Best Canadian Prime Ministers

The Top Ten
1 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.

Prime Minister Harper was an economist who was very competent and ran a strong government. He was very respected on the world stage. Had tremendous understanding of finances. Had issues with how media failed to cover issues honestly and so limited his government's exposure. Its interesting how it is so much more obvious how prevalent political bias is in mainstream and social media today, 2022, and it doesn't favor Harper's political views.

He was very capable and solid. United the pcs and reform parties. PCs had been infiltrated by lefties causing the formation of the reform party. Same as happen later in Alberta. He battled left bias media and so limited commentary to them which he was relentlessly criticized for. Managed the 08 financial crisis amassing some deft but did leave the substitute drama teacher a surplus. Told Putin where to go about Crimea. An economist who did a good job. Wish he would have done more for our military and monitoring our arctic.

He did a good job of guiding Canada through the financial crisis which was a big deal. Although he did increase the debt as a result he still handed the the turd a surplus. The was issues with ministers not openly speaking to media on some issues like environment. Hard to blame when dealing with overwhelming lefty bias media. Very solid, you had confidence in his handling of the country.

Prime Minister Harper did a great job. He was responsible in managing the country's finances. He was respected on the world stage. Not like now. I worry about Canada's future with our current corrupt, incompetent, WEF and Soros influence and frankly pathetic useless government now in power.

2 John A. Macdonald

He is the worst Canadian Prime Minister - Who Likes Racist Colonizers who Created the Villainous Indian act. He is even worse then Bowell or Harper. MacDonald is a Racist Looser!

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

Railroads. What more do you need?

3 Pierre Trudeau Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau , often referred to by the initials PET, was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of Canada.

Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Decriminalization of Gay Relationships (as Lester Pearson's Minister of Justice), were all accomplished by this man.

Trudeau and his son are the inspiration of my heritage fair project. Frankly, he has completed so much for this country.
The canadian charter of rights was signed by him! That chart gives any canadian the right to vote and give his thoughts!
He was an army cadet, and you could find family members dating back to the early 1500s!
Pierre, is, without a doubt, the greatest prime minister.

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.

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

4 William Lyon Mackenzie King

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

5 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.

6 Lester Pearson

Created the Universal Healthcare System, Student Loan System, etc. Many of the programs that Canada is known for were done by him.

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.

His additions to aid people in the middle class is arguably one of the greatest among all of these people. He should be higher.

7 Jean Chretien

Kept the country together during the 1995 Referendum (which was so close!), passed the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which has been successful at holding youth accountable.

The only modern PM to pay down the debt, was more fiscally Conservative than the Conservatives. Gave a lifetime of service to Canada and its people. Came from humble beginnings. Very knowledgeable man. Was not a tax and spend Liberal. Must be very disappointed in the present Liberal PM.

He refused Canada to be in war with Iraq and Syria.

He should be higher

8 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.

Charismatic leader and has good comprehension on what needs to be done for the country these years. Very well in presentation skill and loving his day is actually Christmas...Christmas day December 25th in the 70s Like the show, 'That 70s Show' good to have yet veterans would say. Impressive show for government on Trudeau part as well. Hope will continue to rank high if not among the finest first. -2022

Passed a lot of legislation to stop climate change, such as the Single-Use Plastic Ban, Carbon Tax, a promise to reduce methane emissions by at least 75% below 2012 levels, Clean Fuel Standard. Started a lot of progress on indigenous reconciliation, though he's not perfect, through protecting Indigenous Languages, moving forward with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Also dealt with the biggest POS President in modern memory, Donald Trump and managed to keep Canada safe along with Chrystia Freeland during that, even though the USMCA has a lot that needs to be fixed.

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.

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.

9 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."

10 Robert Borden
The Contenders
11 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.

12 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

13 Paul Martin

Probably the most underrated Liberal PM. He's remembered for the Sponsorship Scandal, but managed to pass a lot of important measures such as the Kelowna Accord, which tried to make crucial investments toward the future of Indigenous People, which would help them in the long run. Also set targets during the last major global climate conference, called the Kyoto Protocol, which tried to reduce our emissions and Canada's overall impact.

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

Only liberal I've ever had any respect for. He kept sketchy Chretien from running deficits

14 Arthur Meighen
15 Charles Tupper
16 Brian Mulroney
17 Kim Campbell

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

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

18 R. B. Bennett
19 John Turner
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 John Sparrow David Thompson
22 Mackenzie Bowell
23 Joe Clark
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