Here is how they all stack up by time in office - bold means currently in office.
- Eva Aariak Nunavut 1827 days
- Nellie Cournoyea NWT 1469 days
- Christy Clark BC 1411 days
- Catherine Callbeck PEI 1353 days
- Kathy Dunderdale NF 1148 days
- Alison Redford Alberta 898 days
- Pat Duncan Yukon 884 days
- Kathleen Wynne Ontario 710 days
- Pauline Marois Quebec 581 days
- Rita Johnson BC 217 days
- Kim Campbell Federal 132 days
Each time I have looked at this I have considered how many person days each first minister has governed for - this is time in office multiplied by population governed. I think that in many ways it is a better measure of the relative impact of women in politics. As you can see Kathleen Wynne tops the list when you calculated it this way.
The number is person days governed
- Kathleen Wynne Ont 9,125,000,000 Lib
- Christy Clark BC 5,650,000,000 Lib
- Pauline Marois Que 4,582,000,000 PQ
- Kim Campbell Fed 3,786,000,000 PC
- Alison Redford Ab 3,273,000,000 PC
- Rita Johnson BC 715,500,000 Socred
- Kathy Dunderdale Nf 590,700,000 PC
- Catherine Callbeck PEI 149,000,000 Lib
- Nellie Cournoyea NWT 92,000,000 na
- Eva Aariak Nu 58,300,000 na
- Pat Duncan Yk 24,800,000 Lib
Since the selecton of Eva Aariak to be premier of Nunavut on November 14th 2008 we have always had at least one woman premier in Canada. This is 2261 consecutive days.
What is also interesting is that three of the women did significantly better than expected in their elections - that being Alison Redford, Christy Clark and Kathleen Wynne.
On the other hand two women were forced out of the office of premier in an atypical manner early on in their first term as elected premier.
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