via The Anchor Weekly – The Chestermere Lake News – Calgary’s popular mayor is the second most important person in Canada, behind only to the nation’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper. This is according to Maclean’s most powerful list. The magazine explained that its power list is aimed at Canadians who command the spotlight but who also have a knack for operating from the shadows. The list focuses on those Canadians who possess, “institutional clout, capacity for innovation and timeliness.”
“We tend to closely associate wealth and power, but it would be foolish — and boring — to ignore the clout of those whose paycheques wouldn’t be all that impressive, whether public servant or priest, creative thinker or cultural arbiter,” states the national publication.
Nenshi, the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city, has made headlines since he was first elected three years ago. He is also the first member of a visible minority to hold the office. Nenshi has been placed at the top of polls, making him one of the most popular mayors.