Order of precedence in Ontario

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This article is about the order of precedence for dignitaries in the province of Ontario. For the federal list of precedence for Canadian dignitaries, see Canadian order of precedence.

The Ontario order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy used for ceremonial occasions of a provincial nature of within the province of Ontario.[1] It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol.

Ontario order of precedence[edit]

  1. The Queen of Canada (Queen Elizabeth II, Queen in Right of Ontario)
  2. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (David Onley OOnt)
  3. Premier of Ontario (Kathleen Wynne MPP)
  4. Chief Justice of Ontario (Warren Winkler QC)
  5. Heads of accredited diplomatic missions in Ottawa
  6. Former Lieutenant Governors of Ontario in order of their departure from office:
    1. Henry N. R. Jackman OC OOnt (1991–1997)
    2. Hilary Weston CM OOnt (1997–2002)
    3. James Bartleman OOnt (2002–2007)
  7. Former Premiers of Ontario in order of their first assumption of office:
    1. Bill Davis PC CC OOnt QC (1971–1985)
    2. David Peterson PC (1985–1990)
    3. Bob Rae PC CC OOnt QC MP (1990–1995)
    4. Mike Harris (1995–2002)
    5. Ernie Eves (2002–2003)
    6. Dalton McGuinty (2003-2013)
  8. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (Dave Levac MPP)
  9. Members of the Executive Council of Ontario[2]
    1. Deb Matthews MPP, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
    2. Jim Bradley MPP, Minister of the Environment
    3. John Gerretsen MPP, Chair of Cabinet
    4. Madeleine Meilleur MPP, Attorney General of Ontario
    5. Michael Gravelle MPP, Minister of Northern Development and Mines
    6. Ted McMeekin MPP, Minister of Community and Social Services
    7. Brad Duguid MPP, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
    8. Bill Mauro MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
    9. Jeff Leal MPP, Minister of Rural Affairs
    10. Yasir Naqvi MPP, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
    11. David Orazietti MPP, Minister of Natural Resources
    12. Liz Sandals MPP, Minister of Education
    13. John Milloy MPP, Minister of Government Services
    14. David Zimmer MPP, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
    15. Michael Chan MPP, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
    16. Reza Moridi MPP, Minister of Research and Innovation
    17. Kevin Flynn MPP, Minister of Labour
    18. Charles Sousa MPP, Minister of Finance
    19. Dr. Eric Hoskins MPP, Minister of Children and Youth Services
    20. Bob Chiarelli MPP, Minister of Energy
    21. Glen Murray MPP, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
    22. Michael Coteau MPP, Citizenship and Immigration
    23. Tracy MacCharles MPP, Minister Of Consumer Services
    24. Teresa Piruzza MPP, Minister of Children and Youth Services
    25. Mario Sergio MPP, Minister responsible for Seniors
    26. Ted McMeekin MPP, Minister of Community and Social Services
  10. Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition (Tim Hudak MPP)
  11. Members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada resident in Ontario
    1. Members of the federal Cabinet in order of their appointment to the Cabinet
      1. Rob Nicholson PC QC MP, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada (June 25, 1993)
      2. Marjory LeBreton PC, Leader of the Government in the Senate (February 6, 2006)
      3. Diane Finley PC MP, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (February 6, 2006)
      4. Gordon O'Connor PC OMM CD MP, Minister of National Revenue (February 6, 2006)
      5. John Baird PC MP, Minister of the Environment (February 6, 2006)
      6. Tony Clement PC MP, Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (February 6, 2006)
      7. Peter Van Loan PC MP, Minister for Democratic Reform and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (November 27, 2006)
    2. Other members of the Queen's Privy Council resident in Ontario in order of their appointment but with precedence given to those who bear the honorary title "Right Honourable" in accordance with the date of receiving the honorary title
      1. Paul Theodore Hellyer PC (April 26, 1957)
      2. Donald Stovel Macdonald PC CC (July 6, 1968)
      3. Robert Stanbury PC QC (October 20, 1969)
      4. Alastair Gillespie PC OC (August 12, 1971)
      5. Hugh Faulkner PC (November 27, 1972)
      6. Jean-Jacques Blais PC (September 15, 1976)
      7. Anthony Abbott PC (September 15, 1976)
      8. Norman Cafik PC (September 16, 1977)
      9. John Mercer Reid PC (November 24, 1978)
      10. Flora MacDonald PC CC OOnt (June 4, 1979)
      11. David MacDonald PC (June 4, 1979)
      12. William H. Jarvis PC (June 4, 1979)
      13. Sinclair Stevens PC (June 4, 1979)
      14. John Wise PC (June 4, 1979)
      15. Ron Atkey PC QC (June 4, 1979)
      16. David Crombie PC OC (June 4, 1979)
      17. Perrin Beatty PC (June 4, 1979)
      18. Robert Howie PC (June 4, 1979)
      19. Michael Wilson PC OC (June 4, 1979)
      20. Bob Kaplan PC (March 3, 1980)
      21. James Fleming PC (March 3, 1980)
      22. Ed Lumley PC (March 3, 1980)
      23. Paul Cosgrove PC (March 3, 1980)
      24. Judy Erola PC (March 3, 1980)
      25. Ed Broadbent PC CC (April 17, 1982)
      26. Bill Davis PC CC O.Ont QC (April 17, 1982)
      27. David Collenette PC (August 12, 1983)
      28. David Paul Smith PC QC (August 12, 1983)
      29. Roy MacLaren PC (August 17, 1983)
      30. Ralph Ferguson PC (June 30, 1984)
      31. Otto Jelinek PC (September 17, 1984)
      32. Bev Oda PC MP, Minister of International Cooperation (February 6, 2006)
  12. Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Heather Forster Smith)
  13. Associate Chief Justice of Ontario
  14. Associate Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice
  15. Judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal in order of date of appointment
  16. Judges of the Ontario Court of Justice in order of date of appointment
  17. Ombudsman
  18. Members of the Legislative Assembly in order of the date of their first election to the Legislature
  19. Heads of religious denominations
  20. Heads of Consular Post with jurisdiction in the Province of Ontario with precedence governed by date of "exequatur"
  21. The Chief Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Division)
  22. Judges of the Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Division) with precedence governed by the date of appointment
  23. Chairs of Regional Municipalities with relative precedence governed by the date of appointment or election to office
  24. Heads of Ontario Municipalities with precedence governed by the date of their first election to office
    1. (a) Deputy Ministers
    2. (b) Other senior Ontario Public Service officials with the rank and status of deputy minister, with precedence governed by the respective dates of their first appointment.

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