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Former Deputy Prime Ministers


The designation "Deputy Prime Minister" is strictly an honorary title conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the Cabinet. It has no standing in law, and does not carry any formal duties or tasks, though the Prime Minister may negotiate or assign specific tasks in conjunction with the title.

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Dates of OfficeDeputy Prime MinisterPolitical Affiliation
16 Sep 1977 - 3 Jun 1979The Honourable Allan MacEachenLiberal
3 Jun 1979 - 3 Mar 1980
Vacant

3 Mar 1980 - 29 Jun 1984The Honourable Allan MacEachenLiberal
30 Jun 1984 - 16 Sep 1984The Honourable Jean ChrétienLiberal
17 Sep 1984 - 29 Jun 1986The Honourable Erik NielsenProgressive Conservative
30 Jun 1986 - 24 Jun 1993The Honourable Don MazankowskiProgressive Conservative
25 Jun 1993 - 3 Nov 1993The Honourable Jean CharestProgressive Conservative
4 Nov 1993 - 30 Apr 1996The Honourable Sheila CoppsLiberal
31 Apr 1996 - 18 Jun 1996
Vacant

19 Jun 1996 - 10 Jun 1997The Honourable Sheila CoppsLiberal
11 Jun 1997 - 14 Jan 2002The Honourable Herb GrayLiberal
15 Jan 2002 - 11 Dec 2003The Honourable John ManleyLiberal
12 Dec 2003 - 6 Feb 2006The Honourable Anne McLellanLiberal
6 Feb 2006 - Present
Vacant


SOURCE: Library of Parliament.

See also
Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister


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