Politics October 24, 2011
Hazel McCallion is Canada's Most Popular Mayor

A new poll has found that Canada's most popular mayor... is also our oldest and longest-serving. That's right: Mississauga's Hazel McCallion, who is 90 years old and has been mayor of that Ontario city since 1978, beat out Naheed Nenshi of Calgary who came a close second in a Forum Research poll examining the popularity of mayors in Canada's 15 largest cities.

Of course, in any popularity contest, there are losers as well as winners: the least-popular mayor on the list is Montreal's Gerard Tremblay, currently serving his third term. His administration is currently facing a string of perceived scandals. Toronto mayor Rob Ford, meanwhile, is holding down second-last place with a 37% approval rating.

Although some mayors were more liked than others, the poll seems to indicate that in general, Canadians aren't huge mayor fans: the average approval rating was roughly 44%.
If we can't all get behind our mayors, at least there's one subject most of us are interested in talking about.

Check out this video of the country's second-most-popular mayor, Naheed Nenshi, talking about our most popular sport:



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