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.

Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
Ministère des Affaires civiques, de l'Immigration et du Commerce International  (French)
Government ministry overview
Formed2003
JurisdictionGovernment of Ontario
Headquarters6th Floor, 400 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario[1]
Minister responsible
Websitewww.citizenship.gov.on.ca

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 Ministry of Citizenship of Immigration (Ontario) was accused of using immigrant aid money as a slush fund by directing it to groups with strong Liberal-ties.[2][3]

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.[4]

List of ministers

Minister of Citizenship and Culture

Minister of Citizenship

Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation

Minister of Citizenship

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

See also

References

  1. "MCI - Contact us". Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  2. Ferguson, Rob (May 11, 2007). "Premier gives in, allows probe of grants". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on October 5, 2017.
  3. "McGuinty calls probe into alleged 'slush fund'". canada.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2009.
  4. "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.
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