Canadian Prime Ministers

The prime minister of Canada is the country's head of government, whereas Her Majesty (usually represented by the Governor General) is the head of state.

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What are questions about the Prime Minister of the United States?

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There is not a Prime Minister in the United States. The head of state and head of government in the United States is the US president. Currently, this is Barack Obama. The executive branch of the US is elected separately from the legislative branch, although they are related by their political parties. It is possible to have a President whose party does not hold a majority in Congress. Americas' Prime Minister Each country in North America and South America has its own political structure, with its own head of state. Canada and many other countries with a British parliamentary heritage have prime ministers.
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Did Robert Borden prime minister of Canada have any brothers or sisters when growing up?

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Yes he did. Borden had two brothers (John & Hal) and one sister (Julia). He also had a half-brother (Thomas) and half-sister (Sophie) from his father's first marriage.
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Who is the Prime Minister of Canada?

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Justin Trudeau (Member of Parliament for Papineau) is currently the twenty-third Prime Minister of Canada. He is the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and became prime minister after his party won a majority of the seats in the House of Commons in the 2015 Canadian federal election. He is currently also the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth. The Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor General of Canada as the person most likely to hold the confidence of the House of Commons, and is not directly elected. A Prime Minister who loses the confidence of the House of Commons is expected to resign. By convention, the Prime Minister is also expected to be an elected Member of Parliament, though this is not a condition for holding office. A Prime Minister who doesn't have a seat in the House of Commons will typically try to win a seat in a by-election by having a member of their party resign their seat. Below is a list of Prime Ministers of Canada including political party affiliation and terms in office : Justin Trudeau Liberal Nov. 4, 2015 - incumbent Stephen Harper Conservative Feb. 6, 2006 - Nov. 4, 2015 Paul Martin Liberal Dec. 12, 2003 - Feb. 6, 2006 Jean Chretien Liberal Nov. 4, 1993-Dec. 12, 2003 Kim Campbell Prog. Cons. June 25, 1993-Nov. 4, 1993 Brian Mulroney Prog. Cons. Sept. 17, 1984-June 25, 1993 John Turner Liberal June 30, 1984-Sept. 17, 1984 Joe Clark Prog. Cons. June 4, 1979-Mar. 3, 1980 Pierre E. Trudeau Liberal Mar. 3, 1980-June 30, 1984 Apr. 20, 1968-June 4, 1979 Lester B. Pearson Liberal Apr. 22, 1963-Apr. 20, 1968 John Diefenbaker Prog. Cons. June 21, 1957-Apr. 22, 1963 Louis St. Laurent Liberal Nov. 15, 1948-June 21, 1957 R. B. Bennett Conservative Aug. 7, 1930-Oct. 23, 1935 Mackenzie King Liberal Oct. 23, 1935-Nov. 15, 1948 Sept. 25, 1926-Aug. 6, 1930 Dec. 29, 1921-June 28, 1926 Arthur Meighen Conservative June 29, 1926-Sept. 25, 1926 Unionist July 10, 1920-Dec. 29, 1921 Sir Robert Borden Unionist Oct. 12, 1917-July 10, 1920 Conservative Oct. 10, 1911-Oct. 12, 1917 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Liberal July 11, 1896-Oct. 6, 1911 Sir Charles Tupper Conservative Apr. 27, 1896-July 8, 1896 Sir Mackenzie Bowell Conservative Dec. 13, 1894-Apr. 27, 1896 Sir John Thompson Conservative Nov. 25, 1892-Dec. 12, 1894 Sir John Abbott Conservative June 15, 1891-Nov. 24, 1892 Alexander Mackenzie Liberal Nov. 5, 1873-Oct. 9, 1878 Sir John A. MacDonald Conservative Oct. 9, 1878-June 6, 1891 July 1, 1867-Nov. 5, 1873
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What were the accomplishments of Sir Charles Tupper?

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He was one of the Fathers of Confederation bringing in Nova Scotia as one of the charter provinces. I'd say that was a pretty good accomplishment. There are no doubt many others but that seems like a biggie. His short time as Canadian Prime Minister does not seem to have had the same lasting effect.
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Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?

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The first Prime Minister of Canada was Sir John A. Macdonald. He was Prime Minister from 1867-1873 and from 1878-1891. His picture is also on the Canadian $10 bill.
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Who was the prime minister of Canada before Pierre Trudeau?

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Lester B. Pearson was the Prime Minister of Canada before Pierre Trudeau became the Prime Minister. Joe Clark was the Prime Minister of Canada before Pierre Trudeau became the Prime Minister again.
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What is Lester B Pearson's wife's name?

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Lester Bowles Pearson's wifes name is Maryon Pearson (Moody).
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Did Pierre Elliot Trudeau wear a cape?

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In the early days of him being prime minister he would wear an evening cape when it was in fashion.
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What university did kim Campbell go to?

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Kim Campbell was Canadians first and only female prime minister so far she is now 65 years old. Kim Campbell went to the university of terry fox university.
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Did Louis St. Laurent change anything while in power and pass a new bill or law?

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He introduced equalization payments to distribute federal taxes to provincial governments 1956.
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When did Pierre Trudeau's son die?

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Pierre Trudeau's son Michel died on 1998 November 13 from an avalanche while skiing in the Kokanee Mountains in BC. His body was swept into Kokanee Lake and never found.
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When was Pierre Elliott Trudeau first elected the Prime Minister of Canada?

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau was first elected the Prime Minister of Canada during the election on 1968 June 25. He had been made the Prime Minister earlier on April 20 of that year, before the election.
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Who has more power the President or the Prime Minister of Canada?

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The Prime Minister of Canada has more power than the president of United States.
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Did Pierre trudeau have any brothers or sisters?

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He had one sister and one brother but he was the middle child
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Where was Charles Tupper born?

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Charles Tupper the 6th prime minister of Canada was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia
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How is the Prime Minister of Canada elected?

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The Prime Minister of Canada is not elected to that position, but rather appointed by the Governor General of Canada. There is no requirement that a Prime Minister be an elected even as a Member of Parliament. However, there is an unwritten constitutional rule that the Governor General must appoint a person with the support, or "confidence" from more than half of the Members of Parliament who are elected. Further, it is common for another member of the Prime Minister's party to resign and let the Prime Minister try to win her seat. In cases where more than half of elected Members of Parliament belong to the same political party, the Governor General will typically appoint the leader of that party as Prime Minister. Otherwise, however, it is simply a question of which Member of Parliament (or Senator) can convince a majority of elected Parliamentarians to support her. Sometimes, a Prime Minister who originally had the confidence of a majority of elected Members of Parliament subsequently loses that confidence. In such cases, the Prime Minister will resign. If the Governor General notices that there is someone else who is supported by a majority of MPs, then she may appoint that person as Prime Minister. Otherwise, she may dissolve the House of Commons, and call for a fresh election.
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When did Pierre Trudeau die?

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Date of Death: 09/28/2000 Age at Death: 80 Cause of Death: Cancer He ultimately died of Prostate Cancer but he was also suffering from Parkinson`s Disease at the time of his death.
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Where does Kim Campbell live now?

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what does kim campbell do for work and does she live in Canada