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Bob McLeod (politician)

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Commissioner  George Tuccaro
Constituency  Yellowknife South
Siblings  Michael McLeod
Preceded by  Brendan Bell
Residence  Yellowknife, Canada
Prime Minister  Stephen Harper
Role  Canadian Politician
Preceded by  Floyd Roland
Name  Bob McLeod

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Prime Minister  Stephen Harper Justin Trudeau
Education  Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Alberta

Robert R. McLeod (born 1952) is a Canadian politician. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories, having held that position since October 26, 2011.

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Early life

Born in 1952 and raised in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, McLeod holds a BComm from the University of Alberta and an honours diploma in administrative management from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He also completed a program of national and international studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He has been a federal civil servant and served in the Northwest Territories public service.

Political career

McLeod ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and was elected in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. He defeated two other candidates winning over 60% of the popular vote in Yellowknife South. After the election McLeod was appointed to the cabinet with the portfolios of Human Resources, Industry, Tourism and Investment, Public Utilities Board and Energy Initiatives.

McLeod ran for re-election in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election and he was returned by acclamation to his second term. When the Territorial Leadership Committee met following the election McLeod stood for Premier and won defeating two other candidates to become the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories.

His brother, Michael, was also a member of the Legislature from 1999 to 2011. He is the current Member of Canadian Parliament representing the Northwest Territories, first elected in 2015, representing the Liberal Party of Canada.

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