Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification)

The Secretary of State for Western Economic Diversification is a former federal government position in Canada, introduced by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in 1996. It was not a full cabinet portfolio, and ministers who held the position provided assistance to the Minister of Western Economic Diversification.

The position was discontinued when Paul Martin replaced Chrétien as Prime Minister in 2003.

List of Secretaries of State for Western Economic Diversification in Canada

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Jon Gerrard
Liberal January 25, 1996 June 11, 1997
     Ron Duhamel
Liberal June 11, 1997 January 15, 2002
     Stephen Owen
Liberal January 15, 2002 December 12, 2003
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