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The Eighteenth Canadian Ministry was the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. It governed Canada from 21 June 1957 to 22 April 1963, including all of the 23rd, 24th, and 25th Canadian Parliaments. The government was formed by the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

18th Canadian Ministry
18e conseil des ministres du Canada
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18th ministry of Canada
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Date formed21 June 1957
Date dissolved22 April 1963
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralVincent Massey
Georges Vanier
Prime MinisterJohn Diefenbaker
Member partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Opposition partyLiberal Party of Canada
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)1957, 1958, 1962
Legislature term(s)
Predecessor17th Canadian Ministry
Successor19th Canadian Ministry

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Term
Start End
Prime Minister John Diefenbaker 21 June 1957 22 April 1963
Minister of Agriculture Douglas Harkness 21 June 1957 11 October 1960
Alvin Hamilton 11 October 1960 22 April 1963
Minister of Amateur Sport Jay Monteith 29 September 1961 22 April 1963
Minister for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Howard Charles Green 21 June 1957 20 August 1959
David James Walker 20 August 1959 18 July 1962
Howard Charles Green (acting) 18 July 1962 8 August 1962
Davie Fulton 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board Gordon Churchill 21 June 1957 11 October 1960
Alvin Hamilton 11 October 1960 22 April 1963
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Davie Fulton (acting) 21 June 1957 12 May 1958
Ellen Fairclough 12 May 1958 9 August 1962
Dick Bell 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister for Defence Construction Limited Howard Charles Green (acting) 21 June 1957 12 May 1958
Raymond O'Hurley 12 May 1958 22 April 1963
Minister of Defence Production Howard Charles Green (acting) 21 June 1957 12 May 1958
Raymond O'Hurley 12 May 1958 22 April 1963
Secretary of State for External Affairs John Diefenbaker 21 June 1957 13 September 1957
Sidney Earle Smith 13 September 1957 17 March 1959
John Diefenbaker (acting) 17 March 1959 4 June 1959
Howard Charles Green 4 June 1959 22 April 1963
Minister of Finance and Receiver General Donald Fleming 21 June 1957 9 August 1962
George Nowlan 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister of Fisheries Angus MacLean 21 June 1957 22 April 1963
Minister of Forestry Hugh John Flemming 11 October 1960 18 March 1963
Martial Asselin 18 March 1963 22 April 1963
Minister responsible for Indian Affairs Davie Fulton (acting) 21 June 1957 12 May 1958
Ellen Fairclough 12 May 1958 9 August 1962
Dick Bell 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Davie Fulton 21 June 1957 9 August 1962
Donald Fleming 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister of Labour Michael Starr 21 June 1957 22 April 1963
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Howard Charles Green 21 June 1957 14 January 1960
Gordon Churchill 14 January 1960 22 April 1963
Leader of the Government in the Senate John Thomas Haig 21 June 1957 12 May 1958
Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys Léon Balcer (acting) 21 June 1957 7 August 1957
Paul Comtois 7 August 1957 6 October 1961
Walter Dinsdale (acting) 6 October 1961 28 December 1961
Jacques Flynn 28 December 1961 18 July 1962
Hugh John Flemming (acting) 18 July 1962 9 August 1962
Paul Martineau 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister for National Capital Commission David James Walker 20 August 1959 18 July 1962
Howard Charles Green (acting) 18 July 1962 9 August 1962
Davie Fulton 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Associate Minister of National Defence Vacant 21 June 1957 20 August 1959
Pierre Sévigny 20 August 1959 8 February 1963
Vacant 8 February 1963 22 April 1963
Minister of National Defence George Pearkes 21 June 1957 10 October 1960
Douglas Harkness 11 October 1960 4 February 1963
Vacant (Elgin B. Armstrong was acting) 4 February 1963 12 February 1963
Gordon Churchill 12 February 1963 22 April 1963
Minister of National Health and Welfare Alfred Johnson Brooks (acting) 21 June 1957 22 August 1957
Jay Monteith 22 August 1957 22 April 1963
Minister of National Revenue George Nowlan 21 June 1957 9 August 1962
Hugh John Flemming 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources Douglas Harkness 21 June 1957 22 August 1957
Alvin Hamilton 22 August 1957 11 October 1960
Walter Dinsdale 11 October 1960 22 April 1963
Postmaster General William McLean Hamilton 21 June 1957 18 July 1962
Angus MacLean (acting) 18 July 1962 9 August 1962
Ellen Fairclough 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
President of the Queen's Privy Council John Diefenbaker 21 June 1957 28 December 1961
Noël Dorion 28 December 1961 5 July 1962
John Diefenbaker (acting) 5 July 1962 21 December 1962
John Diefenbaker 21 December 1962 22 April 1963
Minister of Public Works Howard Charles Green 21 June 1957 20 August 1959
David James Walker 20 August 1959 18 July 1962
Howard Charles Green (acting) 18 July 1962 9 August 1962
Davie Fulton 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Secretary of State for Canada and Registrar General Ellen Fairclough 21 June 1957 12 May 1958
Henri Courtemanche 12 May 1958 19 January 1960
Léon Balcer (acting) 19 January 1960 11 October 1960
Noël Dorion 11 October 1960 5 July 1962
Léon Balcer (acting) 5 July 1962 9 August 1962
Ernest Halpenny 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Solicitor General Léon Balcer 21 June 1957 11 October 1960
William Joseph Browne 11 October 1960 9 August 1962
Vacant 9 August 1962 22 April 1963
Minister of Trade and Commerce Gordon Churchill 21 June 1957 10 October 1960
George Hees 11 October 1960 8 February 1963
Vacant (James Alan Roberts was acting) 8 February 1963 12 February 1963
Malcolm Wallace McCutcheon 12 February 1963 22 April 1963
Minister of Transport George Hees 21 June 1957 11 October 1960
Léon Balcer 11 October 1960 22 April 1963
Minister of Veterans Affairs Alfred Johnson Brooks 21 June 1957 11 October 1960
Gordon Churchill 11 October 1960 12 February 1963
Marcel Lambert 12 February 1963 22 April 1963
Minister without Portfolio William Joseph Browne 21 June 1957 11 October 1960
James Macdonnell 21 June 1957 20 August 1959
John Thomas Haig 9 October 1957 11 May 1958
Ernest Halpenny 11 October 1960 9 August 1962
Malcolm Wallace McCutcheon 9 August 1962 12 February 1963
Frank Charles McGee 18 March 1963 22 April 1963
Théogène Ricard 18 March 1963 22 April 1963
Offices not of the Cabinet
Leader of the Government in the Senate Walter Aseltine 12 May 1958 31 August 1962
Alfred Johnson Brooks 31 August 1962 22 April 1963

ReferencesEdit

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

SuccessionEdit

Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
17th Canadian Ministry
18th Canadian Ministry
1957–1963
Succeeded by
19th Canadian Ministry