|Ministère des finances (French)|
|Government ministry overview|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Ontario|
|Headquarters||33 King Street West |
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
43°53′49.812″N78°51′53.675″W / 43.89717000°N 78.86490972°W
The Ministry of Finance is a portfolio in the Executive Council of Ontario, commonly known as the cabinet. The Minister of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Canadian province of Ontario. The cabinet post used to be called the Treasurer of Ontario and was changed to be in line with similar posts in other Canadian provinces and in the federal government.
For most of the period from 1867 until 1993, the minister was called the treasurer or provincial treasurer. https://tvo.org/blog/current-affairs/here-comes-the-budget
The ministry were renamed the Ministry of Economics in 1956 and the minister became known as Minister in charge of Economics instead of treasurer. From January to December 1961, the ministry became the Ministry of Economics and Federal and Provincial Relations. The title of treasurer was revived in December 1961 with the minister also often holding the secondary title of minister of economics or some variation after 1968. Frank Miller had the sole title of minister of economics from 1978 until 1981 when he was given the additional title of treasurer. At various times in the 1960s and 1970s the minister also held the titles of chairman of the management board of cabinet, chairman of the treasury board and/or minister of revenue. This practice was revived in recent years with Greg Sorbara acting as finance minister and chair of both the management board and the treasury board . It has ended as there is now a different person holding the position of chair of the management and treasury board.
In 1993, the positions of treasurer and minister of economics were formally combined and renamed the minister of finance.
In early 2007, Premier Dalton McGuinty split the province's revenue collection function from the Ministry of Finance and resurrected the Ministry of Revenue,  a ministry/portfolio that had not been used since the Ontario New Democratic Party government of Bob Rae in 1993. Following the 2011 Ontario general election, the Ministry of Revenue was merged back into the Ministry of Finance.
Since 1985, the Provincial Treasurer or Minister of Finance has frequently, but certainly not always, concurrently held the appointment Deputy Premier of Ontario.
|Portrait||Name||Term of office||Tenure||Political party|
|Edmund Burke Wood||July 20, 1867||December 20, 1871||4 years, 153 days|| Liberal|
|Alexander Mackenzie||December 20, 1871||October 25, 1872||310 days|| Liberal |
|Adam Crooks||October 25, 1872||March 19, 1877||4 years, 145 days|| Liberal |
|Samuel Wood||March 19, 1877||June 2, 1883||6 years, 75 days||Concurrently Commissioner of Agriculture|
|James Young||June 2, 1883||November 1, 1883||152 days||Concurrently Commissioner of Agriculture|
|Alexander Ross||November 2, 1883||September 16, 1890||6 years, 318 days||Concurrently Commissioner of Agriculture (November 2, 1883 - May 1, 1888)|
|Richard Harcourt||September 16, 1890||July 21, 1896||9 years, 35 days|
|July 21, 1896||October 21, 1899|| Liberal |
|George William Ross||October 21, 1899||February 8, 1905||5 years, 110 days|| Liberal |
|Arthur Matheson||February 8, 1905||January 25, 1913||7 years, 352 days|| Conservative |
|Isaac Lucas||May 13, 1913||October 2, 1914||1 year, 223 days|
|October 2, 1914||December 22, 1914|| Conservative |
|Thomas McGarry||December 22, 1914||November 14, 1919||4 years, 327 days|
|Peter Smith||November 14, 1919||April 16, 1923||3 years, 153 days|| United Farmers |
|William Herbert Price||July 16, 1923||October 18, 1926||3 years, 94 days|| Conservative |
|Joseph Monteith||October 18, 1926||September 16, 1930||3 years, 333 days|
|Edward Arunah Dunlop||September 16, 1930||December 15, 1930||3 years, 106 days|
|December 15, 1930||December 31, 1933|| Conservative |
|George Stewart Henry||January 12, 1934||July 10, 1934||179 days||While Premier|
