Minister of International Trade Diversification

The Minister of International Trade Diversification (French: Ministre de la Diversification du commerce international) is a Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet. The minister has responsibility for the international trade portfolio and is one of the three ministers (along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie) who lead the Canadian foreign ministry, Global Affairs Canada.

Minister of International Trade Diversification of Canada
Incumbent
Jim Carr

since 18 July 2018
Global Affairs Canada
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
AppointerGovernor General of Canada
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderGerald Regan
Formation8 December 1983
Salary$255,300 (2017)[1]
Websitewww.international.gc.ca

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History

The post was first established in 1983 as the Minister for International Trade. This title changed to Minister of International Trade under Prime Minister Paul Martin when he split the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. On 18 July 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau changed the title to Minister of International Trade Diversification and appointed Jim Carr the new Minister.[2]

Ministers

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1 Gerald Regan December 8, 1983June 29, 1984 Liberal 22 (P. E. Trudeau)
2 Francis Fox June 30, 1984September 16, 1984 Liberal 23 (Turner)
3 James F. Kelleher September 17, 1984June 29, 1986 Progressive Conservative 24 (Mulroney)
4 Pat Carney June 30, 1986March 30, 1988 Progressive Conservative
5 John Crosbie March 31, 1988April 20, 1991 Progressive Conservative
6 Michael Wilson April 21, 1991June 24, 1993 Progressive Conservative
7 Tom Hockin June 25, 1993November 3, 1993 Progressive Conservative 25 (Campbell)
8 Roy MacLaren November 4, 1993January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
9 Art Eggleton January 25, 1996June 10, 1997 Liberal
10 Sergio Marchi June 11, 1997August 2, 1999 Liberal
11 Pierre Pettigrew August 3, 1999December 11, 2003 Liberal
12 Jim Peterson December 12, 2003February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
13 David Emerson February 6, 2006June 24, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper)
14 Michael Fortier June 25, 2008October 29, 2008 Conservative
15 Stockwell Day October 30, 2008January 19, 2010 Conservative
16 Peter Van Loan January 19, 2010May 18, 2011 Conservative
17 Ed Fast May 18, 2011November 4, 2015 Conservative
18 Chrystia Freeland November 4, 2015January 10, 2017 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
19 François-Philippe Champagne January 10, 2017July 18, 2018 Liberal
Minister of International Trade Diversification
20 Jim Carr July 18, 2018Incumbent Liberal

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