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
Prime Minister
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
18 October 1919
15th Prime Minister of Canada

John A. MacdonaldJohn A. Macdonald
11 January 1815
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Jagmeet SinghJagmeet Singh
02 January 1979
Political Leader

Stephen HarperStephen Harper
30 April 1959
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Rob FordRob Ford
28 May 1969
Former Mayor of Toronto

Doug FordDoug Ford
20 November 1964
Businessman, Politician

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
11 January 1934
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Louis RielLouis Riel
22 October 1844
Politician

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
20 October 1904
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister
Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier
20 November 1841
7th Prime Minister of Canada

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897
14th Prime Minister of Canada

John ToryJohn Tory
28 May 1954
Mayor of Toronto
John TurnerJohn Turner
07 June 1929
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean
06 September 1957
Former Governor General of Canada

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890
Canadian Politician

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

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
23 June 1903
Father of Medicare.
Peter MacKayPeter MacKay
27 September 1965
Lawyer, Politician, Diplomat, Rugby union player

Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney
20 March 1939
Politician, Prime Minister

Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre
03 June 1979
Politician
Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer
20 May 1979
Politician

Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947
19th Prime Minister of Canada
William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
17 December 1874
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor

Seth BullockSeth Bullock
23 July 1849
Politician
Paul MartinPaul Martin
28 August 1938
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur

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Jason KenneyJason Kenney
30 May 1968
Politician
Paul WatsonPaul Watson
02 December 1950
Sailor, Environmentalist, Admiral

David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of FleetDavid Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet
12 June 1957
Entrepreneur

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

Dov CharneyDov Charney
31 January 1969
Entrepreneur
Maurice BoucherMaurice Boucher
21 June 1953
 
Bob RaeBob Rae
02 August 1948
Politician, Lawyer

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972
lawyer

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military
Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
18 January 1963
Politician

David JohnstonDavid Johnston
28 June 1941
Diplomat, Academic, University teacher, Lawyer

Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

John AbbottJohn Abbott
12 March 1821
Politician, Lawyer

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,
Stockwell DayStockwell Day
16 August 1950
Politician

Richard LiRichard Li
08 November 1966
Entrepreneur
Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada

Erik NielsenErik Nielsen
24 February 1924
Lawyer, Politician

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose
15 March 1969
Politician
Robert BordenRobert Borden
26 June 1854
Politician

Jim FlahertyJim Flaherty
30 December 1949
Lawyer, Politician
Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

James McGillJames McGill
06 October 1744
Businessman

Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844
Seaman

Louis St. LaurentLouis St. Laurent
01 February 1882
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Dick PoundDick Pound
22 March 1942
Jurist, Lawyer, Squash player, Swimmer, University
Mike HarrisMike Harris
23 January 1945
Politician

Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953
Politician

Rick HansenRick Hansen
26 August 1957
Athletics competitor

William Lyon MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
12 March 1795
Journalist
Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

R. B. BennettR. B. Bennett
03 July 1870
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Bonnie CrombieBonnie Crombie
05 February 1960
Politician

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890
Politician

Doug Ford Sr.Doug Ford Sr.
27 February 1933
Businessman
Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion
14 February 1921
Ice hockey player, Politician

Gerald ButtsGerald Butts
08 July 1971
politician
Kenneth D. TaylorKenneth D. Taylor
05 October 1934
Diplomat

Dominic LeBlancDominic LeBlanc
14 December 1967
Lawyer, Politician

Arthur CurrieArthur Currie
05 December 1875
Military Officer
Navdeep BainsNavdeep Bains
16 June 1977
Politician

Charles TupperCharles Tupper
02 July 1821
Politician
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
28 September 1955
Politician, Sociologist, Academic, Writer,

Mike LazaridisMike Lazaridis
14 March 1961
Businessperson

Brad WallBrad Wall
24 November 1965
Politician, Entrepreneur

Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen
16 June 1874
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Jean CharestJean Charest
24 June 1958
Politician, Lawyer
Christy ClarkChristy Clark
29 October 1965
Politician, Radio personality

Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Politician

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights

Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand
03 October 1899
Journalist, Politician
Ralph KleinRalph Klein
01 November 1942
Politician

Lisa RaittLisa Raitt
07 May 1968
Politician

Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty
19 July 1955
Politician, Lawyer

Marc EmeryMarc Emery
13 February 1958
Activist

Jeanne SauvéJeanne Sauvé
26 April 1922
Politician
Preston ManningPreston Manning
10 June 1942
Politician

Bob GaineyBob Gainey
13 December 1953
Ice hockey player
Maurice StrongMaurice Strong
29 April 1929
Entrepreneur

Ralph GoodaleRalph Goodale
05 October 1949
Lawyer, Politician
Olivia ChowOlivia Chow
24 March 1957
Politician
Thomas D'Arcy McGeeThomas D'Arcy McGee
13 April 1825
Politician