Prime Ministers and Governors

The status of the prime minister has been described as primus inter pares: Latin for "first among equals." This concept defines not only the prime minister's relationship with Cabinet, but also, in a sense, his or her relationship with the public in our modern democratic society.

Our 23 prime ministers, from Macdonald to Trudeau, have made a difference in shaping Canada's identity in sometimes profound ways.

Prime Ministers


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