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Premier of Ontario

Premier of Ontario
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Doug Ford

since June 29, 2018
Executive Council of Ontario
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toLegislative Assembly; Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
SeatQueen's Park, Toronto
AppointerLieutenant Governor of Ontario
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderJohn Sandfield Macdonald
FormationJuly 16, 1867[1]
DeputyDeputy Premier of Ontario
Salary$208,974 [2]

The Premier of Ontario (French: Premier ministre de l'Ontario) is the first minister of the Crown for the Canadian province of Ontario and the province’s head of government. The position was formerly styled "Prime Minister of Ontario" until the ministry of Bill Davis formally changed the title to premier.[3]

The 26th and current Premier of Ontario is Doug Ford of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, sworn in on June 29, 2018. Ontario's first premier was John Sandfield Macdonald, in office from 1867 to 1871. The longest serving premier in Ontario history was Sir Oliver Mowat, in office from 1872 to 1896.


The premier is appointed as the province's head of government by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and presides over the Executive Council, or Cabinet. The Executive Council Act stipulates that the leader of the government party is known as the "Premier and President of the Council".

Office of the Premier of Ontario

The Office of the Premier of Ontario includes a number of committees:

  • Priorities and Planning Committee
  • Cabinet Committee on Emergency Management
  • Treasury Board/Management Board of Cabinet
  • Legislation and Regulations Committee
  • Health, Education and Social Policy Committee
  • Jobs and Economic Policy Committee[4]

Parliamentary Assistants

See also


  1. ^ "John Sandfield Macdonald, MPP". Legislative Assembly website. Legislative Assembly on Ontario. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ontario's Sunshine List of top salaries for public sector grows - CBC News". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Twenty-five years ago, the end of a double life". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Office of the Premier of Ontario - committees". Retrieved 3 June 2018.

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