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BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time

Sawzaw 25 Feb 10 - 12:41 PM
Little Hawk 25 Feb 10 - 01:15 PM
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Young Buchan 25 Feb 10 - 01:29 PM
GUEST, topsie 25 Feb 10 - 01:30 PM
Sawzaw 25 Feb 10 - 01:32 PM
bubblyrat 25 Feb 10 - 02:14 PM
The Villan 25 Feb 10 - 02:26 PM
Midchuck 25 Feb 10 - 02:36 PM
Dave MacKenzie 25 Feb 10 - 03:28 PM
Sawzaw 25 Feb 10 - 03:33 PM
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kendall 25 Feb 10 - 05:09 PM
gnu 25 Feb 10 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,bankley 25 Feb 10 - 05:33 PM
GUEST,999 25 Feb 10 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sawzaw
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 12:41 PM

MSNBC conducted a viewer poll ont the Morning Joe Show to determine who are the most famous Canadians of all time.

Results

#1 William Shatner

#2 Dudley-Do-Right

#3 Michael J. Fox

Honorable mention: Little Hawk

Runner up Chongo Chimp


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:15 PM

Very good!

Shatner is definitely Numero Uno. No debate there.

The Little Hawk portrait is quite accurate for me at a much younger age than I am now.

But Chongo Chimp isn't Canadian. He's an American citizen.

How come you left out Don Cherry and his dog, Blue


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:16 PM

Don Cherry should be Number 2, right after William Shatner.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Young Buchan
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:29 PM

As an Englishman I would go for Stephen Leacock - but then I'm very old.

And yes,I know he wasn't born there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:30 PM

What about

Leonard Cohen


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sawzaw
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 01:32 PM

How Chongo relaxes in his off hours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: bubblyrat
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 02:14 PM

1) Air Marshall William Avery ( "Billy") Bishop WW1 Fighter Ace



   2) Flight Lieutenant Murray Peden,DFC,RCAF
      Pilot, Short "Stirling" and Boeing B 17 "Flying Fortress", No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron, Royal Air Force WW2

3) Vicky Herbert of Toronto (She was Brilliant !).


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 02:26 PM

Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Tanglefoot


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 02:36 PM

1: Ian Tyson

2: Stan Rogers

3: One and two pretty well cover it.

Peter (Just kidding - about 3 anyway)


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 03:28 PM

Sir Alexander MacKenzie

Alexander MacKenzie

William Lyon MacKenzie


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sawzaw
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 03:33 PM

Least Popular Canadian of all time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 03:47 PM

Oh, Canada....


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sawzaw
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:01 PM

The Most Admired Canadian


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:01 PM

1. Joseph and Mary Brant.
2. Tecumseh.
3. Louis Riel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:13 PM

Sawzaw.... link no work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:15 PM

Dr. Frederick Banting???


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:20 PM

Gordon Lightfoot
Joni Mitchell
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Neil Young
Ian & Sylvia Tyson
Stan Rogers
Celine Dionne
Shania Twain

You can't do better than that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:26 PM

Starting to sound slightly pretenseous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:39 PM

Oh, indeed. I sneer superciliously down my patrician nose at the common herd... ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:43 PM

"In 2004, Frederick Banting was voted 4th place on the The Greatest Canadian." Wikipedia

Oh dear.... he really should have tried harder to get up there with The Shat types.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: kendall
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 05:09 PM

What about the man who invented the pace maker? The blackberry? the snow mobile?


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 05:22 PM

the snow mobile? Well... Bombardier just sold $3B worth of the most advanced commuter jets in the world to "Republic, based in Indianapolis, operates 283 planes and owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America."

Andthere is a second option to double up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 05:33 PM

older hollywood heros : from Ontario

Mary Pickford (Toronto)
Lorne Green   (Ottawa)
Jay Silverheels aka Tonto (Six Nations)

Marie Dressler (Coburg)


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 05:36 PM

Tommy Douglas
Tommy Douglas
Tommy Douglas


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:55 PM

Well, yes Tommy... but that was just among Canucks. He won hands down as the greatest Canuck. I believe this poll was "non-Canuck" and was about being famous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sawzaw
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 10:49 PM

Gnu: Works for me http://www.tvshowsondvd.net/graphics/news3/SgtPrestonOfYukon_CompD1.jpg

I hope I am not irritating the Canadians here with my ignorance.

The first three were chosen on MSNBC and I thought it was humerous.

I only know Canadians from an American viewpoint like John Candy and Alex Trebec.

