Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Greatest Canadian?

So the CBC has come up with the brilliant idea to search for the "Greatest Canadian." I tuned in to the show on Sunday night, hoping to be inspired. Instead, I watched in disbelief as DON CHERRY made the top 10! Let me repeat a key point...this is supposed to be a list of the greatest Canadians of all time. In history. Ever. So why is DON CHERRY on the list?!?

Here's the kicker: He's on the list because Canadians (tens of thousands of them) voted for him! For the life of me, I don't understand why. Don Cherry is an abrasive, obnoxious, offensive hockey commentator. How on earth does that make him a great Canadian? Not just a great Canadian, but one of the greatest! Ever!

And while I'm on the subject, why is there not one single woman in the top 10 list? Surely Nelly McLung, Roberta Bondar, Margaret Atwood (just to name a few) deserve the honour more than cantankerous Don Cherry!

I haven't completely lost faith in my fellow Canadians. At least Terry Fox and David Suzuki made the top 10 list too.

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