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Premier of
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Incumbent
Dwight Ball

since December 14, 2015
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Office of the Premier
Style The Honourable
Member of
  • Executive Council
Reports to House Assembly
Seat St. John's
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Joey Smallwood
Formation April 1, 1949
Salary $95,357 plus $39,514 (indemnity and allowances)

The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is the first minister, head of government and de facto chief executive for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Premier is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, as representative of the Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador. He or she is usually the leader of the party that commands a majority in the House of Assembly.

The current Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is Dwight Ball, since December 14, 2015.

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