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ccmanuals
09-02-2009, 06:31 PM
A contest was held throughout Canada to determine who is/was the greatest Canadian of All Time. I won't give you the winner (in case you didn't know) but I will post the link below as to who won this honor.

http://archives.cbc.ca/politics/parties_leaders/clips/11120/

I will give you a hint. The guy who won this honor is Keifer Sutherland's grandfather.

and finally, the real reason for starting this post is not to announce who won this tremendous honor but why this person won.

JimD
09-02-2009, 06:37 PM
That show was first aired a year or so ago but worth another look. He was quite a guy. Maybe the most honest and uncoruptable politician we ever had, too. A genuine grass roots champion of the common person.

Paul Pless
09-02-2009, 07:14 PM
My vote goes to Elisha Cuthbert.

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-02-2009, 08:13 PM
Wikipedea says Donald Sutherland's father was Frederick Nicole Sutherland who ran a bus company in New Brunswick.
What's da' prize?

Nanoose
09-02-2009, 08:30 PM
What's Sutherland's father got to do with this?

Fitz
09-02-2009, 08:38 PM
I would expect Bill Mason. He would have gotten my American vote.

He is still pointing out what we are losing from beyond the grave.

ccmanuals
09-02-2009, 08:39 PM
Actor Kiefer Sutherland’s Grandfather Tommy Douglas Remembered for Bringing Universal Healthcare System to Canada
As premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas pioneered a number of progressive policies there, including the expansion of public utilities, unionization and public auto insurance. But his biggest achievement was the creation of universal health insurance, called Medicare. It passed in Saskatchewan in 1962, guaranteeing hospital care for all residents. The rest of Canada soon followed, province by province. After his death, Douglas earned the title of “The Greatest Canadian” in a poll by the CBC. We speak with Canadian doctor Michael Rachlis.

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/18/actor_kiefer_sutherlands_grandfather_tommy_douglas

JimD
09-02-2009, 09:13 PM
My vote goes to Elisha Cuthbert.


http://thesportsidiot.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/elisha_cuthbert57.jpg

I'm feeling healthier already and I haven't even shown her where it hurts.

B_B
09-02-2009, 10:23 PM
I wuz gonna say it's a tight race between PMJ and JimD - but EC has trumped that debate...although for it to be a fair competition JimD and PMJ have to submit pics wearing similar attire.

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-02-2009, 10:44 PM
What's Sutherland's father got to do with this?

Fredrick begat Donald.
Donald begat Keifer.
No?

B_B
09-02-2009, 11:15 PM
I think the grand parent in question is the Maternal Grandfather, not the Paternal one...i.e. Donald's Dad (while possibly a great guy) isn't the grandparent referred to in post 1 - it's Kiefer's mom's dad, Tommy Douglas (see post 8 for an explanation why Tommy is an important figure in Canuckian history - not as important, IMHO, as JimD or PMJ, or EC for that matter, but important to ccmanuals...) ;)

peter radclyffe
09-02-2009, 11:20 PM
mitchell/cohen/young

peter radclyffe
09-02-2009, 11:21 PM
lightfoot

Nanoose
09-03-2009, 12:00 AM
what? not anne murray? randy bachman, surely.....

peter radclyffe
09-03-2009, 12:19 AM
Nanoose, ok i didnt know he was part of bto, & anne murray, she's good but we havent heard much from them for years, i guess there's a lot of canadian musicians we dont hear in europe

TimH
09-03-2009, 12:21 AM
Farley Mowatt

skuthorp
09-03-2009, 12:48 AM
If they asked here it would be a sportsman of some ilk. I'd nominate HowaRD fLOREY
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1945/florey-bio.html

ccmanuals
09-03-2009, 10:33 AM
I think the grand parent in question is the Maternal Grandfather, not the Paternal one...i.e. Donald's Dad (while possibly a great guy) isn't the grandparent referred to in post 1 - it's Kiefer's mom's dad, Tommy Douglas (see post 8 for an explanation why Tommy is an important figure in Canuckian history - not as important, IMHO, as JimD or PMJ, or EC for that matter, but important to ccmanuals...) ;)

Nope, not really important to me either other than I'm a big 24 fan and I thought it was interesting trivia.:)

JimD
09-03-2009, 10:38 AM
...JimD and PMJ have to submit pics wearing similar attire.

I couldn't find anything suitable so I've asked JCSH if he could lend me something.

Mrleft8
09-03-2009, 10:39 AM
Keifer Sutherland is Pierre Trudeau's illegitamate grandson?

switters
09-03-2009, 12:42 PM
I didn't realized it had changed, growing up it was always....

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/350px-DoRightCast.jpg

oznabrag
09-03-2009, 01:15 PM
I'm feeling healthier already and I haven't even shown her where it hurts.

Do you think she could do something to bring the swelling down?