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Premiers of Canadian Provinces and Territories

A list of all prime ministers/premiers of all Canadian provinces and territories since they joined Canada. Note that many colonies had prime ministers prior to joining Confederation; for the purposes of this chart, lists begin with the first premier who held office following their province’s union with Canada.

Current Premiers

Alberta

Jason Kenney, United Conservative (since April 30, 2019)

British Columbia

John Horgan, NDP (since Jul 18, 2017)

Manitoba

Brian Pallister, Progressive Conservative (since May 3, 2016)

New Brunswick

Blaine Higgs, Progressive Conservative (since Nov 9, 2018)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Andrew Furey, Liberal (since Aug 19, 2020)

Nova Scotia

Stephen McNeil, Liberal (since Oct 22, 2013)

Ontario

Doug Ford, Progressive Conservative (since June 29, 2018)

Prince Edward Island

Denis King, Progressive Conservative (since May 9, 2019)

Quebec

François Legault, CAQ (since Oct 18, 2018)

Saskatchewan

Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Party (since Feb 2, 2018)

Northwest Territories

Bob McLeod, independent (since Oct 27, 2011)

Nunavut

Joe Savikataaq, independent (since Jun 14, 2018)

Yukon

Sandy Silver, Liberal (since Dec 3, 2016)

Premiers of Alberta

Name
Tenure
Party
Alexander C. Rutherford
Sep 2, 1905 - May 26, 1910
Liberal
Arthur L. Sifton
May 26, 1910 - Oct 30, 1917
Liberal
Charles Stewart
Oct 30, 1917 - Aug 12, 1921
Liberal
Herbert Greenfield
Aug 13, 1921 - Nov 23, 1925
Farmer
John E. Brownlee
Nov 23, 1925 - Jul 10, 1934
Farmer
Richard Reid
Jul 10, 1934 - Sep 3, 1935
Farmer
William Aberhart
Sep 3, 1935 - May 23, 1943
Social Credit
Ernest Manning
May 23, 1943 - Dec 12, 1968
Social Credit
Harry Strom
Dec 12, 1968 - Sep 10, 1971
Social Credit
Peter Lougheed
Sep 10, 1971 - Nov 1, 1985
Progressive Conservative
Don Getty
Nov 1, 1985 - Dec 14, 1992
Progressive Conservative
Ralph Klein
Dec 14, 1992 - Dec 14, 2006
Progressive Conservative
Ed Stelmach
Dec 14, 2006 - Oct 7, 2011
Progressive Conservative
Alison Redford
Oct 7, 2011 - Mar 23, 2014
Progressive Conservative
David Hancock (acting)
Mar 23, 2014 - Sep 15, 2014
Progressive Conservative
Jim Prentice
Sep 15, 2014 - May 24, 2015
Progressive Conservative
Rachel Notley
May 24, 2015 - Apr 30, 2019
NDP
Jason Kenney
Apr 30, 2019 -
United Conservative

