The last week in Canada has been one heck of a political ride with the economic update leading to a coalition opposition looking to take power from the reigning Conservative government. If you want to read about the full week of details, check out The Globe and Mails Political section.
Got me wondering, with these 5 political leaders in a history making battle, what would Canada’s leading directories tell us about these political leaders and their names.
To recap, here are the players (there names link to Wikipedia, if you want to read more about them):
Stephan Harper, Conservative Leader and Current Prime Minister
Stéphane Dion, Liberal Leader and Proposed New Prime Minister
Jack Layton, Leader of The New Democrats
Gilles Duceppe, Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Greens
Now that we have the players, what can we learn about their last names?
Let’s start with Canada 411, Canada’s most used people finder directory. I will conduct a search for each political leaders last name within the country and the top 2 provinces that contain that last name. Here are the results (if you want to see the full results, click on the name below):
Now, let’s turn our focus on business searches searches using YellowPages.ca – Canada’s Most Used business directory. For these searches, we have filtered based on businesses that contain the last name of our 5 political leaders along with the top 2 most references business categories. Here are the results:
So there you have it, the 5 political leaders in Canada looked at from the view of Canada’s directories.
Check out Canada’s Top 20 Surnames Dissected if you are interested in more numbers.