Here are some of the politicians who made one of the lists, as compiled by the parliamentary bureau of Postmedia News. But bear in mind — politics being what it is — that any of them could make it onto the opposite list by this time next year.
In the stricken northern Ontario aboriginal community of Attawapiskat, it is being portrayed as an alternative to government. The Red Cross stepped in after Alberta wildfires and Quebec floods, but Attawapiskat is a slower-moving disaster. The fly-in reserve near James Bay is facing an acute housing shortage. A state of emergency was declared at the end of September and, as winter begins to bite, dozens of people are living in wood-frame tents and uninsulated sheds, using slop buckets as toilets.
Pictures and video posted online by northern Ontario NDP MP Charlie Angus have shocked Canadians, and the story is likely to get more coverage Tuesday when interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel visits. Small wonder the Opposition is going big. Shots of mouldy, overcrowded houses and Third World poverty beamed into suburban living rooms move people to ask questions of their political leaders. (Photo: Allison Dempster/CBC News)