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Encyclopedia > Premier of Northwest Territories

This is a list of the premiers and Commissioners who held governing power in the Northwest Territories, Canada. A premier is an executive official of government. ... A former territory in the United States is called Northwest Territory. ...


As the NWT has a consensus government, the premier is elected by and from the members of the legislative assembly, who are not divided into parties. Consensus government is a system of government which does not elect members of political parties but rather rule based on consensus. ...


For a full list of commissioners see: List of Northwest Territories commissioners Commissioners of the Northwest Territories since 1905. ...

Name Term
Frederick W. A. G. Haultain 1897-1905
Governing Commissioners
Frederick D. White 1905-1919
William Wallace Cory 1919-1931
Hugh H. Rowatt 1931-1936
Dr. Charles Camsell 1936-1946
Dr. Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside 1947-1950
Hugh Andrew Young 1950-1953
Robert Gordon Robertson 1953-1963
Bent Gestur Sivertz 1963-1967
Stuart Milton Hodgson 1967-1979
John Havelock Parker 1979-1980*
Premiers
George Braden 1980-1984
Richard Nerysoo 1984-1985
Nick Sibbeston 1985-1987
Dennis Patterson 1987-1991
Nellie Cournoyea 1991-1995
Don Morin 1995-1998
James Antoine 1998-2000
Stephen Kakfwi 2000-2003
Joe Handley 2003-

Note. Sir Frederick William Alpin Gordon Haultain (November 25, 1857–January 30, 1942) was the first premier of Canadas North-West Territories (1897–1905) and the last premier prior to the creation of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan from the original territory. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Frederick D. White was the first Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from August 24, 1905 to June 27, 1919. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... William Wallace Cory was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from June 27, 1919 to February 17, 1931. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hugh H. Rowatt was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from 1931 to 1936. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Charles Camsell (1876 – 1958) was a Canadian geologist and Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from December 3, 1936 to December 3, 1946. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from January 14, 1947 to September 15, 1950. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hugh Andrew Young was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from November 14, 1950 to November 15, 1953. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Robert Gordon Robertson (born May 19, 1917) was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from November 15, 1953 to July 12, 1963. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bent Gestur Sivertz was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from July 12, 1963 to January 16, 1967. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Stuart Milton Hodgson was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories between 1967 and 1979. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... John Havelock Parker was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from April 15, 1979 to July 31, 1989. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Kakfwi (born November 7, 1950, in Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories) is a Canadian politician and a former Premier of the Northwest Territories. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... The Honourable Joseph (Joe) Handley, MLA, (b. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...

  • Prior to 1897, the Northwest Territories had no premier. From 1905 to 1980, the head of government of the NWT was a commissioner appointed by the Prime Minister. Since 1980, this position is now similar to that of a Lieutenant Governor. As such, this table only lists those Commissioners who held governing power in the territory.
  • John Havelock Parker was actually Commissioner until 1989, but lost governing power in 1980 to the premier.

Prior to 1994, the NWT head of government was referred to as Government Leader. 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

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Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan The term First Minister refers to the leader of a cabinet United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, the term First Minister was once used interchangeably with Prime Minister, as in Winston Churchills famous line: I did not become Her Majestys First Minister so that I might oversee the... The Prime Ministers of Canada While there is a long standard tradition of considering John A. Macdonald Canadas first Prime Minister, since he was prime minister after Canadian Confederation, a number of modern scholars, foremost amongst them John Ralston Saul, argue that Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine are... This is a list of the premier of the province of Alberta, Canada, since its creation in 1905. ... This is a list of the premiers of British Columbia, Canada, since it joined Confederation in 1871. ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Manitoba, Canada, since it was created in 1870. ... Government leaders prior to responsible government. ... This is a list of the premiers and Prime Ministers of Newfoundland and Labrador from the granting of responsible government in 1855 through dominion status, the colony joining Canadian confederation in 1949 and up to the modern day. ... Premiers of the colony of Nova Scotia (1848-1867) Premiers of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Ontario, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada, since the office was established (along with responsible government) in 1851. ... This is a list of the premiers of Quebec, Canada since Confederation (1867). ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, since it was formed in 1905. ...

Territorial premiers

Yukon | Northwest Territories | Nunavut This is a list of the government leaders and premiers of Yukon Territory, Canada, since 1978 when responsible government was certain governmental powers were devolved from the federal government to the territory. ... This is a list of the premiers of Nunavut Territory, Canada, since its creation in 1999. ...

For more lists of this type, see Lists of incumbents. These are lists of incumbents, i. ...


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Welcome to the Northwest Territories, Canada (1531 words)
One of the territories of Arctic Canada, the Northwest Territories (NWT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) has a landmass of 1,171,918 square kilometers and a population of 42,944 as of January 1, 2005.
In 1876, the District of Keewatin, at the centre of the territory, was separated from it.
The Premier of the Northwest Territories is Joe Handley.
Northwest Territories (779 words)
The premier of the Northwest Territories is Stephen Kakfwi[?].
Eight languages are spoken in the Northwest Territories: the Dene[?] languages Chipewyan[?], Dogrib[?], Gwich'in[?], North Slavey[?], and South Slavey[?]; the Inuit language Inuvialuktun[?]; and English and French.
In 1876, the district of Keewatin, at the centre of the territory, was separated from it.
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