Lyle Vanclief

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Lyle Vanclief
Member of Parliament
for Prince Edward—Hastings
In office
21 November 1988 – 28 June 2004
Preceded byJack Ellis
Succeeded byDaryl Kramp
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
In office
11 June 1997 – 12 December 2003
Preceded byRalph Goodale
Succeeded byBob Speller
Personal details
Born (1943-09-19) 19 September 1943 (age 80)
Ameliasburg, Ontario
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada

Lyle Vanclief, PC (born 19 September 1943) is a former politician who served as Canada's Minister of Agriculture from 1997 to 2003.

Early life[edit]

Vanclief was born in Ameliasburg, Ontario.[citation needed] He graduated in the class of 1967 from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree.[1]

Political career[edit]

Vanclief was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal Member of Parliament representing the rural Ontario riding of Prince Edward—Hastings in 1988.[citation needed]

In October 1993, Vanclief was re-elected to the 36th Canadian Parliament.[1]

In June 1997, Vanclief was named Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food after his election to the 36th Canadian Parliament.[1]

Paul Martin became prime minister in 2003 and did not include Vanclief in Cabinet. Vanclief did not run for re-election in the 2004 election.

Vanclief supported Stéphane Dion for the leadership of the Liberal Party.[2]


Vanclief married Sharon, with whom he has two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Grad News". No. page 28. University of Guelph Alumnus Magazine. Fall 1997.
  2. ^ "Liberal Party of Canada". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.

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