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The Seventeenth Canadian Ministry was the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent. It governed Canada from 15 November 1948 to 21 June 1957, including the end of the 20th Canadian Parliament, as well as all of the 21st and 22nd. The government was formed by the Liberal Party of Canada.

17th Canadian Ministry
17e conseil des ministres du Canada
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17th ministry of Canada
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Date formed15 November 1948
Date dissolved21 June 1957
People and organisations
Monarch
Governor GeneralEarl Alexander
Vincent Massey
Prime MinisterLouis St. Laurent
Member partyLiberal Party of Canada
Opposition partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)1949, 1953
Legislature term(s)
Predecessor16th Canadian Ministry
Successor18th Canadian Ministry
The 17th Canadian Ministry in April 1953.

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Term
Start End
Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of Agriculture James Garfield Gardiner 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Robert Winters 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board C. D. Howe 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Walter Harris 18 January 1950 1 July 1954
Jack Pickersgill 1 July 1954 21 June 1957
Minister for Defence Construction Limited C. D. Howe 1 April 1951 21 June 1957
Minister of Defence Production C. D. Howe 1 April 1951 21 June 1957
Secretary of State for External Affairs Lester B. Pearson 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of Finance and Receiver General Douglas Abbott 15 November 1948 1 July 1954
Walter Harris 1 July 1954 21 June 1957
Minister of Fisheries Robert Wellington Mayhew 15 November 1948 15 October 1952
James Sinclair 15 October 1952 21 June 1957
Minister responsible for Indian Affairs James Angus MacKinnon 15 November 1948 1 April 1949
Colin W. G. Gibson 1 April 1949 18 January 1950
Walter Harris 18 January 1950 1 July 1954
Jack Pickersgill 1 July 1954 21 June 1957
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Stuart Garson 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of Labour Humphrey Mitchell 15 November 1948 3 August 1950
Paul Martin Sr. (acting) 3 August 1950 7 August 1950
Milton Fowler Gregg 7 August 1950 21 June 1957
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Alphonse Fournier 15 November 1948 9 May 1953
Walter Harris 9 May 1953 21 June 1957
Leader of the Government in the Senate Wishart McLea Robertson 15 November 1948 14 October 1953
William Ross Macdonald 14 October 1953 21 June 1957
Minister of Mines and Resources James Angus MacKinnon 15 November 1948 1 April 1949
Colin W. G. Gibson 1 April 1949 18 January 1950
Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys James Joseph McCann 18 January 1950 18 December 1950
George Prudham 18 December 1950 21 June 1957
Associate Minister of National Defence Vacant 15 November 1948 12 February 1953
Ralph Campney 12 February 1953 1 July 1954
Vacant 1 July 1954 26 April 1957
Paul Hellyer 26 April 1957 21 June 1957
Minister of National Defence Brooke Claxton 15 November 1948 1 July 1954
Ralph Campney 1 July 1954 21 June 1957
Minister of National Health and Welfare Paul Martin Sr. 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of National Revenue James Joseph McCann 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources Jean Lesage 16 December 1953 21 June 1957
Postmaster General Ernest Bertrand 15 November 1948 25 August 1949
Édouard Rinfret 25 August 1949 13 February 1952
Alcide Côté 13 February 1952 8 August 1955
Vacant (Walter James Turnbull was acting) 8 August 1955 16 August 1955
Roch Pinard (acting) 16 August 1955 3 November 1955
Hugues Lapointe 3 November 1955 21 June 1957
President of the Queen's Privy Council Louis St. Laurent 15 November 1948 25 April 1957
Lionel Chevrier 25 April 1957 21 June 1957
Minister of Public Works Alphonse Fournier 15 November 1948 12 June 1953
Walter Harris 12 June 1953 17 September 1953
Robert Winters 17 September 1953 21 June 1957
Minister of Reconstruction and Supply Robert Winters 15 November 1948 18 January 1950
Minister of Resources and Development Robert Winters 18 January 1950 17 September 1953
Jean Lesage 17 September 1953 16 December 1953
Secretary of State for Canada and Registrar General Colin W. G. Gibson 15 November 1948 1 April 1949
Frederick Gordon Bradley 1 April 1949 12 June 1953
Jack Pickersgill 12 June 1953 1 July 1954
Roch Pinard 1 July 1954 21 June 1957
Solicitor General Joseph Jean 15 November 1948 25 August 1949
Hugues Lapointe 25 August 1949 7 August 1950
Stuart Garson 7 August 1950 15 October 1952
Ralph Campney 15 October 1952 12 January 1954
William Ross Macdonald 12 January 1954 21 June 1957
Minister of Trade and Commerce C. D. Howe 15 November 1948 21 June 1957
Minister of Transport Lionel Chevrier 15 November 1948 1 July 1954
George Carlyle Marler 1 July 1954 21 June 1957
Minister of Veterans Affairs Milton Fowler Gregg 15 November 1948 7 August 1950
Hugues Lapointe 7 August 1950 21 June 1957
Minister without Portfolio Wishart McLea Robertson 15 November 1948 14 October 1953
James Angus MacKinnon 1 April 1949 14 December 1950
William Ross Macdonald 14 October 1953 12 January 1954

ReferencesEdit

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

SuccessionEdit

Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
16th Canadian Ministry
17th Canadian Ministry
1948–1957
Succeeded by
18th Canadian Ministry