Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)

The Secretary of State for Science, Research and Development is a former federal government position in Canada. It was not a full cabinet portfolio, but was instead affiliated with Industry Canada, overseen by the Minister of Industry. The ministers who held this position were, in effect, policy assistants to the Industry Minister.

The position was established by incoming Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in the aftermath of the 1993 federal election, and was discontinued when Paul Martin succeeded Chrétien in 2003.

On October 30, 2008, a similar portfolio was revived as the Minister of State (Science & Technology) by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

List of Secretaries of State for Science, Research and Development in Canada

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Jon Gerrard
Liberal November 4, 1993 June 11, 1997
     Ron Duhamel
Liberal June 11, 1997 August 3, 1999
     Gilbert Normand
Liberal August 3, 1999 January 15, 2002
     Maurizio Bevilacqua
Liberal January 15, 2002 May 26, 2002
     Rey Pagtakhan
Liberal May 26, 2002 December 12, 2003

List of Ministers of State for Science & Technology in Canada

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
  Gary Goodyear
Conservative October 30, 2008 July 15, 2013
  Greg Rickford
Conservative July 15, 2013 March 19, 2014
  Ed Holder
Conservative March 19, 2014 October 19, 2015
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