GENERAL SIR ISAAC BROCK 1769-1812
He changed the course of Canadian history. Allying with Tecumseh and the Shawnee Indians, Brock captured Detroit during the War of 1812. His bravery and leadership bolstered the sagging confidence of his troops and the province; without it, Upper Canada might well have fallen to the Americans.
Seriously though, I don't think the "Greatest Canadian" should be a musician or athelete.
A leader or someone who did something really important should be the winner.
I'm also surprised that Don Cherry isn't on the list. They put people like Celine Dion and other singers but I'm sure Don Cherry means more to more Canadians then Celine does.
Last edited by Natural Habs Fan: 05-27-2004 at 01:17 AM.
The replies to this thread have gone to proven that many of you like to ***** for no reason other than the sake of *****ing. We know that any list as general as "Top ten Canadians" is going to vary drastically from person to person, so to complain about a list based on such a broad and subjective idea is extremely pointless.
Good list, but I think I like Jim Carey more than Mike Myers, it is close but either way he should have made the list.
I love the Hip, I can't believe anyone thinks they suck.
As for Terry Fox, I think that is a great call on their part. I live about a mile from where he ended his run and where his statue/memorial park is in Thunder Bay so I know quite a bit about his story and what impact his run had. That is a true inspiration and anyone who doesn't know his story should take the time to read up about this kid. I think the world of Gretzky, but he is an athlete and what Terry Fox did goes far beyond anything Wayne would have done as athlete. Here are some quotes from him about his cancer/run that shows how special this kid really was.
"I don't feel that this is unfair. That's the thing about cancer. I'm not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I'm not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It'll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try."
"Some people can't figure out what I'm doing. It's not a walk-hop, it's not a trot, it's running, or as close as I can get to running, and it's harder than doing it on two legs. It makes me mad when people call this a walk. If I was walking it wouldn't be anything"(his running was obviously laboured and looked awkward)
"I'm running on one leg. It may not look like I'm running fast, but I'm going as hard as I can. It bothers me, people coming up beside me. I want to make those guys work. I can't stand making it easy for them. I'm really competitive. When they run with me, they're usually running for only two or three miles; for me it might be my twenty-sixth mile."