Thursday, August 18, 2011

Canada's George W. Bush

In a recent poll, Pierre Trudeau, of which I know little, was ranked as the best recent Prime Minister of Canada. According to Wikipedia, Trudeau was a socialist before becoming involved with the Liberal Party and is notable for "preserving national unity against Quebec separatists."  Current Prime Minister Stephen Harper was second in the poll.  He was also ranked as worst prime minister (along with fellow conservative Brian Mulroney).  From Yahoo:
In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,002 Canadian adults, 36 per cent of respondents said Trudeau has been the best prime minister, since 1968, followed by Stephen Harper with 19 per cent of the votes, Jean Chretien with 12 per cent, and Brian Mulroney with 6 per cent.
Mulroney, marred by the Schreiber inquiry, has lost more than half of his supporters since 2007 with most of the gains going to Stephen Harper.
Angus Reid also asked Canadians about who they thought the worst prime minister was.
Both Harper and Mulroney,  were honoured with that distinction, each earning 19 per cent of the vote, respectively.
And to no one's surprise, the anti-Liberal bastion of Alberta was the only province in Canada to choose Trudeau as Canada's worst prime minister. 

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating poll. I have to admit I was surprised.


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