Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

The Ministries


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Fourteenth Ministry

Liberal 1
25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Prime Minister
Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King 2

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Hon. William Richard Motherwell 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Customs and Excise3
Hon. William Daum Euler 4 25 Sept. 1926 - 30 March 1927

Secretary of State for External Affairs5
Rt Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Finance and Receiver General
Hon. James Alexander Robb 25 Sept. 1926 - 11 Nov. 1929
Vacant 12 Nov. 1929 - 25 Nov. 1929
Hon. Charles Avery Dunning 26 Nov. 1929 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Fisheries6
Vacant 14 June 1930 - 16 June 1930
Hon. Cyrus Macmillan 17 June 1930 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Immigration and Colonization
Hon. Robert Forke 25 Sept. 1926 - 29 Dec. 1929
Hon. Charles Stewart Acting Minister 7 30 Dec. 1929 - 26 June 1930
Hon. Ian Alistair Mackenzie 27 June 1930 - 7 Aug. 1930

Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs8
Hon. Charles Stewart 25 Sept. 1926 - 18 June 1930
Hon. Charles Stewart Acting Minister 19 June 1930 - 26 June 1930
Hon. Ian Alistair Mackenzie 27 June 1930 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of the Interior8
Hon. Charles Stewart 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Hon. Ernest Lapointe 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Labour
Hon. Peter Heenan 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Marine6
Hon. Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin 14 June 1930 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Marine and Fisheries6
Hon. Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin 9 25 Sept. 1926 - 13 June 1930

Minister of Mines10
Hon. Charles Stewart 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister without Portfolio
Hon. Raoul Dandurand Senator 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930
Hon. William Frederic Kay 17 June 1930 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of National Defence
Vacant 25 Sept. 1926 - 30 Sept. 1926
Hon. James Alexander Robb Acting Minister 1 Oct. 1926 - 7 Oct. 1926
Hon. James Layton Ralston 8 Oct. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of National Revenue3
Hon. William Daum Euler 31 March 1927 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Pensions and National Health11
Hon. James Horace King Senator 11 June 1928 - 18 June 1930
Hon. James Layton Ralston 19 June 1930 - 7 Aug. 1930

Postmaster General
Hon. Peter John Veniot 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

President of the Privy Council
Rt Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Public Works
Hon. John Campbell Elliott 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Railways and Canals
Hon. Charles Avery Dunning 12 25 Sept. 1926 - 25 Nov. 1929
Hon. Charles Avery Dunning Acting Minister 26 Nov. 1929 - 29 Dec. 1929
Hon. Thomas Alexander Crerar 30 Dec. 1929 - 7 Aug. 1930

Secretary of State of Canada13
Hon. Fernand Rinfret 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment11
Hon. James Horace King 14 25 Sept. 1926 - 10 June 1928

Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. Lucien Cannon 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930

Minister of Trade and Commerce
Hon. James Malcolm 25 Sept. 1926 - 7 Aug. 1930
Not of the Cabinet
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
Vacant 25 Sept. 1926 - 11 June 1928

Footnotes

  • [1] Following the defeat of the Government in the general election of September 14, 1926. Meighen formally resigned on September 25, and the Fourteenth Ministry took office the same day.
  • [2] King was also President of the Privy Council.
  • [3] The office of Minister of Customs and Excise was abolished and the office of Minister of National Revenue created by Statute 17 Geo. V, c. 34, and assented to on March 31, 1927.
  • [4] Euler was appointed Minister of National Revenue on March 31, 1927.
  • [5] The Prime Minister was ex officio the Secretary of State for External Affairs.
  • [6] The office of Minister of Marine and Fisheries was abolished and the offices of Minister of Fisheries and Minister of Marine created by Statute 20-21 Geo. V, c. 21 and c. 31 respectively. Both were assented to on May 30, 1930 and came into force on Assent.
  • [7] Stewart was also Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs and Minister of the Interior.
  • [8] The Minister of the Interior was ex officio the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs until June 19, 1930, when the Minister of Immigration and Colonization was designated by Order in Council to hold the office ex officio.
  • [9] Cardin was appointed Minister of Marine on June 14, 1930.
  • [10] 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 Fourteenth Ministry the Minister of the Interior was named Minister of Mines.
  • [11] The Department of Health Act and the offices of Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment and Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment were abolished and the office of Minister of Pensions and National Health created by Statute 18-19 Geo. V, c. 39, and assented to on June 11, 1928.
  • [12] Dunning was appointed Minister of Finance and Receiver General on November 26, 1929.
  • [13] The Secretary of State of Canada was ex officio the Registrar General of Canada.
  • [14] King presided over the Department of Health until its abolition. He was appointed Minister of Pensions and National Health on June 11, 1928.