Events in Manitoba History: Royal Commission on Construction of the Legislative Building (1915)

This Royal Commission was established by Lieutenant Governor Douglas Colin Cameron in early 1915 to investigate charges of corruption in the construction of Manitoba’s Legislative Building. Its three members were judges Daniel Alexander Macdonald, Hugh John Macdonald, and Thomas Graham Mathers (Chairman), with the support of registrar Geoffrey Henry Walker. Premier Rodmond Palen Roblin resigned after the Commission’s findings substantiated the charges.

See also:

TimeLinks: Legislature Scandal

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Legislative Building (450 Broadway, Winnipeg)


“Here’s Royal Commission in session,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 April 1915, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 April 2024