Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

The Ministries


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Eleventh Ministry

Unionist - "National Liberal and Conservative Party" 1
10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Arthur Meighen

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Hon. Simon Fraser Tolmie 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Customs and Excise2
Hon. Rupert Wilson Wigmore 4 June 1921 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. John Babington Macaulay Baxter 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue2
Vacant 10 July 1920 - 12 July 1920
Hon. Rupert Wilson Wigmore 3 13 July 1920 - 3 June 1921

Secretary of State for External Affairs4
Rt Hon. Arthur Meighen 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Finance and Receiver General
Hon. Sir Henry Lumley Drayton 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Immigration and Colonization5
Hon. James Alexander Calder 6 10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. John Wesley Edwards 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs7
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed Senator 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of the Interior7
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed Senator 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Hon. Charles Joseph Doherty 10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Vacant 21 Sept. 1921 - 3 Oct. 1921
Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett 4 Oct. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Labour
Hon. Gideon Decker Robertson Senator 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Marine and Fisheries8
Hon. Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Militia and Defence
Hon. Hugh Guthrie 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Mines9
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed Senator 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister without Portfolio
Hon. Sir Albert Edward Kemp Senator 13 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921
Hon. Edgar Keith Spinney 13 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921
Hon. Edmund James Bristol 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921
Hon. James Robert Wilson 26 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of the Naval Service8
Hon. Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Postmaster General
Hon. Pierre-Édouard Blondin Senator 10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Louis-de-Gonzague Belley 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

President of the Privy Council5
Hon. James Alexander Calder 6 10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Louis-Philippe Normand 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Public Works
Hon. John Dowsley Reid Acting Minister 10 July 1920 - 12 July 1920
Hon. Fleming Blanchard McCurdy 13 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Railways and Canals
Hon. John Dowsley Reid 10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. John Alexander Stewart 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Secretary of State of Canada10
Rt Hon. Arthur Lewis Sifton 10 July 1920 - 21 Jan. 1921
Vacant 22 Jan. 1921 - 23 Jan. 1921
Hon. Sir Henry Lumley Drayton Acting Minister 24 Jan. 1921 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Rodolphe Monty 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
Vacant 10 July 1920 - 18 July 1920
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed Senator - Acting Minister 19 July 1920 - 21 Sept. 1921
Hon. Robert James Manion 22 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Solicitor General of Canada11
Hon. Hugh Guthrie Acting Minister 10 July 1920 - 30 Sept. 1921

Minister of Trade and Commerce
Rt Hon. Sir George Eulas Foster 10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Henry Herbert Stevens 21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921
The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
Vacant 10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. Guillaume André Fauteux 1 Oct. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Footnotes

  • [1] On July 10, 1920, Borden resigned as Prime Minister and Meighen and most of the Eleventh Ministry were sworn to office. Initially twelve of the ministers were from the Tenth Ministry, and ten retained their previous portfolios.
  • [2] The office of Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue was abolished and the office of Minister of Customs and Excise was created by Statute 11-12 Geo. V, c. 26, and assented to on June 4, 1921.
  • [3] Wigmore was appointed Minister of Customs and Excise on June 4, 1921.
  • [4] The Prime Minister was ex officio the Secretary of State for External Affairs.
  • [5] The Department of Health was presided over by the minister of another department who was to be named by the Governor in Council. Until September 21, 1921 the President of the Privy Council was designated to be ex officio the minister to preside over the department. On that date the Minister of Immigration and Colonization was designated to administer the department.
  • [6] Calder was appointed Minister of Immigration and Colonization and President of the Privy Council.
  • [7] The Minister of the Interior was ex officio the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs.
  • [8] The Minister of Marine and Fisheries was ex officio the Minister of the Naval Service.
  • [9] The Department of Mines was presided over by the minister of another department, who was to be named by the Governor in Council and who was to be called "The Minister of Mines", During the Eleventh Ministry the Minister of the Interior was named Minister of Mines.
  • [10] The Secretary of State of Canada was ex officio the Registrar General of Canada.
  • [11] See also Not of the Cabinet, Solicitor General of Canada.