The second largest country in the world, Canada has an interesting political legacy. Bearing witness to numerous wars, battles and conflicts the country is home to some of the famous leaders of all time. Rene Levesque is a name of significance among the nation’s Quebec separatists leaders who set the stage for Quebec’s separation from Canada but his efforts were foiled by his contemporary Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau is lauded for his successful efforts in restoring unity within the nation and was also the Prime Minister of the country, a post which he held for fifteen years. The aboriginal community has also produced several noteworthy leaders like Mikak, who is known for her contribution in developing peaceful relationships with Labrador. Nahnebahwequay and Elsie Knott are other famous aboriginal leaders from the country. Modern day politicians who have earned international acclaim include UN Diplomat Stephen Lewis, known for his charitable work, Stephen Harper the current prime Minister of Canada and Nina Grewal, the first South Asian woman to serve in the Canadian Parliament. To know more about the life stories and timelines of these famous Canadian politicians explore our collection of biographies, where we have even revealed some interesting facts and trivia about these personalities.
Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
25 December 1971
23rd Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
18 October 1919
15th Prime Minister of Canada

Stephen HarperStephen Harper
30 April 1959
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Jagmeet SinghJagmeet Singh
02 January 1979
Political Leader

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
11 January 1934
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Rob FordRob Ford
28 May 1969
Former Mayor of Toronto
John A. MacdonaldJohn A. Macdonald
11 January 1815
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Louis RielLouis Riel
22 October 1844
Politician

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
20 October 1904
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister
Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897
14th Prime Minister of Canada

John TurnerJohn Turner
07 June 1929
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier
20 November 1841
7th Prime Minister of Canada

John ToryJohn Tory
28 May 1954
Mayor of Toronto

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean
06 September 1957
Former Governor General of Canada
Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890
Canadian Politician

Tony ClementTony Clement
27 January 1961
Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
11 November 1937
Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
23 June 1903
Father of Medicare.

Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer
20 May 1979
Politician
Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
18 January 1963
Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
opinion journalist, politician, journalist, writer

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose
15 March 1969
Politician

Jason KenneyJason Kenney
30 May 1968
Politician

Doug FordDoug Ford
20 November 1964
Business person
Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Peter MacKayPeter MacKay
27 September 1965
Lawyer, Politician, Diplomat, Rugby union player

Paul MartinPaul Martin
28 August 1938
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur

Jack LaytonJack Layton
18 July 1950
Politician, University teacher, Political

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
17 December 1874
Politician
Paul WatsonPaul Watson
02 December 1950
Sailor, Environmentalist, Admiral

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Mark CarneyMark Carney
16 March 1965
Economist, Banker, Entrepreneur

Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney
20 March 1939
Politician, Prime Minister

Lisa RaittLisa Raitt
07 May 1968
Politician

Ralph GoodaleRalph Goodale
05 October 1949
Lawyer, Politician
Aimee Semple McPhersonAimee Semple McPherson
09 October 1890
Cleric

Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre
03 June 1979
Politician
Bob RaeBob Rae
02 August 1948
Politician, Lawyer

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of FleetDavid Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet
12 June 1957
Entrepreneur
Jean CharestJean Charest
24 June 1958
Politician, Lawyer

Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
1947 AD
lobbyist

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military

Stewart ButterfieldStewart Butterfield
1973 AD
entrepreneur,

Maurice BoucherMaurice Boucher
21 June 1953
 
David JohnstonDavid Johnston
28 June 1941
Diplomat, Academic, University teacher, Lawyer

Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953
Politician

Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Politician

Robert BordenRobert Borden
26 June 1854
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972
lawyer

Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist
John AbbottJohn Abbott
12 March 1821
Politician, Lawyer

Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
28 September 1955
Politician, Sociologist, Academic, Writer,

Gilles DuceppeGilles Duceppe
22 July 1947
Politician, Trade unionist
Richard LiRichard Li
08 November 1966
Entrepreneur

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Christy ClarkChristy Clark
29 October 1965
Politician, Radio personality

Preston ManningPreston Manning
10 June 1942
Politician

Louis St. LaurentLouis St. Laurent
01 February 1882
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Navdeep BainsNavdeep Bains
16 June 1977
Politician

Dov CharneyDov Charney
31 January 1969
Entrepreneur
R. B. BennettR. B. Bennett
03 July 1870
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Ralph KleinRalph Klein
01 November 1942
Politician, News presenter, Journalist,

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Geoff ReganGeoff Regan
22 November 1959
Politician
Olivia ChowOlivia Chow
24 March 1957
Politician
Michael ChongMichael Chong
22 November 1971
Politician

Brad WallBrad Wall
24 November 1965
Politician, Entrepreneur

Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion
14 February 1921
Ice hockey player, Politician

Amarjeet SohiAmarjeet Sohi
08 March 1964
Politician
Arthur CurrieArthur Currie
05 December 1875
Officer

Charles TupperCharles Tupper
02 July 1821
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Physician

Mike HarrisMike Harris
23 January 1945
Politician

Stockwell DayStockwell Day
16 August 1950
Politician

Tim UppalTim Uppal
14 November 1974
Banker, Politician
Vivian BarbotVivian Barbot
07 July 1941
Politician, Trade unionist

Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty
19 July 1955
Politician, Lawyer
Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Rick HansenRick Hansen
26 August 1957
Athletics competitor

Alison RedfordAlison Redford
07 March 1965
Politician
Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890
Politician, Lawyer

Dominic LeBlancDominic LeBlanc
14 December 1967
Lawyer, Politician
Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen
16 June 1874
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

William Lyon MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
12 March 1795
Journalist

Maurice StrongMaurice Strong
29 April 1929
Entrepreneur

Ed BroadbentEd Broadbent
21 March 1936
Politician
Hedy FryHedy Fry
06 August 1941
Politician

Mike LazaridisMike Lazaridis
14 March 1961
Businessperson
Niki AshtonNiki Ashton
09 September 1982
Politician

Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844
Seaman
Thomas MulcairThomas Mulcair
24 October 1954
 

Joyce MurrayJoyce Murray
11 July 1954
Politician
Gerald ButtsGerald Butts
08 July 1971
politician