Friday, May 04, 2012

The premier Premier


The Institute for Research on Public Policy ranks Peter Lougheed as Canada's best Premier from the last 40 years. Rounding out the top 5:

1. Peter Lougheed
2. William Davis
3. Allan Blakeney
4. Frank McKenna
5. Robert Bourassa

I ran a similar "best Premier" contest among blog readers back in 2007, March-Madness Style. Lougheed came out on top of that one as well, edging out Oliver Mowat in the final.

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15 Comments:

  • Terrific link/reading.

    By Anonymous Jacques Beau Vert, at 7:51 PM  

  • Those who decided the "best" premier apparently numbered 30. Hardly representative of the Canadian population!

    I think it's disgraceful that the Calgary Herald et al try to pass this off as a meaningful poll - when it's clearly not anywhere as meaningful as the national poll taken by the CBC where thousands or hundreds of thousands voted to decide who was the "best Canadian."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:44 PM  

  • Having lived in Alberta during Lougheed I agree with him being near the top of the list.

    Having lived in Ontario in the final years of Davis I am surprised that he finished so high. He was a successful politician, but that does not automatically make him a good Premier. Perhaps there was an element of name recognition in his selection.

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