Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

The Ministries


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Eleventh Ministry

Unionist - "National Liberal and Conservative Party" 1
10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Arthur Meighen

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Hon. Simon Fraser Tolmie   10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Customs and Excise2  
Hon. Rupert Wilson Wigmore   4 June 1921 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. John Babington Macaulay Baxter   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue2  
Vacant  10 July 1920 - 12 July 1920
Hon. Rupert Wilson Wigmore  3   13 July 1920 - 3 June 1921

Secretary of State for External Affairs4  
Rt Hon. Arthur Meighen   10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Finance and Receiver General
Hon. Sir Henry Lumley Drayton   10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Immigration and Colonization5  
Hon. James Alexander Calder  6   10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. John Wesley Edwards   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs7  
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed  Senator  10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of the Interior7  
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed  Senator  10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Hon. Charles Joseph Doherty   10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Vacant  21 Sept. 1921 - 3 Oct. 1921
Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett   4 Oct. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Labour
Hon. Gideon Decker Robertson  Senator  10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Marine and Fisheries8  
Hon. Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne   10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Militia and Defence
Hon. Hugh Guthrie   10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Mines9  
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed  Senator  10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister without Portfolio
Hon. Sir Albert Edward Kemp  Senator  13 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921
Hon. Edgar Keith Spinney   13 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921
Hon. Edmund James Bristol   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921
Hon. James Robert Wilson   26 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of the Naval Service8  
Hon. Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne   10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Postmaster General
Hon. Pierre-Édouard Blondin  Senator  10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Louis-de-Gonzague Belley   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

President of the Privy Council5  
Hon. James Alexander Calder  6   10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Louis-Philippe Normand   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Public Works
Hon. John Dowsley Reid   10 July 1920 - 12 July 1920
Hon. Fleming Blanchard McCurdy   13 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Railways and Canals
Hon. John Dowsley Reid   10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. John Alexander Stewart   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Secretary of State of Canada10  
Rt Hon. Arthur Lewis Sifton   10 July 1920 - 21 Jan. 1921
Vacant  22 Jan. 1921 - 23 Jan. 1921
Hon. Sir Henry Lumley Drayton   24 Jan. 1921 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Rodolphe Monty   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
Vacant  10 July 1920 - 18 July 1920
Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed  Senator  19 July 1920 - 21 Sept. 1921
Hon. Robert James Manion   22 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Solicitor General of Canada11  
Hon. Hugh Guthrie   10 July 1920 - 30 Sept. 1921

Minister of Trade and Commerce
Rt Hon. Sir George Eulas Foster   10 July 1920 - 20 Sept. 1921
Hon. Henry Herbert Stevens   21 Sept. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921
Not of the Cabinet
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
Vacant  10 July 1920 - 29 Dec. 1921

Solicitor General of Canada11  
Hon. Guillaume AndrĂ© Fauteux   1 Oct. 1921 - 29 Dec. 1921

Footnotes

  • [1] On July 10, 1920, Borden resigned as Prime Minister and Meighen and most of the Eleventh Ministry were sworn to office. Initially twelve of the ministers were from the Tenth Ministry, and ten retained their previous portfolios.
  • [2] The office of Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue was abolished and the office of Minister of Customs and Excise was created by Statute 11-12 Geo. V, c. 26, and assented to on June 4, 1921.
  • [3] Wigmore was appointed Minister of Customs and Excise on June 4, 1921.
  • [4] The Prime Minister was ex officio the Secretary of State for External Affairs.
  • [5] The Department of Health was presided over by the minister of another department who was to be named by the Governor in Council. Until September 21, 1921 the President of the Privy Council was designated to be ex officio the minister to preside over the department. On that date the Minister of Immigration and Colonization was designated to administer the department.
  • [6] Calder was appointed Minister of Immigration and Colonization and President of the Privy Council.
  • [7] The Minister of the Interior was ex officio the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs.
  • [8] The Minister of Marine and Fisheries was ex officio the Minister of the Naval Service.
  • [9] The Department of Mines was presided over by the minister of another department, who was to be named by the Governor in Council and who was to be called "The Minister of Mines", During the Eleventh Ministry the Minister of the Interior was named Minister of Mines.
  • [10] The Secretary of State of Canada was ex officio the Registrar General of Canada.
  • [11] See also Not of the Cabinet, Solicitor General of Canada.