|Mitchell Hepburn||July 10, 1934||October 21, 1942||8 years, 236 days|| Liberal |
|October 21, 1942||March 3, 1943|| Liberal |
|Arthur Gordon||March 3, 1943||May 18, 1943||167 days|
|May 18, 1943||August 17, 1943|| Liberal |
|Leslie Frost||August 17, 1943||October 19, 1948||12 years, 0 days|
| PC |
|Concurrently Minister of Mines|
|October 19, 1948||May 4, 1949|| PC |
|Concurrently Minister of Mines|
|May 4, 1949||August 17, 1955|| PC |
|Dana Porter||August 17, 1955||March 28, 1956||2 years, 166 days|
|Minister in Charge of the Department of Economics|
|Dana Porter||March 28, 1956||January 30, 1958|
|Leslie Frost||February 3, 1958||April 28, 1958||84 days|
(12 years, 84 days in total)
|James Allan||April 28, 1958||January 27, 1961||8 years, 210 days||Concurrently Minister of Public Works (May 14, 1958 – December 22, 1958)|
|Minister of Economics and Federal and Provincial Relations|
|James Allan||January 27, 1961||December 15, 1961|
|Treasurer|| PC |
|James Allan||December 15, 1961||November 24, 1966||Also Chair of the Treasury Board|
|Charles MacNaughton||November 24, 1966||July 23, 1968||4 years, 97 days|
|Also Chair of the Treasury Board|
|Treasurer and Minister of Economics|
|Charles MacNaughton||July 23, 1968||March 1, 1971||Also Chair of the Treasury Board|
|Darcy McKeough||March 1, 1971||April 7, 1972||1 year, 190 days|
| PC |
|Also Chair of the Treasury Board|
|Treasurer and Minister of Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs|
|Darcy McKeough||April 10, 1972||September 7, 1972|
|Charles MacNaughton||September 7, 1972||March 15, 1973||189 days|
(4 years, 286 days in total)
|John White||January 15, 1973||June 18, 1975||2 years, 154 days|
|Darcy McKeough||June 18, 1975||August 16, 1978||3 years, 59 days|
(4 years, 249 days in total)
|Frank Miller||August 16, 1978||August 30, 1979||4 years, 319 days|
|Treasurer and Minister of Economics|
|Frank Miller||August 30, 1979||July 1, 1983|
|Larry Grossman||July 6, 1983||February 8, 1985||1 year, 299 days|
|Treasurer|| PC |
|Larry Grossman||February 8, 1985||May 1, 1985|
|Bette Stephenson||May 17, 1985||June 26, 1985||40 days||While Deputy Premier|
|Treasurer and Minister of Economics|| Liberal |
|Robert Nixon||June 26, 1985||October 1, 1990||5 years, 97 days||Concurrently Minister of Revenue (June 26, 1985 – September 29, 1987), Interim Chair of Management Board of Cabinet (June 17, 1986 – September 29, 1987), and Minister of Financial Institutions (September 29, 1987 – August 16, 1988)|
|Floyd Laughren||October 1, 1990||February 1, 1993||4 years, 268 days|| NDP |
|Minister of Finance|
|Floyd Laughren||February 1, 1993||June 26, 1995|
|Ernie Eves||June 26, 1995||February 8, 2001||5 years, 227 days|| PC |
|While Deputy Premier|
|Jim Flaherty||February 8, 2001||April 14, 2002||1 year, 65 days||While Deputy Premier|
|Janet Ecker||April 15, 2002||October 22, 2003||1 year, 190 days|| PC |
|Minister of Finance and Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet|| Liberal |
|Greg Sorbara||October 23, 2003||October 11, 2005||1 year, 353 days|
|Dwight Duncan||October 11, 2005||May 23, 2006||224 days|
|Greg Sorbara||May 23, 2006||October 30, 2007||1 year, 160 days|
(3 years, 148 days in total)
|Dwight Duncan||October 30, 2007||February 11, 2013||5 years, 104 days|
(5 years, 328 days in total)
|Concurrently Minister of Revenue (September 18, 2008 – June 24, 2009), Deputy Premier (October 20, 2011 – February 11, 2013), Interim Minister of Government Services (November 27, 2012 – February 11, 2013)|
|Charles Sousa||February 11, 2013||June 24, 2014||5 years, 138 days|| Liberal |
|Minister of Finance|
|Charles Sousa||June 24, 2014||June 29, 2018||The following served as Associate Minister of Finance (Ontario Retirement Pension Plan)|
Mitzie Hunter (June 24, 2014 – June 13, 2016)
Indira Naidoo-Harris (June 13, 2016 – August 24, 2016)
|Vic Fedeli||June 29, 2018||June 20, 2019||356 days|| PC |
|While Chair of Cabinet|
|Rod Phillips||June 20, 2019||December 31, 2020||1 year, 194 days|
|Peter Bethlenfalvy||December 31, 2020||present||1 year, 254 days|
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