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

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau

18 October 1919

Stephen HarperStephen Harper

30 April 1959

Rob FordRob Ford

28 May 1969

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas

20 October 1904

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien

11 January 1934

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson

23 April 1897

Joe ClarkJoe Clark

05 June 1939

John ToryJohn Tory

28 May 1954

John TurnerJohn Turner

07 June 1929

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean

06 September 1957

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail

24 March 1890

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Tony ClementTony Clement

27 January 1961

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis

11 November 1937

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr

23 June 1903

Jason KenneyJason Kenney

30 May 1968

Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer

20 May 1979

Louis RielLouis Riel

22 October 1844

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Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney

20 March 1939

John A. MacdonaldJohn A. Macdonald

11 January 1815

Kim CampbellKim Campbell

10 March 1947

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker

18 September 1895

Joe WeiderJoe Weider

29 November 1920

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May

09 June 1954

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Aimee Semple McPhersonAimee Semple McPherson

09 October 1890

Gerald ButtsGerald Butts

08 July 1971

Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier

18 January 1963

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland

02 August 1968

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire

25 June 1946

Mark CarneyMark Carney

16 March 1965

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Paul MartinPaul Martin

28 August 1938

David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of FleetDavid Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet

12 June 1957

Patrick MoorePatrick Moore

1947 AD

Paul WatsonPaul Watson

02 December 1950

Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier

20 November 1841

Stewart ButterfieldStewart Butterfield

1973 AD

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Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne

21 May 1953

Jack LaytonJack Layton

18 July 1950

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose

15 March 1969

Ezra LevantEzra Levant

19 February 1972

Richard LiRichard Li

08 November 1966

Sheila CoppsSheila Copps

27 November 1952

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Maurice BoucherMaurice Boucher

21 June 1953

Lisa RaittLisa Raitt

07 May 1968

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff

12 May 1947

Robert BordenRobert Borden

26 June 1854

Alison RedfordAlison Redford

07 March 1965

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer

06 August 1923

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Ralph KleinRalph Klein

01 November 1942

Jim PrenticeJim Prentice

20 July 1956

Rick HansenRick Hansen

26 August 1957

Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre

03 June 1979

David JohnstonDavid Johnston

28 June 1941

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson

10 February 1939

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Nellie McClungNellie McClung

20 October 1873

Ralph GoodaleRalph Goodale

05 October 1949

Peter MacKayPeter MacKay

27 September 1965

John AbbottJohn Abbott

12 March 1821

Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach

02 May 1966

Dov CharneyDov Charney

31 January 1969

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Bob RaeBob Rae

02 August 1948

R. B. BennettR. B. Bennett

03 July 1870

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis

20 April 1890

Joyce MurrayJoyce Murray

11 July 1954

Christy ClarkChristy Clark

29 October 1965

Louis St. LaurentLouis St. Laurent

01 February 1882

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Arthur CurrieArthur Currie

05 December 1875

Georges VanierGeorges Vanier

23 April 1888

Scott BrisonScott Brison

10 May 1967

Mike LazaridisMike Lazaridis

14 March 1961

Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion

14 February 1921

Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty

19 July 1955

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Erik NielsenErik Nielsen

24 February 1924

Brian JeanBrian Jean

03 February 1963

Charles TupperCharles Tupper

02 July 1821

Brad WallBrad Wall

24 November 1965

Stéphane DionStéphane Dion

28 September 1955

Preston ManningPreston Manning

10 June 1942

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Navdeep BainsNavdeep Bains

16 June 1977

Peter LougheedPeter Lougheed

26 July 1928

Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand

03 October 1899