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Famous Politicians from Canada

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List of famous politicians from Canada, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Canadian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Canadian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Canada and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Canada, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items here include everything from Edward Bowen to David Oppenheimer.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Canada in order to get more information about each one.
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A. Daniel McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
A. Daniel McKenzie Dec. at 65 (1924-1989)

Nationality: Canada

A. Daniel McKenzie (25 March 1924 – 15 August 1989) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. McKenzie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and became a ...more
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A. H. Brightwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
A. H. Brightwell Age: 87

Birthplace: Black River-Matheson, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Arthur Harry Brightwell (born 4 August 1932) was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1984 to 1993. He was a veterinarian by career.Born in Matheson, Ontario, he attended the Ontario ...more
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A. Wesley Stuart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
A. Wesley Stuart Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

Birthplace: Deer Island

Nationality: Canada

Andrew Wesley Stuart (February 11, 1902 – November 29, 1984) was a Canadian commercial fisherman and politician from the Province of New Brunswick. Known by Wes, he was born at Deer Island, New ...more
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Aaron Abel Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Aaron Abel Wright Dec. at 82 (1840-1922)

Birthplace: Athens, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Aaron Abel Wright (June 6, 1840 – February 23, 1922) was a Canadian politician.
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Abner Reid McClelan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Abner Reid McClelan Dec. at 86 (1831-1917)

Birthplace: Riverside-Albert, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Abner Reid McClelan (January 4, 1831 – January 30, 1917) was a Canadian senator and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Born in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, the son of Peter ...more
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Abraham Albert Heaps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 69 (1885-1954)

Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom

Nationality: Canada

Abraham Albert Heaps (December 24, 1885 – April 4, 1954), known as A. A. Heaps, was a Canadian politician and labour leader. A strong labourite, he served as MP for Winnipeg North from 1925 to ...more
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Acalus Lockwood Palmer ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Acalus Lockwood Palmer Dec. at 79 (1820-1899)

Nationality: Canada

Acalus Lockwood Palmer, (August 28, 1820 – August 10, 1899) was a Canadian politician, lawyer and judge. Palmer was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, to Philip Palmer and Sarah Ayer. He was ...more
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Adam Beck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Beck Dec. at 68 (1857-1925)

Birthplace: Baden, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Sir Adam Beck (June 20, 1857 – August 15, 1925) was a Canadian politician and hydroelectricity advocate who founded the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
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Adam Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Brown Dec. at 100 (1826-1926)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Nationality: Canada

Adam Brown (3 April 1826 – 16 January 1926) was a Canadian merchant and politician. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a member of the House of Commons of Canada representing Hamilton, Ontario ...more
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Adam Brown Crosby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Brown Crosby Dec. at 65 (1856-1921)

Nationality: Canada

Adam Brown Crosby (12 May 1856 – ?) was a Canadian politician. Born in Irvine, Scotland, or Ireland he emigrated as a child with his parents, Adam Crosby and Jane Brown, and settled first at ...more
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Adam Carr Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Carr Bell Dec. at 65 (1847-1912)

Birthplace: Pictou, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Adam Carr Bell (November 11, 1847 – October 30, 1912) was a Canadian politician.Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the son of Basil Bell and Mary Carr, Bell was educated in New Glasgow, Sackville ...more
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Adam Edward Vrooman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Edward Vrooman Dec. at 76 (1847-1923)

Nationality: Canada

Adam Edward Vrooman (November 7, 1847 – August 20, 1923) was an Ontario physician and political figure. He represented Victoria South in the House of Commons of Canada from 1900 to 1904 and ...more
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Adam Hope is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Hope Dec. at 69 (1813-1882)

Nationality: Canada

Adam Hope (8 January 1813 – 7 August 1882) was a Canadian businessman and senator. He migrated from Scotland in 1834, settling in Upper Canada. A Liberal, he was appointed to the Senate of ...more
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Adam Hudspeth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Hudspeth Dec. at 54 (1836-1890)

Birthplace: Cobourg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Adam Hudspeth (December 8, 1836 – May 12, 1890) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in Cobourg, Upper Canada, Hudspeth received his education in the Grammar School in Cobourg, under the ...more
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Adam Johnston Fergusson ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Johnston Fergusson Blair Dec. at 52 (1815-1867)

Nationality: Canada

Adam Johnston Fergusson Blair, (4 November 1815 – 30 December 1867), known prior to 1862 as Adam Johnston Fergusson, was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in Perthshire, Scotland, the son ...more
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Adam Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 77 (1814-1891)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Nationality: Canada

Sir Adam Wilson (September 22, 1814 – December 28, 1891) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada West. He served as mayor of Toronto in 1859 and 1860. He was born in Edinburgh, ...more
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Adam Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Zimmerman Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: Canada

Adam Zimmerman (August 14, 1852 – November 21, 1919) was a Canadian politician. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac and Ottellia Zimmerman, German-Americans, Zimmerman was ...more
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Adams George Archibald ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 78 (1814-1892)

Birthplace: Truro, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Sir Adams George Archibald (May 3, 1814 – December 14, 1892) was a Canadian lawyer and politician, and a Father of Confederation. He was based in Nova Scotia for most of his career, though he ...more
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Adélard Godbout ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 64 (1892-1956)

Birthplace: Canada

Nationality: Canada

Joseph-Adélard Godbout (September 24, 1892 – September 18, 1956) was a Canadian agronomist and politician. He served as the 15th Premier of Quebec briefly in 1936, and again from 1939 to ...more
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Adolphe-Philippe Caron ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 65 (1843-1908)

Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Sir Joseph-Philippe-René-Adolphe Caron, (24 December 1843 – 20 April 1908) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He is now best remembered as the Minister of Militia and Defence in the ...more
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Adrian Knatchbull-Hugess... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 85 (1891-1976)

Nationality: Canada

Adrian Norton Knatchbull-Hugessen, (5 July 1891 – 30 March 1976) was a Canadian lawyer and senator. Knatchbull-Hugessen was born in Ashford, Kent, England on 5 July 1891, the son of Edward ...more
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Adriane Carr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Age: 67

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Adriane Carr (born 1952) is a Canadian academic, activist and politician with the Green Party in British Columbia and Canada. She is also a councillor on Vancouver City Council. She was a ...more
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Adrien Arcand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Dec. at 68 (1899-1967)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Adrien Arcand (October 3, 1899 – August 1, 1967) was a Montreal journalist who led a series of fascist political movements between 1929 and his death in 1967. During his political career, he ...more
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Adrienne Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Age: 80

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Canada, China

Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy, February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, ...more
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Aemilius Irving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Aemilius Irving Dec. at 90 (1823-1913)

Birthplace: England

Nationality: Canada

Sir Æmilius Irving (February 4, 1823 – November 27, 1913) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.Born in Leamington, England, son of The Hon. Jacob Æmilius Irving and Catherine, ...more