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After the start of the Canadian 2011 election, several twitter accounts have appeared using the #DeadPMplatform hashtag. These accounts impersonate deceased Prime Ministers of Canada tweeting both about the current election and on events during their tenure in politics. They either promote their historical platform or a fictional “Dead PM Platform” competing for votes in the current election.
Dead Canadian PMs on Twitter include:
@ArthurMeighen (Arthur Meighen, PM 1920-21, 1926)
@Mon_Onc_Louis (Louis Saint-Laurent, PM 1948-1957)
@ViscountBennett, @R_B_Bennett and @OlBonfire (R.B. Bennett, PM 1930-1935)
@SirJSDThompson (J.S.D. Thompson, PM 1892-1894)
@MackBowell (Mackenzie Bowell, PM 1894-1896)
@dief_thechief (John Diefenbaker, PM 1957-1963)
@SirJohnAbbott (John Abbott, PM 1891-1892)
@PierreTrudeau (Pierre Trudeau, PM 1968-1979, 1980-1984)
@bobbyborden (Robert Borden, PM 1911-1920)
@PMJAMacdonald (John A. Macdonald, PM 1867-1873, 1878-1891)
@Mackenzie_Rex and @wlmk (William Lyon Mackenzie King, PM 1921-1926, 1926-1930, 1935-1948)
More to follow as this meme develops.
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