List of current Canadian first ministers
Canada is a federation that comprises ten provinces and three territories. Its government is structured as 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 premier by anglophones and premier ministre - the same term used for the federal leader - by francophones. Collectively, the federal Prime Minister and provincial and territorial premiers are referred to as first ministers.
Of the fourteen current first ministers, only one (Rachel Notley) is a woman, two (Bob McLeod and Joe Savikataaq) are indigenous, and none are from a visible minority.[note 1] The longest-serving first minister is Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories, who has held the position since October 26, 2011; the newest first minister is Blaine Higgs of New Brunswick, who assumed office on November 9, 2018. The oldest first minister, Bob McLeod of Northwest Territories, was born in 1952, while the youngest, Scott Moe of Saskatchewan, was born in 1973. Of the current first ministers, five are from a Liberal Party, two are from a New Democratic Party, three are from a Progressive Conservative Party, one is from the Coalition Avenir Quebec, one is from the Saskatchewan Party, and two are non-partisan. Provincial parties are not, however, necessarily affiliated with or politically analogous to their federal counterparts.
Current Canadian first ministers
Premiers are listed in accordance with the provincial order of precedence: provinces before territories, and by order of joining confederation within those categories; where multiple jurisdictions joined confederation in the same year, they are ordered by population at the time of joining. Incumbency is current as of November 19, 2018.
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