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List of Ontario premiers

This is a list of the premiers of the province of Ontario, Canada, since Confederation in 1867. Ontario uses a unicameral Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which the premier is the leader of the party that controls the most seats in the Legislative Assembly. The premier is Ontario's head of government, while the Queen of Canada is its head of state and is represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The premier picks a cabinet from the elected members to form the Executive Council of Ontario, and presides over that body.

Members are first elected to the legislature during general elections. General elections must be conducted every four years from the date of the last election. An election may also happen if the Governing party loses the confidence of the legislature, by the defeat of a supply bill or tabling of a confidence motion.

This article only covers the time since the Canadian Confederation was created in 1867. For the premiers of Canada West from 1840 to 1867, see List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada. The governments of Upper Canada from 1792 to 1840 were mostly controlled by representatives of the Crown.


Premiers of Ontario since 1867

      Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario       United Farmers of Ontario       Ontario Liberal Party       Ontario New Democratic Party

Living former premiers

As of February 2013, six former premiers are alive, the oldest being Bill Davis (1971–1985, born 1929). The most recent former premier to die was Frank Miller (February–June 1985), on July 21, 2000.

Name Term Date of birth
Bill Davis 1971–1985 (1929-07-30) July 30, 1929 (age 84)
David Peterson 1985–1990 (1943-12-28) December 28, 1943 (age 70)
Bob Rae 1990–1995 (1948-08-02) August 2, 1948 (age 65)
Mike Harris 1995–2002 (1945-01-23) January 23, 1945 (age 69)
Ernie Eves 2002–2003 (1946-06-17) June 17, 1946 (age 68)
Dalton McGuinty 2003–2013 (1955-07-19) July 19, 1955 (age 58)

See also

For more lists of this type, see Lists of incumbents.

Notes

References

fr:Liste des Premiers ministres de l'Ontario
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