List of current Canadian first ministers

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Canada is a country that occupies most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. A federation that comprises ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a parliamentary democracy, with a Prime Minister as its head of government; and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. Each of the country's provinces and territories has a head of government, called the Premier by English speakers, to avoid confusion with the federal Prime Minister.[1]

Of the thirteen Premiers, currently two are women. The longest-serving Premier is Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island, who has held the position since June 12, 2007; the newest Premier is Brian Gallant of New Brunswick, who assumed office on October 7, 2014. The oldest Premier, Greg Selinger of Manitoba, was born in 1951; The youngest Premier, Brian Gallant of New Brunswick, was born in 1982. There are thirteen incumbent Premiers, of which six are from a Liberal Party, two are from a Progressive Conservative Party, one is from a New Democratic Party, one is from the Saskatchewan Party, one is from the Yukon Party, and two are non-partisan.

Current Canadian first ministers[edit]

The Canadian order of precedence dictates persons' roles in ceremonial protocol. The highest is the Queen, Elizabeth II, then the Governor General, followed by the Prime Minister, the Premiers of the provinces in the order their province joined confederation and by population at joining, and the Premiers of the territories. Incumbency is current as of December 22, 2014.

First minister Jurisdiction Order Party Incumbency First mandate began Current mandate began Parlia-
Federation – Prime Minister
HarperStephen Harper by Remy Steinegger.jpg Harper, StephenStephen Harper Canada 22nd Conservative 8 years, 319 days 2006 Election 2011 Election 41st [2]
Provinces – Provincial Premiers
WynneKathleen Wynne.JPG Wynne, KathleenKathleen Wynne Ontario 25th Liberal 1 year, 314 days 2013 Designation 2014 Election 41st [3]
CouillardPhilippe Couillard.jpg Couillard, PhilippePhilippe Couillard Quebec 31st Liberal 0 years, 243 days 2014 Election 2014 Election 41st [4]
McNeil Stephen McNeil color-balanced.jpg McNeil, StephenStephen McNeil Nova Scotia 28th Liberal 1 year, 61 days 2013 Election 2013 Election 62nd [5]
GallantBrian Gallant, New Brunswick, Canada's Liberal leader.png Gallant, BrianBrian Gallant New Brunswick 33rd Liberal 0 years, 76 days 2014 Election 2014 Election 58th [6]
SelingerGreg Selinger cropped.jpg Selinger, GregGreg Selinger Manitoba 21st New Democratic 5 years, 64 days 2009 Designation 2011 Election 40th [7]
ClarkChristy Clark by Kris Krug 05.jpg Clark, ChristyChristy Clark British Columbia 35th Liberal 3 years, 283 days 2011 Designation 2013 Election 40th [8]
GhizRobert Ghiz.jpg Ghiz, RobertRobert Ghiz Prince Edward Island 31st Liberal 7 years, 193 days 2007 Election 2011 Election 64th [9]
WallBrad Wall - Saskatchewan Party leader.jpg Wall, BradBrad Wall Saskatchewan 14th Saskatchewan Party 7 years, 31 days 2007 Election 2011 Election 27th [10]
PrenticeJim Prentice full.jpg Prentice, JimJim Prentice Alberta 16th Progressive Conservative 0 years, 98 days 2014 Designation 2014 Designation 28th [11]
DavisNo image.svg Davis, PaulPaul Davis Newfoundland and Labrador 12th Progressive Conservative 0 years, 87 days 2014 Designation 2014 Designation 47th [12]
Territories – Territorial Premiers
McleodNo image.svg McLeod, BobBob McLeod Northwest Territories 12th N/A (consensus government) 3 years, 57 days 2011 Election 2011 Election 17th [13]
PasloskiDarrell Pasloski.jpg Pasloski, DarrellDarrell Pasloski Yukon 8th Yukon Party 3 years, 194 days 2011 Designation 2011 Election 33rd [14]
TaptunaPeter Taptuna 2014-01-29 (01).jpg Taptuna, PeterPeter Taptuna Nunavut 3rd N/A (consensus government) 1 year, 37 days 2013 Election 2013 Election 4th

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Glossary". Library and Archives Canada. May 10, 2001. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Prime Minister of Canada". Government of Canada. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Ontario. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Biography of the Premier". Government of Quebec. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Honourable Stephen McNeil". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Premier Gallant". Government of New Brunswick. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Manitoba. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of British Columbia. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Office of the Premier of Prince Edward Island". Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Premier Brad Wall". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Premier". Government of Alberta. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Premier Bob McLeod – Biography". Government of the Northwest Territories. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Yukon. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 

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