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Minister responsible for the Civil Service (Manitoba)

Since 1973, the Executive Council of Manitoba has included a minister or ministers responsible for the provincial Civil Service. This position is not a full cabinet portfolio, and has always been held by ministers with other cabinet responsibilities. Most ministers responsible for the Civil Service have also been Ministers of Labour.

Ministerial titleEdit

The precise ministerial designation has changed several times:

  • In 1973, Labour Minister Russell Paulley was given additional responsibilities as Minister responsible for the Civil Service Act, Minister responsible for the Civil Service Superannuation Act and Minister responsible for the Public Servants Insurance Act.
  • Paulley was given further responsibilities as Minister responsible for the Pension Benefits Act in 1976, while Bill Uruski took over responsibilities for the Civil Service Act. (The Canadian Parliamentary Guide indicates that Paulley retained responsibilities for the Administration of the Civil Service Act even after Uruski's appointment, but this may be an error.)
  • The responsibilities were re-united under a single minister in 1977.
  • Ken MacMaster took office in 1978 under the title Minister responsible for the Civil Service Commission.
  • In 1981, Vic Schroeder took office as Minister responsible for the Civil Service Commission and Minister responsible for the Civil Service Superannuation Board.
  • The original four ministerial titles were resumed in 1982.
  • The "Pension Benefits Act" position was dropped in 1983, and was replaced with the designation Minister responsible for the Civil Service Special Supplementary Severance Benefit Act.
  • In 1999, the position was simplified as Minister responsible for the Civil Service.

List of ministers responsible for the Manitoba Civil ServiceEdit

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
  Russ Paulley
New Democratic Party August 29, 1973 October 24, 1977
  Bill Uruski(*)
New Democratic Party March 31, 1976 October 24, 1977
  Norma Price
Progressive Conservative October 24, 1977 October 20, 1978
  Ken MacMaster
Progressive Conservative October 20, 1978 November 30, 1981
  Victor Schroeder
New Democratic Party November 30, 1981 July 19, 1982
  Mary Beth Dolin
New Democratic Party July 19, 1982 November 4, 1983
  Victor Schroeder
New Democratic Party November 4, 1983 January 30, 1985
  Alvin Mackling
New Democratic Party January 30, 1985 April 17, 1986
  Eugene Kostyra
New Democratic Party April 17, 1986 May 9, 1988
  Edward Connery
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1988 April 21, 1989
  Gerrie Hammond
Progressive Conservative April 21, 1989 September 11, 1990
  Darren Praznik
Progressive Conservative September 11, 1990 May 9, 1995
  Vic Toews
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1995 January 6, 1997
  Harold Gilleshammer
Progressive Conservative January 6, 1997 February 5, 1999
  Mike Radcliffe
Progressive Conservative February 5, 1999 October 5, 1999
  Becky Barrett
New Democratic Party October 5, 1999 January 17, 2001
  Gregory Selinger
New Democratic Party January 17, 2001 present

(*) Responsible for the Civil Service Act only.