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:
|1st||13 February 1879||15 May 1879|
|2nd||12 February 1880||7 May 1880|
|3rd||9 December 1880||21 March 1881|
|4th||9 February 1882||17 May 1882|
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