Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport (Manitoba)


Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport (Manitoba)

The Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport is a cabinet minister in the government of Manitoba. The position can be traced back to 1966, when Attorney-General Sterling Lyon was named as Minister of Tourism and Recreation. The newly-elected government of Edward Schreyer added a separate ministry of Cultural Affairs in 1969, and united the two ministries in 1971. In 1978, a minister in Sterling Lyon's government was given responsibility for Sport. The precise ministerial designations have changed many times.

Responsibility for Tourism was transferred to the Economic Development portfolio in 1979, and was not re-united with Culture until 1999. Culture Ministers were also responsible for Citizenship from 1991 until 1999, when the responsibility was given to the Minister of Labour and Immigration.

The current Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport is Eric Robinson, who has held all of the responsibilities associated with the position since 2002.

List of Ministers of Culture and Recreation

Ministers of Tourism and Recreation
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Sterling Lyon
Progressive Conservative July 22, 1966 September 24, 1968
     John Carroll
Progressive Conservative September 24, 1968 July 15, 1969
     Peter Burtniak
New Democratic Party July 15, 1969 December 1, 1971
Ministers of Cultural Affairs
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Philip Petursson
New Democratic Party July 17, 1969 November 4, 1970
     Peter Burtniak
New Democratic Party November 4, 1970 December 1, 1971
Ministers of Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Laurent Desjardins
New Democratic Party December 1, 1971 January 28, 1974
     Rene Toupin
New Democratic Party January 28, 1974 September 22, 1976
     Ben Hanuschak
New Democratic Party September 22, 1976 October 24, 1977
     Robert Banman
Progressive Conservative October 24, 1977 October 20, 1978
Ministers of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Norma Price
Progressive Conservative October 20, 1978 November 15, 1979
Ministers of Cultural Affairs and Historical Resources
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Norma Price
Progressive Conservative November 15, 1979 November 30, 1981
Ministers of Culture, Heritage and Recreation
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Eugene Kostyra
New Democratic Party November 30, 1981 April 17, 1986
     Judy Wasylycia-Leis
New Democratic Party April 17, 1986 May 9, 1988
     Bonnie Mitchelson
Progressive Conservative May 9, 1988 February 5, 1991
Ministers of Culture, Heritage and Citizenship
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Bonnie Mitchelson
Progressive Conservative February 5, 1991 September 10, 1993
     Harold Gilleshammer
Progressive Conservative September 10, 1993 January 6, 1997
     Rosemary Vodrey
Progressive Conservative January 6, 1997 October 5, 1999
Ministers of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Diane McGifford
New Democratic Party October 5, 1999 January 17, 2001
     Ron Lemieux
New Democratic Party January 17, 2001 September 25, 2002
     Eric Robinson
New Democratic Party September 25, 2002 September 12, 2007

List of Ministers of Sport

Ministers of Fitness, Recreation and Sport
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Robert Banman Progressive Conservative October 20, 1978 November 30, 1981
Ministers responsible for Recreation and Sport
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Laurent Desjardins
New Democratic Party November 30, 1981 November 4, 1983
Ministers responsible for Sport, the Fitness and Amateur Sport Act and the Boxing and Wrestling Commission Act
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Laurent Desjardins
New Democratic Party November 4, 1983 February 10, 1988
     James Ernst Progressive Conservative May 9, 1988 February 5, 1991
     Eric Stefanson Progressive Conservative February 5, 1991 September 10, 1993
     James Ernst
Progressive Conservative September 10, 1993 January 6, 1997
Ministers responsible for Fitness and Amateur Sport and the Boxing Commission Act
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Eric Stefanson
Progressive Conservative January 6, 1997 October 5, 1999
Ministers responsible for Sport
  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     David Chomiak
New Democratic Party October 5, 1999 January 17, 2001
     Ron Lemieux
New Democratic Party January 17, 2001 September 25, 2002
     Eric Robinson
New Democratic Party September 25, 2002 September 12, 2007

Ministers of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Eric Robinson
New Democratic Party September 12, 2007 present

Sources: Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (living members), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (deceased members).


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