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

Stephen HarperStephen Harper
30 April 1959
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Rob FordRob Ford
28 May 1969
Former Mayor of Toronto

Jagmeet SinghJagmeet Singh
02 January 1979
Political Leader

Louis RielLouis Riel
22 October 1844
Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
20 October 1904
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister

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

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
11 January 1934
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897
14th Prime Minister of Canada

Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier
20 November 1841
7th Prime Minister of Canada

John TurnerJohn Turner
07 June 1929
Former Prime Minister of Canada

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada

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

John ToryJohn Tory
28 May 1954
Mayor of Toronto
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

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose
15 March 1969
Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer
20 May 1979

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968

Paul WatsonPaul Watson
02 December 1950
Sailor, Environmentalist, Admiral
Mark CarneyMark Carney
16 March 1965
Economist, Banker, Entrepreneur

Doug FordDoug Ford
20 November 1964
Business person
Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre
03 June 1979

Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney
20 March 1939
Politician, Prime Minister

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
17 December 1874
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Jason KenneyJason Kenney
30 May 1968

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Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean CharestJean Charest
24 June 1958
Politician, Lawyer

Dick PoundDick Pound
22 March 1942
Jurist, Lawyer, Squash player, Swimmer, University

Paul MartinPaul Martin
28 August 1938
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur

David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of FleetDavid Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet
12 June 1957
Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military

Maurice BoucherMaurice Boucher
21 June 1953

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

Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
18 January 1963
Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician
John AbbottJohn Abbott
12 March 1821
Politician, Lawyer

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972

Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

Dov CharneyDov Charney
31 January 1969

Robert BordenRobert Borden
26 June 1854
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

David JohnstonDavid Johnston
28 June 1941
Diplomat, Academic, University teacher, Lawyer
Richard LiRichard Li
08 November 1966

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada
Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953

Bob RaeBob Rae
02 August 1948
Politician, Lawyer
Lisa RaittLisa Raitt
07 May 1968

Erik NielsenErik Nielsen
24 February 1924
Lawyer, Politician

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

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

R. B. BennettR. B. Bennett
03 July 1870
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Christy ClarkChristy Clark
29 October 1965
Politician, Radio personality

Mike HarrisMike Harris
23 January 1945

Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion
14 February 1921
Ice hockey player, Politician

Arthur CurrieArthur Currie
05 December 1875
Rick HansenRick Hansen
26 August 1957
Athletics competitor

Kenneth D. TaylorKenneth D. Taylor
05 October 1934
Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890
Politician, Lawyer

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

Mike LazaridisMike Lazaridis
14 March 1961
Michael ChongMichael Chong
22 November 1971

Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844

Stockwell DayStockwell Day
16 August 1950
Maurice StrongMaurice Strong
29 April 1929

Charles TupperCharles Tupper
02 July 1821
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Physician
Ralph KleinRalph Klein
01 November 1942
Politician, News presenter, Journalist,

Georges VanierGeorges Vanier
23 April 1888
Diplomat, Military personnel

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Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Brad WallBrad Wall
24 November 1965
Politician, Entrepreneur
Thomas D'Arcy McGeeThomas D'Arcy McGee
13 April 1825

Navdeep BainsNavdeep Bains
16 June 1977

Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty
19 July 1955
Politician, Lawyer

Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen
16 June 1874
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Preston ManningPreston Manning
10 June 1942

Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer

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

Wilfred Cantwell SmithWilfred Cantwell Smith
21 July 1916

Bob GaineyBob Gainey
13 December 1953
Ice hockey player
Jeanne SauvéJeanne Sauvé
26 April 1922
23rd Governor General of Canada

Carolyn BennettCarolyn Bennett
20 December 1950
Politician, Physician
Geoff ReganGeoff Regan
22 November 1959

Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand
03 October 1899
Journalist, Politician
Jim FlahertyJim Flaherty
30 December 1949
Lawyer, Politician
Ralph GoodaleRalph Goodale
05 October 1949
Lawyer, Politician