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Do you have what it takes to be Canada’s Prime Minister?

Being the Prime Minister of Canada is a bit like having four jobs; in this role you would serve as the head of government, the leader of your political party, the Cabinet Leader and a Member of Parliament. Since Canada’s founding as a country in 1867 only 23 people have held this position. Do you think you have what it takes to join these few who have been instrumental in shaping Canada’s future? Could you be Canada’s Prime Minister?

Choose your own path to try to become the Prime Minister of Canada. To start on your journey, pick a colour for your political party!

Not all Prime Ministers serve for four years before having to call an election. Canada’s shortest serving Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Tupper , held the position for two months and seven days.

The average term for Prime Ministers who have a majority government (having a majority means that the Government holds 155 or more of the 308 seats in the House of Commons) is four years. Minority governments (which are formed when the Government holds fewer than 155 seats), on the other hand, have an average term of one and a half years.

Take a look at these examples of minority and majority governments in Canada and visit the list of Prime Ministers in Canada to compare the length of their terms in office.

Not all Prime Ministers serve for four years before having to call an election. Canada’s shortest serving Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Tupper , held the position for two months and seven days.

The average term for Prime Ministers who have a majority government (having a majority means that the Government holds 155 or more of the 308 seats in the House of Commons) is four years. Minority governments (which are formed when the Government holds fewer than 155 seats), on the other hand, have an average term of one and a half years.

Take a look at these examples of minority and majority governments in Canada and visit the list of Prime Ministers in Canada to compare the length of their terms in office.



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