Power List 2022


The Power List

50 Canadians who are forging paths, leading the debate and shaping how we think and live

(Photograph by Wade Hudson)

Why political powerhouse Anita Anand is No. 5 on the 2022 Maclean’s Power List

Versatility and hard work have catapulted Anand to the upper echelon of Trudeau’s government

#01 of the Maclean's 2022 Power List: The children who never came home.

How we chose the entries for our 2022 Power List

Our Editorial: The thinking behind our annual ranking, which reflects the pressing issues facing the country, and the opportunities ahead

Cowessess First Nation held a vigil where 751 unmarked graves were discovered at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School (Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

We failed to hear them when they lived. We are obliged to hear them now.

The residential school children who rest in unmarked graves are lost to their communities. But the shared knowledge of their fates has its own compelling power. That is why they top our 2022 Power List.

Courtesy of Leah Hennel/AHS; Steve Russell; Darren Calabrese; Sarah Dea; Yasmin Yassin; (Steve Russell/Toronto Star/Getty Images; Christie Vuong; Cynthia Edorh; Blair Gable)

Their children’s lives have gone interrupted for years. Parents are fighting for a return to normalcy.

Hapless political leaders are experiencing the Old Testament wrath of moms and dads. Here’s why fed-up parents are on the Maclean’s Power List this year.

Armine Yalnizyan (Courtesy of Christopher Katsarov Luna/Atkinson Foundation)

How Armine Yalnizyan became one of Canada’s most important economists

She’s the caring person’s economist: a big-picture thinker who looks out for the little guy. Yalnizyan is No. 22 on the Maclean’s Power List.

Niigaan Sinclair; Murray Sinclair (Courtesy of David Lipnowski/University of Manitoba;Skye Spence/Queen's Alumni Review)

Murray and Niigaan Sinclair, the father-son duo working toward reconciliation—and opening Canada’s eyes

If legal titan Murray Sinclair was the first person in the room, his media-savvy son is trying to change the room altogether. Together, they are at No. 30 on our Power List.

Chika Oriuwa (Christie Vuong)

Medical trailblazer Chika Stacy Oriuwa is using her power to lift others up

Oriuwa is upending racism in the medical community–and inspiring future doctors along the way. That’s why she’s on the 2022 Maclean’s Power List.

Omar El Akkad (Jeremy Chan/Getty Images)

Giller Prize-winning author Omar El Akkad’s powerful writing is making a mark

The Egyptian-Canadian author is turning journalistic savvy into literary clout. He’s on this year’s Maclean’s Power List.