Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

The Ministries


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Seventh Ministry

Liberal-Conservative 1
1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Prime Minister
Honourable Sir Charles Tupper 2

The Ministry
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Minister of Agriculture
Hon. Walter Humphries Montague   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Controller of Customs
Hon. John Fisher Wood   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Finance and Receiver General
Hon. George Eulas Foster   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs3  
Hon. Hugh John Macdonald   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Controller of Inland Revenue
Hon. Edward Gawler Prior   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of the Interior3  
Hon. Hugh John Macdonald   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Hon. Arthur Rupert Dickey   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Marine and Fisheries
Hon. John Costigan   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Militia and Defence
Hon. David Tisdale   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister without Portfolio
Hon. Donald Ferguson  Senator  1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896
Hon. John Jones Ross  Senator  1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896
Hon. Sir Frank Smith  Senator  1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Postmaster General
Hon. Louis-Olivier Taillon   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

President of the Privy Council
Hon. Auguste RĂ©al Angers  Senator  1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Public Works
Hon. Alphonse Desjardins  Senator  1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Railways and Canals
Hon. John Graham Haggart   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Secretary of State of Canada4  
Hon. Sir Charles Tupper   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Minister of Trade and Commerce
Hon. William Bullock Ives   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896
Not of the Cabinet
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper   1 May 1896 - 8 July 1896

Footnotes

  • [1] On April 27, 1896 with the resignation of Bowell, the Governor General invited Tupper to form a Government. The Seventh Ministry, which included twelve ministers from the Sixth Ministry, eleven of whom retained their previous portfolios, assumed office on May 1, 1896.
  • [2] Tupper was also Secretary of State of Canada.
  • [3] The Minister of the Interior was ex officio the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs.
  • [4] The Secretary of State was ex officio, the Registrar General of Canada.