List of Postmasters General for the Province of Canada

List Of Postmasters General For The Province Of Canada

List of Postmasters General for the Province of Canada

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The Postmaster General for the Province of Canada was a member of the Executive Council for the Province of Canada responsible for the operation of the mail service. From 1784 to 1850, Deputy Postmasters General were appointed in the Canadian colonies, subordinate to the Postmaster General in Britain. On July 28, 1849, the British Parliament passed An Act for Enabling Colonial Legislatures to Establish Inland Posts. Legislation was passed in the Province of Canada in 1850 to regulate the operation of the postal service. The official transfer was completed in 1851. After Canadian Confederation in 1867, this function was transferred to the new federal government. In the Province of Canada, the Postmaster General also automatically became a member of the Board of Railway Commissioners.

  1. James Morris, April 1851 – August 1853
  2. Malcolm Cameron, August 1853 – July 1854
  3. Robert Spence, October 1854 – 1857
  4. Sidney Smith, February 1858 – August 1858
  5. Michael Hamilton Foley, August 1858
  6. Sir John A. Macdonald, August 1858
  7. ; Sidney Smith (second time), September 1858 – May 1862
  8. ; Michael Hamilton Foley (second time), May 1862 – May 1863
  9. Oliver Mowat, May 1863 – March 1864
  10. ; Michael Hamilton Foley (third time), March 1864 – May 1864
  11. ; Oliver Mowat (second time), June 1864 – November 1864
  12. William Pearce Howland, November 1864 – August 1866
  13. Hector-Louis Langevin, November 1866......
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