The only politician that ranks in top ten? The intolerant left have their talking points at least.
Liberals try out new mantra, with mixed results
As reported in the Globe & Mail today, a new phrase began to appear in questions from Liberal MPs in yesterday's Question Period: "culture of deceit". Repeatedly, and on various issues, the Liberals accused the Conservatives of fostering a "culture of deceit". This, apparently, was something of a soft opening for a new Liberal strategy which borrows from the Conservative toolbox.
Canadian federal politics have turned into Groundhog Day - with Michael Ignatieff playing the role of Bill Murray. Prorogation, Afghan detainees, abortion funding, the Suaad Hagi Mohamud affair, H1N1 and native body bags, Jaffer-Guergis: Every month or two, there is some new overhyped Tory quasi-scandal that, my Liberal-shill Facebook friends assure me, will destroy Stephen Harper's support and catapult their party into government. Yet the poll numbers refuse to budge much from the same 5-to-10 point Tory lead. Why isn't Michael Ignatieff - who's now been Liberal Party leader for a year and a half -- failed to make any headway whatsoever. -Jonathan Kay National Post
8. Stephen Harper
It was a difficult year for everyone, as the world entered into a resession. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has led Canadians through these trying times and continues to work diligently to build a strong and united Canada.
More bad news for the opposition parties.
Reader’s Digest - #1 Magazine By A Significant Margin
Reader’s Digest continues its reign as the number one magazine in the country, with 6.4 million readers; that is 2.4 million or 60% more readers than the nearest competitor. The magazine topped the PMB list once again this year as the most read magazine in Canada, a position it has held since the first national PMB study was conducted in 1973. Reader's Digest not only delivers the number one audience overall but also the number one audience relative to key audience segments like Women 18-34, Upper Income Adults ($100M+ Household Income) and Women 25-54 With Children. “We’re delighted by the growth we see in our audience numbers among younger segments like Adults 25-34 which is up 4% over the previous PMB release”, says Larry Thomas, Vice President & Publisher. “Business segments like Managers, Professionals and Owners are also up 6%, and major urban centers such as Toronto and Calgary are up 3% and 23% respectively”.