17th Canadian Ministry

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17th Canadian Ministry
17e conseil des ministres du Canada
Canadian Red Ensign (1957–1965).svg
17th ministry of Canada
Date formed 15 November 1948
Date dissolved 21 June 1957
People and organisations
Head of state
Head of government Louis St. Laurent
Member party Liberal Party of Canada
Opposition party Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Opposition leader
Election(s) 1949, 1953
Legislature term(s)
Predecessor 16th Canadian Ministry
Successor 18th Canadian Ministry
The 17th Canadian Ministry in April 1953.

The Seventeenth Canadian Ministry was the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent. It governed Canada from 15 November 1948 to 21 June 1957, including the end of the 20th Canadian Parliament, as well as all of the 21st and 22nd. The government was formed by the Liberal Party of Canada.



  • Government of Canada. "Seventeenth Ministry". Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation. Privy Council Office. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 


Ministries of Canada
Preceded by
16th Canadian Ministry
17th Canadian Ministry
Succeeded by
18th Canadian Ministry