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Cabinet Ministers are the most powerful elected officials in government. They are sworn to the Privy Council and are bound by collective responsibility. They work with their staffs to set policies for their ministries and present (or defend) those policies in the House of Commons. They shepherd their bills through various readings and committees before having their bills votes into law. Cabinet members are 7th on the Canadian Order of Precedence.

Below you will find a list of the members of the Canadian Cabinet in order of seniority as of September 14, 2017.


  • The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
    Prime Minister, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of Youth

  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale
    Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

  • The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay
    Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

  • The Honourable Scott Brison
    President of the Treasury Board

  • The Honourable Dominic Leblanc
    Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard

  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains
    Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

  • The Honourable Bill Morneau
    Minister of Finance

  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould
    Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
    Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • The Honourable Jane Philpott
    Minister of Indigenous Services

  • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
    Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development

  • The Honourable Marc Garneau
    Minister of Transport

  • The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau
    Minister of International Development and La francophonie

  • The Honourable Jim Carr
    Minister of Natural Resources

  • The Honourable Mélanie Joly
    Minister of Canadian Heritage

  • The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier
    Minister of National Revenue

  • The Honourable Kent Hehr
    Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna
    Minister of Environment and Climate Change

  • Lt-Col (Ret’d) The Honourable Harjit Sajjan
    Minister of National Defence

  • The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
    Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

  • The Honourable Maryam Monsef
    Minister of Status of Women

  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
    Minister of Public Services and Procurement

  • The Honourable Kirsty Duncan
    Minister of Science

  • The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu
    Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour

  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger
    Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism

  • The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
    Minister of International Trade

  • The Honourable Karina Gould
    Minister of Democratic Institutions

  • The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen
    Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

  • The Honourable Ginette C. Petitpas Taylor
    Minister of Health

  • The Honourable Seamus Thomas Harris O'Regan
    Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

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See also
Order of Precedence

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