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Quebec Premier designate Philippe Couillard speaks at a news conference on April 8 at the legislature in Quebec City.
Quebec Premier designate Philippe Couillard speaks at a news conference on April 8 at the legislature in Quebec City.
(Jacques Boissinot/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canada’s most ‘scientific’ premier?

Before becoming a politician, Yukon’s premier Darrell Pasloski was a pharmacist. John Hamm, premier of Nova Scotia from 1999 to 2006 was a family doctor. Frank Miller, briefly the premier of Ontario in 1985, was a professional engineer.

None of them could be called scientists but all three are examples of provincial first ministers with professional backgrounds that called for a significant amount of science education.