Category: Canadian Prime Ministers

  • P.M.#23 – Dr. Stéphane Dion

    Name Stéphane Maurice Dion Born: September 28, 1955 in Quebec City, Quebec Died: not Party: Liberal Party of Canada Best known for: he was named Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs by Chretien in January 1996, before he was elected to Parliament. He was elected two months later in a by-election. Dion presented the Clarity Act to […]

  • P.M.#22 – Bush Lite

    Name Stephen Joseph Harper Born: April 30, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Died: not Party: Currently the “Conservative Party of Canada” Formerly: Canadian Alliance (2002-2003) Reform (1987-1997) Progressive Conservative (1985-1986) Young Liberals (c.1974-early 1980s)1 Held Office: Feb 6, 2006– present Best known for: he was a key player in the Reform Party: gave a speech at […]

  • P.M.#21 – P.M. P.M.

    Name Paul Edgar Philippe Martin Born: August 28, 1938 in Windsor, Ontario Died: not Party: Liberal Held Office: December 12, 2003 – February 6, 2006 Best known for: although he was P.M., I think he was actually much more influential in his role as the Finance Minister under Jean Chrétien from 1993 to 2002, during […]

  • P.M. #20 – My fav Chrétien quotation: "A proof is proof"

    Sorry this is a day late. I’m going to blame the holiday weekend (Happy BC Day, everyone!), as that seems like as good an excuse as any. Name Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien Born: January 11, 1934 in Shawinigan, Quebec Died: not Party: Liberal Held Office: November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003 Best known for: […]

  • P.M.#19 – I’ve delayed this posting almost as long as she was Prime Minister

    After much delay, I’m finally bringing you the latest installment of my Prime Ministerial series. In fairness, I was on vacation for both three Sundays ago (Sun Peaks) and two Sundays ago (San Fran) and this past Sunday (i.e., yesterday) was hockey playoffs. It’s summertime, so one must expect some delays and disruptions. But now, […]

  • P.M.# 18. Something about rats and sinking ships

    After last week’s Canada Day break, we return today with installment #18 of my Prime Ministerial series: Name Martin Brian Mulroney Born: March 20, 1939 in Baie-Comeau, Quebec Died: not Party: Progressive Conservative Held Office: September 17, 1984 – June 25, 1993 Best known for: -winning the largest majority government in Canadian history in September […]

  • Did you blink? If so, then you missed the tenure of P.M. #17!

    Despite the fact that I was actually alive when he was Prime Minister, I don’t know much about John Turner. This is probably explained by the fact that he was the P.M. for 2.5 months when I was 7 years old. Name John Napier Wyndham Turner Born: June 7, 1929 in Richmond, Surrey, England Died: […]

  • P.M. #16 – PM, but not for very long

    Name Charles Joseph Clark Born: June 5, 1939 in High River, Alberta Died: hasn’t Party: Progressive Conservative Held Office: June 4, 1979 – March 3, 1980 Best known for: – his very short tenure as PM. His minority government was taken down by a non-confidence vote after then-NDP-Finance Critic Bob Rae attached a rider to […]

  • P.M.#14 – Canada’s Only Nobel Peace Laureate

    Today’s installment of my prime ministerial series brings us to Lester B. Pearson. I also didn’t have a guest writer on this one, so it’s back to me ripping off Wikipedia and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Name Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson Born: April 23, 1897 in Newtonbrook, Ontario Died: December 27, 1972 Party: […]

May 2024