The Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports
: Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
) is the individual who has the political responsibility for the regulation and oversight of educational services offered in the province of Quebec
as well as for the Ministry of Education.
The Quebec government abolished the Ministry of Public Instruction in 1875 to submit to the ultramontane Roman Catholic clergy
which considered education the domain of the family and the Church, not the state.Nemni, Max and Monique. Young Trudeau: 1919-1944: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada
. p. 31 Douglas Gibson Books
. ISBN 978-0-7710-6749-5 Under the new provincial government of Premier Jean Lesage
, in 1964 a Ministry of Education was established with Paul Gérin-Lajoie
appointed the first Minister of Education since 1875.Nemni, Max and Monique. Young Trudeau: 1919-1944: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada
. p. 46 Douglas Gibson Books
. ISBN 978-0-7710-6749-5 For the majority of the time since the creation of the position, the minister has been responsible for both for lower and post-secondary education.
The following people have served as Quebec's Minister of Education:
|}Minister for Higher Education
Between 1984 and 1994, a second cabinet position was dedicated to higher education in addition to the position responsible for lower education.
The following persons served as Quebec's Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology.