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Prime Minister of Canada

head of government for Canada

The Prime Minister of Canada is the head of government and cabinet ministers of Canada. The position is indirectly elected as the leader of the most seats in the House of Commons of Canada. In 2015, Justin Trudeau became the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.

Prime Minister of Canada
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Incumbent
Justin Trudeau

since November 4, 2015
Executive Branch of the Government of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
StyleThe Right Honourable (formal)
Prime Minister (informal)
AbbreviationPM
Member ofQueen's Privy Council
Cabinet
Parliament
Reports toMonarch
Governor General
Parliament
Residence24 Sussex Drive (under renovation)
Harrington Lake (seasonal)
Rideau Cottage (temporary)
Seat80 Wellington St,
Ottawa, ON K1P 5K9
AppointerGovernor General
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Constituting instrumentNone (constitutional convention)
Inaugural holderSir John A. Macdonald
FormationJuly 1, 1867
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Canada (vacant)
SalaryCan$347,400 (2018)[1]
Websitepm.gc.ca

List of Prime MinistersEdit

Name Political party Term of office
John Macdonald Conservative Party July 1, 1867 – November 5, 1873
Alexander Mackenzie Liberal Party November 7, 1873 – October 8, 1878
John Macdonald Conservative Party October 17, 1878 – June 6, 1891
John Abbott Conservative Party June 16, 1891 – November 24, 1892
John Thompson Conservative Party December 5, 1892 – December 12, 1894
Mackenzie Bowell Conservative Party December 12, 1894 – April 27, 1896
Charles Tupper Conservative Party May 1, 1896 – July 8, 1896
Wilfrid Laurier Liberal Party July 11, 1896 – October 6, 1911
Robert Borden Conservative Party October 10, 1911 – October 12, 1917
Robert Borden Unionist October 12, 1917 – July 12, 1920
Arthur Meighen Unionist July 10, 1920 – December 29, 1921
Mackenzie King Liberal Party December 29, 1921 – June 28, 1926
Arthur Meighen Conservative Party June 29, 1926 – September 25, 1926
Mackenzie King Liberal Party September 25, 1926 – August 7, 1930
Richard Bennett Conservative Party August 7, 1930 – October 23, 1935
Mackenzie King Liberal Party October 23, 1935 – November 25, 1948
Louis St. Laurent Liberal Party November 15, 1948 – June 21, 1957
John Diefenbaker Conservative Party June 21, 1957 – April 22, 1963
Lester Pearson Liberal Party April 22, 1963 – April 20, 1968
Pierre Trudeau Liberal Party April 20, 1968 – June 3, 1979
Joe Clark Conservative Party June 4, 1979 – March 2, 1980
Pierre Trudeau Liberal Party March 3, 1980 – June 30, 1984
John Turner Liberal Party June 30, 1984 – September 17, 1984
Brian Mulroney Conservative Party September 17, 1984 – June 25, 1993
Kim Campbell Conservative Party June 25, 1993 – November 4, 1993
Jean Chretien Liberal Party November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003
Paul Martin Liberal Party December 12, 2003 – February 6, 2006
Stephen Harper Conservative Party February 6, 2006 – November 4, 2015
Justin Trudeau Liberal Party November 4, 2015 - present

Living former prime ministersEdit

As of October 2019, there are seven living former prime ministers of Canada, the oldest being John Turner (born 1929). The most recent former Prime Minister to die was Pierre Trudeau (Born 1919), on 28 September 2000. The living former prime ministers, in order of service, are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Library of Parliament. April 11, 2018. Archived from the original on June 1, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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