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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.

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A. Daniel McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
A. Daniel McKenzie Died at 65 (1924-1989) A. Daniel McKenzie was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. McKenzie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and became a communication supervisor by career. He won ...more

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A. H. Brightwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
A. H. Brightwell age 86 Arthur Harry Brightwell was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1984 to 1993. He was a veterinarian by career. Born in Matheson, Ontario, he attended the Ontario Veterinary College in ...more

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A. Wesley Stuart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
A. Wesley Stuart Died at 82 (1902-1984) Andrew Wesley Stuart was a Canadian commercial fisherman and politician from the Province of New Brunswick. Known by Wes, he was born at Deer Island, New Brunswick, the son of Andrew Holmes ...more

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Aaron Abel Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Aaron Abel Wright Died at 82 (1840-1922) Aaron Abel Wright 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 Died at 86 (1831-1917) Abner Reid McClelan was a Canadian senator and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Born in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, the son of Peter McClelan and Lucy McLelan, he was ...more

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Abraham Albert Heaps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 69 (1885-1954) Abraham Albert Heaps was a Canadian politician and labour leader. Born in Leeds, England, Heaps immigrated to Canada in 1911 and worked in Winnipeg as an upholsterer. He was one of the leaders ...more

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Acalus Lockwood Palmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Acalus Lockwood Palmer Died at 79 (1820-1899) Acalus Lockwood Palmer QC was a Canadian politician, lawyer and judge. Palmer was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, to Philip Palmer and Sarah Ayer. He was educated in Sackville, studied law ...more

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Adam Beck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Beck Died at 68 (1857-1925) Sir Adam Beck was a 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 Died at 100 (1826-1926) Adam Brown was a Canadian merchant and politician. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a member of the Canadian House of Commons representing Hamilton, Ontario from 1887 to 1891. He died in ...more

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Adam Brown Crosby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Brown Crosby Died at 65 (1856-1921) Adam Brown Crosby was a Canadian politician. Born in Irvine, Scotland, he emigrated as a child with his parents, Adam Crosby and Jane Brown, and settled first at Sydney Mines and then Cow Bay ...more

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Adam Carr Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Carr Bell Died at 65 (1847-1912) Adam Carr Bell was a Canadian politician. Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the son of Basil Bell and Mary Carr, Bell was educated in New Glasgow, Sackville Academy, and Glasgow University. From 1876 ...more

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Adam Edward Vrooman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Edward Vrooman Died at 76 (1847-1923) Adam Edward Vrooman was an Ontario physician and political figure. He represented Victoria South in the Canadian House of Commons from 1900 to 1904 and Victoria West in the Legislative Assembly ...more

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Adam Hope is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Hope Died at 69 (1813-1882) Adam Hope was a Canadian businessman and senator. A Liberal, he was appointed to the Canadian Senate on 3 January 1877 on the recommendation of Alexander Mackenzie. He represented the senatorial ...more

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Adam Hudspeth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Hudspeth Died at 54 (1836-1890) Adam Hudspeth was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in Cobourg, Upper Canada, Hudspeth received his education in the Grammar School in Cobourg, under the tutelage of his father, Robert ...more

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Adam Johnston Fergusson Blair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Johnston Fergusson Blair Died at 52 (1815-1867) Adam Johnston Fergusson Blair, PC, known prior to 1862 as Adam Johnston Fergusson, was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in Perthshire, Scotland, the son of Adam Fergusson and his first ...more

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Adam Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 77 (1814-1891) Sir Adam Wilson 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, Scotland in 1815 and came to Halton County, ...more

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Adam Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Adam Zimmerman Died at 67 (1852-1919) Adam Zimmerman was a Canadian politician. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac and Ottellia Zimmerman, German-Americans, Zimmerman was educated in Delaware, Ohio. A merchant, he ...more

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Adams George Archibald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 78 (1814-1892) Sir Adams George Archibald, KCMG, PC was a Canadian lawyer and politician, and a Father of Confederation. He was based in Nova Scotia for most of his career, though he also served as first ...more

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Adélard Godbout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 64 (1892-1956) Joseph-Adélard Godbout was an agronomist and politician in Québec, Canada. He served as the 15th Premier of Quebec briefly in 1936, and again from 1939 to 1944. He was also leader ...more

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Adolphe-Philippe Caron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 65 (1843-1908) Sir Joseph-Philippe-René-Adolphe Caron, PC KCMG was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He is now best remembered as the Minister of Militia and Defence in the government of Sir John A. ...more

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Adrian Knatchbull-Hugessen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 85 (1891-1976) Adrian Norton Knatchbull-Hugessen was a Canadian lawyer and senator. Knatchbull-Hugessen was born in Ashford, Kent, England on 5 July 1891, the son of Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st ...more

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Adriane Carr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 66 Adriane Carr 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 founding member ...more

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Adrien Arcand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 68 (1899-1967) Adrien Arcand was a Montreal journalist who led a series of fascist political movements between 1929 and his death in 1967. During his political career he proclaimed himself the Canadian ...more

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Adrienne Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 79 Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRAIC FRCPSC is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. Clarkson ...more

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Aemilius Irving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Aemilius Irving Died at 90 (1823-1913) Sir Æmilius Irving was a Canadian lawyer and politician. Born in Leamington, England, son of The Hon. Jacob Æmilius Irving and Catherine, daughter of Sir Jere Homfray, of Llandaff ...more

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Agar Rodney Adamson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 53 (1901-1954) Agar Rodney Adamson was a Canadian mining engineer and a politician. Agar Rodney Adamson was born in Toronto, Ontario, on 8 November 1901. Agar Rodney Adamson was the son of Agar Adamson, who ...more

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Agnes Macphail is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 64 (1890-1954) Agnes Campbell Macphail was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, and one of the first two women elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Active throughout her ...more

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Aideen Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 91 Aideen Nicholson is a former Canadian politician.

