Best Canadian Prime Ministers

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1 Pierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau

TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDEAU! He kicked ass so much that, where I come from, his name is synonymous with extreme success. 'Dude, I can't believe you just jumped over 86 buses on your BMX! ' 'I know, I totally Trudeaued it' - ninapalmer

John Lennon once stated that " if all politicians were like Mr. Trudeau there would be world peace. absolutely amazing man and by anyone who understands is held in higher regard than most people here. - severalsomeones

He made the people love him and appealed to everybody. He deserves the number 1 spot.

Honestly, Pierre Trudeau did a lot with the Canadian Community. He deserves this spot

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2 Stephen Harper Stephen Harper Stephen Joseph Harper is a Canadian politician and member of Parliament who served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006 to November 4, 2015. He was the first prime minister to come from the modern Conservative Party of Canada, which was formed by a merger of the Progressive Conservative ...read more.

The media will say a lot about this man; especially considering the primary focus of these elections were to get him out of office by the Liberals and NDP party. The greatest Prime Minister of all time? Maybe not. But certainly one of the best. Trudeau being number one is just not right. He was a charismatic guy, but didn't do as much as people make it out to be. Pearson, Laurier, Harper, and King. Those are the great Prime Ministers of Canada. Back to Harper, a man who invested in the people and believed in the achievement of greatness. While his environmental policies weren't anything to prance about, his foreign policies were one of the best Canada has ever seen. The economy was managed well under Harper. He couldn't control oil prices and the recession which had an effect as he took and managed parliament. He managed to have very low unemployment levels for the general period of time which he took office. Overall, while he may not have been the best in every regard, Harper was a ...more

Steered a nation through the Great Recession. Canada is the ONLY G8 country not to have suffered the effects of the global financial crisis, because of Harper's brilliant use of budgetary deficit when required - in times of NEED! In good years, we should have balanced budgets or surpluses to live within our means, unlike Justin and Pierre Trudeau, silver spoon Socialists who buried this country in debt to carry out their Socialist policies...all on the backs of working Canadians! No wonder they were best friends with Fidel Castro!

Pierre Trudeau? Greatest PM? Are you people serious? If creating the worst deficit in canadian history, creating the highest rate of unemployment in Canadian history, killing industries, ordering martial law, attempting to nationalize energy and allowing third world immigrants to flood Canada are what you think makes a good leader, then I just don't know what to say. Stephen Harper on the other hand, created Canada's lowest unemployment rate in 40 years and because of him, Canada has emerged out of the worst recession since the 1930s better than lots of countries and will be one of the first developed countries to balance a budget since the recession began. That's a leader I can be proud of.

One of the greatest!

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3 John A. Macdonald

Pierre Trudeau should be near the bottom of this list, he was driving Canadians to a entire generation of debt - a123soup

Was part of founding Canada was behind the first national park and more!

Biult the railroad to allow anyone to freely come to the country

He created Canada and the RCMP / NWMP

4 Wilfrid Laurier

Laurier was the greatest Prime Minister because he brought the most personal liberty, economic success, lots of pride in Canada, and was the longest continuously serving PM.
Also, it is worth mentioning the inclusion of Alberta and Saskatchewan into Canada in his day.

5 Lester Pearson

He did tons for not only Canada but much of the rest of the world as well. He was respectable in many of his acts.

Healthcare, pensions, everything that improves the lives of ordinary citizens.

He introduced universal health care, student loans, the Canada Pension Plan, the Order of Canada, the Maple Leaf flag and helped create legal equality for women. His Liberal government also unified Canada's armed forces.Pearson convened the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Bi-culturalism, and he kept Canada out of the Vietnam War.

Pearson was the consumate diplomat politically. He gave Canada it's own distinctive flag and was responsible for making Canada a world leader in peace keeping.

6 William Lyon Mackenzie King

Longest serving, retired or died in office, I can't remember.

He led Canada through WWII!

7 Jean Chretien

He is awesome!

8 Alexander Mackenzie

A man of unshakeable principles. He detested patronage so much that he had a secret staircase that led directly from his office in the West Block to the outside to avoid those seeking lucrative government contracts in exchange for party contributions. He was the first 'working-class' prime minister, a stonemason who led from a strong, moral base. We need more like him! Unfortunately, despite his accomplishments which are still in place today, he is a mere footnote in Canadian history.

No corruption, honest, straight-shooting PM, who initiated the secret ballot (privacy); founded the Royal Military College; created the Supreme Court of Canada and created the office of Auditor General."

9 Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada (assumed office November 4, 2015). He is the leader of the Liberal Party and the second-youngest Canadian prime minister after Joe Clark. His father, Pierre ...read more.

Am believing this Prime Minister gives what Canada needs and is a good Prime Minister, despite being a little overly detachment when it comes to certain policies and certain events. The media though is on the hill about the Liberals non stop however. Not sure if that is good or bad still. - iliescu

He would strongly condemn this list and sincerely apologize for any hurt feeling because of it. Just another step on the never ending circular path to reconciliation. - Xean45

Justin Trudeau has a lot of things to fix because of Harper's ignorance. Even with a lot of negativity Trudeau stands tall and keeps reminding Canadians that we will get back what we once had. He also has big shoes to fill as his dad was one of the best PM's the country ever had.

Great man

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10 Robert Borden

The Contenders

11 Louis St. Laurent

Had to deal with the damage after WWII, the beginning of the cold war and the Korean war. He also brought Canada economy back and helped in the joining Newfoundland to the country

12 Charles Tupper

Lasted a few months. Not really that great

13 Brian Mulroney

He is my uncle

14 Arthur Meighen
15 John Diefenbaker

People back in the day did not understand his train of thought. He was more for Canada as a whole. He had ethics, morals, and a love for the country. He was ahead of the times in mind set. Today we have a real a Hole who is giving the country away to individuals who want to change the laws of the land. Here we see that they are getting it, at the tax payers expense. He obviously is on his own drug plan that Margret Trudeau was on, (she had the weed delivered to her door, accepted by the police at the front door, whereby for all the rest of Canada it was illegal to have even a smidgen). The whole family is on Drugs.

16 Kim Campbell

Yes... but how long did she hold office for? - PetSounds

Showed all those guys out there that women can hold office as well.

17 Paul Martin

He did make gay marriage legally in 2005. That's something to be proud of Canada.

18 William Mackenzie

There was no prime minister named William Mackenzie - HerbiQuintus

19 John Turner

He was cool and awesome...wish he had better options...

20 John Abbott

"If only you got to know the guy..."

Very capable, managed to get some very sensitive legislation passed in the 17 months he was PM. "

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21 R. B. Bennett

Bennett Buggies were so the thing back in ye olde days

Bennet Buggies are lit, fam.

22 John Sparrow David Thompson
23 Mackenzie Bowell
24 Joe Clark
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1. Pierre Trudeau
2. John A. Macdonald
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2. Wilfrid Laurier
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