Pierre Trudeau voted Worst Canadian: Beaver Magazine

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Bingo! My vote counted… The Beaver magazine, Canada’s national history magazine, took a poll; the blogosphere reacted; and Pierre Trudeau was voted the worst Canadian of all-time. Not only was Trudeau’s victory a win for the right; the third place selection, Dr. Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s pioneering abortionist who brought us the amorality of our legislative vacuum on fetus killing, was a victory for social conservatives, placing him higher than the left’s choices of Brian Mulroney, Stephen Harper, and Conrad Black. Here’s the top 12 (and no, I have no idea who Chris Hannah is…)

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20 responses to “Pierre Trudeau voted Worst Canadian: Beaver Magazine

  1. Michael Lewis

    “Bingo, my vote counted , a victory for the right…”
    Yes, you and the others who “voted” have moved the Canadian political tectonic plates, and the media in every known solar system should be alerted. Talk about being an utterly delusional, self-absorbed, bitter little megalomaniac. Here’s the hard truth: You don’t count, nobody’s life will change one jot, tittle, or iota in any direction, left, right, up, down, inward, or outward, because of your little fit at the “polls”, or because of this outcome. Celebrate on, in your own puny mind! LOL!

  2. Did someone say “bitter”? I invite anyone to judge who the bitter one is, based on my post and Mr. Lewis’ response.

    As for the bile spewed forth in your comment? Bring it on, I welcome the angry left to expose itself here for what it tuly is.

  3. There are a number of books and authors who are now being banned because radical Islamists are threatening publishers and book retailers not to publish them/carry them.

    See in particular the fate of Professor Collins’ book, Alms for Jihad, and Dr. Nancy Kobrin’s The Sheik’s New Clothes.

    Here is information about my work and what happened to me in Canada. I now publish on the internet. I am in semi-hiding.

    Press Release 1:

    Important point of law to be considered by Ontario Human Rights Commission

    When Canadian author Howard Rotberg was invited to give a lecture about his novel, The Second Catastrophe, at the Waterloo Ontario Chapters store, little did he know that he would be commencing a 3 year nightmare.

    Thugs, chanting anti-American and anti-Israel slogans took over the lecture and refused to let him speak. Store staff made no effort to restore order or eject the troublemakers.

    When members of the audience asked these thugs to be quiet and let the author speak, one, a self-described Iraqi, shouted that the author was a “fucking Jew”.

    The only Chapters staff member in sight was a young woman wearing a hijav, who later said she was Palestinian and knew the hecklers. She then fraudulently reported to her supervisors that the author, who has a long involvement in race relations, and numerous friendships with Muslims, had stated that “all Muslims are terrorists”.

    The Media Relations Director then put out a press release, carried by several newspapers accusing the author of saying things as “racist” as the hecklers, notwithstanding she had no written reports from staff, at that stage, and the author offered to provide sworn affidavits from reputable professors in the audience confirming that the author made no such racist statements.

    Chapters/Indigo refused to provide the author with the written statements, and the author had to bring a Court proceeding to obtain them. The actual statements from store staff did not allege that the author said that all Muslims are terrorists, but changed the allegation to one that the author said all Middle Easterners are terrorists. This was as false as the other allegation, but even if true would not be racist, just stupid, as Middle Easterners obviously include Jews, Arab Christians, Coptic Christians, Bahais, etc. Accordingly the question arises of whether a lecturer in Canada who supports the right of Israel to exist is, by that communicated belief, alone, to be legitimately termed a “racist”. In order to have that issue decided, Mr. Rotberg has made a Complaint to the Human Rights Commission to see whether he is the racist, or the store employees are the racists for exposing him to violence for his legitimate beliefs.

    We would be pleased to fax a copy of the Ontario Human Rights Commission Complaint, now filed, and heading for mediation and then a Hearing, if not settled.

    Chapters/Indigo banned the book and returned all copies when Rotberg demanded that Heather Reisman of Indigo retract her company’s allegation in a press release that he had made (anti-Muslim) “racist” remarks. The website states that the book is “unavailable” and Indigo will not even sell it on its website.

