List of current Canadian first ministers

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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, two (Rachel Notley and Kathleen Wynne) are women. Two (Bob McLeod and Peter Taptuna) are indigenous. The longest-serving first minister is Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, who has held the position since November 21, 2007; the newest first minister is John Horgan of British Columbia, who assumed office on July 18, 2017. The oldest first minister, Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories, was born in 1952, while the youngest, Brian Gallant of New Brunswick, was born in 1982. Of the current first ministers, eight are from a Liberal Party, two are from a New Democratic Party, one is from a Progressive Conservative Party, 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 July 23, 2017.

First minister Jurisdiction Order Party Incumbency First mandate began Current mandate began Parlia-
ment
Refer-
ence
Federation – Prime Minister
TrudeauJustin Trudeau APEC 2015 (cropped).jpg Trudeau, JustinJustin Trudeau Canada 23rd Liberal CanadaLiberal Party of Canada 1 year, 261 days 2015 Election 2015 Election 42nd [1]
Provinces – Provincial Premiers
WynneKathleen Wynne March 2015.jpg Wynne, KathleenKathleen Wynne Ontario 25th Liberal OntarioOntario Liberal Party 4 years, 162 days 2013 Designation 2014 Election 41st [2]
CouillardPhilippe Couillard 2014-11-11 E.jpg Couillard, PhilippePhilippe Couillard Quebec 31st Liberal QuebecQuebec Liberal Party 3 years, 91 days 2014 Election 2014 Election 41st [3]
McneilStephen McNeil color-balanced.jpg McNeil, StephenStephen McNeil Nova Scotia 28th Liberal Nova ScotiaNova Scotia Liberal Party 3 years, 274 days 2013 Election 2017 Election 63rd [4]
GallantBrian Gallant, New Brunswick, Canada's Liberal leader.png Gallant, BrianBrian Gallant New Brunswick 33rd Liberal New BrunswickNew Brunswick Liberal Association 2 years, 289 days 2014 Election 2014 Election 58th [5]
PallisterBrian Pallister 2014.jpg Pallister, BrianBrian Pallister Manitoba 22nd Progressive Conservative ManitobaProgressive Conservative Party of Manitoba 1 year, 81 days 2016 Election 2016 Election 41st [6]
HorganJohn Horgan 2015.jpg Horgan, JohnJohn Horgan British Columbia 36th New Democratic British ColumbiaBritish Columbia New Democratic Party 5 days 2017 Designation 2017 Designation 41st [7]
MaclauchlanWade MacLauchan in DC (cropped).jpg MacLauchlan, WadeWade MacLauchlan Prince Edward Island 32nd Liberal Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island Liberal Party 2 years, 150 days 2015 Designation 2015 Election 65th [8]
WallBrad Wall - Saskatchewan Party leader.jpg Wall, BradBrad Wall Saskatchewan 14th SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Party 9 years, 244 days 2007 Election 2016 Election 28th [9]
NotleyRachel Notley crop.jpg Notley, RachelRachel Notley Alberta 17th New Democratic AlbertaAlberta New Democratic Party 2 years, 60 days 2015 Election 2015 Election 29th [10]
BallDwightBall (brightened, cropped).jpg Ball, DwightDwight Ball Newfoundland and Labrador 13th Liberal Newfoundland and LabradorLiberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador 1 year, 221 days 2015 Election 2015 Election 48th [11]
Territories – Territorial Premiers
McleodNo image.svg McLeod, BobBob McLeod Northwest Territories 12th NaN/A (consensus government) 5 years, 270 days 2011 Election 2015 Election 18th [12]
SilverSandy Silver.jpg Silver, SandySandy Silver Yukon 9th Liberal YukonYukon Liberal Party 232 days 2016 Election 2016 Election 34th [13]
TaptunaPeter Taptuna 2014-01-29 (01).jpg Taptuna, PeterPeter Taptuna Nunavut 3rd NaN/A (consensus government) 3 years, 250 days 2013 Election 2013 Election 4th [14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Prime Minister of Canada". Government of Canada. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Ontario. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Biography of the Premier". Government of Quebec. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Honourable Stephen McNeil". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Premier Gallant". Government of New Brunswick. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Manitoba. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of British Columbia. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Office of the Premier of Prince Edward Island". Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Premier Brad Wall". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Premier". Government of Alberta. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Premier Bob McLeod – Biography". Government of the Northwest Territories. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Office of the Premier". Government of Yukon. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Government of Nunavut". Government of Nunavut. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 

External links

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