Minister of Science and Sport
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.
|Minister of Science and Sport of Canada|
|Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada|
|Appointer||Governor General of Canada|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Benoît Bouchard|
|Formation||February 23, 1990|
|Salary||$255,300 (2017) (CAD)|
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.
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). Duncan's portfolio was expected to oversee basic research, while Navdeep Bains would oversee applied science. In July 2018, the office's portfolio was expanded, being renamed to "Minister of Science and Sport".
The Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Science is Matt Jeneroux Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend.
Minister of State (Science and Technology) (1971–1990)Edit
|Portrait||Name||Term of office||Political party||Ministry||Note|
|Alastair William Gillespie||12 Aug. 1971||26 Nov. 1972||Liberal||20 (P. E. Trudeau)|
|Jeanne Sauvé||27 Nov. 1972||7 Aug. 1974|
|Charles Mills Drury||8 Aug. 1974||13 Sept. 1976||While Minister of Public Works|
|James Hugh Faulkner||14 Sept. 1976||15 Sept. 1977||While Secretary of State of Canada|
|J. Judd Buchanan||16 Sept. 1977||23 Nov. 1978||While Minister of Public Works|
|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
|21 (Clark)||While Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources|
|William Heward Grafftey||8 Oct. 1979||2 March 1980|
|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)|
|Edward Lumley||30 June 1984||16 Sept. 1984||23 (Turner)||While Minister of Communications|
|Thomas Edward Siddon||17 Sept. 1984||19 Nov. 1985||Progressive
|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.|
|Michel Côté||11 Aug. 1987||26 Aug. 1987|
|Robert René de Cotret||27 Aug. 1987||29 Jan. 1989|
|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.|
|Harvie Andre||30 Jan. 1989||22 Feb. 1990|
Minister of Science (1990–1993)Edit
|William Charles Winegard||23 Feb. 1990||3 Jan. 1993||Progressive
|Thomas Hockin||4 Jan. 1993||24 June 1993||Hockin also remained Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism)|
|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||4 Nov. 1993||10 June 1997||Liberal||26 (Chrétien)||Assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of Industry|
|Ronald J. Duhamel||11 June 1997||2 Aug. 1999|
|Gilbert Normand||3 Aug. 1999||14 Jan. 2002|
|Maurizio Bevilacqua||15 Jan. 2002||25 May 2002|
|Rey Pagtakhan||26 May 2002||11 Dec. 2003|
Minister of State (Science and Technology) (2008–2015)Edit
|Gary Goodyear||30 Oct. 2008||15 July 2013||Conservative||28 (Harper)||Assigned by Order in Council to assist the Minister of Industry|
|Greg Rickford||15 July 2013||19 March 2014|
|Ed Holder||19 March 2014||3 Nov. 2015|
Minister of Science (2015–2018)Edit
|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||18 Jul. 2018||incumbent||Liberal||29 (J. Trudeau)|
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- "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.
- "Why Canada now has two science ministers". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- "Complete list of Justin Trudeau's updated cabinet". CBC News. July 18, 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.