Prime Minister of Canada

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The head of the Canadian government is the leader of the political party with the most seats in the House of Commons. As Prime Minister one has the right to the title of Right Honourable. A Prime Minister's elected term is for a maximum of 5 years, however an election can be called at any time. By custom, elections are called 3.5 to 4 years after the previous election, when a majority government is in power. If a minority government is in power, a vote of non-confidence in the House of Commons may lead to a quick election (9 months in the case of the most recent Canadian minority government, the Clark government of 1979-1980).


The Prime Ministers of Canada

1. Sir John Alexander Macdonald July 1 1867 - November 5 1873, October 17 1878 - June 6 1891
2. Alexander Mackenzie November 7 1873 - October 8 1878
3. Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott June 16 1891 - November 24 1892
4. Sir John Sparrow David Thompson December 5 1892 - December 12 1894
5. Sir Mackenzie Bowell December 21 1894 - April 27 1896
6. Sir Charles Tupper May 1 1896 - July 8 1896
7. Sir Wilfrid Laurier July 11 1896 - October 7 1911
8. Sir Robert Laird Borden October 10 1911 - July 10 1920
9. Arthur Meighen July 10 1920 - December 29 1921, June 29 1926 - September 25 1926
10. William Lyon Mackenzie King December 29 1921 - June 28 1926, September 25 1926 - August 7 1930, October 23 1935 - November 15 1948
11. Richard Bedford Bennett (later Viscount) August 7 1930 - October 23 1935
12. Louis Stephen Saint Laurent November 15 1948 - June 21 1957
13. John George Diefenbaker June 21 1957 - April 22 1963
14. Lester Bowles Pearson April 22 1963 - April 20 1968
15. Pierre Elliott Trudeau April 20 1968 - June 3 1979, March 3 1980 - June 30 1984
16. Charles Joseph (Joe) Clark June 4 1979 - March 2 1980
17. John Napier Turner June 30 1984 - September 17 1984
18. Martin Brian Mulroney September 17 1984 - June 25 1993
19. Avril Kim Campbell June 25 1993 - November 4 1993
20. Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien November 4 1993 - present

To give credit where credit is due, I'm getting information for the stub entries from http://cnet.unb.ca/achn/pme/index.html . After an article has been fleshed out, the data contained in them has been collected from a large pool of sources (some of which correct data found in at the University of New Brunswick website, even). I just thought it would be appropiate to indicate the source for the stub articles. --Colin dellow