Monday, October 18, 2004

Greatest Canadian

In the absence of hockey, CBC is desperately looking for some new shows to prop up the faltering network. While "Movie Night in Canada" looks like a great blunder, The Greatest Canadian looks like a stunning success.

CBC has produced a top ten list of the greatest Canadians of all time. In the mix are scientists, philanthropists, inventors, athletes, media personalities and politicians. On Mondays and Wednesdays the candidates will be profiled with in-depth documentaries.

The list is:
Wayne Gretzkey
Don Cherry
David Suzuki
Pierre Trudeau
John A. Macdonald
Terry Fox
Tommy Douglas (left wing politician, father of health care)
Frederick Banting (discovered insulin)
Lester B. Pearson
Alexander Graham Bell

So who is the greatest Canadian? My top three is Trudeau, Banting and Gretzky. The nation's? We'll have to wait and see...

6 Comments:

Blogger Caurus said...

Go Gretzky.

Seriously, this is just a question of how many young men vote. Gretzky might win this thing in a landslide.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

Either Gretzky or Fox.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy Douglas. He created Health Care, our pride and joy.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could you not say John A? How can you pick a sports player over a the founder of the country?

4:06 PM  
Blogger Marina974 said...

Alexander Graham Bell. How can you say no to the creator of the phone?

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were a bunch of other people who invented the phone at the same time. If you want a scientist you have to go with Banting. He was really an innovator.

4:50 PM  

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