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The Fifteenth Canadian Ministry was the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister R. B. Bennett. It governed Canada from 7 August 1930 to 23 October 1935, including only the 17th Canadian Parliament. The government was formed by the old Conservative Party of Canada.

15th Canadian Ministry
15e conseil des ministres du Canada
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15th ministry of Canada
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Date formed7 August 1930
Date dissolved23 October 1935
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralMarquess of Willingdon
Earl Bessborough
Prime MinisterR. B. Bennett
Member partyConservative Party (historical)
Opposition partyLiberal Party of Canada
Opposition leaderWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
History
Election(s)1930
Legislature term(s)17th Canadian Parliament
Predecessor14th Canadian Ministry
Successor16th Canadian Ministry

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Term
Start End
Prime Minister R. B. Bennett 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of Agriculture Vacant (Joseph Hiram Grisdale was acting) 7 August 1930 8 August 1930
Robert Weir 8 August 1930 23 October 1935
Secretary of State for External Affairs R. B. Bennett 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of Finance and Receiver General R. B. Bennett 7 August 1930 3 February 1932
Edgar Nelson Rhodes 3 February 1932 23 October 1935
Minister of Fisheries Edgar Nelson Rhodes 7 August 1930 3 February 1932
Alfred Duranleau (acting) 3 February 1932 17 November 1934
Grote Stirling (acting) 17 November 1934 14 August 1935
William Gordon Ernst 14 August 1935 23 October 1935
Minister of Immigration and Colonization Wesley Ashton Gordon 7 August 1930 3 February 1932
Wesley Ashton Gordon (acting) 3 February 1932 23 October 1935
Minister of the Interior and Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs Thomas Gerow Murphy 8 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Hugh Guthrie 7 August 1930 14 August 1935
George Reginald Geary 14 August 1935 23 October 1935
Minister of Labour Lucien Henri Gendron 7 August 1930 3 February 1932
Wesley Ashton Gordon 3 February 1932 23 October 1935
Leader of the Government in the Senate Wellington Willoughby 7 August 1930 3 February 1932
Arthur Meighen 3 February 1932 23 October 1935
Minister of Marine Alfred Duranleau 7 August 1930 20 July 1935
Vacant (William Ambrose Found was acting) 20 July 1935 30 August 1935
Lucien Henri Gendron 30 August 1935 23 October 1935
Minister of Mines Wesley Ashton Gordon 8 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of National Defence Donald Matheson Sutherland 7 August 1930 17 November 1934
Grote Stirling 17 November 1934 23 October 1935
Minister of National Revenue Edmond Baird Ryckman 7 August 1930 6 December 1933
Robert Charles Matthews 6 December 1933 14 August 1935
Earl Lawson 14 August 1935 23 October 1935
Minister of Pensions and National Health Murray MacLaren 7 August 1930 17 November 1934
Donald Matheson Sutherland 17 November 1934 23 October 1935
Postmaster General Arthur Sauvé 7 August 1930 16 August 1935
Samuel Gobeil 16 August 1935 23 October 1935
President of the Queen's Privy Council R. B. Bennett 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of Public Works Hugh Alexander Stewart 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of Railways and Canals Robert James Manion 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Secretary of State for Canada and Registrar General Charles Cahan 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Solicitor General Maurice Dupré 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Minister of Trade and Commerce Henry Herbert Stevens 7 August 1930 27 October 1934
Vacant (William Grannis Parmelee was acting) 27 October 1934 17 November 1934
Richard Hanson 17 November 1934 23 October 1935
Minister without Portfolio John Alexander Macdonald 7 August 1930 14 August 1935
Sir George Halsey Perley 7 August 1930 23 October 1935
Arthur Meighen 3 February 1932 23 October 1935
Onésime Gagnon 30 August 1935 23 October 1935
William Earl Rowe 30 August 1935 23 October 1935

ReferencesEdit

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

SuccessionEdit

Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
14th Canadian Ministry
15th Canadian Ministry
1930–1935
Succeeded by
16th Canadian Ministry