Premier of Ontario
|Premier of Ontario
Premier ministre de l'Ontario
|Office of the Premier|
|Style||The Honourable (Formal)|
|Status||Head of Government|
|Seat||Queen's Park, Toronto|
|Appointer||Lieutenant Governor of Ontario|
with the confidence of the Ontario Legislature
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
contingent on the premier's ability to command confidence in the legislative assembly
|Formation||July 16, 1867|
|First holder||John Sandfield Macdonald|
|Deputy||Deputy Premier of Ontario|
|Salary||$208,974 (since 2008)|
|Website||Premier of Official Site|
Doug Ford is the 26th and current premier of Ontario. He took office on June 29, 2018, following the 2018 Ontario election where his Progressive Conservative (PC) party won a majority of seats in the Ontario Legislature.
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".
Due to Ontario being a parliamentary-style government, the premier is typically the leader of the party which has the most support in the legislature at that time. However, the premier does not have to be serving in parliament to be appointed premier. In practice, this is highly unlikely to occur in a majority-government situation, while it can occur in a minority-government situation if the government is struck down by its previous partners.
The position of premier was formerly written as "Prime Minister of Ontario" until the government of Bill Davis formally changed the title to premier. However, in French, the premier is still referred to as premier ministre, which translates to Prime Minister in English. This is similar to the Premier of Quebec, which is referred to as the premier minister du Québec in French.
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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
- List of premiers of Ontario
- Politics of Ontario
- Premier (Canada)
- Deputy Premier of Ontario
- Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)
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- "Office of the Premier of Ontario - committees". Premier.gov.on.ca. Archived from the original on 12 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2018.