List of Prime Ministers of Canada by religious affiliation

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Canada by religious affiliation. It notes party affiliation after the name. All Canadian Prime Ministers have affiliations with Christianity.

In early Canadian history, religion played an important role in politics. The Conservative Party was composed mainly of Anglicans and conservative French-Canadian Catholics while the Liberal Party was backed by reform-minded French Canadian Catholics and non-Anglican English Canadians due to their support in Quebec and Ontario. In recent years, religion has played a background role in Canadian politics. Modern Prime Ministers have been reticent about discussing their faith.

Roman Catholic (10 PMs, 18 mandates)[edit]

Anglican (4 PMs, 8 mandates)[edit]

Presbyterian (3 PMs, 6 mandates)[edit]

Baptist (3 PMs, 4 mandates)[edit]

United Church of Canada (2 PMs, 3 mandates)[edit]

Evangelical (1 PM, 3 mandates)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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