Joe Clark, the 16th prime minister of Canada.
In May, 1979, Joe swept Pierre Trudeau's government out of power, winning a minority government. The PCs swept pretty much everything west of the Ottawa River. It wound up 136 Conservative to 114 Liberal, 26 NDP and 6 Social Credit. There were 282 ridings back then.
I was sitting at home watching TV when Joe came on and told an interviewer that, he might only have a minority but he was going to govern as though he'd won a majority. He was, in effect, daring the opposition to risk incurring the wrath of the Canadian public by bringing him down. Now, in fairness to Joe, he wasn't apt to get a lot of help governing from Pierre Trudeau or Ed Broadbent so he didn't have a lot of choice. Still, the "my way or the highway" approach was pretty gutsy.
Clark's Waterloo came nine months later when, refusing to seek a deal from the SoCreds, he lost a confidence vote on his budget and the country again went to the polls. In February, 1980, Pierre Trudeau's Liberals were returned to office with a majority.
Like Joe, Justin Trudeau says he's not interested in any coalition and he'll govern as a minority. He too is daring the opposition to take him down and force another general election.
How far the Dauphin is prepared to go to test the opposition remains to be seen. One thing Monday's vote showed is that the Canadian public is very concerned about climate change. It's a priority. Scheer's inability to accommodate that may be why the Cons lost critical seats in Ontario and Quebec. Some think it cost him victory.
Justin, of course, is trapped by the infernal Trans Mountain Pipeline. If they play their hand well, the New Dems and Bloc might be able to use that controversy to bludgeon Trudeau like a Newfie on a baby harp seal.
He may not like it, in fact I'm sure he won't, but Junior is going to have to steer well to the left of where he's been since 2015. And he's going to have to keep his nose very, very clean - prim and proper just like "Caesar's wife."
We'll see soon enough what the Dauphin is made of but he is starting with a bit of baggage.