Minister of National Revenue
Ministre du Revenu national
Government of Canada signature.svg
Incumbent
Diane Lebouthillier

since November 4, 2015
Canada Revenue Agency
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 holderWilliam Daum Euler
FormationMarch 21, 1927
SalaryCA$269,800 (2019)[5]
Websitecanada.ca/revenue-agency

The minister of national revenue (French: ministre du revenu national) is the minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), as well as the administration of taxation law and collection.

The current minister of national revenue is Diane Lebouthillier, who took office on November 4, 2015, following the 2015 federal election.[6]

History

The responsibility for collecting taxes was first assigned to the minister of inland revenue, formed in 1867. Between 1892 and 1897, during the 7th Canadian Parliament, the portfolio was considered to be only of the ministry, but not the Cabinet, and was thus referred to as the controller of inland revenue during that time.[7][8] The minister of inland revenue title returned after 1897 and remained until the office was formally abolished.[8]

In 1918, the offices of the minister of inland revenue and the minister of customs were combined into a new position, the minister of customs and inland revenue. In 1921, the minister of customs and inland revenue was replaced by the minister of customs and excise by Statute 11-12 Geo. V, c. 26, which assented to on 4 June 1921.

On March 31, 1927, when the position of minister of customs and excise was abolished and replaced by the present day minister of national revenue. The new National Revenue department was established by expanding the former Department of Customs and Excise with a new facility for the collection of income tax, which had formerly been the responsibility of the Department of Finance. The department became known as Revenue Canada during the 1970s, and subsequently became the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) in 1999.[9] In 2003, the CCRA was split into the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the latter falling under the public safety and emergency preparedness portfolio.

List of ministers

Key:

  Liberal Party of Canada
  Conservative Party of Canada
  Historical conservative parties
No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1
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William Daum Euler March 21, 1927 August 7, 1930 Liberal 14 (King)
2
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Edmond Baird Ryckman August 7, 1930 December 1, 1933 Conservative 15 (Bennett)
3
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Robert Charles Matthews December 6, 1933 August 13, 1935 Conservative
4
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James Earl Lawson August 14, 1935 October 23, 1935 Conservative
5
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James Lorimer Ilsley October 24, 1935 July 7, 1940 Liberal 16 (King)
6
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Colin William George Gibson July 8, 1940 March 7, 1945 Liberal
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James Angus MacKinnon (Acting) March 8, 1945 April 18, 1945 Liberal
7
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David Laurence MacLaren April 19, 1945 July 29, 1945 Liberal
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James Angus MacKinnon (Acting) July 30, 1945 August 28, 1945 Liberal
8
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James Joseph McCann August 29, 1945 November 15, 1948 Liberal
November 15, 1948 June 20, 1957 17 (St-Laurent)
9
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George Clyde Nowlan June 21, 1957 August 8, 1962 Progressive Conservative 18 (Diefenbaker)
10
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Hugh John Flemming April 9, 1962 April 21, 1963 Progressive Conservative
11
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Jack Garland April 22, 1963 March 14, 1964 Liberal 19 (Pearson)
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George McIlraith (Acting) March 19, 1964 June 28, 1964 Liberal
12
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Edgar John Benson June 29, 1964 January 17, 1968 Liberal
13
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Jean Chrétien January 18, 1968 April 20, 1968 Liberal
April 20, 1968 July 5, 1968 20 (P.E. Trudeau)
14 Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté July 6, 1968 September 23, 1970 Liberal
15
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Herb Gray September 24, 1970 November 26, 1972 Liberal
16
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Robert Stanbury November 27, 1972 August 7, 1974 Liberal
17
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Ron Basford August 8, 1974 September 25, 1975 Liberal
18
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Bud Cullen September 26, 1975 September 13, 1976 Liberal
19
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Monique Bégin September 14, 1976 September 15, 1977 Liberal
20 Joseph-Philippe Guay September 16, 1977 November 23, 1978 Liberal
21 Tony Abbott November 24, 1978 June 3, 1979 Liberal
22
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Walter Baker June 4, 1979 March 2, 1980 Progressive Conservative 21 (Clark)
23
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Bill Rompkey March 3, 1980 September 29, 1982 Liberal 22 (P.E. Trudeau)
24
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Pierre Bussières September 30, 1982 June 29, 1984 Liberal
25
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Roy MacLaren June 30, 1984 September 16, 1984 Liberal 23 (Turner)
26
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Perrin Beatty September 17, 1984 August 19, 1985 Progressive Conservative 24 (Mulroney)
27
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Elmer MacKay August 20, 1985 January 29, 1989 Progressive Conservative
28
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Otto Jelinek January 30, 1989 June 24, 1993 Progressive Conservative
29
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Garth Turner June 25, 1993 November 3, 1993 Progressive Conservative 25 (Campbell)
30
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David Anderson November 4, 1993 January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
31
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Jane Stewart January 25, 1996 June 10, 1997 Liberal
32
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Herb Dhaliwal June 11, 1997 August 2, 1999 Liberal
33
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Martin Cauchon August 3, 1999 January 14, 2002 Liberal
34
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Elinor Caplan January 15, 2002 December 11, 2003 Liberal
35
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Stan Keyes December 12, 2003 July 19, 2004 Liberal 27 (Martin)
36
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John McCallum July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal
37
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Carol Skelton February 6, 2006 August 14, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper)
38
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Gordon O'Connor August 14, 2007 October 29, 2008 Conservative
39 Jean-Pierre Blackburn October 30, 2008 January 19, 2010 Conservative
40
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Keith Ashfield January 19, 2010 May 18, 2011 Conservative
41
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Gail Shea May 18, 2011 July 15, 2013 Conservative
42
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Kerry-Lynne Findlay July 15, 2013 November 4, 2015 Conservative
43
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Diane Lebouthillier November 4, 2015 Incumbent Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)

