In response to AKIC's List of Great and Notable Austrailians, Harry Moore, a real Austrailian, has requested that I post his list of Eminent Canadians.
Here it is. Note the many factual errors.
Leonard Cohen, prolific children's-book author, including "the Rampages of
Bruto, the Anarchist Duck".
Jean Chrétien MP for Saint-Maurice, QC - author "The Conservative's Big Blue Book"; arrested for leading violent attacks on The Fabian Society's HQ in Vancouver; ripped-up
the Kyoto Protocol; led street-protests supporting the invasion of Iraq.
Leon Trotsky, born Medicine Hat. Advisor to UNESCO.
John Kenneth Galbraith (economist, and stunt-double for movie-actor Walter Brennan)
Wayne Gretzky, first men's hairdresser to ascend Mt Everest.
Marshall McLuhan, magician, psychic, and inventor of the Oijia Board.
Nelson Mandela, co-founder and leading-baritone of the Inuit Tabernacle Choir.
Bobby Orr, first Canadian astronaut.
Paul Shaffer(band leader on David Letterman's "Late Night" television show) - competitor
in 1989 Iditerod, however a compass-error led him to finish in North Dakota.
Kemal Ataturk,hero of the Battle of Quebec, 1760.
Percy Faith, Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion, 1966.
k.d. lang(rock/country singer and songwriter) Married to Hugh Hefner, 1997-2005;
Sigmund Freud, born Saskatoon. Father of Psycho-analysis (however his son later changed his name to Brian-analysis);
Fidel Castro, born Toronto. (love-child of Phyllis Diller and Pierre Trudeau). Only Canadian Parliamentarian to deliver his maiden-speech with
six live ferrets tucked down his pants;
Celine Dion(ballad singer; many huge hits including "The Lion Sleeps Tonight",
"Hava Nagila", and "The Horse Wessel Song")
King Harold,first conqueror of Canada. Led his army of 12,000 Normans (after
the most-confusing roll-call in history);
Bachman-Turner Overdrive(BTO) (rock group; writers of song "You Nuthin' Seen Aint Yet".) Paul Martin, firebrand conservative politician and militarist. Embedded in first US forces
to enter Baghdad.
Howie Mandel, classical actor, best-remembered for his Little Dorrit.
Myron Scholes, opened first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Nova Scotia.
Farley Mowat, author, industrialist, and oil mining-magnate;