Minister of Health (Canada)
In the Cabinet of Canada
, The Minister of Health
is responsible for overseeing the federal government's health department (Health Canada
) and enforcing the Canada Health Act
, the law governing Medicare
From its establishment in 1944 to 1996, the post was known as the Minister of National Health and Welfare.
Noted Health ministers of the past have included Paul Martin, Sr, Monique Bégin, Jake Epp and Allan Rock.