|Premier of |
Newfoundland and Labrador
|Premier ministre de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador|
|Office of the Premier|
|Status||Head of Government|
|Seat||Confederation Building, East Block, St. John's|
|Appointer||Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador|
with the confidence of the Newfoundland and Labrador Legislature
|Term length||At His Majesty's pleasure|
contingent on the premier's ability to command confidence in the legislative assembly
|Formation||April 1, 1949|
|First holder||Joey Smallwood|
|Deputy||Deputy premier of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Salary||$95,357 plus $39,514 (indemnity and allowances) |
|Website||Office of the Premier|
The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is the first minister and head of government for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 1949, the premier's duties and office has been the successor to the ministerial position of the prime minister of the former Dominion of Newfoundland. Before 2001, the official title was Premier of Newfoundland.
The premier is appointed by the lieutenant governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, as representative of the King in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are usually the leader of the party that commands a majority in the House of Assembly. The word premier is derived from the French word of the same spelling, meaning "first"; and ultimately from the Latin word primarius, meaning "primary".
The current premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is Andrew Furey, since August 19, 2020. He currently represents Humber-Gros Morne in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly.
The responsibilities of the premier usually include:
The Office of the Premier is located at the Confederation Building East Block. Staff at the office consists of: