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The Greatest Canadian....  
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Well I did a search and came up with nothing, so I decided to turn nothing into something.

I'm sure most of you are aware of the fact that CBC has done their vote thing and come up with the top 100 Greatest Canadians of all time. They have #11 through 100 done in order already, and at the moment #1 through 10 are in alphabetical order, and soon a second round of voting will determine who exactly is The Greatest Canadian.

The top ten list includes:
Frederick Banting
Alexander Graham Bell
Don Cherry
Tommy Douglas
Terry Fox
Wayne Gretzky
Sir John A. Macdonald
Lester B. Pearson
David Suzuki
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Hmm. Don Cherry? Funky suits on hockey night in Canada dude? Now thats cool, but I still think I'm gunna vote for either Terry Fox or David Suzuki. For #11-100 and more info on the top 10, or how to vote for the greatest of the top 10, visit http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/.



Opinions?
CanadianNorth

[Edited 2004-10-19 06:57:48]


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User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 828 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

I'd say Alexander Graham Bell is because of his large contribution to the world of communications but maybe its Gordon Lightfoot.  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Dudley Do-Right



User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Frederick Banting - Certainly deserves more worldwide recognition.

Alexander Graham Bell - Not born in Canada and did lots of his major work abroad.

Don Cherry - Give me a break...this guy represents the lowest of the low.

Tommy Douglas - Nah...I think his accomplishments are somewhat overrated.

Terry Fox - Now here is a guy that embodies the Canadian spirit.

Wayne Gretzky - No. He doesn't live here or work here and his accomplishments were purely in the entertainment field.

Sir John A. Macdonald - The first isn't always the best.

Lester B. Pearson - I'm not too hot on this guy either....

David Suzuki - Good choice. Smart guy, personable and a good representative for Canada.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau - Not a bad choice either as he had a direct affect on Canada during quite an interesting era in our history.

And on a personal note, ANYONE but that bitch Celine Dionne!


User currently offlineYUL2010 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Don Cherry - Give me a break...this guy represents the lowest of the low.

Totally agree with you...

I would go for either David Suzuki or my personal favorite, Trudeau!

And on a personal note, ANYONE but that bitch Celine Dionne!
Hey! It's Celine Dion btw... And she ain't a bitch, ok? Big grin





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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

>>>And on a personal note, ANYONE but that bitch Celine Dionne!
Hey! It's Celine Dion btw...<<<


Perhaps he got confused with this fella...  Big grin





[Edited 2004-10-19 07:13:03]

User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Don Cherry???? How the hell did he make the list!

My vote for the greatest Canadian would have to go to - Banting...  Big thumbs up

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Even though I'm not Canadian...I'd go with Banting. Back in 11th grade I attended a conference at UC Berkeley for kids interested in medicine. Our subgroup was named "Banting."  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Terry Fox really managed to bring the nation together, and I definetly agree that he embodies what it is to be Canadian. David Suzuki would also get my vote, as I've see a few interviews with him and I find him extremely intelligent.

Ironically, these two are both from Vancouver, which has nothing do with my opinion  Smile



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39861 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Tough call, there are so many great Canadians!  Smokin cool

Besides Vaporlock, CPDC10-30, Awspicious, Radarbeam and of course you CanadianNorth

There would be a tie between Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart all of which happens to be in the world's greatest rock band RUSH!  Big thumbs up




Other great Canadians would be:

Gino Vannelli




Pierre Elliot Trudeau




John Chretian





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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 756 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
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CanadianNorth -

I'd have to agree with Terry Fox...what an inspiration to everyone of all nationalities!

I doubt that any former Premier would get it, although Trudeau would probably be at the top of a list of former Premiers.

How about the Canadian people in general getting a vote? I have been across Canada, from Quebec City to Victoria, flying, trains, and even driving across the Trans Canada Highway. I have always found the Canadian people to be open, friendly, and helpful. I have always found it difficult to just sit by myself somewhere outdoors and read...a Canadian would always come over and strike up a conversation, and I always enjoyed that.

A bit cold in the winter, though...as I'm sure YOU know up there in Whitehorse!!

Keep us posted on how this comes out!



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Adrienne Clarkson  Big grin


(Runs and hides)


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Spent a wild weekend with a chick from Sarnia Ont. some years ago. Can't recall her name but she sould suck a tennis ball through a garden hose and curves to bleed for .... I vote for her.

All these others are actually americans anyway !



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24932 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Brett "The Hitman" Hart!

 Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up

*Also runs and hides*



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

...Can't recall her name but she sould suck a tennis ball through a garden hose...

QFF vomits all over the floor.


User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Damn, I hardly know anybody of the people you guys listed above and I'm moving to your great country in the spring of next year.
Time to go to the lib and get me some Canadian history books, any good suggestions?

Some canadians I know
-Father and son Villeneuve
-The great Mike Myers
-kiefer and Donald Sutherland
-Jim carrey
-Michael J fox
-The Hollywood Tycoons -Louis B Mayer & Jack Warner.
-Linda Evangelista (do all Canadian women look like her???)



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

If Don Cherry is named greatest Canadian of all time, I think that would be one more good reason for Quebec to separate! Can you imagine the grateast Canadian being on a 7 second delay...

Trudeau is the number 1 on my list of the most over rated Canadian of all time, topping even Eric Lindros and Platinum Blondes.

I think LB Pearson deserves the title. One of the few PMs who actually had a true understanding of federalism, was not paranoid by Quebec, gave Canada an incredible standing on the world scene, won a Nobel peace prize. To me, that's a tough act to beat.



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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Arniepie, Jim Carey's no longer Canadian (unless he retained his passport when he became American).

There's one more person you know but forgot in your list: Pamela Anderson.


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

If I was Canadian, my vote would go for Steve Smith, AKA Red Green.  Big thumbs up




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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Hell if Red Green was there then who needs to think about who to vote for!



CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

And what about Ranger Gord?




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User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2249 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

They still didn't aplogize for Bryan Adams! Nor for Celine Dion!

 Smile




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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7778 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

John Candy... may he rest in peace.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Didn't see any Homolkas on that list.



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25 Post contains images NonRevKing : Either Terrance or Phillip. B (PS...Pam Anderson, no....Trish Stratus, yes!)
26 Post contains images AGC525 : Terrence and Phillip from South Park..... I grew up loving hockey. Don Cherry is funny, but maybe before I die I'll get to see an episode of Hockey Ni
27 Peterpuck : How about some of our WW1 pilots like William Barker, Billy Bishop, or Wop May.
28 Prosimtec : Um.........Greatest Canadian for $600 Who is...........Alex Trebek![Edited 2004-10-19 18:12:41]
29 Post contains images Mr Spaceman : How about Bob or Doug McKenzie from the Hoser Brothers! Bob ......"Hey, why don't you pass me a beer, eh." Doug ...."Hey, why don't you Take Off eh!"
30 ScarletHarlot : Ouch...SlamClick, I think every Canadian is ashamed that Bernardo and Homolka are Canadian. That's a tough one. Certainly not Don Cherry. Pamela Ander
31 Avt007 : Be sure to watch CBC Mondays and Wednesdays for a show on each one of the candidates. It was hard to choose from the 10second bit on the last show. Ba
32 Post contains images Sayem55 : My vote:- John Davidson
33 Jasepl : "... and that bitch Anne Marie too" Who is she, by the way?
34 Post contains images VonRichtofen : "I doubt that any former Premier would get it, although Trudeau would probably be at the top of a list of former Premiers." You mean Prime Minister, n
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