… a core concept in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100

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Click for Ontario Premier

Concept description

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.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Machinery of Government (core topic) in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Governance and Institutions.


Wikipedia, Premier (Canada), at,accessed 24 August 2016.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 25 August 2016.

Image: Premier of Ontario, at, accessed 24 August 2016.