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List of Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration
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List of Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration

Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration (1950-1966)

1. Walter Harris under St. Laurent January 18 1950 - June 30 1954
2. Jack Pickersgill under St. Laurent June 31 1954 - June 21 1957
* E. Davie Fulton (Acting) under Diefenbaker June 21 1957 - May 11 1958
3. Ellen Fairclough under Diefenbaker May 12 1958 - August 8 1962
4. Richard A. Bell under Diefenbaker August 9 1962 - April 22 1963
5. Guy Favreau under Pearson April 22 1963 - February 2 1964
6. René Tremblay under Pearson February 3 1964 - February 14 1965
7. John Robert Nicholson under Pearson February 15 1965 - December 17 1965
8. Jean Marchand under Pearson December 18 1965 - September 30 1966
Prior to 1950, the responsibilities of the original Citizenship and Immigration portfolio were largely within the post of Minister of Reconstruction and Supply (List), with the Indian Affairs branch the resposibility of the Minister of Mines and Resources (List). In 1966, the portfolio was largely replaced by that of the Minister of Manpower and Immigration (List) while the Indian Affairs branch was relocated to the new portfolio of Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (List).

The title "Minister of Citizenship and Immigration" was resuscitated in 1994.

Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration (1994-)

1. Sergio Marchi under Chrétien June 30 1994 - January 24 1996
2. Lucienne Robillard under Chrétien January 25 1996 - August 2 1999
3. Elinor Caplan under Chrétien August 3 1999 - January 14 2002
4. Denis Coderre under Chrétien January 15 2002 - December 11 2003
5. Judy Sgro under Martin December 12 2003 -
Prior to 1994, the responsibilities of the current Citizenship and Immigration portfolio were divided between the posts of Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (List) and Minister of Employment and Immigration (List). Once Citizenship and Immigration was up and running, those two portfolios were substantially revamped.

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