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

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
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
11 January 1934
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

John A. MacdonaldJohn A. Macdonald
11 January 1815
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Louis RielLouis Riel
22 October 1844
Politician

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
20 October 1904
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister
Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer
20 May 1979
Politician

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

Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada

John ToryJohn Tory
28 May 1954
Mayor of Toronto

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

Peter MacKayPeter MacKay
27 September 1965
Former Canadian Member of Parliament
Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890
Canadian Politician

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose
15 March 1969
Former Member of the Canadian House of Commons
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.
Jennifer Mulhern GranholmJennifer Mulhern Granholm
05 February 1959
Politician

Pierre Elliott TrudeauPierre Elliott Trudeau
18 October 1919
Prime Minister
Kenny OmegaKenny Omega
16 October 1983
Wrestler

Erin O'TooleErin O'Toole
22 January 1973
Politician

Jason KenneyJason Kenney
30 May 1968
Politician
Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947
19th Prime Minister of Canada

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Roch ThériaultRoch Thériault
16 February 1947
Religious leader
Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney
20 March 1939
Politician, Prime Minister

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
17 December 1874
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Paul MartinPaul Martin
28 August 1938
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur

Joe WeiderJoe Weider
29 November 1920
Functionary, Editor
Seth BullockSeth Bullock
23 July 1849
Politician
Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre
03 June 1979
Politician

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

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

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

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972
lawyer

Paul WatsonPaul Watson
02 December 1950
Sailor, Environmentalist, Admiral

Adrienne ClarksonAdrienne Clarkson
10 February 1939
26th Governor General of Canada

Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
18 January 1963
Politician
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

Lisa RaittLisa Raitt
07 May 1968
Politician

John AbbottJohn Abbott
12 March 1821
Politician, Lawyer
Richard LiRichard Li
08 November 1966
Entrepreneur

Robert BordenRobert Borden
26 June 1854
Politician
Louis St. LaurentLouis St. Laurent
01 February 1882
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

William Lyon MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
12 March 1795
Journalist

Mike HarrisMike Harris
23 January 1945
Politician

Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

Bob RaeBob Rae
02 August 1948
Politician, Lawyer
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

Erik NielsenErik Nielsen
24 February 1924
Lawyer, Politician

Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953
Politician

Yasmin RatansiYasmin Ratansi
04 January 1951
Politician
Dov CharneyDov Charney
31 January 1969
Entrepreneur

Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
William Avery BishopWilliam Avery Bishop
08 February 1894
Flying Ace

Kenneth D. TaylorKenneth D. Taylor
05 October 1934
Diplomat

S.I. HayakawaS.I. Hayakawa
18 July 1906
Politician
Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion
14 February 1921
Ice hockey player, Politician

Bonnie CrombieBonnie Crombie
05 February 1960
Politician
George BrownGeorge Brown
29 November 1818
politician, publisher, journalist

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

Elizabeth MayElizabeth May
09 June 1954
Writer, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
Dick PoundDick Pound
22 March 1942
Jurist, Lawyer, Squash player, Swimmer, University

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890
Politician
Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730
Military officer

Mike LazaridisMike Lazaridis
14 March 1961
Businessperson

Charles TupperCharles Tupper
02 July 1821
Politician

Roméo LeBlancRoméo LeBlanc
18 December 1927
Politician, Journalist
Patrick BrownPatrick Brown
26 May 1978
politician
Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844
Seaman

Arthur CurrieArthur Currie
05 December 1875
Military Officer

Ralph KleinRalph Klein
01 November 1942
Politician

Jeanne SauvéJeanne Sauvé
26 April 1922
Politician
Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen
16 June 1874
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Jim FlahertyJim Flaherty
30 December 1949
Lawyer, Politician

Brad WallBrad Wall
24 November 1965
Politician, Entrepreneur

Doug Ford Sr.Doug Ford Sr.
27 February 1933
Businessman

Thomas MulcairThomas Mulcair
24 October 1954
 
Rick HansenRick Hansen
26 August 1957
Athletics competitor

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights
Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Politician

Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty
19 July 1955
Politician, Lawyer
Ray HnatyshynRay Hnatyshyn
16 March 1934
Politician
Adrien ArcandAdrien Arcand
03 October 1899
Journalist, Politician