Premiers of British Columbia

Name
Tenure
Party
John McCreight
Nov 13, 1871 - Dec 23, 1872
Amor De Cosmos
Dec 23, 1872 - Feb 11, 1874
George Walkem
Feb 11, 1874 - Feb 1, 1876
Andrew Elliot
Feb 1, 1876 - Jun 25, 1878
George Walkem (2nd time)
Jun 25, 1878 - Jun 13, 1882
Robert Beaven
Jun 13, 1882 - Jan 29, 1883
William Smithe
Jan 29, 1883 - Mar 28, 1887
A.E.B. Davie
Apr 1, 1887 - Aug 1, 1889
John Robson
Aug 2, 1889 - Jun 29, 1892
Theodore Davie
Jun 29, 1892 - Mar 4, 1895
John H. Turner
Mar 4, 1895 - Aug 15, 1898
Charles Semlin
Aug 15, 1898 - Feb 28, 1900
Joe Martin
Feb 28, 1900 - Jun 15, 1900
James Dunsmuir
Jun 15, 1900 - Nov 21, 1902
Edward Prior
Nov 21, 1902 - Jun 1, 1903
Richard McBride
Jun 1, 1903 - Dec 15, 1915
Conservative
William John Bowser
Dec 15, 1915 - Nov 23, 1916
Conservative
Harlan Brewster
Nov 23, 1916 - Mar 1, 1918
Liberal
John Oliver
Mar 1, 1918 - Aug 17, 1927
Liberal
John McLean
Aug 20, 1927 - Aug 21, 1928
Liberal
Simon Fraser Tolmie
Aug 21, 1928 - Nov 15, 1933
Conservative
Duff Pattullo
Nov 15, 1933 - Dec 9, 1941
Liberal
John Hart
Dec 9, 1941 - Dec 29, 1947
Liberal
Byron Johnson
Dec 29, 1947 - Aug 1, 1952
Liberal
W.A.C. Bennett
Aug 1, 1952 - Sep 15, 1972
Social Credit
Dave Barrett
Sep 15, 1972 - Dec 22, 1975
NDP
Bill Bennett
Dec 22, 1975 - Aug 6, 1986
Social Credit
Bill Vander Zalm
Aug 6, 1986 - Apr 2, 1991
Social Credit
Rita Johnston
Apr 2, 1991 - Nov 5, 1991
Social Credit
Mike Harcourt
Nov 5, 1991 - Feb 22, 1996
NDP
Glen Clark
Feb 22, 1996 - Aug 25, 1999
NDP
Dan Miller (acting)
Aug 25, 1999 - Feb 24, 2000
NDP
Ujjal Dosanjh
Feb 24, 2000 - Jun 5, 2001
NDP
Gordon Campbell
Jun 5, 2001 - Mar 14, 2011
Liberal
Christy Clark
Mar 14, 2011 - Jul 18, 2017
Liberal
John Horgan
Jul 18, 2017 -
NDP
Note: British Columbia had no political parties until the early 20th century.

Premiers of Manitoba

Name
Tenure
Party
Alfred Boyd
Sep 16, 1870 - Dec 14, 1871
None
Marc-Amable Girard
Dec 14, 1871 - Mar 14, 1872
Conservative
Henry Joseph Hynes Clarke
Mar 14, 1872 - Jul 8, 1874
None
Marc-Amable Girard (2nd time)
Jul 8, 1874 - Dec 3, 1874
Conservative
Robert Atkinson Davis
Dec 3, 1874 - Oct 16, 1878
None
John Norquay
Oct 16, 1878 - Dec 26, 1887
Conservative
David H. Harrison
Dec 26, 1887 - Jan 19, 1888
Conservative
Thomas Greenway
Jan 19, 1888 - Jan 8, 1900
Liberal
Hugh John Macdonald
Jan 8, 1900 - Oct 29, 1900
Conservative
Rodmond P. Roblin
Oct 29, 1900 - May 12, 1915
Conservative
Tobias Crawford Norris
May 12, 1915 - Aug 8, 1922
Liberal
John Bracken
Aug 8, 1922 - Jan 8, 1943
Farmer Progressive
Stuart S. Garson
Jan 8, 1943 - Nov 7, 1948
Liberal-Progressive Coalition
Douglas L. Campbell
Nov 7, 1948 - Jun 16, 1958
Liberal-Progressive Coalition
Dufferin Roblin
Jun 16, 1958 - Nov 25, 1967
Progressive Conservative
Walter Weir
Nov 25, 1967 - Jul 15, 1969
Progressive Conservative
Edward Schreyer
Jul 15, 1969 - Nov 24, 1977
NDP
Sterling Lyon
Nov 24, 1977 - Nov 20, 1981
Progressive Conservative
Howard Pawley
Nov 20, 1981 - May 9, 1988
NDP
Gary Filmon
May 9, 1988 - Oct 5, 1999
Progressive Conservative
Gary Doer
Oct 5, 1999 - Oct 19, 2009
NDP
Greg Selinger
Oct 19, 2009 - May 3, 2016
NDP
Brian Pallister
May 3, 2016 -
Progressive Conservative

