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    Premier vs. Prime Minister

    Hello,

    I'd like to learn whether " premier" and " prime minister" are interchangeable or not?

    For example:

    Prime Minister Gorden Brown, Premier Gorden Brown? (UK)

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Premier Kevin Rudd? (Australia)




    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Premier vs. Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello,

    I'd like to learn whether " premier" and " prime minister" are interchangeable or not?

    For example:

    Prime Minister Gorden Brown, Premier Gorden Brown? (UK)

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Premier Kevin Rudd? (Australia)

    In the above two countries, and in Canada, the Prime Minister is the
    elected leader of the national government. In Canada, at least, the Premier is the elected leader of a province.


    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Premier vs. Prime Minister

    Not in Canada. The “premier" is the political head of a province but" prime minister" is the head of the Country.

    For example: Our Prime Minister is Stephen Harper and our Premier is Gordon Campbell in B.C.

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    Re: Premier vs. Prime Minister

    2006 & Buddhaheart,

    Thanks for your answers.

    So the status of premier in Canada is similar to a governor of a state in the US ?

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    Re: Premier vs. Prime Minister

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    2006 & Buddhaheart,

    Thanks for your answers.

    So the status of premier in Canada is similar to a governor of a state in the US ?
    yes

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    Re: Premier vs. Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    yes
    2006,thank you very much. I got it.

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