Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Ministre de l'Environnement et du Changement climatique
Incumbent
Jonathan Wilkinson

since 20 November 2019
Environment and Climate Change 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 holderJack Davis
Formation11 June 1971
SalaryCA$269,800 (2019)[5]
Websitewww.ec.gc.ca

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change (French: Ministre de l'Environnement et du Changement climatique) is the minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing Environment and Climate Change Canada, the environmental department of the Government of Canada. As well, the minister is also responsible for overseeing Parks Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Notable environment ministers of the past have included Jack Davis, Roméo LeBlanc, Jean Charest, Stéphane Dion, Sheila Copps, David Anderson and Peter Kent.

The position was known as simply the Minister of the Environment until 2015, when the position was given its current name upon the creation of the 29th Canadian Ministry.

Ministers

Key:

  Liberal Party of Canada
  Historical conservative parties: Liberal-Conservative, Conservative (historical), Unionist, National Liberal and Conservative, Progressive Conservative
  Conservative Party of Canada
No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry Refs.
Minister of Environment & Minister of Fisheries
1
Jack Davis June 11, 1971 August 7, 1974 Liberal 20 (P. E. Trudeau) [6][7]
2
Jeanne Sauvé August 8, 1974 December 4, 1975 Liberal [7][8]
Roméo LeBlanc
(Acting)
December 5, 1975 January 21, 1976 Liberal [7][9]
3
Jean Marchand January 22, 1976 June 30, 1976 Liberal [7][10]
Roméo LeBlanc
(Acting)
July 1, 1976 September 13, 1976 Liberal [7][9]
Minister of Fisheries and the Environment
4
Roméo LeBlanc September 14, 1976 April 1, 1979 Liberal 20 (P. E. Trudeau) [7][9]
Minister of the Environment
5
Leonard Marchand April 2, 1979 June 3, 1979 Liberal 20 (P. E. Trudeau) [7][11]
6
John Allen Fraser June 4, 1979 March 2, 1980 Progressive Conservative 21 (Clark) [12][13]
7
John Roberts March 3, 1980 August 11, 1983 Liberal 22 (P. E. Trudeau) [14][15]
8
Charles Caccia August 12, 1983 June 29, 1984 Liberal [15][16]
June 30, 1984 September 16, 1984 23 (Turner) [16][17]
9
Suzanne Blais-Grenier September 17, 1984 August 19, 1985 Progressive Conservative 24 (Mulroney) [18][19]
10
Thomas McMillan August 20, 1985 December 7, 1988 Progressive Conservative [19][20]
11
Lucien Bouchard December 8, 1988
(Acting until Jan.30, 1989)
May 21, 1990 Progressive Conservative [19][21]
Frank Oberle
(Acting)
May 22, 1990 May 22, 1990 Progressive Conservative [19][22]
12
Robert de Cotret May 23, 1990
(Acting until Sep.20)
April 20, 1991 Progressive Conservative [19][23]
13
Jean Charest April 21, 1991 June 24, 1993 Progressive Conservative [19][24]
14
Pierre H. Vincent June 25, 1993 November 3, 1993 Progressive Conservative 25 (Campbell) [25][26]
15
Sheila Copps November 4, 1993 January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien) [27][28]
16
Sergio Marchi January 25, 1996 June 10, 1997 Liberal [28][29]
17
Christine Stewart June 11, 1997 August 2, 1999 Liberal [28][30]
18
David Anderson August 3, 1999 December 11, 2003 Liberal [28][31]
December 12, 2003 July 19, 2004 27 (Martin) [31][32]
19
Stéphane Dion July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal [32][33]
20
Rona Ambrose February 6, 2006 January 3, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper) [34][35]
21
John Baird January 4, 2007 October 29, 2008 Conservative [35][36]
22
Jim Prentice October 30, 2008 November 5, 2010 Conservative [35][37]
23
John Baird November 7, 2010 January 3, 2011 Conservative [35][38]
24
Peter Kent January 4, 2011 July 15, 2013 Conservative [35][39]
25
Leona Aglukkaq July 15, 2013 November 4, 2015 Conservative
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
26
Catherine McKenna November 4, 2015 November 20, 2019 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau) [40]
27
Jonathan Wilkinson November 20, 2019 Incumbent Liberal

See also

Notes

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