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List of Canadian Ministers of Health
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List of Canadian Ministers of Health

Canadian Ministers of National Health and Welfare

1. Brooke Claxton under King October 18 1944 - December 11 1946
2. Paul Martin, Sr under King December 12 1946 - November 15 1948
Paul Martin, Sr (cont'd) under St-Laurent November 15 1948 - June 20 1957
* Alfred Johnson Brooks (Acting) under Diefenbaker June 21 1957 - August 21 1957
3. Jay Waldo Monteith under Diefenbaker August 22 1957 - April 21 1963
4. Judy LaMarsh under Pearson April 22 1963 - December 17 1965
5. Allan MacEachen under Pearson December 18 1965 - April 19 1968
Allan MacEachen (cont'd) under Trudeau April 20 1968 - July 5 1968
6. John C. Munro under Trudeau July 6 1968 - November 26 1972
7. Marc Lalonde under Trudeau November 27 1972 - September 17 1977
8. Monique Bégin under Trudeau September 18 1977 - June 3 1979
9. David Edward Crombie under Clark June 4 1979 - March 2 1980
Monique Bégin (2nd time) under Trudeau March 3 1980 - June 29 1984
Monique Bégin (cont'd) under Turner June 30 1984 - September 16 1984
10. Jake Epp under Mulroney September 17 1984 - January 29 1989
11. Perrin Beatty under Mulroney January 30 1989 - April 20 1991
12. Benoît Bouchard under Mulroney April 21 1991 - June 24 1993
13. Mary Collins under Campbell June 25 1993 - November 3 1993
14. Diane Marleau under Chrétien November 4 1993 - January 24 1996
15. David Dingwall under Chrétien January 25 1996 - July 11 1996

Canadian Ministers of Health

David Dingwall (cont'd) under Chrétien July 12 1996 - June 10 1997
16. Allan Rock under Chrétien June 11 1997 - January 14 2002
17. Anne McLellan under Chrétien January 15 2002 - December 11 2003
18. Pierre Pettigrew under Martin December 12 2003 - July 19 2004
19. Ujjal Dosanjh under Martin July 20 2004 -

The portfolio was renamed from "National Health and Welfare" to simply "Health" in 1996.

Prior to 1944, the responsibilities of the current Health portfolio were part of the now-defunct post of Minister of Pensions and National Health (List).

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