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1 Canadian & World Politics www.CraigMarlatt.com/school The 100 Greatest Canadians

2 100. J.S. Woodsworth Pioneer of the social democratic movement

3 99. MGen Sir Sam Steele Northwest Mounted Police Officer

4 98. Mordecai Richler Author

5 97. Louise Arbour Chief Prosecutor, U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Puisne Justice, Supreme Court of Canada U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

6 96. Geddy Lee Musician

7 95. Lord Stanley Governor General of Canada

8 94. Anne Murray Singer

9 93. Joni Mitchell Singer

10 92. John Molson Brewer

11 91. Preston Manning Founder, Reform Party of Canada Leader of the Official Opposition

12 90. Bryan Adams Singer

13 89. Donovan Bailey Olympic Sprinter

14 88. Farley Mowat Author

15 87. Dr. Henry Morgentaler Physician Abortion Rights Activist

16 86. Mike Weir Golfer

17 85. Emily Carr Painter Author

18 84. Kurt Browning Olympic Figure Skater

19 83. Elijah Harper Politician Held up the Meech Lake Accord from being passed in the Manitoba Legislature (required unanimous consent to bypass usual 2 day notice for introduction of bill)

20 82. Dan Aykroyd Actor

21 81. Sandra Schmirler Olympic Curler

22 80. Chief Dan George Actor

23 79. Ed Belfour Hockey Player

24 78. Robert Munsch Children’s Author

25 77. Dr. Charles Best Physician Co-discovered insulin

26 76. LCol John McCrae, M.D. Physician Author, In Flander’s Field

27 75. Sarah McLachlan Singer

28 74. Emily Murphy Women’s Rights Activist

29 73. David Thompson Surveyor Explorer

30 72. The Hon. Senator Anne Cools Social Services Proponent

31 71. Margaret Atwood Author

32 70. Dr. James Naismith Inventor of Basketball

33 69. René Lévesque Premier of Quebec

34 68. Jean Béliveau Hockey Player

35 67. Patrick Roy Hockey Player

36 66. Sheila Fraser Auditor General of Canada

37 65. Burton Cummings Singer

38 64. The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney Prime Minister of Canada

39 63. Dr. Roberta Bondar Astronaut

40 62. Marshall McLuhan Communications Professor

41 61. Sir William Edmond Logan Geologist

42 60. Stan Rogers Singer

43 59. Tim Horton Hockey Player Founder of Tim Horton’s

44 58. Paul Henderson Hockey Player Scored the winning goal in the 1972 summit against the Soviet Union

45 57. Lucy Maud Montgomery Author, Anne of Green Gables

46 56. William Shatner Actor

47 55. Glenn Gould Pianist

48 54. Sir William Stephenson Soldier Inventor Spy Trainer

49 53. Gordie Howe Hockey Player

50 52. Craig Kielburger Children’s Rights Activist Founder, Free the Children Author, Me to We: Turning Self-Help on Its Head

51 51. Pamela Anderson Actor

52 50. Rick Mercer Comedian

53 49. The Rt. Hon. Wm. Lyon Mackenzie King Prime Minister of Canada

54 48. Billy Bishop Airman

55 47. The Rt. Hon. John Diefenbaker Prime Minister of Canada

56 46. Leonard Cohen Author Singer

57 45. The Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada

58 44. Mary Maxwell Bahá'í adherent

59 43. The Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier Prime Minister of Canada

60 42. Sir Sandford Fleming Engineer Inventor, Standard Time

61 41. John Candy Actor

62 40. Avril Lavigne Singer

63 39. Bret Hart Wrestler

64 38. Mario Lemieux Hockey Player

65 37. Tecumseh Aboriginal Leader

66 36. Ernie Coombs Children’s Entertainer “Mr. Dressup”

67 35. Laura Secord War Heroine

68 34. Hal Anderson Radio Show Host Encouraged his listeners to continually vote for him as the Greatest Canadian

69 33. Gordon Lightfoot Singer

70 32. Michael J. Fox Actor

71 31. Pierre Berton Author Historian Broadcaster

72 30. Rick Hansen Athlete Humanitarian

73 29. Jim Carrey Actor

74 28. MGen Sir Isaac Brock Soldier

75 27. Céline Dion Singer

76 26. Dr. Norman Bethune Physician Inventor, medical instruments and blood transfusion procedure

77 25. Nellie McClung Women’s Rights Activist

78 24. Gen Sir Arthur Currie Soldier

79 23. Maurice Richard Hockey Player

80 22. Harold A. Rogers Founder, Kin Clubs of Canada

81 21. The Unknown Soldier To represent all soldiers who were lost in battle

82 20. Mike Myers Actor

83 19. Bobby Orr Hockey Player

84 18. Shania Twain Singer

85 17. H.E. Stephen Lewis Leader, Ontario New Democratic Party Ambassador of Canada to the United Nations Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

86 16. LGen The Honourable Roméo Dallaire Soldier Commander, United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda Senator of Canada

87 15. Peter Gzowski Broadcaster

88 14. Neil Young Singer

89 13. Stompin' Tom Connors Singer

90 12. Jean Vanier Founder, L’Arche - an international network of faith-based communities creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities Son of former GG MGen The Rt. Hon. Georges Vanier

91 11. Louis Riel “Father of Manitoba” Métis Leader Politician (although he never took his seat)

92 10. Wayne Gretzky Hockey Player, Owner, Coach

93 9. Alexander Graham Bell Inventor

94 8. The Rt. Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald Prime Minister of Canada

95 7. Don Cherry Hockey Coach, Commentator

96 6. The Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson Prime Minister of Canada

97 5. Dr. David Suzuki Scientist

98 4. Sir Frederick Banting, M.D. Physician Co-discovered insulin

99 3. The Rt. Hon. Pierre Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada

100 2. Terry Fox Cancer Activist

101 1. The Hon. Tommy Douglas Premier of Saskatchewan Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada Founder, Universal Medicare in Canada

102 The Greatest Canadians on DVD Who is YOUR greatest Canadian?


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