Jean Chretien has been voted the The Most Embarrassing Canadian for 2004 (a contest I previously reported on): Although Canada has two official languages, Chretien seems to speak neither very well, which may explain how he managed to lead three straight majority governments. Nobody knew what he was talking about, but, in typically Canadian fashion, we were all too polite to mention it!
A competition to rival CBC’s dull Greatest Canadian contest: Who Is The Most Embarrassing Canadian? …we […] propose to accomplish nothing less than to establish a Canadian ideology that we can all call our own. One that includes the best and the worst that is Canada, leaning neither left nor right, but planted firmly in the centre, our tongues planted firmly in our cheeks. Shallowness. Infamy. Mediocrity. Weakness. Stupidity. What