Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
The Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade is responsible for citizenship, immigration and international trade issues in the Canadian province of Ontario. Overall immigration and citizenship policy is still held by the federal government.
|Ministère des Affaires civiques, de l'Immigration et du Commerce International (French)|
|Government ministry overview|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Ontario|
|Headquarters||6th Floor, 400 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario|
The position of Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade in the Executive Council of Ontario (or provincial cabinet) is held by Laura Albanese. A sub-agency of the ministry, the Ontario Women's Directorate, is overseen by the Minister responsible for Women's Issues, currently the Honourable Tracy MacCharles.
2007 spending controversy
The Ontario Auditor General probed $32 million of spending over a 2-year period and found no direct evidence of money flowing due to political ties, but that political ties did exist and there were various governance deficiencies.
List of ministers
Minister of Citizenship and Culture
Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
- Marie Bountrogianni, 2003–2005
- Michael Colle, 2005–2007
- Gerry Phillips, 2007 (July–October)
- Michael Chan, 2007–2010
- Eric Hoskins, 2010–2011
- Charles Sousa, 2011–2012
- Michael Chan, 2012–2013
- Michael Coteau, 2013–2014
- Michael Chan, 2013-2016 (also International Trade)
- Laura Albanese, 2016–2018
- Michael Chan 2016–2018 (Minister of International Trade)
- "MCI - Contact us". Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
- Ferguson, Rob (May 11, 2007). "Premier gives in, allows probe of grants". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on October 5, 2017.
- "McGuinty calls probe into alleged 'slush fund'". canada.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2009.
- "Special Review for the Premier of Ontario - Year-end Grants Provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration" (PDF). Office of the Auditor General of Ontario. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 22, 2007.