I like Canada. On a whole it is cleaner and neater than the US except for some of the Indian Reservations. The people are friendly except in Quebec.

I've been over a good part of it like the Edmonton Mall, Banf, Atlin, Nova Scotia, Prince Rupert even the Yukon where I visited Robert Service's cabin. Was he Scottish or English.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: JennieG
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 01:41 AM

Today I borrowed William Shatner's autobiography from my local library.....couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it there with the new books......so I can find out what makes him the greatest (in the opinion of some people) Canadian ever of all time in the universe.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 01:53 AM

"Service was born into a Scottish family while they were living in Preston, England." He was educated in Scotland and he moved to Vancouver Island when he was 21.

Sawzaw: we're pretty good about laughing at ourselves. Most of us thought "Canadian Bacon" was a hoot. As for Michael J Fox, that man has serious stones. And 'Sgt Preston of the Yukon' entertained many of us as kids.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST,KP
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 06:10 AM

Neil Young

The Band

Robertson Davies


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Becca72
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 08:48 AM

My list would definitely include Patrick Roy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 09:04 AM

From BC:
Pamela Anderson ( she could count as 3 !
Diana Krall
Bryan Adams


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Mooh
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 09:11 AM

Tommy Douglas
Gordie Howe
Dave Keon
Paul Henderson

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 09:49 AM

Someone mentioned Tecumseh earlier and he actually was ranked 37th on a list of great Canadians. While he died on Canadian soil defending Canada from U.S. aggression, he was born in what became Ohio and lived his entire life there and in present-day Indiana. Only the fortunes of war drove him into Canada at the very end of his life. Nevertheless, he was a great man, a brave warrior and a visionary leader.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 09:55 AM

Shatner's autobiography "Get A Life" is actually a very entertaining, amusing book. I recommend it to anyone. Seriously.

Canadians are known for being good at laughing at themselves and their own foibles, and Shatner is no exception.

Don Cherry has also written an autobiography. It's called "Grapes" (a reference to sour grapes?) I can't recommend it....I blush to say that I have never read it! It's like Shane's bible, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: pdq
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 10:05 AM

Here are three candidates for the list of most mediocre Canadians:

John Barbour
David Steinberg
Dan Aykroyd


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 10:28 AM

To that list I would like to add Shane McBride...the only difference being that he is mediocre to an absolutely spectacular degree, if that's possible...


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: fat B****rd
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 10:38 AM

Oscar Peterson
Joni Mitchell
Yvon Durelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 11:31 AM

As a biased Nova Scotian son I offer these:

Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Sidney Crosby.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 12:23 PM

Well, if we are talking provices here, I am from New Brunswick....

K.C. Irving
K.C. Irving
K.C. Irving

Not the greatest but he owned darn near everything.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 12:27 PM

Top Canadian female singer-songwriter: Penny Lang
Top Canadian guitar picker: Ron Bankley
Top Canadian male-singer-songwiter-who-isn't-an-international-household-name: Some old coot named Bruce Something-or-the-other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Sawzaw
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 12:36 PM

Hank Snow? No shit. He has been everwhere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 12:39 PM

Of course,in England we are most likely to think of ...

Hughie Green    WW2 C47 pilot and ,later,TV presenter

Bernard Braden    very popular TV presenter

    Andre Previn       conductor


.......sorry,I couldn't remember Braden's wife's name ; Barbara something ?? Didn't like her,anyway.
                   Yes, I CAN remember Previn's wife,or one of 'em !


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 12:43 PM

Mrs Braden was Barbara Kelly. You've not mentioned Edmund Hockridge, Bubblyrat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 01:25 PM

Lightfoot, Mitchell (Joni), Valdy


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Kampervan
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 02:08 PM

How fickle is the public; surely a few years ago Wayne Gretzky would have topped any poll of famous Canadians?


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 02:22 PM

I thought Wayne was a "great" Canuck?


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Ed T
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 02:34 PM

Anyone ever hear of Andrew Boner Law? Not that he was the greatest Canadian....but maybe a lesser known one, considering his post.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/story_print.html?id=817197&sponsor=


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: Ed T
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 02:36 PM

Sorry, Andrew Bonar Law...the middle name was not Boner;(


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: gnu
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 02:42 PM

I have. I am from New Brunswick. Rexton is not far from me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Top 3 Canadians of all Time
From: mauvepink
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 03:25 PM

Stan Rogers has to be on that list for sure

:-)

mp


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