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.


Sir John A. Macdonald in November 1883.


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


Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
2nd Canadian Ministry
3rd Canadian Ministry
Succeeded by
4th Canadian Ministry