Prime Minister Mackenzie King appointed a past Premier of Saskatchewan as his new Minister of Finance on this date in 1929. Charles A. Dunning, born in England in 1885, emigrated to Canada in 1901, at the age of 16. He would later hold his province’s top political job from 1922 until 1926, served in Finance until the defeat of King’s Liberal government at the hands of R.B. The following year he prevailed upon Dunning to once again serve as Minister of Finance. Dunning agreed and was sent to the Commons in 1936 by acclamation via by-election and entered cabinet.
Source: CBC News November 26, 2022 17:05 UTC