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The Minister of the Interior was the member of the Canadian Cabinet responsible for federal land management, immigration, Indian affairs and natural resources extraction. The position was created in 1873 to replace the Secretary of State for the Provinces and was superseded by the following ministries in 1936:

Minister of the Interior of Canada
Member ofCabinet of Canada
PrecursorSecretary of State for the Provinces
FormationJuly 1, 1873
First holderAlexander Campbell
Final holderThomas Crerar
AbolishedNovember 30, 1936

MinistersEdit

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1   Alexander Campbell July 1, 1873 November 5, 1873 Liberal-Conservative 1 (Macdonald)
2   David Laird November 7, 1873 October 6, 1876 Liberal 2 (Mackenzie)
  Richard William Scott
(Acting)
October 7, 1876 October 23, 1876 Liberal
3   David Mills October 24, 1876 October 8, 1878 Liberal
4   Sir John A. Macdonald October 17, 1878 October 2, 1887 Liberal-Conservative 3 (Macdonald)
5   Thomas White October 3, 1887 April 21, 1888 Conservative
  Sir John A. Macdonald
(Acting)
May 8, 1888 September 24, 1888 Liberal-Conservative
6 Edgar Dewdney September 25, 1888 June 6, 1891 Conservative
June 16, 1891 October 16, 1892 4 (Abbott)
7   Thomas Mayne Daly October 17, 1892 November 24, 1892 Liberal-Conservative
December 5, 1892 December 12, 1894 5 (Thompson)
December 21, 1894 April 27, 1896 6 (Bowell)
8   Hugh John Macdonald May 1, 1896 July 8, 1896 Conservative (historical) 7 (Tupper)
  Richard William Scott
(Acting)
July 17, 1896 November 16, 1896 Liberal 8 (Laurier)
9   Clifford Sifton November 17, 1896 February 28, 1905 Liberal
  Sir Wilfrid Laurier
(Acting)
March 13, 1905 April 7, 1905 Liberal
10   Frank Oliver April 8, 1905 October 6, 1911 Liberal
11   Robert Rogers October 10, 1911 October 28, 1912 Conservative 9 (Borden)
12   William James Roche October 29, 1912 October 12, 1917 Conservative
13 Arthur Meighen October 12, 1917 July 10, 1920 Unionist 10 (Borden)
14   Sir James Alexander Lougheed July 10, 1920 December 29, 1921 National Liberal and Conservative 11 (Meighen)
15   Charles Stewart
(1st time)
December 29, 1921 June 28, 1926 Liberal 12 (King)
  Henry Herbert Stevens
(Acting)
June 29, 1926 July 12, 1926 Conservative 13 (Meighen)
  Richard Bedford Bennett
(Acting)
July 13, 1926 September 24, 1926 Conservative
(15)   Charles Stewart
(2nd time)
September 25, 1926 August 6, 1930 Liberal 14 (King)
16   Thomas Gerow Murphy August 7, 1930 October 23, 1935 Conservative 15 (Bennett)
17   Thomas Crerar October 23, 1935 November 30, 1936 Liberal 16 (King)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "History of Departments: Interior". Library of Parliament.