Wikipedia (reference below) says that in Canada, “a premier is the head of government of a province or territory” although “the word is merely a synonym for prime minister, it is employed for provincial prime ministers to differentiate them from the Prime Minister of Canada.”
Wikipedia also notes that the Prime Minister – Premier distinction does not exist in French, with both federal and provincial first ministers being styled premier minister.
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Wikipedia, Premier (Canada), at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_(Canada),accessed 24 August 2016.
Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 25 August 2016.
Image: Premier of Ontario, at https://www.ontario.ca/page/premier, accessed 24 August 2016.