Halloween evokes scary images of haunted houses and goblins and… Stephen Harper?! After a quick informal survey of the scariest Canadians we soon discovered that singers, commentators, and politicians rank highest amongst the most spine-tingling Canucks. Here's just a handful of the most frightening Canadians. What do you think?
We don't know why this French Canadian songstress seems to make the hairs on the backs of our necks stand up – perhaps it's her robotic movements, her deer-in-the-headlights expression, or the rumours that she runs a tight ship both at home and on stage. Whatever the reason, Celine Dion is also one of the most decorated Canadian musicians of all time, winning Juno Awards, Grammys, and World Music Awards.
It's funny that some said Celine and others opted for her husband Rene Angelil as one of the scariest Canadians. He's definitely a powerful guy – he was able to woo a woman 26 years younger than him, he's a tough businessman involved in a number of successful projects like TV's "Star Academie," and he's a also a cut-throat poker player – several sites have cited, "He probably gambles $1 million in a week, but he can afford to."
A highly opinionated political commentator and writer, Rex Murphy has ruffled more than a few feathers throughout his career. But then again, anyone who is willing to give their very opinionated take on any given topic is putting themselves in a position to be scrutinized, and people are probably scared of Rex Murphy because he would blast them out. Just his smug little smirk is enough to give you eerie goosebumps.
If his ridiculously over-the-top suits weren't enough to frighten the bejesus out of you then his red angry face (like a cherry!), no-holds-barred commentaries, and stubbornly straightforward anecdotes will give you bad dreams. Outspoken, he's also one of our favourite home-grown corner coaches.
Anyone in a substantial position of power is sure to scare those around them, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper is no exception. After the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian Alliance parties joined forces he became the very first PM to be in charge of the new reconstructed Conservative Party – quite a feat. Having so much clout surely frightens those around him.