Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Parliamentary Assistants


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Eighteenth Ministry

Progressive-Conservative 1
21 June 1957 - 22 April 1963

Prime Minister
Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker 2

Parliamentary Assistants
NOT OF THE MINISTRY
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture
John Alpheus Charlton 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
John Borden Hamilton 6 Nov. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of External Affairs
Wallace Bickford Nesbitt 10 Jan. 1958 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
Richard Albert Bell 19 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Justice
David James Walker 19 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour
Arthur Maloney 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys
Raymond Joseph Michael O'Hurley 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence
Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare
George Ernest Halpenny 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister
Wallace Bickford Nesbitt 19 Aug. 1957 - 9 Jan. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Works
Clayton Wesley Hodgson 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce
Thomas Miller Bell 7 Aug. 1957 - 9 Jan. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport
Angus Ronald Macdonald 7 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 19 Aug. 1957 - 1 Feb. 1958

Footnotes

  • [1] With the defeat of the Government in the general election of June 10, 1957, St-Laurent resigned on June 21, 1957 and the Eighteenth Ministry assumed office the same day.
  • [2] Diefenbaker was also President of the Privy Council and Secretary of State for External Affairs.