Bob McLeod (politician)

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The Honourable
Bob McLeod
12th Premier of the Northwest Territories
Assumed office
October 26, 2011
Commissioner George Tuccaro
Preceded by Floyd Roland
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for Yellowknife South
Assumed office
October 1, 2007
Preceded by Brendan Bell
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 64–65)[1]
Fort Providence, Northwest Territories
Political party Independent
Residence Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Robert R. McLeod[2] (born 1952) is a Canadian politician. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories, having held that position since October 26, 2011.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1952 and raised in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, McLeod holds a BComm from the University of Alberta and an honours diploma in administrative management from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He also completed a program of national and international studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He has been a federal civil servant and served in the Northwest Territories public service.

Political career[edit]

McLeod ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and was elected in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. He defeated two other candidates winning over 60% of the popular vote in Yellowknife South. After the election McLeod was appointed to the cabinet with the portfolios of Human Resources, Industry, Tourism and Investment, Public Utilities Board and Energy Initiatives.

McLeod ran for re-election in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election and he was returned by acclamation to his second term. When the Territorial Leadership Committee met following the election McLeod stood for Premier and won defeating two other candidates to become the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories.[3]

His brother, Michael, was also a member of the Legislature from 1999 to 2011. He is the current Member of Canadian Parliament representing the Northwest Territories, first elected in 2015, representing the Liberal Party of Canada.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Scott Messenger (April 2012). "Premier Bob McLeod's quest to bring prosperity to Northwest Territories". TechLife. NAIT. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Premier’s Awards" (PDF). Assembly of the Northwest Territories. June 13, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Galit Rodan (October 28, 2011). "Bob McLeod elected premier". NNSL Online. 

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