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Canadian Prime Ministers and Spouses

weather: sunny
outside: 16°C
mood: amused
magicwoman posted a list of Presidents and First Ladies in her lifetime. Here's mine:

Year Prime Minister Spouse
1979-1980   Charles Joseph Clark Maureen McTeer
1980-1984 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Margaret Sinclair Trudeau
(div.1984)
1984 John Napier Turner Geills McCrae Kilgour Turner
1984-1993 Martin Brian Mulroney Mila Pivnicki Mulroney
1993 Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell  
(Kim Campbell)
Howard Eddy
(div.1993)
1993- Jean Joseph Jacques Chrétien Aline Chaîné Chrétien

[To the tune of "Neener Neener"] ¯ We had a female Prime Miiiiinister!! ¯ We had a female Prime Miiiiinister!! ¯ =D

So, Maureen, Margaret, Geills (pronounced "Jill"), Mila, Howard, Aline. Well, the ladies' names get fairly interesting, but the guys are boring =)


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bride
May. 29th, 2003 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: *boggle*
She wasn't in office for very long... June to November 1993. But that was longer than Turner's record for the shortest PM term of 2 months =)
jidabug
May. 29th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC)
But NZ's had two, count 'em, two female Prime Ministers. So there! ;^)
bride
May. 29th, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re:
D'oh... =)
ducks
May. 29th, 2003 06:10 pm (UTC)
Mindless Political Babble
Don't blink, because if you did, you probably missed Kim Campbell as PM. (come on now, she wasn't really elected!) It's kind of sad that our first female PM was only in office for a couple of months and then got the boot. :P oh well, I voted for Jean Chretien! (That's Ontario for you...)
bride
May. 29th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Mindless Political Babble
Heh, I was actually old enough to pay attention by then =D And even I knew what a big deal A Female Prime Minister was.

I really wanted Turner to win the 1984 Federal Election... "he's _in_there_ already, can't we just give it to him?!" =D
serennig
May. 29th, 2003 06:38 pm (UTC)
Her name was Avril Phaedra?! Wow. How did she come by "Kim" then?
bride
May. 29th, 2003 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re:
She apparently changed it when she was 12 after her mother left her and her father. No word as to why or how she chose "Kim".

You'll notice that all the official things say "Rt. Hon A. Kim Campbell".
serennig
May. 30th, 2003 06:16 am (UTC)
Ah. Thanks!

And I had no idea that "Neener neener" was an actual song. ;)

I was noticing the other day that our offspring-of-primeministers do immensely cooler things than their American pseudo-counterparts. Sascha Trudeau stuck it out in Baghdad, and Mulroney Jr. is going to host Canadian Idol... that last one had me staring for a bit. ;)
ducks
May. 30th, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
Mulroney Jr is going to host Canadian Idol?!
bride
May. 30th, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
http://www.ctv.ca/generic/WebSpecials/Shows/CanadianIdol/host.html

=D Mila's looks successfully subdued the Super Chin™ but didn't take away from the Lovely Eyes™ =D
ducks
May. 30th, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
Re:
ahahahaha!!!ROTFL... this isn't as funny as Monica Lewinsky hosting Mr. Personality though!
bride
May. 30th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
Re:
no idea that "Neener neener" was an actual song.

Of course it is! It's the first one you learn upon entering Kindergarten while learning to put your thumbs in your ears and waggle your fingers =D

It's actually the second (third?) movement to Hugo Alfven's "Swedish Rhapsody" and the tune for the "Ring Around the Rosey" game as well.

Re: Prime Ministers' kids

Yeah, really! =)
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