Justin Trudeau ranks first on Canadian Power List for 2021

Jan 19 2021, 3:41 pm

Justin Trudeau has ranked first on Maclean’s Canadian Power List heading into 2021.

“Who had more power in Canada in 2020, and was less inhibited about wielding it, than Justin Trudeau? Nobody. Nobody else comes close,” says the publication.

The list includes activists, politicians, media influencers, athletes, and business personalities.

Maclean’s said it “canvassed the landscape” for Canadians with qualities that represent power in a time of transformative change. “By dint of their actions, words or character, they force us to watch, listen and learn,” says the publication. “They are moving the needle in their chosen fields, and in many cases, the wider world.”

The Power List says Trudeau was responsible for keeping people home and safe throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Maclean’s says total federal spending doubled in 2020, which has never happened in the country’s history outside of wartime.

“The central fact of Justin Trudeau’s place in the nation’s life was that he had and used power on a scale nobody in the country could match,” summed up Maclean’s blurb about the prime minister.

The rest of Canada’s Power List unravels as follows:

  1. Justin Trudeau
  2. Tobias Lütke
  3. Joyce Echaquan
  4. Mario Dion
  5. Bonnie Henry
  6. Chrystia Freeland
  7. Doug Ford
  8. Sandy Hudson
  9. Jerry Dias
  10. GTA Voter
  11. François Legault
  12. Theresa Tam
  13. Tiff Macklem
  14. Guy Lepage
  15. Retired Supreme Court justices
  16. Wes Hall
  17. David Mulroney
  18. Erin O’Toole
  19. Linda Hasenfratz
  20. Chief Woos/Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and matriarchs
  21. Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Gid7ahl-Gudsllaay Lalaxaaygans
  22. Michelle Rempel Garner
  23. Michael Sabia
  24. James and Louise Temerty
  25. Jason Kenney
  26. David Fisman
  27. Cindy Blackstock
  28. Akim Aliu
  29. Elliot Page
  30. Vina Nadjibulla
  31. Annamie Paul
  32. Jesse Wente
  33. Chamath Palihapitiya
  34. Murray Sinclair
  35. The Nova Scotia shooting inquiry panel: Leanne J. Fitch, Michael MacDonald and Kim Stanton
  36. Jagmeet Singh
  37. John Horgan
  38. Sean Speer
  39. Donna Strickland
  40. Leah Gazan
  41. The new newsmakers
  42. Masai Ujiri
  43. Philippe J. Fournier
  44. Michelle Douglas
  45. Bianca Wylie
  46. Teara Fraser
  47. Carys Massarella
  48. Desmond Cole
  49. Alfred Waugh
  50. Robert Fife
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