Premiers of New Brunswick

Name
Tenure
Party
Peter Mitchell
Apr 14, 1866 - 1867
Confederation
Andrew Wetmore
1867 - 1870
Confederation
George King
1870 - 1871
Conservative
George Hatheway
1871 - 1872
Conservative
George King (2nd time)
1872 - 1878
Conservative
James Fraser
1878 - 1882
Conservative
Daniel Hanington
1882 - 1883
Conservative
Andrew Blair
1883 - Jul 1896
Liberal
James Mitchell
Jul 1896 - Oct 29, 1897
Liberal
Henry Emmerson
Oct 29, 1897 - Aug 31, 1900
Liberal
Lemuel Tweedie
Aug 31, 1900 - Mar 6, 1907
Liberal
William Pugsley
Mar 6, 1907 - May 31, 1907
Liberal
Clifford Robinson
May 31, 1907 - Mar 24, 1908
Liberal
John Douglas Hazen
Mar 24, 1908 - Oct 16, 1911
Conservative
James Kidd Flemming
Oct 16, 1911 - Dec 17, 1914
Conservative
George Clarke
Dec 17, 1914 - Feb 1, 1917
Conservative
James Murray
Feb 1, 1917 - Apr 4, 1917
Conservative
Walter Foster
Apr 4, 1917 - Feb 28, 1923
Liberal
Peter Veniot
Feb 28, 1923 - Sep 14, 1925
Liberal
John Baxter
Sep 14, 1925 - May 19, 1931
Conservative
Charles Richards
May 19, 1931 - Jun 1, 1933
Conservative
Leonard Tilley
Jun 1, 1933 - Jul 16, 1935
Conservative
Allison Dysart
Jul 16, 1935 - Mar 13, 1940
Liberal
John McNair
Mar 13, 1940 - Oct 8, 1952
Liberal
Hugh Fleming
Oct 8, 1952 - Jul 2, 1960
Progressive Conservative
Louis Robichaud
Jul 12, 1960 - Nov 12, 1970
Liberal
Richard Hatfield
Nov 12, 1970 - Oct 27, 1987
Progressive Conservative
Frank McKenna
Oct 27, 1987 - Oct 13, 1997
Liberal
Ray Frenette
Oct 13, 1997 - May 14, 1998
Liberal
Camille Thériault
May 14, 1998 - Jun 21, 1999
Liberal
Bernard Lord
Jun 21, 1999 - Oct 3, 2006
Progressive Conservative
Shawn Graham
Oct 3, 2006 - Oct 12, 2010
Liberal
David Alward
Oct 12, 2010 - Oct 7, 2014
Progressive Conservative
Brian Gallant
Oct 7, 2014 -
Liberal
Blaine Higgs
Nov 9, 2018 -

Premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador

Name
Tenure
Party
Joey Smallwood
Apr 1, 1949 - Jan 18, 1972
Liberal
Frank D. Moores
Jan 18, 1972 - Mar 26, 1979
Progressive Conservative
Brian Peckford
Mar 26, 1979 - Mar 22, 1989
Progressive Conservative
Tom Rideout
Mar 22, 1989 - May 5, 1989
Progressive Conservative
Clyde Wells
May 5, 1989 - Jan 26, 1996
Liberal
Brian Tobin
Jan 26, 1996 - Oct 16, 2000
Liberal
Beaton Tulk
Oct 16, 2000 - Feb 13, 2001
Liberal
Roger Grimes
Feb 13, 2001 - Nov 6, 2003
Progressive Conservative
Danny Williams
Nov 6, 2003 - Dec 3, 2010
Progressive Conservative
Kathy Dunderdale
Dec 3, 2010 - Jan 24, 2014
Progressive Conservative
Tom Mashall (acting)
Jan 24, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014
Progressive Conservative
Paul Davis
Sep 26, 2014 - Dec 14, 2015
Progressive Conservative
Dwight Ball
Dec 14, 2015 - Aug 19, 2020
Liberal
Andrew Furey
Aug 19, 2020 -
Liberal

