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Who is the greatest Canadian Prime Minister?

Mackenzie King
8
7%
John A. Macdonald
6
6%
Wilfrid Laurier
6
6%
Pierre Trudeau
45
42%
Lester Pearson
17
16%
Louis St. Laurent
3
3%
Robert Borden
2
2%
Jean Chrétien
4
4%
Brian Mulroney
3
3%
Other (please specify)
14
13%
 
Total votes : 108

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Napkiraly
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Postby Napkiraly » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:50 pm

Canovia wrote:It's between Chretien and Harper. As a conservative I vote Harper . But Chretien was awwsome

Harper is horrible. Even my Ann Coutler loving uncle hates his guts.

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Postby Alf Landon » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:55 pm

Napkiraly wrote:
Canovia wrote:It's between Chretien and Harper. As a conservative I vote Harper . But Chretien was awwsome

Harper is horrible. Even my Ann Coutler loving uncle hates his guts.


I'm not exactly partial to Harper either. I genuinely think he's undermining alot of what makes Canada great - nothing personal, but his agenda and that of his old Reform buddies is not for me.

Honestly, I don't see what people can look back on as far as Chretien's achievements go. True, there was staying out of Iraq, but staying out of things is a whole lot different to creating. At best, you could say he was a steady captain of the ship, but nothing particularly radical. Though, I can't help but find this clip of him going Darth Vader on protesters quite awesome. Boss mode activated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvjfJ6bAi0U

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Postby Avenio » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:55 pm

Murkwood wrote:Stephen Harper, FTW!


So you like politicians that hate science so much they gleefully destroy hundreds of years of climate records and the products of decades of scientific research? Not entirely surprising.
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Postby Napkiraly » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:07 pm

Alf Landon wrote:
Napkiraly wrote:Harper is horrible. Even my Ann Coutler loving uncle hates his guts.


I'm not exactly partial to Harper either. I genuinely think he's undermining alot of what makes Canada great - nothing personal, but his agenda and that of his old Reform buddies is not for me.

Honestly, I don't see what people can look back on as far as Chretien's achievements go. True, there was staying out of Iraq, but staying out of things is a whole lot different to creating. At best, you could say he was a steady captain of the ship, but nothing particularly radical. Though, I can't help but find this clip of him going Darth Vader on protesters quite awesome. Boss mode activated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvjfJ6bAi0U

Gotta love the Shawinigan Handshake!

Chretien and Martin did help get Canada's finances back in order, even if it wasn't pretty.

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Postby Padnak » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:09 pm

All these people saying harper

are you bloody mad?!?!
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Postby Slackveria » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:11 pm

They're all failures and hated in the end.... I suppose Harper was the only one able to scrap up some level of genuity.

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Postby Unibot III » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:12 pm

I voted Pearson. Trudeau was probably the coolest Prime Minister though. :lol2:
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Postby Untaroicht » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:12 pm

I don't know about prime ministers, but Rob Ford is practically the de facto monarch of canada at this point according to american pop culture :p
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Postby Commonwealth of Hank the Cat » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:13 pm

Steven Harper does nothing to help anything. John A. Macdonald, in my opinion was a racist. Personally, I think Mackenzie King was also a Racist, and a Moron, but he was admitly good with the Economy. In my opinion.
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Postby Lancaster of Wessex » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:13 pm

Padnak wrote:All these people saying harper

are you bloody mad?!?!


I hope they are being sarcastic.

I'm Canadian, but sadly I don't know enough about the political activities of hardly any of our Prime Ministers, save the more modern ones, so I couldn't tell you who the "greatest" was in my opinion. :(

Gotta admire MacDonald for holding his liquor though...

I like Laurier as being one of the greatest Liberal prime ministers in history, and is generally admired.
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Postby Zavea » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:14 pm

trudeau is my #1. the charter is an achievement that probably won't ever be matched

this said, pearson is a close second for his government's efforts to get medicare off the ground (even though pearson isn't the first guy i associate with medicare; that's tommy douglas)
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Postby Ashyaria » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:16 pm

Blazedtown wrote:Any American president. Canada isn't a real country silly.

i know this is sarcasm
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Postby Padnak » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:18 pm

Personally I'd say Trudeau, for the reasons mentioned earlier
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Postby Napkiraly » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:19 pm

Ashyaria wrote:
Blazedtown wrote:Any American president. Canada isn't a real country silly.

i know this is sarcasm
but fuck off

If you know it isn't serious, why are you letting your jimmies to be rustled?

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Postby Lancaster of Wessex » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:20 pm

Slackveria wrote:They're all failures and hated in the end.... I suppose Harper was the only one able to scrap up some level of genuity.


Source?
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Postby The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:21 pm

Padnak wrote:All these people saying harper

are you bloody mad?!?!


Agreed.

The wanker of a PM: Cut solder pensions, cut CSA budget, and screwed up our economy.

Next year, he is so getting the boot.

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Postby Alf Landon » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:24 pm

Commonwealth of Hank the Cat wrote:Steven Harper does nothing to help anything. John A. Macdonald, in my opinion was a racist. Personally, I think Mackenzie King was also a Racist, and a Moron, but he was admitly good with the Economy. In my opinion.


John A. probably had some of the most liberal attitudes to Aboriginals of any Prime Minister for that era. By today's standards, I'm sure he wasn't perfect, but I think it's abit much to lump him as a racist.

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Postby Zavea » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:24 pm

Lancaster of Wessex wrote:
Slackveria wrote:They're all failures and hated in the end.... I suppose Harper was the only one able to scrap up some level of genuity.


Source?


ministry of truth
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Jean Chrétien

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Postby Lancaster of Wessex » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:29 pm

Zavea wrote:
Lancaster of Wessex wrote:
Source?


ministry of truth


Next please.
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Postby Zavea » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Lancaster of Wessex wrote:
Zavea wrote:
ministry of truth


Next please.


i meant to say Environment Canada

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Postby Alf Landon » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:39 pm

Vamtrl wrote:Jean Chrétien

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As I said earlier, gotta love the Shawinigan Handshake!

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Postby Napkiraly » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:44 pm

Alf Landon wrote:
Vamtrl wrote:Jean Chrétien

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As I said earlier, gotta love the Shawinigan Handshake!

From the second photo we can deduce that Justin Trudeau secretly enjoys BDSM.

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Postby The Scientific States » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:46 pm

Murkwood wrote:Stephen Harper, FTW!


Oh, god no. Harper has been a terrible PM of Canada, and his administration has been incredibly wasteful, corrupt, and inefficient. His government scrapped canadian membership of the Kyoto Protocol, used his position to push a 400 page bill through parliament that fucked over the environment, lied about the costs of fighter jets, halted a UN resolution declaring water to be a basic human rights, and many, many other corrupt, wasteful, and downright egotistical things. Harper has been a terrible, and by far the most presidential Canadian PM, and it's silly to support him.
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