In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, we’ve crafted a graph showing the lives of her Canadian prime ministers over the course of her reign from 1952 to the present day.
The life of each prime minister is in grey, and the coloured bands denote the years of their terms as the nation’s leaders (red for Liberal, blue for Conservative). The chevrons on either end of the row denote whether or not the prime minister was still living on either end of the spectrum from 1952-2012.
Only one prime minister on the graph below — Stephen Harper — was born after the queen ascended to the throne.
Click anywhere on the graph to see a larger image.