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List: Top Ten Greatest Canadians

Date: November 2004

Source: Poll by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Base: CBC Television received over 140,000 Greatest Canadian nominations and then a further television poll ranked the top ten after advocacy of each of the top vote winners.

Notes: The question posed was "Who is the Greatest Canadian?" For more information on the top ten Canadians click here. Your editor thinks Mark Steyn should have won it and to sample his 'take-no-prisoners' style of journalism click here

Rank

Name

Notes

1

Tommy Douglas

Politician and social policy innovator

2

Terry Fox

Disabled Athlete and cancer research campaigner

3

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Politician / Prime Minister

4

Sir Frederick Banting

Doctor and Nobel prize winner (discovered insulin)

5

David Suzuki

Geneticist, academic and broadcaster

6

Lester B. Pearson

Politician / Prime Minister

7

Don Cherry

Ice Hockey commentator and broadcaster

8

Sir John A. Macdonald

Canada's first Prime Minister - 'Founder of the Nation'

9

Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor

10

Wayne Gretzky

Ice Hockey player


 
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