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16th Canadian Ministry

The Sixteenth Canadian Ministry was the third cabinet chaired by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. It governed Canada from 23 October 1935 to 15 November 1948, including all of the 18th and 19th Canadian Parliaments, as well as the beginning of the 20th. The government was formed by the Liberal Party of Canada. Mackenzie King was also Prime Minister in the Twelfth and Fourteenth Canadian Ministries.

16th Canadian Ministry
16e conseil des ministres du Canada
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16th ministry of Canada
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Date formed23 October 1935
Date dissolved15 November 1948
People and organisations
Governor GeneralEarl Bessborough
John Buchan
Earl Athlone
Prime MinisterWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Member partyLiberal Party of Canada
Opposition party
Opposition leader
Election(s)1935, 1940, 1945
Legislature term(s)
Predecessor15th Canadian Ministry
Successor17th Canadian Ministry
Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King and members of the Cabinet, 1945



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


Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
15th Canadian Ministry
16th Canadian Ministry
Succeeded by
17th Canadian Ministry