Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Parliamentary Assistants


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Sixteenth Ministry

Liberal 1
23 Oct. 1935 - 15 Nov. 1948

Prime Minister
Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King 2

Parliamentary Assistants 3
NOT OF THE MINISTRY
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture
Robert McCubbin 30 Oct. 1947 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs
Walter Edward Harris 30 Oct. 1947 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
Douglas Charles Abbott 1 April 1943 - 7 March 1945
Robert Wellington Mayhew 25 Sept. 1945 - 10 June 1948
Gleason Belzile 30 Oct. 1947 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries
Thomas Reid 22 April 1948 - 10 June 1948
John Watson MacNaught 11 June 1948 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Joseph Jean 6 May 1943 - 30 Nov. 1944

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour
Paul Joseph James Martin 7 May 1943 - 16 April 1945
Paul-Émile Côté 30 Oct. 1947 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply
Lionel Chevrier 1 April 1943 - 16 April 1945

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence
William Chisholm Macdonald 1 April 1943 - 14 Nov. 1944
Douglas Charles Abbott 8 March 1945 - 16 April 1945
Hugues Lapointe 25 Sept. 1945 - 15 Nov. 1948
William Chisholm Macdonald 25 Sept. 1945 - 19 Nov. 1946

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence for Air
Hon. Cyrus Macmillan 1 April 1943 - 6 June 1946

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare
Ralph Maybank 30 Oct. 1947 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Revenue
Robert Henry Winters 30 Oct. 1947 - 10 June 1948
Thomas Reid 11 June 1948 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Privy Council
Brooke Claxton 6 May 1943 - 12 Oct. 1944

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction
George James McIlraith 28 Sept. 1945 - 31 Dec. 1945

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply
George James McIlraith 1 Jan. 1946 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce
George James McIlraith 3 Feb. 1948 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport
Robert Henry Winters 11 June 1948 - 15 Nov. 1948

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Walter Adam Tucker 27 Sept. 1945 - 21 April 1948
Leslie Alexander Mutch 11 June 1948 - 15 Nov. 1948

Footnotes

  • [1] The Government having been defeated in the general election of October 14, 1935, Bennett formally tendered his resignation to the Governor General on October 23, 1935. The Sixteenth Ministry assumed office the same day. It was returned to office in the general elections of both 1940 and 1945 but on the latter the Prime Minister failed to be re-elected. He was subsequently elected in a by-election on August 6, 1945.
  • [2] King was also Secretary of State for External Affairs and President of the Privy Council.
  • [3] Statutory provision was not made for the office of Parliamentary Assistant. Appointment was by Order in Council and salaries were provided by an annual vote in the House of Commons Estimates.