May, Kenney square off on Canada’s greatest PM

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Author: Jessica Bruno

It was the friendliest showdown Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney have ever had.

The two Parliamentarians, accustomed to squaring off across the aisle in the House, instead took turns at the podium last week at the Rideau Club to argue their pick for Canada’s greatest Prime Minister, the debate topic for the third annual Macdonald-Laurier Institute Soirée.

Both of them picked conservative prime ministers as their favourites. Mr. Kenney argued that Canada’s 13th PM, John Diefenbaker, is the tops, while Ms. May argued for a classic, John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first.

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