Matthew Crooks Cameron

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Sir Matthew Crooks Cameron (2 October 182225 June 1887) was a politician in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Cameron entered the Cabinet of Premier John Sandfield Macdonald in 1867 as Provincial Secretary and Registrar.

In 1871, he became Commissioner of Crown Lands. With the defeat of the Macdonald government in the provincial election that December, Cameron became leader of the Ontario Conservative Party, but stepped down in 1878 to became a judge. In 1887, he was knighted shortly before his death.

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Preceded by:
John Sandfield Macdonald
Leaders of the Conservative Party of Ontario
1871-1878
Succeeded by:
William Ralph Meredith

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