Let's take a look at the Political landscape and measure the draft stock of politicians both Provincially and Federally. Here are Canada's Risers, Sliders, Movers, and Busts.
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Brad Wall (Sask. Party) - Premier of Saskatchewan
We don't know has fast Premier Wall can run the 40 yard dash, but he has brought the debt-ridden province of Saskatchewan back to life at lightning speed through a conservative approach to politics. Wall is an astute leader of a now "have" province. The life-long resident of Swift Current has been received as one of Canada's most popular Premiers. His leadership may rise to the federal level in a few decades after Stephen Harper has broken every record for tenure as Prime Minister.
Michelle Rempel (Conservative) - MP for Calgary Centre-North
The youngest female MP to be appointed to Cabinet in Canadian history, Rempel was elected as MP for Calgary Centre-North in 2011. Her fresh, fun approach to politics has translated well to constituents and fellow MPs across the floor. Huge in the social media world, Rempel's draft stock has huge upside and now looks like one of Canada's future leaders.
Olivia Chow - former NDP MP
The media party's darling candidate in the Toronto Mayoral race... the once "sure-thing" faded to a third place finish in the run for Mayor of Toronto losing to winner John Tory, and runner-up, Doug Ford. Her popularity as a Toronto city councillor and NDP MP never translated with voters in Canada's biggest city leaving left leaning elites and union executives bruised and battered.
Jim Prentice (Conservative) - Premier of Alberta
The Conservative party has run Alberta politics since 1971, the longest stretch at the provincial level in Canada's history... that would be equivalent to winning almost every single Super Bowl! That was until Jim Prentice took the reigns... winning the nomination as leader after Redford's spending scandals forced her to resign, Prentice hasn't been on the job long and may be looking at a demotion very soon. The AB PC party is "conservative" in name only and their misuse of power over the years may finally be catching up with them... the only problem for Albertans is if the poll favoured NDP are any better.
Eve Adams (Liberal) - MP for Mississauga-Brampton South
In a surprising move, Adams crossed the floor from the federal Conservatives to the Trudeau-led Liberals. We haven't seen a move so drastic since Peyton Manning moved on from the Colts to the Broncos! Eve's move was shrouded in darkness though as some Liberals refused to roll out the red carpet for her. Conservatives made it known that Adams had been kicked out of running in the next election due to "misconduct" in an earlier nomination battle.
Danielle Smith - former Conservative MP and Wildrose Leader
Ms. Smith's move was so extreme, voters ended up moving her right out of politics. At one point a promising star, leading the Wildrose Party to the cusp of provincial power, she led a contingent of her party members, crossing the floor over to Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservative party. The move backfired when Smith lost the PC nomination for her riding and thus moving right into the unemployment line.
Michael Ignatieff - former Liberal Leader
Ignatieff won the 2009 Liberal leadership race and led the party into the 2011 General Election, ultimately losing to Stephen Harper's Conservatives. Ignatieff lost his seat in the election and the Liberals had their worst showing in party history. His draft stock has plummeted and is now out of the "political league".
Stephane Dion (Liberal) - MP for Saint-Laurent-Cartierville & former Liberal Leader
Dion won the 2006 Liberal leadership race, beating out Ignatieff and Bob Rae. His leadership skills proved to be not quite up to task though.... never kicking the reputation for being a confused, over-his-head politician who was only capable of leading his party into internal discord. Once the QB of the Liberal Party, he's thrown too many interceptions and been sacked too many times. It looks like the Liberals only trust Dion to ride the pine pony here on out.