Premier of British Columbia
The Premier of British Columbia is the first minister, head of government, and de facto chief executive for the Canadian province of British Columbia. Until the early 1970s the title Prime Minister of British Columbia was often used.
|Premier of British Columbia|
|Government of British Columbia|
Office of the Premier
|Reports to||Legislative Assembly|
|Appointer||Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||John Foster McCreight|
|Formation||November 13, 1871|
|Salary||$104,009.66 plus $93,608.69 (indemnity and allowances) |
The political party that wins the largest number of seats in a general election is usually invited by the lieutenant governor to form the government. Its leader becomes the head of the provincial government and is known as the premier.