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List of Canadian Ministers of Labour
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List of Canadian Ministers of Labour

Canadian Ministers of Labour

1. William Lyon Mackenzie King under Laurier June 2 1909 - October 6 1911
2. Thomas Wilson Crothers under Borden October 10 1911 - November 6 1918
3. Gideon Decker Robertson under Borden November 8 1918 - July 10 1920
Gideon Decker Robertson (cont'd) under Meighen July 10 1920 - December 29 1921
4. James Murdock under King December 29 1921 - November 12 1925
* James Horace King (Acting) under King November 13 1925 - March 7 1926
5. John Campbell Elliott under King March 8 1926 - June 28 1926
* Robert James Manion (Acting) under Meighen June 29 1926 - July 12 1926
6. George Burpee Jones under Meighen July 13 1926 - September 25 1926
7. Peter Heenan under King September 25 1926 - August 7 1930
Gideon Decker Robertson (2nd time) under Bennett August 7 1930 - February 2 1932
8. Wesley Ashton Gordon under Bennett February 3 1932 - October 23 1935
9. Norman McLeod Rogers under King October 24 1935 - September 18 1939
10. Norman Alexander McLarty under King September 19 1939 - December 14 1941
11. Humphrey Mitchell under King December 15 1941 - November 15 1948
Humphrey Mitchell (cont'd) under St-Laurent November 15 1948 - August 2 1950
* Paul Joseph James Martin (Acting) under St-Laurent August 3 1950 - August 6 1950
12. Milton Fowler Gregg under St-Laurent August 7 1950 - June 21 1957
13. Michael Starr under Diefenbaker June 21 1957 - April 21 1963
14. Allan MacEachen under Pearson April 22 1963 - December 17 1965
15. John Robert Nicholson under Pearson December 18 1965 - April 20 1968
16. Jean-Luc Pepin under Trudeau April 20 1968 - July 5 1968
17. Bryce Stuart Mackasey under Trudeau July 6 1968 - January 27 1972
18. Martin Patrick O'Connell under Trudeau January 28 1972 - November 26 1972
19. John Carr Munro under Trudeau November 27 1972 - September 7 1978
* André Ouellet (Acting) under Trudeau September 8 1978 - November 23 1978
Martin Patrick O'Connell (2nd time) under Trudeau November 24 1978 - June 3 1979
20. Lincoln Alexander under Clark June 4 1979 - March 2 1980
21. Gerald Regan under Trudeau March 3 1980 - September 21 1981
22. Charles Caccia under Trudeau September 22 1981 - August 11 1983
23. André Ouellet under Trudeau August 12 1983 - June 29 1984
André Ouellet (cont'd) under Turner June 30 1984 - September 16 1984
24. William Hunter McKnight under Mulroney September 17 1984 - June 29 1986
25. Pierre H. Cadieux under Mulroney June 30 1986 - January 29 1989
26. Jean Corbeil under Mulroney January 30 1989 - April 20 1991
27. Marcel Danis under Mulroney April 21 1991 - June 24 1993
28. Bernard Valcourt under Campbell June 25 1993 - November 3 1993
29. Lloyd Axworthy under Chrétien November 4 1993 - February 21 1995
30. Lucienne Robillard under Chrétien February 22 1995 - January 24 1996
31. Alfonso Gagliano under Chrétien January 25 1996 - June 10 1997
32. Lawrence MacAulay under Chrétien June 11 1997 - November 22 1998
33. Claudette Bradshaw under Chrétien November 23 1998 - December 11 2003
Claudette Bradshaw (cont'd) under Martin December 12 2003 - July 19 2004

Canadian Ministers of Labour and Housing
34. Joe Fontana under Martin July 20 2004 -

Though the Department of Labour was created in 1900 the position of Minister of Labour did not exist until 1909. Prior to then the administration of the department was the responsibility of the Postmaster General. In 1996 the Department of Labour was abolished, but the ministerial position continued within Human Resources Development Canada from 1996 to 2003, and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada from 2003 to date.

In 2004 the portfolio was renamed from "Labour" to "Labour and Housing."

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