1st Canadian Ministry

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1st Canadian Ministry
1re conseil des ministres du Canada
1st Cabinet of Canada
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Date formed July 1, 1867
Date dissolved November 5, 1873
People and organizations
Head of government Sir John A. Macdonald
Head of government's history Premiership of Sir John A. Macdonald
Head of state Queen Victoria
Number of ministers 19
Member party Liberal-Conservative Party
Status in legislature ended
Opposition party Liberal Party of Canada
History
Election(s) 1867
Legislature term(s)
Budget(s) 1867
Previous 16th Ministry of the Province of Canada
7th Ministry of New Brunswick
7th Ministry of Nova Scotia
Successor 2nd Canadian Ministry

The First Canadian Ministry was the first cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald. It governed Canada from 1 July 1867 to 5 November 1873, including all of the 1st Canadian Parliament as well as the first eight months of the 2nd. The government was formed by the Liberal-Conservative Party in coalition with the old Conservative Party of Canada. Macdonald was also Prime Minister in the Third Canadian Ministry.

Ministers[edit]

  • Minister of the Interior
    • Was the Secretary of State for the Provinces to 30 June 1873.
    • 1 July 1873 - 5 November 1873: Alexander Campbell
  • Attorney General of Canada
    • 1 July 1867 - 5 November 1873: The Minister of Justice (Ex officio)
      • 1 July 1867 - 5 November 1873: John Alexander Macdonald
  • Postmaster General
    • 1 July 1867 - 30 June 1873: Alexander Campbell
    • 1 July 1873 - 5 November 1873: John O'Connor
  • President of the Privy Council
    • 1 July 1867 - 29 Dec. 1867: Adam Johnston Fergusson Blair
    • 30 December 1867 - 29 January 1869: Vacant
    • 30 January 1869 - 15 November 1869: Joseph Howe
    • 16 November 1869 - 20 June 1870: Edward Kenny
    • 21 June 1870 - 1 July 1872: Charles Tupper
    • 2 July 1872 - 3 March 1873: John O'Connor
    • 4 March 1873 - 13 June 1873: Vacant
    • 14 June 1873 - 30 June 1873: Hugh McDonald
    • 1 July 1873 - 5 November 1873: Vacant
  • Minister of Public Works
    • 1 July 1867 - 27 September 1869: William McDougall
    • 28 September 1869: Vacant
    • 29 September 1869 - 7 December 1869: Hector Louis Langevin (Acting)
    • 8 December 1869 - 5 November 1873: Hector Louis Langevin
  • Receiver General
    • 1 July 1867 - 3 July 1867: Vacant
    • 4 July 1867 - 15 November 1869: Edward Kenny
    • 16 November 1869 - 29 January 1873: Jean-Charles Chapais
    • 30 January 1873 - 5 November 1873: Théodore Robitaille
  • Registrar General of Canada
    • 1 July 1867 - 5 November 1873: The Secretary of State of Canada (Ex officio)
      • 1 July 1867 - 7 December 1869: Hector Louis Langevin
      • 8 December 1869 - 5 November 1873: James Cox Aikins
  • Secretary of State for the Provinces
    • 1 July 1867 - 30 April 1868: Adams George Archibald
    • 1 May 1868 - 15 November 1869: Vacant
    • 16 November 1869 - 6 May 1873: Joseph Howe
    • 7 May 1873 - 13 June 1873: James Cox Aikins (Acting)
    • 14 June 1873 - 30 June 1873: Thomas Nicholson Gibbs
    • Became Minister of the Interior from 1 July 1873.

References[edit]

  • Government of Canada. "First Ministry". Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation. Privy Council Office. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
16th Ministry of the Province of Canada
Canadian Ministries
1867–1872
Succeeded by
2nd Canadian Ministry
Preceded by
7th Ministry of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
7th Ministry of New Brunswick