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4th Canadian Parliament

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Government  Conservative Party
Third parties  Liberal Party
Opposition  Liberal-Conservative
4th Canadian Parliament
Prime Minister (cabinet)  Rt. Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald (3rd Canadian Ministry) 17 October 1878 – 6 June 1891
Leader of the Opposition  Alexander Mackenzie 17 October 1878 – 27 April 1880
Speaker of the Commons  Joseph Godéric Blanchet 13 February 1879 – 7 February 1883

The 4th Canadian Parliament was in session from 13 February 1879 until 18 May 1882. The membership was set by the 1878 federal election on 17 September 1878. It was dissolved prior to the 1882 election.

It was controlled by a Conservative/Liberal-Conservative majority under Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald and the 3rd Canadian Ministry. The Official Opposition was the Liberal Party, first led by Alexander Mackenzie, and then by Edward Blake.

The Speaker was Joseph Godéric Blanchet. See also List of Canadian electoral districts 1873-1882 for a list of the ridings in this parliament.

There were four sessions of the 4th Parliament:

List of members

Following is a full list of members of the fourth parliament listed first by province, then by electoral district.

Electoral districts denoted by an asterisk (*) indicates that district was represented by two members.


4th Canadian Parliament Wikipedia

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