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British Columbia. Premier

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Premier

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Premier

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

History

The Premier is the first minister of the government. In this role, the Premier makes recommendations to the Lieutenant-Governor for the selection and dismissal of ministers of government, and for the dissolution of the legislature. The Premier also signs orders-in-council, and presides over meetings of the Executive Council. The Lieutenant-Governor usually selects the Premier from the leader of the party holding the largest number of seats, or the party most able to form a government. In British Columbia, the office was established in 1871; when the province joined Confederation. However, it was not until 1921, when the office was first named in the Constitution Act (SBC 1921, c. 12). Since 1933, the Premier has also served as the President of the Executive Council. This was formalized in the Constitution Act in 1973 (SBC 1973 c. 20).

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

A Government Name

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Government Information Services (1983-1987)

Identifier of the related entity

16103

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1987

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

4277

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

KHUGHES 2012-01-03

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Central Name Authority Files.

Maintenance notes

Created by: KHUGHES