Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women

The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women ( _fr. Ministre du Patrimoine canadien) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who heads the Department of Canadian Heritage, the federal government department responsible for Canada's Arts, Culture, Media, Communications network, and Sport.

The position was created in 1996 to combine the posts of Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship and Minister of Communications. The "Status of Women" was merged from the Minister responsible for the Status of Women by Stephen Harper's Conservative Party of Canada.

The present Minister of Canadian Heritage is the Hon. Josée Verner.

List of Ministers


Prior to 2003, their responsibilities included National Parks and historic sites.

Currently, the Minister of Canadian Heritage is responsible for the Department of Canadian Heritage as well as:

*Canada Council for the Arts
*Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
*Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board
*Canadian Museum of Civilization
*Canadian Museum of Nature
*Canadian Race Relations Foundation
*Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
*Library and Archives Canada
*National Arts Centre
*National Battlefields Commission
*National Film Board
*National Gallery of Canada
*National Museum of Science and Technology
*Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution
*Official Languages Commissioner of Canada
*Public Service Commission
*Public Service Staff Relations Board
*Status of Women Canada
*Telefilm Canada


* [ Our Ministers and Secretaries of State]

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