3rd Canadian Ministry

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The Third Canadian Ministry was the second cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald. It governed Canada from 17 October 1878 to 6 June 1891, including the 4th, 5th, and 6th Canadian Parliaments, as well as the first three months of the 7th. 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 First Canadian Ministry.

Ministries[edit]

Sir John A. Macdonald in November 1883.
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs
    • 17 October 1878 - 16 October 1883: The Minister of the Interior (Ex Officio)
      • 17 October 1878 - 16 October 1883: John Alexander Macdonald
    • 17 October 1883 - 2 October 1887: The President of the Privy Council (Ex officio)
      • 17 October 1883 - 2 October 1887: John Alexander Macdonald
    • 3 October 1887 - 6 June 1891: The Minister of the Interior (Ex Officio)
      • 3 October 1887 - 21 April 1888: Thomas White
      • 22 April 1888 - 7 May 1888: Vacant
      • 8 May 1888 - 24 September 1888: John Alexander Macdonald (Acting)
      • 25 September 1888 - 6 June 1891: Edgar Dewdney
  • Minister of the Interior
    • 17 October 1878 - 16 October 1883: John Alexander Macdonald
    • 17 October 1883 - 4 August 1885: David Lewis Macpherson
    • 5 August 1885 - 21 April 1888: Thomas White
    • 22 April 1888 - 7 May 1888: Vacant
    • 8 May 1888 - 24 September 1888: John Alexander Macdonald (Acting)
    • 25 September 1888 - 6 June 1891: Edgar Dewdney
  • Attorney General of Canada
    • 17 October 1878 - 6 June 1891: The Minister of Justice (Ex officio)
      • 17 October 1878 - 19 May 1881: James McDonald
      • 20 May 1881 - 24 September 1885: Alexander Campbell
      • 25 September 1885: Vacant
      • 26 September 1885 - 6 June 1891: John Sparrow David Thompson
  • Postmaster General
    • 17 October 1878 - 18 October 1878: Vacant
    • 19 October 1878 - 19 May 1879: Hector Louis Langevin
    • 20 May 1879 - 15 January 1880: Alexander Campbell
    • 16 January 1880 - 7 November 1880: John O'Connor
    • 8 November 1880 - 19 May 1881: Alexander Campbell
    • 20 May 1881 - 22 May 1882: John O'Connor
    • 23 May 1882 - 24 September 1885: John Carling
    • 25 September 1885 - 26 January 1887: Alexander Campbell
    • 27 January 1887 - 9 July 1888: Archibald Woodbury McLelan
    • 10 July 1888: Vacant
    • 11 July 1888 - 5 August 1888: John Carling (Acting)
    • 6 August 1888 - 6 June 1891: John Graham Haggart
  • President of the Privy Council
    • 17 October 1878 - 15 January 1880: John O'Connor
    • 16 January 1880 - 31 July 1880: Louis François Rodrigue Masson
    • 1 August 1880 - 7 November 1880: Vacant
    • 8 November 1880 - 19 May 1881: Joseph-Alfred Mousseau
    • 20 May 1881 - 9 July 1882: Archibald Woodbury McLelan
    • 10 July 1882 - 16 October 1883: Vacant
    • 17 October 1883 - 27 November 1889: John Alexander Macdonald
    • 28 November 1889 - 30 April 1891: Charles Carrol Colby
    • 1 May 1891 - 6 June 1891: Vacant
  • Minister of Public Works
    • 17 October 1878 - 19 May 1879: Charles Tupper
    • 20 May 1879 - 6 June 1891: Hector Louis Langevin
  • Minister of Railways and Canals
    • 20 May 1879 - 28 May 1884: Charles Tupper
    • 29 May 1884 - 24 September 1885: John Henry Pope (Acting)
    • 25 September 1885 - 1 April 1889: John Henry Pope
    • 2 April 1889 - 9 April 1889: Vacant
    • 10 April 1889 - 27 November 1889: John Alexander Macdonald (Acting)
    • 28 November 1889 - 6 June 1891: John Alexander Macdonald
  • Registrar General of Canada
    • 17 October 1878 - ? June 1891: The Secretary of State of Canada (Ex officio)
      • 17 October 1878 - 18 October 1878: Vacant
      • 19 October 1878 - 7 November 1880: James Cox Aikins
      • 8 November 1880 - 19 May 1881: John O'Connor
      • 20 May 1881 - 28 July 1882: Joseph-Alfred Mousseau
      • 29 July 1882 - 6 June 1891: Joseph Adolphe Chapleau

References[edit]

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

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
2nd Canadian Ministry
Canadian Ministries
1878–1891
Succeeded by
4th Canadian Ministry