|Premier of |
Newfoundland and Labrador
|Government of Newfoundland and Labrador|
Office of the Premier
|Reports to||House Assembly|
|Appointer||Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Joey Smallwood|
|Formation||April 1, 1949|
|Salary||$95,357 plus $39,514 (indemnity and allowances) |
The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is the first minister, head of government and de facto chief executive for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 1949, the Premier's duties and office has been the successor to the ministerial position of the Prime Minister of the former Dominion of Newfoundland. Before 2001, the official title was Premier of Newfoundland.
The Premier is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, as representative of the Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador. He or she is usually the leader of the party that commands a majority in the House of Assembly. The word Premier is derived from the French word of the same spelling, meaning "first"; and ultimately from the Latin word primarius, meaning "primary".
The responsibilities of the Premier usually include:
The Office of the Premier is located at the Confederation Building East Block. Staff at the office consists of: