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The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:41 pm

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/.



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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:47 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:52 pm

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:53 pm

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!
 
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:59 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:02 pm

>>>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





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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:03 pm

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

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:10 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:14 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:34 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:12 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:45 pm

Adrienne Clarkson  Big grin


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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:10 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:17 pm

Brett "The Hitman" Hart!

 Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:17 pm

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

QFF vomits all over the floor.
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:27 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:28 pm

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:50 pm

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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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:09 pm

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.
 
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:10 pm

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

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:33 pm

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



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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:39 pm

And what about Ranger Gord?

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:40 pm

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

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:48 pm

John Candy... may he rest in peace.
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:59 pm

Didn't see any Homolkas on that list.
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:06 am

Either Terrance or Phillip.  Big thumbs up

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:15 am

Terrence and Phillip from South Park.....  Smile

I grew up loving hockey. Don Cherry is funny, but maybe before I die I'll get to see an episode of Hockey Night in Canada. I'll have to agree with Wayne Gretzky. But myself being a hard core LA Kings fan and a goalie in high school, my favorite is Kelly Hrudey!!!

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:39 am

How about some of our WW1 pilots like William Barker, Billy Bishop, or Wop May.
 
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:12 am

Um.........Greatest Canadian for $600

Who is...........Alex Trebek!

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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:13 am

How about Bob or Doug McKenzie from the Hoser Brothers!  Laugh out loud

Bob ......"Hey, why don't you pass me a beer, eh."

Doug ...."Hey, why don't you Take Off eh!"



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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:27 am

Ouch...SlamClick, I think every Canadian is ashamed that Bernardo and Homolka are Canadian.

That's a tough one. Certainly not Don Cherry. Pamela Anderson also got US citizenship, did you know? But she and Jim Carrey both kept their Canadian citizenship too.

I'd probably vote for Terry Fox. Ben. Romeo Dallaire is in the list somewhere, isn't he? Now he is one of the bravest Canadians ever.
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:22 am

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. Banting and Fox would be at the top of my list.
 
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:26 am

My vote:- John Davidson  Big grin
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:26 am

"... and that bitch Anne Marie too"

Who is she, by the way?
 
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RE: The Greatest Canadian....

Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:55 am

"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, not Premier  Big grin

I go with Pearson.




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