Minister of Health (Canada)
Minister of Health Ministry Federal Incumbent
Style The Honourable Appointed by Michaëlle Jean
as Governor General of Canada
First David Dingwall Formation 12 July 1996 Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure Website www.hc-sc.gc.ca Canada
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The Minister of Health (French: Ministre de la Santé) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal government's health department (Health Canada) and the enforcing the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada Health Act, the law governing Medicare. The current Minister of Health is Leona Aglukkaq, MP for Nunavut.
The Minister of Health is also the responsible Minister for the:
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission
- National Advisory Council on Aging (shared with the Secretary of State [Seniors]).
- Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
Prior to 1944, the responsibilities of the current Health portfolio were part of the now-defunct post of Minister of Pensions and National Health. From 1944 to 1996, the post was known as the Minister of National Health and Welfare.
No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry 1 David Dingwall July 12, 1996 June 10, 1997 Liberal 26 (Chrétien) 2 Allan Rock June 11, 1997 January 14, 2002 Liberal 3 Anne McLellan January 15, 2002 December 11, 2003 Liberal 4 Pierre Pettigrew December 12, 2003 July 19, 2004 Liberal 27 (Martin) 5 Ujjal Dosanjh July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal 6 Tony Clement February 6, 2006 October 29, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper) 7 Leona Aglukkaq October 30, 2008 Incumbent Conservative
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