More on your favourite Canadians
I might have been too clever by a half in my last blog post about Stephen Harper and William Shatner, so just to be clear, what we at MSN.ca News would love to hear, is who you'd list as your favourite Canadian. We're going to throw the names out to others for an online vote during the month of June and see who comes out on top by Canada Day. Your choice isn't limited to someone who is alive. If Margaret Laurence is your favourite Canadian she should be on the list. Same goes for Don Cherry and Justin Bieber.
Just to be clear, that also doesn't mean we are not interested in who you'd like to see as Governor General, in fact, we could set a whole new debate on that one closer to the fall when the Prime Minister is supposed to be naming a new GG. And just to complicate matters, your favourite Canadian could also be the person you'd like to see as GG.
Some of names included as favourites we've heard about so far have been pretty interesting, including Romeo Dallaire, Frederick Banting, Tommy Douglas, John Candy and Peter Gzowski. Anne Murray and Margaret Atwood have also been suggested. Rick Mercer was mentioned a few times, as was Terry Fox, Michael J. Fox and David Suzuki. Gordon Lightfoot, Rick Hanson, Emily Carr and James Cameron also got a mention, as well as Guy A. Lepage, Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby. And I'm giving Stompin' Tom Connors his own sentence. Several people also mentioned Canada's war veterans as their favourite Canadians.
We're keen to hear more about your favourite Canadians, so leave a comment here with your suggestions. Our photo here of Stompin' Tom and Gordon Lightfoot is from Canadian Press, shot by Darren Calabrese.