The 41st Parliament

On May 2nd, 2011, Canada elected a majority Conservative government. Here are the results:

On May 18th, the new cabinet was announced followed shortly by the Parliamentary Secretaries. The following ministers and secretaries are of particular interest to the arts sector. These, along with the MP in your riding are the political officials most important to arts-related decision-making in Parliament.

Minister of Canadian Heritage
James Moore
Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
Paul Calandra
Oak Ridges–Markham (Ontario)

Minister of Finance
Jim Flaherty
Whitby-Oshawa (Ontario)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
Shelly Glover
Saint-Boniface (Manitoba)

President of the Treasury Board
Tony Clement
Parry Sound-Muskoka (Ontario)

Andrew Saxton
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification
North Vancouver (British Columbia)

Minister of Foreign Affairs
John Baird
Ottawa West-Nepean (Ontario)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bob Dechert
Mississauga-Erindale (Ontario)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Deepak Obhrai
Calgary East (Alberta)

Minister of International Trade
Ed Fast
Abbotsford (British Columbia)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade
Gerald Keddy
South Shore–St. Margaret’s (Nova Scotia)

Minister of Industry
Christian Paradis
Mégantic-L’Érable (Quebec)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry
Mike Lake
Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont (Alberta)

Find the full list of cabinet ministers

Find the full list of Parliamentary Secretaries

Other important contacts include:

Chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
Rob Moore
Fundy Royal (New Brunswick)

Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance
James Rajotte
Edmonton-Leduc (Alberta)

NDP Heritage Critic
Tyrone Benskin
Jeanne-Le Ber (Quebec)

Liberal Heritage Critic
Scott Simms
Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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