Minister of Public Works and Government Services (Canada)

Minister of Public Works and Government Services

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Rona Ambrose

Style The Honourable
Appointed by Michaëlle Jean
as Governor General of Canada
First Diane Marleau
Formation 12 July 1996
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure


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The Minister of Public Works and Government Services (French: Ministre des Travaux publics et des Services gouvernementaux) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal government's "common service organization" (Public Works and Government Services Canada), an expansive department responsible for the internal servicing and administration of the federal government.

The current Minister of Public Works and Government Services is Rona Ambrose.


1. Diane Marleau Cabinet of Chrétien July 12, 1996 – June 10, 1997
2. Alfonso Gagliano Cabinet of Chrétien June 11, 1997 – January 14, 2002
3. Don Boudria Cabinet of Chrétien January 15, 2002 – May 25, 2002
4. Ralph Goodale Cabinet of Chrétien May 26, 2002 – December 11, 2003
5. Stephen Owen Cabinet of Martin December 12, 2003 – July 19, 2004
6. Scott Brison Cabinet of Martin July 20, 2004 – February 5, 2006
7. Michael Fortier Cabinet of Harper February 6, 2006 - June 25, 2008
8. Christian Paradis Cabinet of Harper June 25, 2008 - January 19, 2010
9. Rona Ambrose Cabinet of Harper January 19, 2010 -

Prior to 1996, the responsibilities of the current Public Works and Government Services portfolio were divided between the now-defunct posts of Minister of Public Works and Minister of Supply and Services.

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