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Canadian Prime Ministers Quiz

How many Canadian Prime Ministers can you name?
Parties: Misc. Conservative, Liberal
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: October 20, 2015
First submittedMay 18, 2011
Times taken31,686
Average score47.8%
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Term
Prime Minister
2015–
Justin Trudeau
2006–2015
Stephen Harper
2003–2006
Paul Martin
1993–2003
Jean Chrétien
1993
Kim Campbell
1984–1993
Brian Mulroney
1984
John Turner
1980–1984
Pierre Trudeau
1979–1980
Joe Clark
1968–1979
Pierre Trudeau
Term
Prime Minister
1963–1968
Lester B. Pearson
1957–1963
John Diefenbaker
1948–1957
Louis St. Laurent
1935–1948
Mackenzie King
1930–1935
R.B. Bennett
1926–1930
Mackenzie King
1926
Arthur Meighen
1921–1926
Mackenzie King
1920–1921
Arthur Meighen
Term
Prime Minister
1911–1920
Sir Robert Borden
1896–1911
Sir Wilfrid Laurier
1896
Sir Charles Tupper
1894–1896
Sir Mackenzie Bowell
1892–1894
Sir John Thompson
1891–1892
Sir John Abbott
1878–1891
Sir John A. Macdonald
1873–1878
Alexander Mackenzie
1867–1873
Sir John A. Macdonald
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Level 55
May 19, 2011
I'm Canadian and can only get 6 or 7 :/
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Level 34
Apr 19, 2016
cypriot and got 17
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Level 51
Sep 24, 2021
How??
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Level 65
May 20, 2011
I'm not Canadian which explains why I only got 1.
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Level 58
Oct 18, 2020
I'm not canadian and I got two B) because I typed Trudeau and two people popped up...
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Level 62
Mar 25, 2021
I only got the Trudeaus :(
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Level 29
Jul 30, 2012
Shameful, I only got 10. I remembered King because of the crazy stories my history teacher told us about him.
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Level 35
Apr 4, 2018
Okay that guy was kinda weird to say the least.
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Level 66
Jun 13, 2020
Good PM though. But yes, weird for sure.
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Level 15
Dec 28, 2012
got them all with 22 seconds left. took me a while to remember john turner
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Level 62
Apr 10, 2014
Funny how St. Laurent was Prime minister for 9 years and I've never heard of him. I couldn't recall all of the others, but when I saw their names at the end they were at least familiar.
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Level 24
May 11, 2021
Louis St. Laurent was one of the most culturally and politically influential Prime Ministers of Canada. He was one of the most underrated Prime Ministers in history.
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Level 71
Sep 24, 2021
Yeah, Uncle Louis. Canada progressed very well under his leadership.
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Level 23
Jan 1, 2015
I got all of them but with only one seconde left on the timer.... As a Quebecer almost missed St-Laurent...
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Level 24
May 11, 2021
LMAO
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Level 21
Jan 29, 2015
13/22, completely blanked on Turner and Clark
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2015
Wow, this is hot off the press! Justin Trudeau won't actually become PM until early November, but I'm sure (at his ripe old age) he'll make it OK.
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2015
I got Harper, forgot the name of the guy who was just elected, and have never heard of any of the others.