    This complaint raises the important legal question of whether radical Islamists (and over-compliant corporate executives) who, objecting to an author because he supports the “existence” of Israel as a Jewish homeland, and then make bogus claims of racism, calculated to expose him to violence and censorship, are themselves guilty of racism proscribed by the Ontario Human Rights Act.

    Are the majority of Canadian Jews, whose religious beliefs include the belief that Israel has always been the Jewish homeland, to be seen as “racists” if they say so publicly or in print?

    p.s. My new book, Second Generation Radical, is available for free download (donation to Scholars for Peace in the Middle East requested but not mandatory) on my website: http://www.howardrotberg.ca

    Press Release 2:

    Howard Rotberg, author of The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author (Mantua Books) and the collection of essays, Second Generation Radical: The Struggle against the Second Holocaust, is one of the most innovative of Second Generation authors writing today. His work emphasizes not the need for healing, but instead the need for action. In this way, he has challenged Second Generation Jews in an original and compelling way. See http://www.howardrotberg.ca

    Howard Rotberg has published widely in newspapers and magazines and his first book, the novel, The Second Catastrophe was published in Canada by Mantua Books (available on his website); he has chosen to publish his new book, Second Generation Radical: The Struggle Against the Second Holocaust as an on-line downloadable book, downloadable in PDF files. Rather than charge money to be paid to himself, he has decided to use this new book as a fundraiser for a very worthwhile cause. At some later date, it may be published in hard copy, but for now there exists the opportunity to raise money for an important organization, called Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

    We are now witnessing dangerous moves by some academics, media union members and civil servant unions, especially in England, to attempt boycotts against Israel and even Israeli academics (the only academics in the Middle East who in fact have full freedom – and make use of it liberally – to criticize their own government policies). Scholars for Peace in the Middle East is an organization of academics who seek to counter some of the worst excesses of the opponents of the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. As stated on their website:

    SPME Mission

    Our mission is to inform, motivate, and encourage faculty to use their academic skills and disciplines on campus, in classrooms, and in academic publications to develop effective responses to the ideological distortions, including anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist slanders, that poison debate and work against peace. SPME welcomes scholars from all disciplines, faiths groups and nationalities who share our desire for peace and our commitment to academic integrity and honest debate.

    SPME believes there is room for negotiation. SPME is trying to counterbalance the well-documented and increasing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic forces that have made their way to the college campuses today, as SPME believes they do not contribute to peace for anyone affected.

    In order to assist the fine academics who are doing the important work of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Mr. Rotberg is requesting that those who download his new book make a voluntary donation of $22. for the book ( or $1. per chapter) to SPME, using the link on his website. The page of Howard Rotberg’s website which contains the chapters of the new book, and contains the donations link for SPME is:

    http://www.secondgenerationradical.com/freeform_3.html

    Thank you.

    The story of the “banning” of the novel, The Second Catastrophe, can be found in Chapters 2 and 12 of Second Generation Radical

    Howard Rotberg may be contacted at Howard@Brantcord.com.

    Good news! – The website, without much publicity, is already averaging in the last month about 20 hits a day, so thank you to all for spreading the message!

    3. A Request:

    Do you have time sometime to call Sorya Gaulin, the Media Relations Director at Chapters (416-364-4499) to ask her for a comment on the Human Rights case and the other law suit by the Publisher? In Canada, everyone is afraid of them, because they have 73% of the retail book market, and every newspaper needs their advertising dollars, and so they feel that they can do whatever they want. A call from foreign press, or Canadian organizations, at least shows somebody is paying attention……

    Thanks,

    Howard

  4. Matt F

    Just so you know, Chris Hannah is the guitarist/singer for Canadian punk band Propagandhi.

  5. Annie

    Luka Magnotta needs to be number one on the list absolutelt. WORST CANADIAN.

