List of current Canadian first ministers

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Canada is a parliamentary democracy that includes ten provinces and three territories. Each province and territory has a head of government. Those people are called Premiers to avoid confusion with the federal Prime Minister.[1]

All but five of the Premiers are men. The longest-serving Premier is Dalton McGuinty of Ontario, who has held the position since October 23, 2003; the newest Premier is Pauline Marois of Quebec, who assumed office on September 17, 2012. The oldest premier, Pauline Marois of Quebec, was born in 1949; The youngest Premier, Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island, was born in 1974. There are thirteen incumbent Premiers, of which three are from a Liberal Party, three are from a Conservative Party, two are from the New Democratic Party, one is from the Parti Québécois, one is from the Saskatchewan Party, one is from the Yukon Party, and two are non-partisan.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Current Canadian first ministers[change | edit source]

First minister Federation, province, or territory Order Party Incumbency First mandate began Current mandate began Parliament Refer-
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Federation - Prime Minister
Stephen Harper by Remy Steinegger.jpg Stephen Harper Canada 22nd Conservative &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&074.&&&&&074 days 2006 Election 2011 Election 41st [14]
Provinces - Provincial Premiers
Kathleen Wynne.JPG Kathleen Wynne Ontario 25th Liberal &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&&069.&&&&&069 days 2013 Designation 2013 Designation 40th [9]
Pauline Marois - Chicoutimi 03.jpg Pauline Marois Quebec 30th Parti Québécois &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0216.&&&&&0216 days 2012 Election 2012 Election 40th
Stephen McNeil Nova Scotia 28th Liberal &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0181.&&&&&0181 days 2013 Election 2013 Election 62nd [11]
David Alward New Brunswick 32nd Progressive Conservative &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0191.&&&&&0191 days 2010 Election 2010 Election 57th [13]
Greg Selinger cropped.jpg Greg Selinger Manitoba 21st New Democratic &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0184.&&&&&0184 days 2009 Designation 2011 Election 40th [8]
Christy Clark.jpg Christy Clark British Columbia 35th Liberal &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&038.&&&&&038 days 2011 Designation 2011 Designation 39th [15]
Robert Ghiz.jpg Robert Ghiz Prince Edward Island 31st Liberal &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0313.&&&&&0313 days 2007 Election 2011 Election 64th [12]
BradWall.jpg Brad Wall Saskatchewan 14th Saskatchewan Party &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0151.&&&&&0151 days 2007 Election 2011 Election 27th [7]
Alison Redford 2012.jpg Alison Redford Alberta 14th Progressive Conservative &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0196.&&&&&0196 days 2011 Designation 2012 Election 28th [6]
Kathy Dunderdale 31May2011.jpg Kathy Dunderdale Newfoundland and Labrador 10th Progressive Conservative &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0139.&&&&&0139 days 2010 Designation 2011 Election 47th [10]
Territories - Territorial Premiers
Bob McLeod Northwest Territories 12th N/A &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0177.&&&&&0177 days 2011 Election 2011 Election 17th [3]
Darrell Pasloski.jpg Darrell Pasloski Yukon 8th Yukon Party &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0314.&&&&&0314 days 2011 Designation 2011 Election 33rd [2]
Premier Eva Aariak cropped.jpg Eva Aariak Nunavut 2nd N/A &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0153.&&&&&0153 days 2008 Election 2008 Election 3rd [4]


References[change | edit source]

  1. "Glossary". Library and Archives Canada. 2001-05-10. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/h2-1800-e.html. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Official Yukon Party Web Site". Yukon Party. http://yukonparty.ca/. Retrieved 2011-06-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "GNWT - Premier - Biography". Government of the Northwest Territories. http://www.premier.gov.nt.ca/biography/. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Nunavut names new premier" (fee required). The Globe and Mail. 2008-11-14. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081114.wnunavutpremier1115/BNStory/National/home. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  5. "British Columbia Premier Christy". British Columbia Liberals. http://www.christyclark.ca/premier/. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Honourable Ed Stelmach" (PDF). Government of Alberta. http://premier.alberta.ca/documents/Ed_Stelmach_bio_Apr_08.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Saskatchewan Party | Biography". Saskatchewan Party. http://www.saskparty.com/wall_bio.html. Retrieved 2008-11-13.[dead link]
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Province of Manitoba | Premier's Biography". Government of Manitoba. http://www.gov.mb.ca/minister/premier/biography.html. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Office of the Premier". Government of Ontario. http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/home/index.php. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Office of the Premier - Biography". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. http://www.premier.gov.nl.ca/premier/bio.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Honourable Stephen McNeil". Government of Nova Scotia. http://premier.gov.ns.ca/. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Prince Edward Island: Biography". Government of Prince Edward Island. http://www.gov.pe.ca/phone/makebio.php3?number=21557. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "MLA Bios -56th Legislature". Government of New Brunswick. http://www1.gnb.ca/legis/bios1/bio-e.asp?IDNo=130&version=e. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  14. "Stephen Harper: Prime Minister of Canada". Government of Canada. http://pm.gc.ca/eng/default.asp. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  15. "Biography - Premier Christy Clark". British Columbia Liberals. http://www.gov.bc.ca/premier/biography/. Retrieved 2011-03-14.

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