ABOUT CANADA’S PREMIERS

Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial Premiers are members of the Council of the Federation. The Council’s objectives are to:

  • Promote interprovincial-territorial cooperation and closer ties between Premiers, to ultimately strengthen Canada;
  • Foster meaningful relations between governments based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of the diversity within the federation;
  • Show leadership on issues important to all Canadians.

Established in 2003, the Council enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government. Premiers are supported by a small Secretariat located in Ottawa.

Founding Agreement - December 2003

Premiers agreed to create a Council of the Federation, as part of their plan to play a leadership role in revitalizing the Canadian federation.

Premiers of the Provinces and Territories of Canada


Blaine Higgs
Chair
Premier of New Brunswick


Doug Ford
Premier of Ontario


François Legault
Premier of Québec


Stephen McNeil
Premier of
Nova Scotia


Brian Pallister
Premier of Manitoba


John Horgan
Premier of
British Columbia


Wade MacLauchlan
Premier of
Prince Edward Island


Scott Moe
Vice-Chair
Premier of
Saskatchewan


Rachel Notley
Premier of Alberta


Dwight Ball
Premier of
Newfoundland and Labrador


Bob McLeod
Premier of the
Northwest Territories


Sandy Silver
Premier of Yukon


Joe Savikataaq
Premier of Nunavut