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 sovereign. 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 three are women. The longest-serving Premier is Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, who has held the position since November 21, 2007; the newest Premier is Brian Pallister of Manitoba, who assumed office on May 3, 2016. The oldest Premier, Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories, was born in 1952; The youngest Premier, Brian Gallant of New Brunswick, was born in 1982. There are thirteen incumbent Premiers, of which seven are from a Liberal Party, one is from a New Democratic Party, one is from the Saskatchewan Party, one is from a Progressive Conservative 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 Lieutenant-Governors of the provinces, and then 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 July 24, 2016.

First minister Jurisdiction Order Party Incumbency First mandate began Current mandate began Parlia-
Federation – Prime Minister
TrudeauJustin Trudeau APEC 2015.jpg Trudeau, JustinJustin Trudeau Canada 23rd Liberal 263 days 2015 Election 2015 Election 42nd [2]
Provinces – Provincial Premiers
WynneKathleen Wynne March 2015.jpg Wynne, KathleenKathleen Wynne Ontario 25th Liberal 3 years, 164 days 2013 Designation 2014 Election 41st [3]
CouillardPhilippe Couillard 2014-11-11 E.jpg Couillard, PhilippePhilippe Couillard Quebec 31st Liberal 2 years, 92 days 2014 Election 2014 Election 41st [4]
Mcneil Stephen McNeil color-balanced.jpg McNeil, StephenStephen McNeil Nova Scotia 28th Liberal 2 years, 276 days 2013 Election 2013 Election 62nd [5]
GallantBrian Gallant, New Brunswick, Canada's Liberal leader.png Gallant, BrianBrian Gallant New Brunswick 33rd Liberal 1 year, 291 days 2014 Election 2014 Election 58th [6]
PallisterBrian Pallister 2014.jpg Pallister, BrianBrian Pallister Manitoba 22nd Progressive Conservative 82 days 2016 Election 2016 Election 41st [7]
ClarkChristy Clark by Kris Krug 05.jpg Clark, ChristyChristy Clark British Columbia 35th Liberal 5 years, 132 days 2011 Designation 2013 Election 40th [8]
MaclauchlanNo image.svg MacLauchlan, WadeWade MacLauchlan Prince Edward Island 32nd Liberal 1 year, 152 days 2015 Designation 2015 Election 65th [9]
WallBrad Wall - Saskatchewan Party leader.jpg Wall, BradBrad Wall Saskatchewan 14th Saskatchewan Party 8 years, 246 days 2007 Election 2016 Election 28th [10]
NotleyRachel Notley crop.jpg Notley, RachelRachel Notley Alberta 17th New Democratic 1 year, 61 days 2015 Election 2015 Election 29th [11]
BallNo image.svg Ball, DwightDwight Ball Newfoundland and Labrador 13th Liberal 223 days 2015 Election 2015 Election 48th [12]
Territories – Territorial Premiers
McleodNo image.svg McLeod, BobBob McLeod Northwest Territories 12th N/A (consensus government) 4 years, 272 days 2011 Election 2015 Election 18th [13]
PasloskiDarrell Pasloski.jpg Pasloski, DarrellDarrell Pasloski Yukon 8th Yukon Party 5 years, 43 days 2011 Designation 2011 Election 33rd [14]
TaptunaPeter Taptuna 2014-01-29 (01).jpg Taptuna, PeterPeter Taptuna Nunavut 3rd N/A (consensus government) 2 years, 252 days 2013 Election 2013 Election 4th [15]

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 November 14, 2015. 
  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 May 11, 2016. 
  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 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Premier Brad Wall". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Premier". Government of Alberta. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  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. 
  15. ^ "Government of Nunavut". Government of Nunavut. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 

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