Greatest Canadians

The Greatest Canadians of all-time however you define greatest.

The Top Ten

1 Terry Fox Terry Fox

I love terry fox for fighting cancer and raising the amount of donations he did for cancer, almost all of my grandparents have had it and there isn't one person I know who hasn't been strongly affected by cancer. He was also very strong and never put himself above others

Terry, for myself was and is the definition of what it is to be Canadian. In the maw of cancer Terry fox fought for us all, raising awareness on a global scale and through his courage and strength made us understand what it means to be human.

Terry Fox is a real hero. Most people who have cancer would just sit in bed all day (Mostly because its all they can do but) Terry went out and basically sacrificed himself, not for his own cure but for others to be cured. - Tmanator123

Being Canadian myself terry fox is my hero

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2 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

I can't believe he wasn't here. Bryan is one of the greatest musicians ever - great singer, perfect songwriter, talented producer. Real Canadian Trophy - Irina2932

3 Celine Dion Celine Dion

Amazing woman with powerful voice. She performs the hardest songs and she does it wonderfully easy. Brilliant vocalist! - Irina2932

4 Sir Fredrick Banting Sir Fredrick Banting Sir Frederick Grant Banting was a Canadian medical scientist and Nobel laureate noted as the first person to use insulin on humans. He received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remaining the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine (as of 2011). He was also a physician and painter.

Nobel laureate noted as the first person that used insulin on humans. He received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remaining the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine (as of 2011). - Metal_Treasure

5 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 of all time is Canadian - ask anybody who knows a bit more about drumming. He's a drummer of the great band Rush. - Metal_Treasure

Best drummer ever!

6 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.

He invented telegraph! We could not phone or use Facebook or any other things, if he didn't invented those stuff. I am impressed of his amazing work of history.

7 Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky

Wayne is such an amazing hockey player and a true great person.

He holds 49 NHL records of course he should b here

Hey I like hockey


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8 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

Geddy lee is the worlds most influential bass guitar player and is an officer in the order of Canada as well as Canada's most respected bass player.

9 Sir John A. Macdonald
10 Tommy Douglas

He was so diligent and persistent in his efforts to improve the lot for all Canadians. Today, it is only the older generation who can recall what it was like to not have universal access to health care. Our current dental system would be comparable. Not only did he succeed in his efforts but he also changed how we view ourselves; a people who care about our neighbours.

He saved the world! Imagine you getting hurt and you have to go to the hospital. how would you pay? Without Tommy Douglas we wouldn't be getting free medical care. we don't have to pay. we give in our medical heath care card. PS. he was voted the greatest Canadian in real life!

The Newcomers

? Loreena McKennitt Loreena McKennitt Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes.

The Contenders

11 Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

Actor (Back To The Future). Iconic quote - "This is heavy". - Metal_Treasure

12 David Suzuki

He has worked to save Canada without being a public celebrity.

13 Michael Bublé
14 Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, more.
15 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, more.

Good actor... yeah, that's about it.

One of my favourite actors ever.. he is incredibly talented and every movie starring this guy is guaranteed to make you laugh.. he does such an amazing job..

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16 Kristen French Kristen French Kristen French was a young Catholic girl growing up in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario. In April 1992, she was abducted in broad day light, by Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka, while she was walking home from school. By the time they had done this, the duo had already committed multiple rapes, as more.

Who knows what great things Kristen could have done had she not been murdered! We need to remember Kristen and Leslie and Tammy... Maybe all 3 should win! Give them a little something back from what was taken away by two monsters and one that is walking free!

17 Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?
18 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, more.

A guitar virtuoso and one of the greatest metal musicians (Annihilator). - Metal_Treasure

19 Louis Riel

No one is better then Terry Fox.

Louis riel is better then terry fox

20 Pierre Trudeau
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