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Former Prime Ministers


Prime Minister, the chief minister and effective head of the executive in a parliamentary system, normally the leader of the majority party in the House of Commons. Canada has is currently under its twenty-second prime minister since confederation; the Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King served for more than 21 years, several have only served for just over two months.

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Dates of OfficePrime MinisterParty(Born - Died)
1 Jul 1867 - 5 Nov 1873The Right Honourable Sir John A. MacdonaldCon(b. 1815 - d. 1891)
5 Nov 1873 - 8 Oct 1878The Honourable Alexander MackenzieLib(b. 1822 - d. 1892)
8 Oct 1878 - 6 Jun 1891The Right Honourable Sir John A. MacdonaldCon(b. 1815 - d. 1891)
6 Jun 1891 - 24 Nov 1892The Honourable Sir John AbbottCon(b. 1821 - d. 1893)
5 Dec 1892 - 12 Dec 1894The Right Honourable Sir John ThompsonCon(b. 1845 - d. 1894)
12 Dec 1894 - 27 Apr 1896The Honourable Sir Mackenzie BowellCon(b. 1823 - d. 1917)
1 May 1896 - 8 Jul 1896The Honourable Sir Charles TupperCon(b. 1821 - d. 1915)
11 Jul 1896 - 6 Oct 1911The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid LaurierLib(b. 1841 - d. 1919)
10 Oct 1911 - 10 Jul 1920The Right Honourable Sir Robert BordenCon(b. 1854 - d. 1937)
10 Jul 1920 - 29 Dec 1921The Right Honourable Arthur MeighenCon(b. 1874 - d. 1960)
29 Dec 1921 - 28 Jun 1926The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie KingLib(b. 1870 - d. 1950)
28 Jun 1926 - 25 Sep 1926The Right Honourable Arthur MeighenCon(b. 1874 - d. 1960)
25 Sep 1926 - 7 Aug 1930The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie KingLib(b. 1870 - d. 1950)
7 Aug 1930 - 23 Oct 1935The Right Honourable Richard BennettCon(b. 1870 - d. 1947)
23 Oct 1935 - 15 Nov 1948The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie KingLib(b. 1870 - d. 1950)
15 Nov 1948 - 21 Jun 1957The Right Honourable Louis St. LaurentLib(b. 1882 - d. 1873)
21 Jun 1957 - 22 Apr 1963The Right Honourable John DiefenbakerPC(b. 1895 - d. 1979)
22 Apr 1963 - 20 Apr 1968The Right Honourable Lester B. PearsonLib(b. 1897 - d. 1972)
20 Apr 1968 - 4 Jun 1979The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott TrudeauLib(b. 1919 - d. 2000)
4 Jun 1979 - 3 Mar 1980The Right Honourable Joe ClarkPC(b. 1939)
3 Mar 1980 - 30 Jun 1984The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott TrudeauLib(b. 1919 - d. 2000)
30 Jun 1984 - 17 Sep 1984The Right Honourable John TurnerLib(b. 1929)
17 Sep 1984 - 25 Jun 1993The Right Honourable Brian MulroneyPC(b. 1939)
25 Jun 1993 - 4 Nov 1993The Right Honourable Kim CampbellPC(b. 1947)
4 Nov 1993 - 12 Dec 2003The Right Honourable Jean ChrétienLib(b. 1934)
12 Dec 2003 - 6 Feb 2006The Right Honourable Paul MartinLib(b. 1938)
6 Feb 2006 - The Right Honourable Stephen HarperCon(b. 1959)

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See also
Prime Minister of Canada
Length of Terms of Former Prime Ministers

External Links
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