Lyle Vanclief

Lyle Vanclief, PC (born September 19, 1943) was Canada's Minister of Agriculture from 1997-2003.

Lyle Vanclief

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prince Edward—Hastings
In office
November 21, 1988  June 28, 2004
Preceded byJack Ellis
Succeeded byDaryl Kramp
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
In office
June 11, 1997  December 12, 2003
Preceded byRalph Goodale
Succeeded byBob Speller
Personal details
Born (1943-09-19) September 19, 1943
Ameliasburg, Ontario
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada

Born in Ameliasburg, Ontario, he was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal Member of Parliament representing the rural Ontario riding of Prince Edward—Hastings in 1988. He was considered a strong supporter of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, and was removed from the Canadian Cabinet when Paul Martin succeeded Chrétien as Liberal leader and prime minister in 2003.

He did not run for re-election in the 2004 election, and today works as a lobbyist.

He supported Stéphane Dion for the leadership of the Liberal Party.[1]


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