Jim Carr

Canadian politician

James Gordon Carr PC OM MP (October 11, 1951 – December 12, 2022) was a Canadian politician.

Jim Carr

Minister of International Trade Diversification
In office
July 18, 2018 – November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byFrançois-Philippe Champagne
Succeeded byMary Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade)
Member of Parliament
for Winnipeg South Centre
In office
October 19, 2015 – December 12, 2022
Preceded byJoyce Bateman
Succeeded byBen Carr
Minister of Natural Resources
In office
November 4, 2015 – July 18, 2018
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byGreg Rickford
Succeeded byAmarjeet Sohi
Deputy Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party
In office
LeaderSharon Carstairs
Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly
for Crescentwood
In office
September 11, 1990 – January 27, 1992
Preceded byWarren Steen
Succeeded byAvis Gray
Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly
for Fort Rouge
In office
April 26, 1988 – September 11, 1990
Preceded byRoland Penner
Succeeded byTim Sale
Executive Director of the Manitoba Arts Council
In office
Personal details
James Gordon Carr

(1951-10-11)October 11, 1951
Winnipeg, Manitoba
DiedDecember 12, 2022(2022-12-12) (aged 71)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political partyLiberal
ChildrenBen Carr
ResidenceCrescentwood, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Alma materUniversity of British Columbia
McGill University
OccupationPolitician, businessperson, writer, editor, musician

In the 2015 federal election, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Winnipeg South Centre. He is the Minister of International Trade Diversification in the Cabinet of Canada, headed by Justin Trudeau. He was Minister of Natural Resources from 2015 to 2018.[1]

In October 2019, Carr was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.[2] On December 12, 2022, Carr died from cancer at his home in Winnipeg.[3]

Carr was Jewish and had a bar mitzvah in 1964.[4]


  1. Full list of Justin Trudeau's Cabinet, CBC News. Retrieved on November 4, 2015.
  2. Tunney, Catharine (2019-10-25). "Jim Carr, minister of international trade diversification, diagnosed with cancer". CBC News. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  3. Tunney, Catharine (2022-12-12). "Jim Carr, Manitoba MP and former cabinet minister, dies after battle with cancer". CBC News. Retrieved 2024-03-25.
  4. "Obituary: Winnipeg Liberal MP Jim Carr, 71, a strong advocate for the Jewish community". The Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved August 31, 2023.