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Former Premiers of Ontario


A premier is the chief minister of a provincial government. Because of the shared framework of cabinet government, the office of provincial premier is similar to that held by Canada's prime minister. The policy direction and management of the provincial governments is visibly dominated by their premiers. A premier is in every sense the "first" minister.

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Dates of OfficePremierParty(Born - Died)
16 Jul 1867 - 20 Dec 1871John Sandfield MacdonaldLib(b. 1812 - d. 1872)
20 Dec 1871 - 25 Oct 1872 Edward BlakeLib(b. 1833 - d. 1912)
25 Oct 1872 - 25 Jul 1896The Honourable Sir Oliver MowatLib(b. 1820 - d. 1903)
25 Jul 1896 - 21 Oct 1899Arthur HardyLib(b. 1837 - d. 1901)
21 Oct 1899 - 8 Feb 1905George RossLib(b. 1841 - d. 1914)
8 Feb 1905 - 15 Sep 1914Sir James WhitneyCon(b. 1843 - d. 1914)
2 Oct 1914 - 14 Nov 1919Sir William HearstCon(b. 1864 - d. 1941)
14 Nov 1919 - 16 Jul 1923Ernest DruryUFO(b. 1878 - d. 1968)
16 Jul 1923 - 15 Dec 1930George FergusonCon(b. 1870 - d. 1946)
15 Dec 1930 - 10 Jul 1934George HenryCon(b. 1871 - d. 1958)
10 Jul 1934 - 21 Oct 1942Mitchell HepburnLib(b. 1886 - d. 1953)
21 Oct 1942 - 18 May 1943Gordon ConantLib(b. 1885 - d. 1953)
18 May 1943 - 17 Aug 1943Harry NixonLib(b. 1891 - d. 1962)
17 Aug 1943 - 19 Oct 1948Colonel George DrewPC(b. 1894 - d. 1973)
19 Oct 1948 - 4 May 1949Thomas KennedyPC(b. 1878 - d. 1960)
4 May 1949 - 8 Nov 1961Leslie M. FrostPC(b. 1895 - d. 1973)
8 Nov 1961 - 1 Mar 1971The Honourable John RobartsPC(b. 1917 - d. 1982)
1 Mar 1971 - 8 Feb 1985The Honourable William Grenville DavisPC(b. 1929)
8 Feb 1985 - 26 Jun 1985Frank MillerPC(b. 1927 - d. 2000)
26 Jun 1985 - 1 Oct 1990David PetersonLib(b. 1943)
1 Oct 1990 - 26 Jun 1995Bob RaeNDP(b. 1948)
26 Jun 1995 - 15 Apr 2002Mike HarrisPC(b. 1945)
15 Apr 2002 - 23 Oct 2003Ernie EvesPC(b. 1946)
23 Oct 2003 - 11 Feb 2013Dalton McGuintyLib(b. 1955)
11 Feb 2013 -Kathleen WynneLib(b. 1953)

Party Abbreviations

  • Con = Conservative
  • Lib = Liberal
  • NDP = New Democratic Party
  • PC = Progressive Conservative
  • UFO = United Farmers of Ontario

See also
Premiers of Canada
Province of Ontario

External Links
Premier of Ontario Official Website


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