Originally Posted by Mr. Mxyzptlk
can't think of anyone
and this is why i constantly repeat the immortal words of Pete Townsend when it comes to Canadian politics (and politicians in general)
meet the new boss...same as the old boss
that's simply not true.
chretien and harper were definitely guys that were separated from the pack, to name 2 recent examples. the former had massive support accross the country for a huge length of time (and was deeply involved in significant constitutional change) and the latter united the right and forged a new direction for the government and for the country.
you could also make a solid case for mulroney who governed for 9 years and had quite a few historic nation-definig moments under his tenure (meech lake, charlottetown, nep, epa, nafta), and trudeau was definitely one. that's 3 or 4 of the last 7 pm's, a list that includes the short-lived campbell and turner regimes.
paul martin was vision-less. as was campbell, but she hardly counts. you can go back to the early 80's and find almost all pm's had great vision and changed the course of the nation.