Canada's Best Prime Minister


View Poll Results: Who was Canada's best PM?
Stephen Harper 0 0%
Jean Chretien 0 0%
Brian Mulroney 2 13.33%
Pierre Trudeau 3 20.00%
Lester Pearson 3 20.00%
Willian Lyon McKenzie King 1 6.67%
Robert Borden 0 0%
Wilfred Laurier 0 0%
John A MacDonald 3 20.00%
Other 3 20.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Polygong
#1
Since we've had a discussion recelty about who was the worst, just wondering who everyone thinks is the best

My vote goes to Lester Pearson

Note that I only had a max of 10 options for the poll so I picked the 10 most likely choices that I could think of.
 
Liberalman
Free Thinker
#2
Pierre Trudeau because he put Canadians first
 
pegger
No Party Affiliation
#3
I voted Pearson.
 
Blackleaf
#4
I would have voted if I'd actually even heard of these people.

We don't hear a lot about Canadian politics in the UK.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#5
I voted Pearson. Not just because he won a Nobel prize but because I thought he sincerely cared about Canada.
 
Liberalman
Free Thinker
#6
Our Canadian politicians never charged the tax payers for the cleaning of the mote and American politicians charge their taxpayers for high priced call girls.
 
Polygong
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I would have voted if I'd actually even heard of these people.

We don't hear a lot about Canadian politics in the UK.

I blame the BBC. An entire city could explode in Canada and the BBC would probably pass by it, but if anyone of even the slightest significance in America so much as farts in public they're all over it.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Liberalman View Post

Pierre Trudeau because he put Canadians first

No he put Quebec first. The best thing that can be said about
trudeau is that he made Mulroney look good.
 
china
Conservative
#9
Quote:

Pierre Trudeau because he put Canadians first

No one west of Winnipeg ever thought so.

I voted Pearson .The good old man "invited " me to Canada in 1964. At that time,Canada was a beautiful place to grow and learn.
And than , 4 years later, in 1968, a maniac from Quebec appeared .That a..hole destroyed our country .
Canada has never bin the same .
Last edited by china; Jun 28th, 2009 at 04:49 PM..
 
Polygong
#10
I know, now we spell it "been"

Where did you come to Canada from if you don't mind me asking?
 
china
Conservative
#11
I
Quote:

Where did you come to Canada from if you don't mind me asking?

Gdansk , Poland
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

No one west of Winnipeg ever thought so.

I voted Pearson .The good old man "invited " me to Canada in 1964. At that time,Canada was a beautiful place to grow and learn.
And than , 4 years later, in 1968, a maniac from Quebec appeared .That a..hole destroyed our country .
Canada has never bin the same .

Absolute horse sh it!!

Doesn't sound like Canada was ever "your" country and you now live in China.

There is still no better place than Canada to raise kids.
 
china
Conservative
#13
Quote:

Absolute horse sh it!!

Very impressive ...

Quote:

Doesn't sound like Canada was ever "your" country and you now live in China.

It has , for 41 ys.Though at present in China I still pay my Canadian taxes .....that makes me a Canadian , mister.

Quote:

There is still no better place than Canada to raise kids.

If you like to be on social assistance though from what I hear , Switzerland is allot better.
Where else have you brought up your children #juan ?
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

Very impressive ...

It has , for 41 ys.Though at present in China I still pay my Canadian taxes .....that makes me a Canadian , mister.

If you like to be on social assistance though from what I hear , Switzerland is allot better.
Where else have you brought up your children #juan ?

Only in Canada but we've travelled a fair amount. How do you know Switzerland is better? Why would anyone want to be on social assistance? In any case, I've been retired for ten years so it looks like I won't get a chance.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#15
I can't think of a Prime Minister who was actually more than a puppet for the money that pulls the strings.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

Only in Canada but we've travelled a fair amount.

Yes, I've often felt that visiting other places is exactly like living and raising a family there.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Yes, I've often felt that visiting other places is exactly like living and raising a family there.

And you obviously think that making up your own words is easier than reading what is written.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

And you obviously think that making up your own words is easier than reading what is written.

..and obviously using the quote function is "making up your own words".

So tell me, how much time do you need to spend in Copenhagen to figure out how good or bad the Danes are in raising their kids and did you have to leave your hotel room to gather these nuggets of information?
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

..and obviously using the quote function is "making up your own words".

So tell me, how much time do you need to spend in Copenhagen to figure out how good or bad the Danes are in raising their kids and did you have to leave your hotel room to gather these nuggets of information?

Still trying to find where I said anything like this: "Yes, I've often felt that visiting other places is exactly like living and raising a family there. "
I was stationed in Baden-Solingen Germany for three and a half years. We were only about twenty kms from the Swiss border, We got to know quite a few people from that country. I saw nothing to suggest that the Swiss were bad parents, nor did I see anything to make me think they were better than Canadians at raising their kids.
 
Polygong
#20
Just out of curiosity, the one who voted "other", who did you mean?
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Polygong View Post

Just out of curiosity, the one who voted "other", who did you mean?

Well, if you look now it's two for "other", I think Louis was probably better than the ones listed.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

I can't think of a Prime Minister who was actually more than a puppet for the money that pulls the strings.

I would have chosen "pulls their wire".
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

Still trying to find where I said anything like this: "Yes, I've often felt that visiting other places is exactly like living and raising a family there. "

I can point it out for you then...

China said in post #13, "Where else have you brought up your children #juan ?"

To which you replied in post #14, "Only in Canada but we've travelled a fair amount."

No need to thank me.

BTW, I've also lived in Germany and traveled extensively. I don't pretend to be knowledgeable with regard to the local child rearing abilities.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#24
In the beginning, Canadian politicians were chosen from the ruling class. Now they can afford to pay some other schmucks to do the job for them. I wouldn't give two cents for the lot.
 
TenPenny
#25
R B Bennett, for the win.

Thank you, thank you very much.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#26
Dood,
You are off topic and on the wrong thread.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I would have voted if I'd actually even heard of these people.

We don't hear a lot about Canadian politics in the UK.

I hope your not complaining.
 
Francis2004
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Dood,
You are off topic and on the wrong thread.

Not sure Cliffy, he is babbling on and this is about Prime Ministers.. Sounds right to me
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#29
I don't see the Honourable John George Diefenbaker listed.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#30
Why do we have to call them honourable when most of them aren't?

If given the chance i would say the dishonourable Steven Harper.
 

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