Key Contacts and Stakeholders

Cabinet Counterparts

Many aspects of the Portfolio’s work require close collaboration with other federal Ministers. While the Cabinet structure varies over time, key partners outside the Public Safety Portfolio typically include Ministers responsible for Justice; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Innovation, Science and Economic Development; Foreign Affairs; Infrastructure Canada; Environment and Climate Change Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Crown and Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; Indigenous Services; Health Canada; and National Defence. The Department will support you in maintaining these relations through ongoing collaboration.

Provincial and Territorial Counterparts

Discussions between federal, provincial and territorial governments occur in a variety of fora, including in formalized structures and though bilateral meeting, which will support you to deliver on your mandate. Regular meetings at the officials’ level support the development of options for deputy minister and ministerial consideration.

Criminal justice, public safety and emergency management are areas of shared federal, provincial and territorial responsibility, which means that intergovernmental collaboration and consultation are essential. In some jurisdictions, PT Ministers are accountable for broad areas of responsibility similar to yours, while in others, these responsibilities are assigned differently.

Provincial and Territorial Ministers

Provincial and Territorial Ministers





The Honourable Kaycee Madu

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

The Honourable Jason Luan

Minister of Community and Social Services


The Honourable Mike Farnworth

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

The Honourable David Eby

Minister of Justice and Attorney General


The Honourable Cameron Friesen

Minister of Justice and Attorney General

The Honourable Sarah Guillemard

Minister of Conservation and Climate


The Honourable Hugh J. A. (Ted) Flemming

Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Attorney General


The Honourable John Hogan

Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Attorney General


The Honourable R.J. Simpson

Minister of Justice and Attorney General

The Honourable Shane Thompson

Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Minister Responsible for Youth, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Minister of Lands


The Honourable Brad Johns

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Provincial Secretary

The Honourable John Lohr

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for the Office of Emergency Management


The Honourable George Hickes

Minister of Justice

The Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak

Minister of Community and Government Services and Minister of Qulliq Energy Corporation


The Honourable Sylvia Jones

Solicitor General

The Honourable Doug Downey

Attorney General


The Honourable Bloyce Thompson

Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Agriculture and Land, and Attorney General


The Honourable Geneviève Guilbault

Ministre de la Sécurité publique


The Honourable Christine Tell

Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety, Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency

The Honourable Gordon Wyant Q.C.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General


The Honourable Tracy-Anne McPhee

Minister of Justice

FPT Tables

You will work with your PT counterparts through the FPT Table of Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety and the FPT Table of Ministers Responsible for Emergency Management. These fora provide you with the opportunity to consult your PT colleagues and exchange views and concerns on issues of common interest.

External Stakeholders

Advancing Canada’s public safety and emergency management interests requires effective engagement with a variety of non-governmental stakeholders and Indigenous organizations. In a number of instances, these organizations are also partners in policy development and program implementation.

Among the many with which you will engage, key domestic stakeholder groups include:

The Department and Portfolio engage with these groups on an ongoing basis and will also support your relations with these organizations as you require. The Portfolio also engages Canadians through a variety of communications and outreach activities. For example, the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security provides a forum for the Government to seek community-level input on national security issues. Members of the Roundtable are leaders within their communities who bring their own personal experiences to the table and help inform the Department’s policy work.

International Partners

The United States is your key international partner along with other Five Eyes countries (an intelligence alliance composed of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States). As well, you will interact with G7 counterparts through regular G7 Security Ministers meetings.

Key international contacts

Early Outreach

Traditionally, a newly appointed Minister would contact a number of key stakeholders within the initial weeks of taking office. Whenever such meetings or phone calls are scheduled, departmental officials would prepare briefing materials and talking points to assist in these discussions.

While not an exhaustive list, the following list provides some suggested guidance on some notable stakeholders you may wish to engage.



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