A really cool show on the CBC - The Greatest Canadian - 50 famous Canadians were voted on by fellow Canadians. Now the hard part will be choosing the Greatest Canadian from the top ten list:
10. Frederick Banting - The Scientist who gave the world Insulin (my vote)
09. Alexander Graham Bell - The Inventor who gave the world the telephone
08. Don Cherry - "Mr. Hockey"
07. Tommy Douglas - The Politician who gave Canada its Medicare system. One of the Greatest Canadians of them all.
06 Terry Fox - Truly a marvelous young man and hero. He will always be remembered as a Great Canadian. Died from Cancer while running across Canada to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Society.
05. Wyane Gretsky - "The Great One" - need I say more?
04. Sir John A, MacDonald - Our first Prime Minister
03. Lester B. Pearson - Our Fourteenth Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
02. Dr. David Suzuki - A Scientist and humanitarian.
01. Pierre Trudeau - One of our Greatest Prime Ministers.
It's going to be a tough choice.
Oops, did I say Baning? I meant Banting, I was tired when I wrote this.