Premier of Manitoba

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Premier of Manitoba
Greg Selinger 2010.jpg
Greg Selinger

since October 19, 2009
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]

The Premier of Manitoba is the first minister for the Canadian province of Manitoba. He or she is 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 Greg Selinger of the New Democratic Party, who was sworn in on October 19, 2009.[2]

Legal status[edit]

The Premier is the head of the government, in that he or she is 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. ^ "New Premier sworn in today". The Winnipeg Free Press, October 19, 2009.

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