Famous Canadian Prime Ministers

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 1 Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau.
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Justin Trudeau is one of the most popular and good-looking Canadian politicians of all time. His good looks have made women and men go weak in their knees. After becoming the second-youngest prime minister of Canada, Justin went on to become one of the most liked politicians around the world.

 2 Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau.
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Famous As: 15th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28, 2000

Pierre Trudeau was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of the country. His personality generated excitement within Canada's mass media, which gave rise to the term Trudeaumania. The effects of Trudeau's contribution to Canadian nationalism can still be felt in Canada. 

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 3 Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: April 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leaside, Canada

Stephen Harper is a Canadian politician and economist. From 2006 to 2015, Harper served as the prime minister of Canada. In 2019, he was made the Companion of the Order of Canada for his service to the nation and for his illustrious career in politics.

 4 John A. Macdonald

John A. Macdonald.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: January 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ramshorn parish in Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1891

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. A dominant figure in Canadian politics for half a century, he was a lawyer by profession before venturing into politics. As a politician, he was influential in building Canada’s new government. To date, he remains one of the highest-rated prime ministers in Canadian history. 

 5 Brian Mulroney

Brian Mulroney.
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Famous As: Politician, Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baie-Comeau

Brian Mulroney is a Canadian politician who served as the 18th prime minister of Canada. He was in office from September 1984 to June 1993. He is a lawyer by qualification. As the prime minister, he implemented major economic reforms and championed immigration. His tenure also saw the addition of significant new national parks. 

 6 Jean Chrétien

Jean Chrétien.
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Jean Chrétien was the Canadian prime minister from 1993 to 2003. He has previously served in cabinet posts such as the minister of justice and the minister of finance. He has led the Liberal Party of Canada and helped in the passage of the Clarity Act.

 7 Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell
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Famous As: 19th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Alberni

Canadian politician and Progressive Conservative leader Kim Campbell made headlines when she became the first woman to serve as the prime minister of Canada and remains the only woman to have achieved the feat. After quitting her doctoral studies, she studied law and joined the British Columbia Bar.

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 8 Joe Clark

Joe Clark.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: June 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: High River, Canada

Joe Clark is a Canadian statesman, businessman, and politician. In 1979, he became the youngest person to be elected as the prime minister of Canada and served in this position until 1980. He lost the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 1983 before gaining prominence once again in 1984 when he served as a senior cabinet minister. 

 9 William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 22, 1950

Canadian statesman and politician Mackenzie King OM CMG PC, was the 10th prime minister of Canada. He held the position for three non-consecutive terms with a total of over 21 years in office and emerged as the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Canada. He remained instrumental in laying the foundations of the Canadian welfare state.

 10 Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson.
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Famous As: 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: April 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtonbrook, Toronto, Canada
Died: December 27, 1972

Lester B. Pearson was a Canadian statesman, scholar, diplomat, and soldier. He is best remembered for organizing the first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in an attempt to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis, for which he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957. From 1963 to 1968, Lester B. Pearson served as the prime minister of Canada.

 11 John Turner

John Turner.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: June 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, England
John Turner was the Canadian prime minister from June to September, 1984, for only 79 days, which was the second-shortest tenure in the history of Canada. He had been the leader of the Liberal Party, and of the Opposition, and had held important posts, such as the minister of finance.

 12 Wilfrid Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier.
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Famous As: 7th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: November 20, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Canada
Died: February 17, 1919

Wilfrid Laurier was a Canadian politician who served as the seventh prime minister of Canada; he was in office from 1896 to 1911. Counted amongst the country's greatest statesmen, he envisioned Canada as a “land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism.” He was placed first on Maclean's historical ranking of Canadian prime ministers in 2011.

 13 Paul Martin

Paul Martin
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor

 14 Robert Borden

Robert Borden
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 26, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Pré, Canada
Died: June 10, 1937

Robert Borden was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth prime minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920. World War I started during his tenure, and he received much admiration for his leadership throughout the war. As the prime minister, he introduced women's suffrage for federal elections. 

 15 John Diefenbaker

John Diefenbaker.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: September 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neustadt, Canada
Died: August 16, 1979

Known as Dief the Chief, former Canadian prime minister John Diefenbaker is remembered for his efforts in passing the Canadian Bill of Rights and extending voting rights to First Nations people. He had also had a successful stint as a defense lawyer before being elected to the parliament.

 16 Ralph Klein

Ralph Klein
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: March 29, 2013

 17 Charles Tupper

Charles Tupper
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: October 30, 1915

 18 Arthur Meighen

Arthur Meighen
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: June 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: August 5, 1960

Arthur Meighen was a Canadian lawyer turned politician who served as the ninth prime minister of Canada. He held office from July 1920 to December 1921 and from June to September 1926. He was a member of the Conservative Party. He returned to his law practice after retiring from politics. Many schools are named in his honor.

 19 John Sparrow David Thompson

John Sparrow David Thompson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 10, 1845
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halifax, Canada
Died: December 12, 1894

 20 Mackenzie Bowell

Mackenzie Bowell
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 27, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rickinghall, England
Died: December 10, 1917

 21 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boucherville, Canada
Died: February 26, 1864

 22 Paul Martin, Sr

Paul Martin, Sr.
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Famous As: Father of Medicare.
Birthdate: June 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario
Died: September 14, 1992

 23 Richard Squires

Richard Squires
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 18, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Harbour Grace, Canada
Died: March 26, 1940

 24 Robert Bond

Robert Bond
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. John’s, Canada
Died: March 16, 1927

 25 Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morris

Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morris
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. John’s, Canada
Died: October 24, 1935

 26 Alexander Mackenzie

Alexander Mackenzie
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: January 28, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Logierait, Scotland
Died: April 17, 1892