Readers are encouraged to check my math on this, but it seems accurate. On Sunday Stephen Harper will pass Alexander Mackenzie, that dour son of Sarnia, as the twelfth longest-serving prime minister of Canada. In February he’ll pass Lester Pearson and become the 11th longest-serving prime minister, and in April, barring a March surprise, he’ll pass R.B. Bennett to take the 10th spot. To pass Diefenbaker he would have to hang on until nearly the end of the year.
(UPDATE…) And no, I don’t know why comments on this and other blog posts are being deleted as soon as they’re posted. Hopefully WordPress will work out that bug soon. Sorry, folks.