oopsy ; Canadians respond to Conservative poll, name Liberal, NDP heroes


tay
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Which of Canada's accomplishments of the last 150 years "make you most proud to be a Canadian?"




Canadians have handed the Harper government a Top 10 list of the country's greatest heroes, featuring some of the Conservative party's greatest adversaries, past and present.


The list, compiled from online consultations in the run-up to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, includes Pierre Trudeau, Jack Layton, David Suzuki and Lester B. Pearson.



"The consultations were not partisan in any way shape or form," she said in an interview from her Winnipeg riding, noting for example that many Canadians do not regard Tommy Douglas as a New Democrat politician but simply as the father of medicare.


The government has yet to announce its budget and "overall theme and focus" for the 2017 celebrations. Glover would not provide a timeline.


The list was topped by former Liberal prime minister Pierre Trudeau, followed by marathon-of-hope runner Terry Fox; NDP leader Tommy Douglas; former Liberal prime minister Lester B. Pearson; astronaut Chris Hadfield; environmental activist David Suzuki; NDP leader Jack Layton; Sir. John A.; hockey legend Wayne Gretzky; and Romeo Dallaire, the soldier and Liberal senator who recently announced his resignation.


Read more: Harper gov't asks for Canada's greatest icons; residents respond by naming Liberal, NDP leaders | CTV News
 
Walter
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My biggest Canadian heroes are my parents.
 
Praxius
Free Thinker
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This guy.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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taxslave
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Must have only done this poll in Quebec since I doubt you could find 10 people west of ontario that consider Turdo a hero.
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Must have only done this poll in Quebec since I doubt you could find 10 people west of ontario that consider Turdo a hero.

 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Must have only done this poll in Quebec since I doubt you could find 10 people west of ontario that consider Turdo a hero.

Ontario and the east tends to be where most of Canada's population is both when Trudeau was in power and now. Though that is changing pretty fast.

I don't get why David Suzuki is on the list. Looks like almost all of them are from the last 50 years. Canada is a bit older than that and has plenty of other folks to chose from.
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Where is Nick Adonidas?? He should be on the list..

 
relic
Free Thinker
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The guy on the left is waaayy cooler than Nick, and had a cooler boat
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by relicView Post

The guy on the left is waaayy cooler than Nick, and had a cooler boat

Yeah and he had a cool name too... Relic

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Count_Lothian
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These two deserve their just desserts, more beer and an Order of Canada
 
Corduroy
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Must have only done this poll in Quebec since I doubt you could find 10 people west of ontario that consider Turdo a hero.

Then where are all the French heroes?



Anyone with the balls to rock that combover deserves some recognition. Put this man on our money!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Then where are all the French heroes?



Anyone with the balls to rock that combover deserves some recognition. Put this man on our money!

We should do that and make that part of the bill detachable.
 
Count_Lothian
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Then where are all the French heroes?


!

His death and subsequent Parliamentary praise in the house for the man, a known traitor to Queen and country, was a keen insight into what our politicians really are; A group of people with a common vocation that trumps the people and the country they rule.
 
gopher
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Quote:

The list was topped by former Liberal prime minister Pierre Trudeau ...


Funny how so many right wing Canadians on this forum hate him but the majority of Canadians revere him. Ohhh Canada!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Funny how so many right wing Canadians on this forum hate him but the majority of Canadians revere him. Ohhh Canada!

My dad's veins pop out of his temples if you even mention his name. Some people do like him but I think there are others who hate him. So any poll is entirely dependant on who you ask. Also which region as the concentrations of both differ.
 
Count_Lothian
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

So any poll is entirely dependant on who you ask.

Really ,wow ! Who would have thought.

I love the sheer lucidity this kid brings to the table. His keen insight overwhelms me.
I'm giving him a greenie!
 

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