Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
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Incumbent
Ralph Goodale

since 4 November 2015
Department of Public Safety
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
AppointerGovernor General of Canada
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderAnne McLellan
FormationDecember 12, 2003
Salary$255,300 (2017)[1]
Websitewww.publicsafety.gc.ca
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The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (French: Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection civile) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet responsible for overseeing the federal government's domestic security department, Public Safety Canada.[2] The position is a successor to the previous position of Solicitor General of Canada, with the official title of Solicitor General of Canada carrying over during the 27th Canadian Ministry.

The position was nominally created in December 2003 and incorporated the responsibilities associated with the Solicitor General, including responsibility for the federal prison system (Correctional Service of Canada), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Parole Board of Canada, and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.[2] The position also assumed responsibility for the Canada Border Services Agency upon that agency's formation in December 2003. The title of Solicitor General was abolished in 2005 and formally replaced in relevant laws with the present title.

The current minister is Ralph Goodale.[3]

Ministers[edit]

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Solicitor General
1 FEMA - 14172 Anne McLellan cropped.jpg Anne McLellan December 12, 2003 April 3, 2005 Liberal 27 (Martin)
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
FEMA - 14172 Anne McLellan cropped.jpg Anne McLellan April 4, 2005 February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
Minister of Public Safety
2 Stockwell Day - July 2010.jpg Stockwell Day February 6, 2006 October 30, 2008 Conservative 28 (Harper)
3 Peter Van Loan December 2010.jpg Peter Van Loan October 30, 2008 January 19, 2010 Conservative
4 Vic Toews.jpg Vic Toews January 19, 2010 July 9, 2013 Conservative
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
5 Steven Blaney 2014.jpg Steven Blaney July 15, 2013 November 4, 2015 Conservative 28 (Harper)
6 Ralph Goodale 2013.jpg Ralph Goodale November 4, 2015 Incumbent Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Parliament of Canada.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Public Safety Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness". Public Safety Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2018.

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