The Honourable Joe Oliver

Eglinton–Lawrence (Ontario)

Joe Oliver

The Honourable Joe Oliver is Canada's Minister of Finance. He was elected to the House of Commons for the first time in May 2011. He was the Minister of Natural Resources from May 18, 2011 to March 18, 2014. He was appointed Minister of Finance on March 19, 2014.

Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Oliver had a career in the investment banking industry. He began his career at Merrill Lynch, and served in senior positions at other investment dealers and as Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission.

He was then appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He also played a prominent role as Chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Securities Associations and as Chair of the Consultative Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

A graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, he was a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and sat on the board of the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation.

Mr. Oliver is an active member of his community and volunteered for various charities in Canada. He served as Chair of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada for four years, and as a member of the Board of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Mr. Oliver obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law at McGill University. He was called to the Quebec Bar and later graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Previous Ministers of Finance of Canada

Hon. Jim Flaherty Feb. 6, 2006 - March 18, 2014.

Hon. Ralph Goodale Dec. 12, 2003 - Feb. 6, 2006.

Hon. John Manley June 2, 2002 - Dec. 12, 2003.

Hon. Paul Martin, Jr. Nov. 4, 1993 - June 2, 2002.

Hon. Gilles Loiselle June 25, 1993 - Nov. 4, 1993.

Hon. Donald Mazankowski Apr. 21, 1991 - June 25, 1993.

Hon. Michael Wilson Sept. 17, 1984 - Apr. 20, 1991.

Hon. Marc Lalonde Sept. 10, 1982 - Sept. 16, 1984.

Hon. Allan MacEachen Mar. 3, 1980 - Sept. 9, 1982.

Hon. John Crosbie June 4, 1979 - Mar. 2, 1980.

Hon. Jean Chrétien Sept. 16, 1977 - June 3, 1979.

Hon. Donald Macdonald Sept. 26, 1975 - Sept. 15, 1977.

Hon. Charles Drury, Acting Minister Sept. 10, 1975 - Sept. 25, 1975.

Hon. John Turner Jan. 28, 1972 - Sept. 9, 1975.

Hon. Edgar Benson Apr. 20, 1968 - Jan. 27, 1972.

Hon. Mitchell Sharp Nov. 11, 1965 - Apr. 20, 1968.

Hon. Walter Gordon Apr. 22, 1963 - Nov. 10, 1965.

Hon. George Nowlan Aug. 9, 1962 - Apr. 22, 1963.

Hon. Donald Fleming June 21, 1957 - Aug. 8, 1962.

Hon. Walter Harris July 1, 1954 - June 21, 1957.

Hon. Douglas Abbott Dec. 10, 1946 - June 30, 1954.

Rt. Hon. James Ilsley July 8, 1940 - Dec. 9, 1946.

Hon. James Ralston Sept. 6, 1939 - July 4, 1940.

Hon. Charles Dunning Oct. 23, 1935 - Sept. 5, 1939.

Hon. Edgar Rhodes Feb. 3, 1932 - Oct. 23, 1935.

Rt. Hon. Richard Bennett Aug. 7, 1930 - Feb. 2, 1932.

Hon. Charles Dunning Nov. 26, 1929 - Aug. 7, 1930.

Hon. James Robb Sept. 25, 1926 - Nov. 11, 1929.

Hon. Richard Bennett July 13, 1926 - Sept. 25, 1926.

Hon. Sir Henry Drayton, Acting Minister June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926.

Hon. James Robb Sept. 5, 1925 - June 28, 1926.

Rt. Hon. William Fielding Dec. 29, 1921 - Sept. 4, 1925.

Hon. Sir Henry Drayton Aug. 2, 1919 - Dec. 29, 1921.

Hon. Sir Thomas White Oct. 10, 1911 - Aug. 1, 1919.

Hon. William Fielding July 20, 1896 - Oct. 6, 1911.

Hon. George Foster Jan. 15, 1896 - Jul. 8, 1896.

Hon. Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Acting Minister Jan. 6, 1896 - Jan. 14, 1896.

Hon. George Foster May 29, 1888 - Jan. 5, 1896.

Hon. Sir Charles Tupper Jan. 27, 1887 - May 22, 1888.

Hon. Archibald McLelan Dec. 10, 1885 - Jan. 26, 1887.

Hon. Sir Samuel Tilley Oct. 17, 1878 - Nov. 10, 1885.

Hon. Richard Cartwright Nov. 7, 1873 - Oct. 16, 1878.

Hon. Samuel Tilley Feb. 22, 1873 - Nov. 5, 1873.

Hon. Sir Francis Hincks Oct. 9, 1869 - Feb. 21, 1873.

Hon. John Rose Nov. 18, 1867 - Sept. 30, 1869.

Hon. Alexander Galt July 1, 1867 - Nov. 7, 1867.