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May - First Minister of Labour - William Lyon Mackenzie King

Date: 
May 15, 1909
Legislation passed in the House of Commons creating the Office of the Minister of Labour to oversee the federal Department of Labour which was established pursuant to the Conciliation Act, 1900. Between 1900 and 1909 the Department was under the control of the Minister designated to administer the Conciliation Act, namely the Postmaster General. Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier appointed William Lyon Mackenzie King to the post, who prior to that served as Canada’s first Deputy Minister of Labour and who went on to be Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister.

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