  6. ronpaul2008

    that is complete and utter bs.
    Pierre Trudeau was the best Canadian PM we’ve EVER had.
    if you think otherwise you’re fucking dumb.
    honestly.
    Fucking Dumb.

  7. Thanks to your eloquent analysis and all the evidence presented, I must now take it all back and accept that Pierre Trudeau was indeed the best Canadian PM we’ve EVER had. Because you said so.

    Or…not.

  8. trudeau

    Trudeau was an extraordinary prime minister he was and still is remembered greatly!!!!! I call Stephen Harper the worst prime minister ever!!!!!

  9. Eden

    Yes, what a terrible person. He only altered divorce laws, legalized contraception, and introduced the charter of human rights.

    Seriously, before you slam him, sit back and think about what life would be like without the work he did.

    I can honestly say I can’t think of any person who ever made me prouder to be Canadian.

    Do some research and open your mind a bit.

  10. Will

    The fact that the extreme right voted for Trudeau as worse then Bernardo/Homolka is sickening…ppl like you are a disgrace to what is “Canadian”. There is no debating that Pierre Trudeau was perfect because he was not, no one is, but the good he did for this country far outweighs the negatives. I for one have very fond memories for Trudeau and will always be the GREATEST CANADIAN. Also sickening that a racist clown like Don Cherry was near the top. I’d rather live in a Social-democratic country then what the United States is and what YOU clearly want. The little picture at the top about Liberal Arts Graduate also shows the immaturity of yourself.

  11. Will

    Referring to Don Cherry near the top of the Greatest Canadian….pathetic.

  12. britt

    whats with you guys thats my great great great uncle

  13. Jesse

    how can you say theses things about one of our own prime ministers? its easy to just sit back and critisize what someone has done but what did you do ?

  14. Julia

    I just don’t understand why people think pierre trudeau was the ‘worst’ canadian?

    I think he was a genius and did many things for our benefit…

    He DID disregard many of other people’s opinions, but his resultant decisions that were made despite the advice of others turned out pretty good.

  15. Pierre Trudeau has turned this fine country into a cess pool of shit!

    His “multi-culturalism” bullsh*t has festered into a culture of self-segerated ghettos with people who have no interest whatsoever in becoming Canadian, save for the fact of free handouts.

    Not to mention he decriminalized homosexuality, that alone should have had him strung up as a traitor back then!

  16. John Carrick

    Reputable studies have shown that extreme conservatives are highly fearful, antagonistic, and dogmatic.
    In addition they easily tolerate inequality.

    Identifying oneself as a member of the far right is to confess to at least a major character flaw and probably to having a mental illness.

    The extremist individual who has been running off at the mouth here knows exactly *what* he thinks, but hasn’t the slightest idea *why* he thinks it.

    Such people are incorrigible. We must solve the problem of having them around us one funeral at a time.

  17. Johnny McGowan

    Quite frankly, this is absolutely disgusting.

    Trudeau AND Chretien? Unbelieveable! Trudeau was without a doubt our country’s BEST prime minister. HE decriminalized homosexuality. HE saw us through the October Crisis. He actually had a damned personality, unlike our current prime minister, who is basically a politically dumb version of Spock with lego-hair.

    I think there’s a reason this magazine is called “The BEAVER.”

  18. Brian

    Dumbass, don’t you understand if it were not for Pierre Trudeau we would still be in the British constitution? Also he promoted multiculturalism and allowed Canadians to accept other races, so please explain to me because I do not see how he is the worst Canadian. He also decriminalized homosexuality and liberated divorce and abortion laws. In schools children are taught how he is the most important Canadian in history, I don’t know what kind of “Canadian” magazine this is.

  19. bob

    Trudeau Is A complete Ass hole. He only cared bout Quebec because he was a dumb ass french man!!!! He was a fag!!!!

  20. Howard

    Trudeau was the best leader this country has EVER had.No one in the politcial world today is half his equal, he had balls, something lacking in this ass kissing bunch in Ottawa , will see some of the same from Justin, born Canadian royalty to me, one of Canada,s first son,s He will be Pm,

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