Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

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Fifth Ministry

Liberal-Conservative 1
5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Sir John Sparrow David Thompson 2

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Vacant 5 Dec. 1892 - 6 Dec. 1892
Hon. Auguste Réal Angers Senator 7 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Finance and Receiver General
Hon. George Eulas Foster 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs3
Hon. Thomas Mayne Daly 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of the Interior3
Hon. Thomas Mayne Daly 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Rt Hon. Sir John Sparrow David Thompson 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Marine and Fisheries
Hon. Sir Charles Tupper 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Militia and Defence
Hon. James Colebrooke Patterson 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister without Portfolio
Hon. Sir John Carling 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894
Hon. Sir Frank Smith Senator 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Postmaster General
Hon. Sir Joseph Philippe René Adolphe Caron 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

President of the Privy Council
Vacant 5 Dec. 1892 - 6 Dec. 1892
Hon. William Bullock Ives 7 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Public Works
Hon. Joseph Aldéric Ouimet 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Railways and Canals
Hon. John Graham Haggart 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Secretary of State of Canada4
Hon. John Costigan 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Minister of Trade and Commerce5
Hon. Mackenzie Bowell Senator 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894
Not of the Cabinet
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Controller of Customs
Hon. Nathaniel Clarke Wallace 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Controller of Inland Revenue
Hon. John Fisher Wood 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. John Joseph Curran 5 Dec. 1892 - 12 Dec. 1894

Footnotes

  • [1] On November 25, 1892, the day after the resignation of Abbott, the Governor General invited Thompson to form a Government. The Fifth Ministry assumed office on December 5, 1892. Eleven ministers from the Fourth Ministry continued during the Fifth, with Thompson and eight of the ministers retaining the same portfolios.
  • [2] Thompson was also Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
  • [3] The Minister of the Interior was, ex officio the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs.
  • [4] The Secretary of State of Canada was ex officio the Registrar General of Canada.
  • [5] The office of Minister of Trade and Commerce was created by Statute 50-51 Vict., c. 10, assented to on June 23, 1887, and proclaimed in force on December 3, 1892.