. April 11, 2018. Archived from the original on June 1, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Acts and Regulations" page for the Department of Public Works

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