List of Canadian Ministers of Justice

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Canadian Ministers of Justice

Ministers of Justice also carry the title Attorney General of Canada

1. John A. Macdonald July 1 1867 - November 5 1873 as PM
2. Antoine Dorion November 7 1873 - May 31 1874 under Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie
* Albert James Smith (Acting) June 1 1874 - July 7 1874
3. Télesphore Fournier July 8 1874 - May 18 1875
4. Edward Blake May 19 1875 - June 7 1877
5. T. A. R. Laflamme June 8 1877 - October 8 1878
6. James McDonald October 17 1878 - May 18 1881 under Prime Minister John A. Macdonald
7. Alexander Campbell May 20 1881 - September 24 1885
8. John Sparrow David Thompson September 26 1885 - June 6 1891
June 16 1891 - November 24 1892 under Prime Minister John Abbott
December 5 1892 - December 12 1894 as PM
9. Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper December 21 1894 - January 5 1896 under Prime Minister Mackenzie Bowell
* Thomas Daly (Acting) January 6 1896 - January 14 1896
10. Arthur Rupert Dickey January 15 1896 - April 27 1896
May 1 1896 - July 8 1896 under Prime Minister Charles Tupper
11. Oliver Mowat July 13 1896 - November 17 1897 under Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier
12. David Mills November 18 1897 - February 7 1902
13. Charles Fitzpatrick February 11 1902 - June 3 1906
14. Allen Aylesworth June 4 1906 - October 6 1911
15. Charles Doherty October 10 1911 - July 9 1920 under Prime Minister Robert Borden
July 10 1920 - September 20 1921 under Prime Minister Arthur Meighen
16. R. B. Bennett October 4 1921 - December 28 1921
17. Lomer Gouin December 29 1921 - January 3 1924 under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
* Ernest Lapointe (Acting) January 4 1924 - January 29 1924
18. Ernest Lapointe January 30 1924 - June 28 1926
* Hugh Guthrie (Acting) June 29 1926 - July 12 1926 under Prime Minister Arthur Meighen
19. Esioff-Léon Patenaude July 13 1926 - September 24 1926
Ernest Lapointe (2nd time) September 25 1926 - August 6 1930 under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
20. Hugh Guthrie August 7 1930 - August 11 1935 under Prime Minister R. B. Bennett
Esioff-Léon Patenaude (2nd time) August 14 1935 - October 22 1935
21. George Geary August 14 1935 - October 22 1935
Ernest Lapointe (3rd time) October 23 1935 - November 26 1941 under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
* Joseph Enoil Michaud (Acting) November 27 1941 - December 9 1941
22. Louis Saint-Laurent December 10 1941 - December 9 1946
23. James Lorimer Ilsley December 10 1946 - June 30 1948
* Louis Saint-Laurent (Acting) July 1 1948 - September 9 1948
Louis Saint-Laurent (2nd time) September 10 1948 - November 14 1948
24. Stuart Sinclair Garson November 15 1948 - June 20 1957 under Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent
25. E. Davie Fulton June 21 1957 - August 8 1962 under Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker
26. Donald Fleming August 9 1962 - April 21 1963
27. Lionel Chevrier April 22 1963 - February 2 1964 under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson
28. Guy Favreau February 3 1964 - June 29 1965
* George McIlraith (Acting) June 30 1965 - July 6 1965
29. Louis Cardin July 7 1965 - April 3 1967
30. Pierre Trudeau April 4 1967 - April 19 1968
April 20 1968 - July 5 1968 as PM
31. John Turner July 6 1968 - January 27 1972 under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
32. Otto Lang January 28 1972 - September 25 1975
33. Ron Basford September 26 1975 - August 2 1978
* Otto Lang (Acting) August 3 1978 - August 8 1978
Otto Lang (2nd time) August 9 1978 - November 23 1978
34. Marc Lalonde November 24 1978 - June 3 1979
35. Jacques Flynn June 4 1979 - March 2 1980 under Prime Minister Joe Clark
36. Jean Chrétien March 3 1980 - September 9 1982 under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
37. Mark MacGuigan September 10 1982 - June 29 1984
38. Donald Johnston June 30 1984 - September 16 1984 under Prime Minister John Turner
39. John Crosbie September 17 1984 - June 29 1986 under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
40. Ray Hnatyshyn June 30 1986 - December 7 1988
* Joe Clark (Acting) December 8 1988 - January 29 1989
41. Doug Lewis January 30 1989 - February 22 1990
42. Kim Campbell February 23 1990 - January 3 1993
43. Pierre Blais January 4 1993 - June 24 1993
  Pierre Blais (cont'd) June 25 1993 - November 3 1993 under Prime Minister Kim Campbell
44. Allan Rock November 4 1993 - June 10 1997 under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
45. Anne McLellan June 11 1997 - January 14 2002
46. Martin Cauchon January 15 2002 - December 11 2003
47. Irwin Cotler December 12 2003 - under Prime Minister Paul Martin

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