...sorry Canada

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Level 84
Oct 21, 2015
Where's Saddam Hussein?
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Level 59
Oct 21, 2015
Was that a joke?
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Level 73
Oct 24, 2015
If it is, I don't get it.
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2015
This is just really weird bad taste.
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Level 84
Sep 24, 2021
Sawry about that, buddy. Fwends?
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2021
He's not your buddy, guy.
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Level 50
May 30, 2022
he's not your guy, pal
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Level 79
Oct 21, 2015
Not funny. At all.
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2016
Is this an SP reference that no one else seemed to get but me? XD
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2018
I got it. lol
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Level 72
Aug 1, 2019
Haha a South Park joke :)
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
Dead in a spider hole?
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Level 87
Sep 24, 2021
Lol the lack of South Park fans on here is intriguing
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Level 69
Oct 21, 2015
I'm British only got 5, got Pearson though because I love hockey :)
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Level 64
Oct 21, 2015
0
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Level 87
Oct 21, 2015
I'm American and got 3, which is 3 more than most Americans.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2015
could you change the picture now, please? - many of us in Canada are glad to have moved on from Mr. Harper, and would rather not be reminded of the past nine years!
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Level 21
Oct 22, 2015
Little movement for Bowell
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Level 53
Oct 26, 2015
I only got 4. Even as a non-Canadian I'm ashamed of that
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Level 75
Oct 29, 2015
Trudeau ... gets me 2 ... and then ... er ... damn it - Pearson is a PM as well as an airport?
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2016
Got 3, only knew Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper, but got Pierre Trudeau and Justin Trudeau just by putting Trudeau :)
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Level 50
May 25, 2016
Mackenzie is literally the most Canadian name I've ever heard
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Level 87
Dec 6, 2019
Apparently the name Mackenzie makes Canadians all safe and fuzzy feeling.
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Level 73
Dec 21, 2019
I know, like Bob and Doug eh?
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Level 74
Sep 24, 2021
Take off, you hoser!
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Level 51
Sep 18, 2022
How's it going, eh?
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Level 50
Oct 23, 2019
Looks like this quiz won't need updating just yet. Still no NDP government (sigh)
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Level 66
Jun 13, 2020
Do you mean (Singh)
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Level 24
May 11, 2021
Lmao, that's a serious play on words. I wouldn't wish for an NDP government, considering how much the executive branch has power compared to other countries. I think the NDP make a good opposition because sometimes it's good to have far-left critiques and it also just brings a more progressive sphere of morality, especially when you have a Prime Minister with as many scandals as our current. I just don't think it's fiscally responsible, just my opinion.
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Level 53
Jan 21, 2020
2/23 Good thing there are both Trudeaus!
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Level 40
Jul 16, 2020
Got 18. Forgot most of the earlier Conservative leaders
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Level 24
May 11, 2021
That's the funny thing, no-one remembers the early Conservatives just because they were very early parties that don't have any name resembling todays centre-right parties. I think we have to admit the Liberals did much more and that's why they were the most remembered, but if you look back they also did the most harm. While doing a lot with government makes you influential and historical, it also lets the evil of your time manifest, hence why all the racist immigration policies and exploitations of Asians and indigenous peoples for cheap labor was under Liberal administrations. I think the early Conservatives were semi-competent at government. They handled the debt and some economic and moral panics ensuing the big Liberal expeditions well, but they really didn't help Canada develop and grow in the same way as the Liberals and compete with the United States and the rest of the world.
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Level 43
Jan 6, 2021
Im Canadian and I struggled through this one. At one point I started thinking of the airports and who they're named after, which is how I got Pearson.
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Level 36
Feb 14, 2021
Yikes. As a canadian, I know more american presidents!
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Level 51
Sep 24, 2021
Same haha!
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2021
Canadians are not less prone to a telling of history that focuses on "great men," but there a variety of differences that might account for this. Maybe it's something to do with the early adoption of republicanism, but the US system is more conducive to king-like treatment of presidents (and the queen-like treatment of "first ladies") who live in a palace and the list of whom is learned in more or less liturgical fashion. Of course, Canada still has its literal (foreign) queens and kings.
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Level 72
Sep 24, 2021
Got 7 as a non-Canadian including Diefenbaker who I knew because the dog (half wolf) on Due South was named after him
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Level 68
Sep 24, 2021
And for the record, the worst one we've ever had is in the picture for this.
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2021
People are always claiming that the incumbent is the "worst ever" if it's their political opposition. Do you honestly believe you have any basis to make that call? Please, provide us your learned discourse on why Arthur Meighen and Sir Wilfred Laurier were superior to Trudeau.
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Level 62
Sep 24, 2021
I agree with your message, but Laurier may not be the best example.
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Level 71
Sep 24, 2021
Yeah, Laurier is generally considered to be a pretty important figure in Canadian history because he managed to keep the English/French relationship afloat during some tense years. If we really want to label a bad prime minister, I'd say Bennett is the best choice. He was a silver spoon businessman who applied principles of business to the economy and generally failed entirely to properly address the Great Depression. One of his strangest quotes is, "one of the greatest assets any man or woman can have on entering life's struggles is poverty." Anyway, he was a one-termer who left Canada after losing the second election, and only like half a dozen people came to see him off. Justin Trudeau certainly won't be as well remembered as his father, but he'll have accomplishments that students of Canadian history will learn about 50 years from now. Bennett... forgotten, except as a punchline for the Canadian Great Depression.
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Level 73
Sep 25, 2021
Probably a Hayekian ideologue - or an anti-vaxxer.
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Level 68
Sep 25, 2021
jmellor13 First of all get rid of your condescending attitude right now. Second, I should probably clarify that he's the worst one we've had in a long time as I admit I'm not quite as familiar with Laurier and McDonald.

Nevertheless thanks to Trudeau we are now the only G7 nation without a AAA credit rating, are drowning in debt, are led by a man who made it easier for illegal migrants to come in prior to Covid, cost us a number of trade deals with other countries, and lies to us all the time. He's done some good things but it doesn't make up for all the sketchy things he's done.

I'm curious, are you one of those people who can't take any criticism of him? Because if you are I hate to break it to you but even mainstream media sources in Canada like CTV, CBC, and Global lie and distort the news too. I've personally witnessed events which they lied about.

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Level 68
Sep 25, 2021
It's also worth mentioning that Trudeau has been involved in numerous scandals including with SNL Lavalin and the Aga Khan and has only ever apologized for ethics violations after he's been caught.

He's been called out by feminists for lying about being one and has bullied people in his party including Jodie Wilson Raybould which she talks about amongst other unethical things Justin Trudeau did in her new book Indian in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to the Power.

He also made told a woman to say "peoplekind" instead of mankind, used $215,000 in taxpayer money to pay for a personal vacation of his to the Bahamas, and called a woman racist just because she asked him when the federal government would pay back the province of Quebec for housing all the illegal migrants that came in.

He also didn't do enough to fight the opiod crisis, said the budget would balance itself which it never did, and lied about his promise to fix the problems with electoral reforms.

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Level 71
Jan 6, 2022
“SNL Lavalin”? Anyway, I’ve always thought of Trudeau as a runaway muppet, but your disdain seems a bit over the top. Methinks the lady doth protest too much?
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Level 51
Sep 24, 2021
Oops... typed 'Turdeau'
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Level 57
Nov 5, 2022
That is an even more accurate of name.
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2021
Of course this quiz is trending during the election
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Level 38
Mar 6, 2022
lol who else know laurier from civ 6?
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Level 57
Nov 5, 2022
Change the picture back to Harper. Or anything but Trudeau.