Predecessors

Minister of Inland Revenue

Minister From To Ministry Description
Minister of Inland Revenue
William Pearce Howland 1 July 1867 14 July 1868 1st (Macdonald)
Alexander Campbell, Senator (acting) 15 July 1868 15 November 1869
Alexander Morris 16 November 1869 1 July 1872
Charles Tupper 2 July 1872 3 March 1873 Concurrently served as Minister of Customs
John O'Connor 4 March 1873 30 June 1873 O'Connor was appointed Postmaster General on 1 July 1873.
Thomas Nicholson Gibbs 1 July 1873 5 November 1873
Télesphore Fournier 7 November 1873 7 July 1874 2nd (Mackenzie) Fournier was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General (AG) on 3 July 1874.
Félix Geoffrion 8 July 1874 8 November 1876
Toussaint Antoine Rodolphe Laflamme 9 November 1876 7 June 1877 Laflamme was appointed Minister of Justice and AG on 8 June 1877
Joseph-Édouard Cauchon 8 June 1877 7 October 1877
Wilfrid Laurier 8 October 1877 8 October 1878
vacant 17 October 1878 25 October 1878 3rd (Macdonald)
Louis François Georges Baby 26 October 1878 28 October 1880
vacant 29 October 1880 7 November 1880
James Cox Aikins, Senator 8 November 1880 22 May 1882
John Costigan 23 May 1882 24 November 1892
4th (Abbott)
Controller of Inland Revenue
John Fisher Wood 5 December 1892 16 December 1895 5th (Thompson)
6th (Bowell)
Edward Gawler Prior 17 December 1895 8 July 1896
7th (Tupper)
Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière 13 July 1896 29 June 1897 8th (Laurier) Joly was not in cabinet until 29 June 1897, thereafter Minister of Inland Revenue
Minister of Inland Revenue
Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière 29 June 1897 21 June 1900 8th
Michel Esdras Bernier 22 June 1900 18 January 1904
Louis-Philippe Brodeur 19 January 1904 5 February 1906
William Templeman 6 February 1906 6 October 1911
Wilfrid Bruno Nantel 10 October 1911 19 October 1914 9th (Borden)
Pierre-Édouard Blondin 20 October 1914 5 October 1915
Esioff-Léon Patenaude 6 October 1915 7 January 1917
Albert Sévigny[8] 8 January 1917 1 April 1918
10th (Borden)
vacant 2 April 1918 13 May 1918 10th
Arthur Lewis Sifton 14 May 1918 17 May 1918 Sifton was also Minister of Customs, and was appointed Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue on May 18, 1918.

Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue

No. Minister Term Ministry
Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue
1. Arthur Lewis Sifton May 18, 1918 – September 1, 1919 Cabinet of Borden
2. John Dowsley Reid (acting) September 2, 1919 – December 30, 1919
3. Martin Burrell December 31, 1919 – July 7, 1920
vacant July 8, 1920 – July 10, 1920
4. Rupert Wilson Wigmore July 13, 1920 – June 3, 1921 Cabinet of Meighen
Minister of Customs and Excise
1. Rupert Wilson Wigmore June 4, 1921 – September 20, 1921 Cabinet of Meighen
2. John Babington Macaulay Baxter September 21, 1921 – December 29, 1921
3. Jacques Bureau December 29, 1921 – September 4, 1925 Cabinet of King
4. Georges-Henri Boivin September 5, 1925 – June 28, 1926
5. Henry Herbert Stevens (acting until July 12) June 29, 1926 – September 25, 1926 Cabinet of Meighen
6. William Daum Euler September 25, 1926 – March 30, 1927 Cabinet of King

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Canadian Parliamentary system - Our Procedure - House of Commons". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Review of the Responsibilities and Accountabilities of Ministers and Senior Officials" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Constitutional Duties". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "House of Commons Procedure and Practice - 1. Parliamentary Institutions - Canadian Parliamentary Institutions". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Library of Parliament. April 11, 2018. Archived from the original on June 1, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Full list of Justin Trudeau's 2015 cabinet". CBC News. November 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Canada, Government of. "Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation". guide-ministries.canada.ca. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "Guide to Canadian Ministries Since Confederation - Tenth Ministry". guide-ministries.canada.ca. Government of Canada. December 21, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Structure and operational framework". Canada Revenue Agency. Retrieved February 8, 2019.