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Sport climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2013 - 04:19am PT
The suggestions of Bruce and Stewart are added to the updated list. Should Murcy's wife be on the list? Opinions?

Updated list of FAMOUS Canadians:

Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek
Shannon Tweed
Margot Kidder

Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher
Clara Hughes, speed skating and cycling
Russ Courtenal, hockey
Sideny Crosby, hockey
Steve Stamkos, hockey
Roberto Luongo, hoceky
Jarome Iginla, hockey
Shane McConkey, skier and basejumper
Guy Lafleur, hockey
Scott Niedermayer, hockey
Rob Niedermayer, hockey
Georges Vezina, hockey
Bryan John Trottier, hockey
Paul Coffey, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
Mark Recchi, hockey
Art Ross, hockey
Grant Fuhr, hockey
Eric Lindros, hockey
Geoff Courtnall, hockey

Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)
Alice Munroe
John McCrae
Shirley Douglas
Mordecai Richler

Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

Jim Baldwin
Jack Turner
Hugh Burton
Steve Sutton
Peter Croft
John Clarke
Sonnie Trotter
Will Stanhope
Barry Blanchard
Will Gadd
Pass The Pitons Pete (the guy in the perplexing dilemma where once he starts rotating...), climber
Guy Lacelle

Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver
Sid Marty
Sarah Polley

Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman
Sarah Slean
Buffy St. Marie
Jon Vickers, tenor
Nelly Furtado
Chris Hadfield
Jane Siberry

Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996
Alice Munro, Literature 2013

John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley
Mayann E. Francis
Cliff Chadderton
William George Barker
George Frederick "Buzz" Beurling

Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau
Canadian Navy Auxiliary Geese
Kenneth Harris Francis "Casey" Jones, archeologist

Jonas Salk, science
Nelson Mandela, politician

Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Stevie Harper, politician
Rob Anders, politician

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Jan 13, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
Hey Marlow - here's another addition to the Canadian Hall of Shame: this prick's name is Gordon Campbell, a former Premier of the Province of British Columbia who not only has the integrity of a sewer rat, but also an alarming physical resemblance to one.

This cheap hustler was elected to office after, among other things, vehemently insisting that he would not sell a Provincially owned railroad, and that he would refuse to impose a controversial Federal tax upon the citizens of B.C. Needless to say, these promises were lies. In addition, while still in office, he was over in Maui getting drunk with one of his rich buddies when he decided to drive back to his own accommodations in the middle of the night. Fortunately, the Maui cops got him before he managed to plow his car into a bunch of widows and orphans, or worse. His mug shot made the front page, along with his conviction for impaired driving. But there's more.

We segue to what passes for justice in British Columbia these days - he was actually awarded a MEDAL called "The Order of British Columbia", which once was bestowed exclusively upon non-criminals.

As if this is not enough to make anyone with a sense of decency gag, our crypto-Fascist Prime Minister (Stevie Harper)who claims to be outraged by criminal behaviour in any form... appointed Gordie to the office of High Commissioner to London, arguably the most prestigious position in the Canadian diplomatic world.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 13, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
Woz did you check out Neil Young this morning? Man did he put the hammer down

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 13, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Louis Riel (Famous Metis Troublemaker)
Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler (Mt. Everest survey)
Arthur Currie (Commanded Canadian Forces WW1)
Dr. Charles Best (Co discoverer of insulin)
Joey Smallwood (Brought Newfoundland into Confederation)
Elijah Harper (Deciding vote against the Meech Lake Accord)
Matthew Coon Come (Cree National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations)
Lenny Breau (Guitar player extraordinaire)

Mountain climber
Jan 13, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Bumping Neil Young, for what you mentioned, Bruce.

He'd make a much better Prime Minister than the slimy weasel Canada currently has!


Social climber
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
I heard the Gian Gomeshi interview while drivin'. Loved when he said something to this effect :

I respect the workers ( in the oil sands ) but I can't respect something that is digging a hole out from which my grandchildren will never be able to crawl.

Yep. I appreciate that folks gotta put food on the table.

I used to hate it when a certain someone at Squamish, speaking in a Geordie accent, would say of the toxic stench of Woodfibre "Smells like money".

Yep, it does. It reeks of money. Does that make it right?

No. It wasn't sustainable. Now Woodfibre is gone.

According to the CBC, workers wages in the oil sands have gained five times what the rest of us have. Neil Young said the Ford dealership there sells more F-150s than anywhere else on the planet.

The oil drawn from the sands goes to China.

Is this sustainable?


Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
off topic I know

but speaking of politicians always so concerned about tomorrows children and grandchildren...

why are those unborn more important than the children of today?

who gets to decide this?

is there really a scale of misery that reads tomorrow is more important than right now?

don't today's children who live with their parents unemployment and in poverty deserve too?

Mountain climber
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
I agree with Tami. And , given the huge CO2 emissions, direct & indirect, associated with those projects, not only is it not sustainable, it is almost suicidal for the health of the planet.

Edit: maybe we should move this over to the generally disgusting Climate Change Skeptics forum....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Rolf Rybak......he's from Canadia....(Mexico to the north)..

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:09am PT
Hey Bruce - Yeah, I sure did. Perhaps there's hope for the future after all.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:16am PT
Maybe we could have Neil for Prime Minister, Rolf Rye Pounder for ambassador to the USA with an office in Palm Springs. Our relations with our southern friends would never be better!

Jan 14, 2014 - 01:42pm PT
Thanks for the NY link there Bruce.
this just in

north fork
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Bieber is such a badass. He got his Lambo up to 60! That's right 60!

Jan 24, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
If you are amerikan and have a DUI you are turned around at the boarder.

I hope we show Beiber the same curtesy our brothers up north show us when we try to cross over with a DUI.

I suspect however we are collecting some major taxes on his dumb ass and hell get to stay.

Canada how much to take this sh#t bag back?


Social climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:38pm PT
Sorry. Beebz is YOURS now. So is Celine Dion.

HAVE FUN WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this just in

north fork
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
Send us Ford Tami!

Jan 24, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
Yeah send us a ford and well send you the beibs and a Lamborghini.

At least the ladies not an ass like beibs is and she's not drunk driving.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:03am PT
The pathetic wee wanker was only 'man' enough for a Gallardo, and that only up to 60?
Tres weak. Jeezus, with that kind of money get a phooking Aventador!

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:12am PT
They're going to get Beaber on "conspiracy".

At 19, he couldn't have bought his own booze, or rented his own car. He had to have worked with someone else.

He should be deported to Mexico. I doubt the Canadians want him any more than we do.

Trad climber
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:57am PT
If little Beaber Boy had any brains he would be doing all the dumb sh#t he has been doing while in America in Canada instead where justice-extra-lite rules the day. A lot of murderers get a slap on the wrist up here so little Beaber would not have been arrested for his little drunken drive in his shiny rented toy..or his egg throwing episode..or being investigated for spitting in some Dude's face....The cops In Canuck-ville would have said just be a good little boy and don't do it again.

Would be good to see him spend some time behind bars.

It is too bad that fortune is wasted on this IDIOT!
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