Premiers of the Northwest Territories

Name
Tenure
Frederick W.A.G. Haultain
Oct 7, 1897 - Sep 1, 1905
No elected head of government
Sep 1, 1905 - Jun 16, 1980
George Braden
Jun 16, 1980 - Jan 12, 1984
Richard Nerysoo
Jan 12, 1984 - Nov 5, 1985
Nick Sibbeston
Nov 5, 1985 - Nov 12, 1987
Dennis Patterson
Nov 12, 1987 - Nov 14, 1991
Nellie Cournoyea
Nov 14, 1991 - Nov 22, 1995
Don Morin
Nov 22, 1995 - Nov 26, 1998
Goo Arlooktoo (acting)
Nov 26, 1998 - Dec 10, 1998
Jim Antoine
Dec 10, 1998 - Jan 17, 2000
Stephen Kakfwi
Jan 17, 2000 - Dec 10, 2003
Joe Handley
Dec 10, 2003 - Oct 18, 2007
Floyd Roland
Oct 18, 2007 - Oct 27, 2011
Bob McLeod
Oct 27, 2011 -
Note: There are no political parties in the Northwest Territories' government.

Premiers of Nova Scotia

Name
Tenure
Party
Charles Tupper
May 11, 1864 - Jul 4, 1867
Confederation
Hiram Blanchard
Jul 4, 1867 - Nov 7, 1867
Conservative
William Annand
Nov 7, 1867 - May 11, 1875
Liberal
Philip Carteret Hill
May 11, 1875 - Oct 22, 1878
Liberal
Simon H. Holmes
Oct 22, 1878 - May 25, 1882
Conservative
John Thompson
May 25, 1882 - Aug 3, 1882
Conservative
William T. Pipes
Aug 3, 1882 - Jul 28, 1884
Liberal
William S. Fielding
Jul 28, 1884 - Jul 20, 1896
Liberal
George Henry Murray
Jul 20, 1896 - Jan 24, 1923
Liberal
Ernest H. Armstrong
Jan 24, 1923 - Jul 16, 1925
Liberal
Edgar N. Rhodes
Jul 16, 1925 - Aug 11, 1930
Conservative
Gordon S. Harrington
Aug 11, 1930 - Sep 5, 1933
Conservative
Angus L. Macdonald
Sep 5, 1933 - Jul 10, 1940
Liberal
Alexander S. MacMillan
Jul 10, 1940 - Sep 8, 1945
Liberal
Angus L. Macdonald (2nd time)
Sep 8, 1945 - Apr 13, 1954
Liberal
Harold Joseph Connolly
Apr 13, 1954 - Sep 30, 1954
Liberal
Henry Davis Hicks
Sep 30, 1954 - Nov 20, 1956
Liberal
Robert Stanfield
Nov 20, 1956 - Sep 13, 1967
Progressive Conservative
George I. Smith
Sep 13, 1967 - Oct 28, 1970
Progressive Conservative
Gerald Regan
Oct 28, 1970 - Oct 5, 1978
Liberal
John Buchanan
Oct 5, 1978 - Sep 12, 1990
Progressive Conservative
Roger Bacon
Sep 12, 1990 - Feb 9, 1991
Progressive Conservative
Don Cameron
Feb 9, 1991 - Jun 11, 1993
Progressive Conservative
John Savage
Jun 11, 1993 - Jul 18, 1997
Liberal
Russell MacLellan
Jul 18, 1997 - Aug 16, 1999
Liberal
John Hamm
Aug 16, 1999 - Feb 24, 2006
Progressive Conservative
Rodney MacDonald
Feb 24, 2006 - Jun 19, 2009
Progressive Conservative
Darrell Dexter
Jun 19, 2009 - Oct 22, 2013
NDP
Stephen McNeil
Oct 22, 2013 -
Liberal

Premiers of Nunavut

Name
Tenure
Paul Okalik
Apr 1, 1999 - Nov 19, 2008
Eva Aariak
Nov 19, 2008 - Nov 19, 2013
Peter Taptuna
Nov 19, 2013 - Nov 21, 2017
Paul Quassa
Nov 21, 2017 - Jun 14, 2018
Joe Savikataaq
Jun 14, 2018 -
Note: There are no political parties in the Nunavut government.

Premiers of Ontario

Name
Tenure
Party
John S. Macdonald
Jul 16, 1867 - Dec 20, 1871
Liberal
Edward Blake
Dec 20, 1871 - Oct 25, 1872
Liberal
Oliver Mowat
Oct 25, 1872 - Jul 25, 1896
Liberal