Premier of Ontario

first minister of the government of Ontario

The Premier of Ontario is the head of the government of Ontario, Canada.[1] The premier is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. He or she is the head of the Executive Council of Ontario. The premier is usually the leader of the largest party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

The first premier of Ontario was John Sandfield Macdonald. He was premier from 1867 to 1871. The current premier is Doug Ford.[2]

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  1. Jane Whitear, Discover Ontario (Canada: S&S Learning Materials Ltd., 1997), p. 11
  2. "Doug Ford's 'truly humbled' as new Ontario PC government sworn in at Queen's Park". CBC News.