Top 10 Canadians That Make Canada Look Good

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This list was inspired by Zachywaky's list 'Top 10 Canadians That Make Canada Look Bad'.

The Top Ten

1 Frederick Banting Frederick Banting Sir Frederick Grant Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter and Nobel laureate noted as the first person to use insulin on humans.

A Nobel laureate noted as the first person that used insulin on humans. - Metal_Treasure

2 Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. V 1 Comment
3 John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism.

One of the greatests economists of the 20th century. Galbraith stayed with Harvard University (USA) for half a century as a professor of economics.
His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. - Metal_Treasure

4 Neil Peart Neil Peart Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

The greatest rock drummer ever. - Metal_Treasure

5 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
6 Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky

The best hockey player of all time. - Metal_Treasure

7 Céline Dion Céline Dion
8 Jacques Villeneuve Jacques Villeneuve

1997 Formula One World Champion, the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve. - Metal_Treasure

9 Gilles Villeneuve Gilles Villeneuve

Formula One fans know this name. Gilles Villeneuve spent six years in Grand Prix racing with Ferrari, winning six races and widespread acclaim for his performances.
Gilles Villeneuve died at 32, in a 140 mph (225 km/h) crash caused by a collision during qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.
F1 fans also know The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, named after him, of course.
His son, Jacques Villeneuve, won the 1997 Formula One World Championship. - Metal_Treasure

10 David Foster David Foster David Walter Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, who has won 16 Grammys.

He won 16 Grammys! Now this is something. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Jeff Waters Jeff Waters Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.

Not sure I agree. Jeff Waters is talented, but the vast majority have no idea who he is or who Annihilator is. - ryanrimmel

@ryanrimmel - I get your point and I partly agree.
My point was that everybody has heard of Justin Bieber, for example, but almost everybody says he's not talented and makes Canada look bad.
OK then, there are many talented Canadians and Jeff Waters is one of them. - Metal_Treasure

12 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .
13 Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer
14 Stephen Harper Stephen Harper Stephen Joseph Harper is a Canadian politician and member of Parliament who served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006 to November 4, 2015. He was the first prime minister to come from the modern Conservative Party of Canada, which was formed by a merger of the Progressive Conservative ...read more.

Not sure I agree entirely with his politics, but he commands respect on the world stage. - PetSounds

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15 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
16 Shania Twain Shania Twain
17 Matt Thiessen V 2 Comments
18 Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland
19 deadmau5 deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more. V 1 Comment
20 Rachel McAdams Rachel McAdams ...read more.

Highly talented and beautiful actress.

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