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Premier of Ontario

Premier of Ontario
IncumbentDalton McGuinty
Appointed ByDavid Onley
GovernorLieutenant Governor of Ontario
First MinisterJohn Sandfield Macdonald
DateJuly 15, 1867

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The Premier of Ontario (Premier ministre de l'Ontario in French) is the first Minister of the Crown for the Canadian province of Ontario. 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 Premier is the person in charge of Ontario.

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The Executive Council Act (R.S.O. 1990) stipulates that the leader of the government party is known as the "Premier and President of the Council".

The current Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty. The longest serving Premier in the province's history was Sir Oliver Mowat, who was in office from 1872 to 1896. Ontario's first Premier was John Sandfield Macdonald.

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