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Aileen Carroll is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Aileen Carroll age 74 Margaret Aileen Carroll, PC, is a former Canadian politician. She was the federal Minister for International Cooperation in the Paul Martin government, and later Ontario's Minister of Culture.

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Aimé Bénard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Aimé Bénard Died at 65 (1873-1938) Aimé Bénard was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served as interim leader of the provincial Conservatives in 1915, and was later appointed to the Canadian Senate.

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Al Duerr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 67 Alfred Herman Duerr is a former Canadian politician who served as the 34th Mayor of Calgary, Alberta from 1989 to 2001, and a city alderman from 1983 to 1989. He is the Chief Executive Officer ...more

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Al Hollingworth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 87 (1918-2005) Allan Henry Hollingworth was a Canadian, lawyer, politician, and judge. Born in Brockville, Ontario, he attended Brockville Collegiate Institute before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and a ...more

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Al Horning is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Al Horning age 79 Edward Allan Horning is a Canadian politician. His career included real estate, shipping, business and orchards. Horning attended secondary school at Rutland, British Columbia then studied at ...more

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Al Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Al Johnson age 79 Al Johnson was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He became a professor, geologist and manager by career. He represented the Alberta riding of Calgary ...more

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Al MacBain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Al MacBain Died at 78 (1925-2003) Arthur Allister MacBain was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and became a barrister by career after graduating from Dalhousie ...more

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Alain Paquet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 57 Alain Paquet is a Quebec politician, teacher and economist. He was a Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Laval-des-Rapides and served as the province's Delegate Minister of ...more

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Alan B. Gold is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 88 (1917-2005) Alan Bernard Gold, OC, OQ was the chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court from 1983 to 1992. Born in Montreal, Gold received a B.A. from Queen's University in 1938 and a bachelor degree in ...more

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Alan Carl Stewart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Alan Carl Stewart Died at 65 (1893-1958) Alan Carl Stewart was a Canadian provincial and federal politician. Born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, the son of Robert Whiteside Stewart and Savilla Mary Maud, he was educated in Moosomin and at ...more

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Alan Joseph Adamson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Alan Joseph Adamson Died at 71 (1857-1928) Alan Joseph Adamson was a Canadian politician. Born in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, the son of John Evans Adamson and Harietta Bell, he was educated in Dublin and came to western Canada in ...more

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Alan Lowe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 57 Alan Lowe is a Canadian politician. He served as mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, 1999-2008. In 1982 Lowe earned a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba, ...more

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Alan Macnaughton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 96 (1903-1999) Alan Aylesworth Macnaughton, PC OC QC was a Canadian parliamentarian and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons from 1963 to 1966. Macnaughton was born in Napanee, Ontario, and educated at ...more

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Alan Redway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 83 Alan Redway, PC, QC is a lawyer and former Canadian politician. After a career in municipal politics culminating in the role of mayor of East York, a borough of Metropolitan Toronto, Redway ...more

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Alan Tonks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 75 Alan Tonks is a Canadian politician. He was the Liberal MP for the federal electoral district of York South—Weston in Toronto from 2000 to 2011, and was the final Metro Toronto Chairman before ...more

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Alasdair Graham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 89 Alasdair Bernard Graham, PC is a Canadian politician, journalist and businessman.

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Alastair Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 96 Alastair William Gillespie, PC OC is a former Canadian politician. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Gillespie attended Brentwood College School, McGill University and then Oxford University ...more

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Albert A. Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 76 (1895-1971) Albert A. Brown was a Canadian politician, barrister, lawyer and professional Canadian football player. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Conservative Party in ...more

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Albert Béchard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Albert Béchard Died at 80 (1922-2002) Albert Béchard was a Canadian politician and notary. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Liberal Party in the 1962 election to represent the riding of ...more

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Albert Champagne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Albert Champagne Died at 71 (1866-1937) Albert Champagne was a Saskatchewan rancher, hotel-owner and political figure. He represented Battleford in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1905 to 1908 and in the Canadian House ...more

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Albert Cheng is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
age 72 Ir. Albert Cheng Jing-han GBS P.Eng FHKIE JP, affectionately known as "Tai-pan" to the people of Hong Kong, is a serial entrepreneur, popular talk show host, influential current ...more

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Albert Clements Killam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Canada
Died at 59 (1849-1908) Albert Clements Killam, QC was a Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, railway commissioner, and Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was the first judge from Western Canada to be ...more