CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2223 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:
Alexander Graham Bell
Sir John A. Macdonald
Lester B. Pearson
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/.
Jayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2160 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
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AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 771 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
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!
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2044 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
-Michael J fox
-The Hollywood Tycoons -Louis B Mayer & Jack Warner.
-Linda Evangelista (do all Canadian women look like her???)
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2001 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.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.