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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 06:33 PM   #1
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just curious... we've all seen the top 100 list, but who are some others whom you feel didn't place?

i'll start us off with two poets: Irving Layton and Al Purdy. i'm not saying that either these guys should have won or anything, but how about at least a place in the top 100? some of those in the top 100 are merely there as popularity contest winners. i mean, come on...avril lavigne? i'll take her over britney any day, but i mean really...avril lavigne?
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it means 'april lasagna' in french
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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I would have liked to see this man mentioned at least...

Robert Bruce Salter
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Born in Stratford, Ontario, a sixth-generation Canadian of Loyalist descent, Dr. Robert Salter has earned a distinguished international reputation as an orthopedic surgeon. A major contribution to the field has been his innovative concept of Continuous Passive Motion (CPM), a development that stemmed from many astute and detailed clinical observations and at least partially from injuries he received while playing sports at the University of Toronto. Somehow he learned that by avoiding a cast on an injured limb, one recovered much faster.

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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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Mark Garneau and Roberta Bondar.
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #5
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Here here Dr. G but Roberta Bondar is number 63.

I would have liked to see Tomson Highway nominated - Dry Lips Outta Move to Kapiskasing is hilarious and sad but really hilarious! Also by extension of Tomson Highway (because he was in Dry Lips - Graham Greene.
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 08:37 PM   #6
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MBD, it has been a long day. I was thinking of the Top 10. Anyone could have replaced Don Cherry on the top ten list in my opinion.
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 08:43 PM   #7
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I agree re: Cherry. Norman Bethune was my hope for a top 10 but I think a lot of people don't know who he was.
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Yep I agree about Cherry. I understand this countries love for hockey, but thats why Gretzky is in the top ten. After that Cherry is just a a media icon.
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Wow. What a PoC list...
Really shamefull - Seems based on popular vote more than anything...
NEIL YOUNG? When was the last time he lived a full year in Canada?
SHANIA TWAIN ?
CÉLINE DION?
HAL ANDERSON?
AVRIL LAVIGNE?
PAMELA ANDERSON ?
WILLIAM SHATNER?
BRIAN MULRONEY?
RENÉ LÉVESQUE ?
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 09:27 PM   #10
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Unfortunately, it's more of a reflection of today's society: television and entertainment.

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