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

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
11 January 1934
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Jagmeet SinghJagmeet Singh
02 January 1979
Political Leader

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

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
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.

Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer
20 May 1979
Politician

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
18 January 1963
Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
opinion journalist, politician, journalist, writer
Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947
19th Prime Minister of Canada

Doug FordDoug Ford
20 November 1964
Business person

Jason KenneyJason Kenney
30 May 1968
Politician

Jack LaytonJack Layton
18 July 1950
Politician, University teacher, Political
Paul MartinPaul Martin
28 August 1938
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur
Peter MacKayPeter MacKay
27 September 1965
Lawyer, Politician, Diplomat, Rugby union player

Louis RielLouis Riel
22 October 1844
Politician

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose
15 March 1969
Politician

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney
20 March 1939
Politician, Prime Minister

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Ralph GoodaleRalph Goodale
05 October 1949
Lawyer, Politician

Lisa RaittLisa Raitt
07 May 1968
Politician

Bob RaeBob Rae
02 August 1948
Politician, Lawyer

Aimee Semple McPhersonAimee Semple McPherson
09 October 1890
Cleric
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Mark CarneyMark Carney
16 March 1965
Economist, Banker, Entrepreneur
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

Paul WatsonPaul Watson
02 December 1950
Sailor, Environmentalist, Admiral
Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military

Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
1947 AD
lobbyist
David JohnstonDavid Johnston
28 June 1941
Diplomat, Academic, University teacher, Lawyer

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972
lawyer

Maurice BoucherMaurice Boucher
21 June 1953
 

Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953
Politician

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

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

Robert BordenRobert Borden
26 June 1854
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Stewart ButterfieldStewart Butterfield
1973 AD
entrepreneur,
Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre
03 June 1979
Politician
Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion
14 February 1921
Ice hockey player, Politician

Olivia ChowOlivia Chow
24 March 1957
Politician

Preston ManningPreston Manning
10 June 1942
Politician
John AbbottJohn Abbott
12 March 1821
Politician, Lawyer

Amarjeet SohiAmarjeet Sohi
08 March 1964
Politician
Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada

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

Navdeep BainsNavdeep Bains
16 June 1977
Politician
Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Jean CharestJean Charest
24 June 1958
Politician, Lawyer
Christy ClarkChristy Clark
29 October 1965
Politician, Radio personality

R. B. BennettR. B. Bennett
03 July 1870
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

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

Arthur CurrieArthur Currie
05 December 1875
Officer
Stockwell DayStockwell Day
16 August 1950
Politician
Dov CharneyDov Charney
31 January 1969
Entrepreneur

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

Mike HarrisMike Harris
23 January 1945
Politician

Brad WallBrad Wall
24 November 1965
Politician, Entrepreneur
Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890
Politician, Lawyer

Thomas MulcairThomas Mulcair
24 October 1954
 

Dominic LeBlancDominic LeBlanc
14 December 1967
Lawyer, Politician

Rick HansenRick Hansen
26 August 1957
Athletics competitor
Maurice StrongMaurice Strong
29 April 1929
Entrepreneur

Ed BroadbentEd Broadbent
21 March 1936
Politician
Gerald ButtsGerald Butts
08 July 1971
politician

Carolyn BennettCarolyn Bennett
20 December 1950
Politician, Physician

Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844
Seaman
Hunter TootooHunter Tootoo
18 August 1963
Curler, Entrepreneur

Ujjal DosanjhUjjal Dosanjh
09 September 1947
Politician, Lawyer
Mike LazaridisMike Lazaridis
14 March 1961
Businessperson

Erik NielsenErik Nielsen
24 February 1924
Lawyer, Politician

Kirsty DuncanKirsty Duncan
31 October 1966
Politician

Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer
George-Étienne CartierGeorge-Étienne Cartier
06 September 1814
Politician, Lawyer

Robert BourassaRobert Bourassa
14 July 1933
Politician, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Economist
Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty
19 July 1955
Politician, Lawyer

Bob GaineyBob Gainey
13 December 1953
Ice hockey player
John Sparrow David ThompsonJohn Sparrow David Thompson
10 November 1845
Politician, Lawyer

Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand
03 October 1899
Journalist, Politician
Mackenzie BowellMackenzie Bowell
27 December 1823
Politician, Entrepreneur, Journalist