Premier of Manitoba

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Premier of Manitoba
Brian Pallister 2014.jpg
Brian Pallister

since May 3, 2016
Government of Manitoba
Office of the Premier
Style The Honourable
Member of
Reports to Legislative Assembly
Seat Winnipeg
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Alfred Boyd
Formation September 16, 1870[1]
Salary $85,564 plus $55,944 (indemnity and allowances) [2]

The Premier of Manitoba is the first minister for the Canadian province of Manitoba. They are the province's head of government and de facto chief executive. The Premier receives his commission to form a government from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, who represents the Queen at the provincial level.

The current Premier of Manitoba is Brian Pallister of the Progressive Conservative Party, who was sworn in on May 3, 2016.[3]

Legal status[edit]

The Premier is the head of the government, in that they are the head of the provincial party with the most seats in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.


The role of the Premier is similar to that of state governors in the United States. After being sworn in, the Premier appoints a provincial cabinet. The Premier also represents the province on a national level, and has talks with other Premiers and the Prime Minister once a year.

Premiers of Manitoba[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. August 4, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Brian Pallister sworn in as Manitoba premier". CBC News. May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 

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