Readers Of Calgary magazine Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) have rendered a scathing assessment of the city's most famous politician: Stephen Harper.
Harper makes appearances in a number of unflattering categories in FFWD' 15th annual Best of Calgary survey. Readers named the prime minister and MP for Calgary Southwest best local villain and most embarrassing citizen. Harper also comes in third in the claim to shame category.
Don't think this means Calgarians have a uniform dislike for politicians of all stripes. The city's Mayor Naheed Nenshi appears on the list as most beloved Calgarian, best Twitter personality and sexiest man.
To be fair, FFWD touts itself as a magazine with a "progressive style," common code for left-of-centre orientation. Harper took issue with the publication back in 2008, accusing FFWD of "gotcha journalism" over a story on comments made by Tory MP Lee Richardson on immigrants and crime.
The annual survey is based on submissions sent in by readers, but editors do play a role in organizing the information.
This is far from the first time Harper has been ranked unfavourably in a survey. The PM was named worst dressed male MP, MP with the worst sense of humour, biggest Scrooge to work for and biggest self-promoter in this year's Politically Savvy survey from The Hill Times.
Most Hilarious Harper Moments
It seems the hat is balances carefully on the top of the head, rather than being worn. Stephen Harper, far left, watches a third round match between Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, and Serbia's Jelena Jankovic with his children Rachel, center, and Benjamin, right, at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in New York.
Who can forget this Calgary Stampede ensemble? (CP)
The Other Vest
Harper, centre, chose to wear what amounts to a fishing vest on a trip to Mexico in 2006 (where he visited with U.S. President George Bush (left) and Mexican President Vincente Fox (right)). See how Bush and Fox are decked out in desert duds? Light linen shirts, khakis? Ya, that's what you wear in the desert. (CP)
Harper wears a headdress after being made an honourary chief of the Blood tribe during a ceremony in Stand Off, Alberta in 2011.
The Brooding Teen
Harper was a teenager once too.
The Beach Walk
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/17/stephen-harper-beach_n_1431449.html" target="_hplink">Harper took an awkward walk</a> along the beach in Colombia on a recent trip. (Getty)
If You Were A Vegetable?
"I would choose to be a fruit, just what I am, sweet and colourful."
Harper Does Neil Diamond
Harper Does The Who
Harper Does The Rolling Stones
Harper Does The Proclaimers
Harper Does The Guess Who