Canada is a democratic country governed by a three tier government. At the grass root level there are municipal governments, then there are provincial and territorial governments at tier 2 and at the highest tier is the federal government. Though the monarch is the head of the state, the Members of Parliament belonging to various political parties are involved in the law-making. The Prime Minister is the head of Government in the country. The country has seen some of the greatest political leaders who have contributed to the development and well-being of their subjects. William Aberhart played an instrumental part in reviving the economy from the Great Depression with his statist economic theories. The contributions of George-Etienne Cartier in uniting the French and English Canadians and that of Amor DeCosmos in influencing the merger of British Columbian province with Canada is etched in the history of the nation. The political history of Canada is incomplete without the mention of Thomas D’Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee, who is the only political leader of the country to be assassinated. Other notable political leaders of the country include the likes of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, William Lyon Mackenzie King and the Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson. Here we present to you a collection of biographies of some of the most famous Canadian political leaders. Read on to know more about their lives, timeline and achievements. Here, you will also find 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

Jagmeet SinghJagmeet Singh
02 January 1979
Political Leader

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
11 January 1934
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Rob FordRob Ford
28 May 1969
Former Mayor of Toronto

Joe ClarkJoe Clark
05 June 1939
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Louis RielLouis Riel
22 October 1844

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
John ToryJohn Tory
28 May 1954
Mayor of Toronto

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890
Canadian Politician
Tony ClementTony Clement
27 January 1961
Member of the Canadian House of Commons

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
11 November 1937
Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
23 June 1903
Father of Medicare.
Andrew ScheerAndrew Scheer
20 May 1979

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

Rona AmbroseRona Ambrose
15 March 1969

Jason KenneyJason Kenney
30 May 1968
Doug FordDoug Ford
20 November 1964
Business person

Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Peter MacKayPeter MacKay
27 September 1965
Lawyer, Politician, Diplomat, Rugby union player

Paul MartinPaul Martin
28 August 1938
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur

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

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
17 December 1874
Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney
20 March 1939
Politician, Prime Minister
Lisa RaittLisa Raitt
07 May 1968

Ralph GoodaleRalph Goodale
05 October 1949
Lawyer, Politician

Pierre PoilievrePierre Poilievre
03 June 1979

Bob RaeBob Rae
02 August 1948
Politician, Lawyer
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

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Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

Jean CharestJean Charest
24 June 1958
Politician, Lawyer

Roméo DallaireRoméo Dallaire
25 June 1946
Politician, Autobiographer, Writer, Military

David JohnstonDavid Johnston
28 June 1941
Diplomat, Academic, University teacher, Lawyer
Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953

Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Robert BordenRobert Borden
26 June 1854
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

Ezra LevantEzra Levant
19 February 1972

Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist
John AbbottJohn Abbott
12 March 1821
Politician, Lawyer

Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
28 September 1955
Politician, Sociologist, Academic, Writer,
Gilles DuceppeGilles Duceppe
22 July 1947
Politician, Trade unionist

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

Christy ClarkChristy Clark
29 October 1965
Politician, Radio personality

Preston ManningPreston Manning
10 June 1942

Navdeep BainsNavdeep Bains
16 June 1977
R. B. BennettR. B. Bennett
03 July 1870
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat

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

Paul HellyerPaul Hellyer
06 August 1923
Politician, Ufologist, Writer

Geoff ReganGeoff Regan
22 November 1959
Olivia ChowOlivia Chow
24 March 1957

Michael ChongMichael Chong
22 November 1971
Brad WallBrad Wall
24 November 1965
Politician, Entrepreneur

Hazel McCallionHazel McCallion
14 February 1921
Ice hockey player, Politician

Amarjeet SohiAmarjeet Sohi
08 March 1964
Charles TupperCharles Tupper
02 July 1821
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Physician

Mike HarrisMike Harris
23 January 1945
Stockwell DayStockwell Day
16 August 1950

Tim UppalTim Uppal
14 November 1974
Banker, Politician

Vivian BarbotVivian Barbot
07 July 1941
Politician, Trade unionist
Dalton McGuintyDalton McGuinty
19 July 1955
Politician, Lawyer

Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
25 February 1921
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Alison RedfordAlison Redford
07 March 1965

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890
Politician, Lawyer

Dominic LeBlancDominic LeBlanc
14 December 1967
Lawyer, Politician

Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen
16 June 1874
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
William Lyon MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
12 March 1795
Ed BroadbentEd Broadbent
21 March 1936

Hedy FryHedy Fry
06 August 1941

Niki AshtonNiki Ashton
09 September 1982

Thomas MulcairThomas Mulcair
24 October 1954
Joyce MurrayJoyce Murray
11 July 1954

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

Carolyn BennettCarolyn Bennett
20 December 1950
Politician, Physician

Jim PrenticeJim Prentice
20 July 1956
Lawyer, Politician

Erik NielsenErik Nielsen
24 February 1924
Lawyer, Politician
Kirsty DuncanKirsty Duncan
31 October 1966

Hunter TootooHunter Tootoo
18 August 1963
Curler, Entrepreneur
Ujjal DosanjhUjjal Dosanjh
09 September 1947
Politician, Lawyer

Megan LeslieMegan Leslie
29 September 1973
Politician, Human rights activist

Jacques ParizeauJacques Parizeau
09 August 1930
Politician, Economist
Robert BourassaRobert Bourassa
14 July 1933
Politician, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Economist

George-Étienne CartierGeorge-Étienne Cartier
06 September 1814
Politician, Lawyer
Jim FlahertyJim Flaherty
30 December 1949
Lawyer, Politician

Peter KentPeter Kent
27 July 1943
Politician, Journalist

Adam VaughanAdam Vaughan
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Sheila CoppsSheila Copps
27 November 1952
Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer
John Sparrow David ThompsonJohn Sparrow David Thompson
10 November 1845
Politician, Lawyer

Pauline MaroisPauline Marois
29 March 1949
Jeanne SauvéJeanne Sauvé
26 April 1922
23rd Governor General of Canada

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

Robert StanfieldRobert Stanfield
11 April 1914
Politician, Lawyer
Jenny KwanJenny Kwan