Greatest Canadians (CBC)

Can you name the 100 greatest Canadians as voted by viewers of CBC in 2004?

1Premier/Champion of Universal Health Care
2Athlete/Hero/Set out to run across Canada
3Prime Minister with charisma/Constitution and Charter of Rights
4Doctor/Scientist/Discovered insulin
5Environmentalist/'The Nature of Things'
6Prime Minister/Nobel Peace Prize winner
7Sports/Hockey Night in Canada/Flashy dresser
8Prime Minister/Father of Confederation
9Inventor of the telephone
10Hockey Player/The Great One
11Politician/Leader of the Red River Rebellion
12Social Activist/Founder of l'Arche
13Singer/'Bud the Spud'
14Singer/'Rockin' in the Free World'
15Journalist/CBC Radio/'Morningside'
16Military/Commander of the UN Observer Mission in Rwanda
17Politician/UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS
18Singer/'Man! I Feel Like a Woman'
19Hockey Player/Boston Bruins Defenceman
20Actor/'Austin Powers'
21WWI Monument/Honours military sacrifice
22Social Activist/Kinsmen Club
23Hockey Player/The Rocket
24First Canadian to attain the rank of full general/WWI
25Politician/Women's sufferage/Alberta Legislature
26Doctor/Social Activist in China/First mobile blood transfusion
27Singer/'My Heart Will Go On'
28Military/Fort Mackinac/War of 1812
29Actor/'Ace Ventura'
30Athlete/Hero/'Man in Motion'
31Writer/'The Last Spike'
32Actor/'Marty McFly'
33Singer/'Canadian Railroad Trilogy'
34Radio Personality/Winnipeg
35War Heroine/War of 1812/Chocolate Icon
36Children's Entertainer/Casey and Finnegan
37First Nations/War of 1812/Fort Detroit
38Hockey Player/Pittsburgh Penguins
39Wrestler/Calgary family
41Actor/'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'
42Innovator/Standard Time/Canadian railroad route
43Prime Minister/'Canada is free and freedom is its nationality.'
44Writer/Film Maker/Social Activist/Bahai
45Prime Minister/Shawinigan
47Prime Minister/Saskatchewan
48Military/War Hero/WWI Flying Ace
49Prime Minister/Longest serving
50Media Personality/'This Hour Has 22 Minutes'
52Social Activism/'Free the Children'
53Hockey Player/'Mr. Hockey'
54Inventor/War Hero/Spy/'The Quiet Canadian'
55Pianist/'Thirty Two Short Films About...'
56Actor/'Captain James T. Kirk'
57Writer/'Anne of Green Gables'
58Hockey Player/1972 Summit Series
59Hockey Player/Doughnut Baron
60Singer/'Northwest Passage'
61Scientist/Explorer/Founder of the Geological Survey of Canada
62Media Theorist
63Astronaut/Canada's first woman in space
64Prime Minister/Free Trade Agreement and GST
65Singer/'American Woman'
66Auditor General/Investigated the gun registry
67Hockey Player/Montreal Canadians/Butterfly style
68Hockey Player/'Le Gros Bill'
69Premier/Parti Quebecois
70Sports/Inventor of basketball
71Writer/'The Handmaid's Tale'
72Senator/Social Activist/Women in Transition
73Geographer/Explorer/Mapped 2,000,000 miles of western North America
74Politician/Social Activist/'The Persons Case'
76Doctor/Poet/'In Flanders Field'
77Doctor/Scientist/Insulin research
78Writer/'The Paper Bag Princess'
79Hockey Player/Goalie/Eagle mask
80Actor/Politician/'Little Big Man'
81'The Queen of Curling'
82Actor/'Dr. Raymond Stantz, Ghostbuster'
83Politician/Social Activist/Blocked Meech Lake Accord
84Figure Skater/'The Kid from Caroline'
85Artist/Paintings of Haida Gwaii
86Golfer/Won Masters at 32
87Doctor/Social Activist/Abortion
88Writer/'Never Cry Wolf'
89Sprinter/Olympic and World Champion
90Singer/'Summer of '69'
91Politician/Reform Party
92Inventor/Beer Baron
93Singer/'Both Sides Now'
95Governor General/Hockey Trophy Icon
96Singer/'Tom Sawyer'
97Social Activist/UN Human Rights Commission
98Writer/'The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz'
99Mountie/NWMP during the Klondike Gold Rush
100Social Activist/Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)
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