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  •  You're quoting an online poll.... (0+ / 0-)

    Tommy Douglas is Canada's Greatest Canadian, as by the people of Canada!!!

    ... done for a television show -- like the winner of American Idol.  The methodology is roughly the same -- and probably derided by right-wingers for being easily 'freeped.'

    Tommy Douglas' achievements can stand on their own without that, really.

    ... Where is Baldwin?
    ... Où est Lafontaine?

    by Wisewood on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 06:59:38 PM PDT

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    •  It was a huge deal to win that. (1+ / 0-)
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      Unlike American idol, it talked about Canadian a history, and made Canadian history "sexy".  Unlike a particular Conservative Cabinet Minister.

      •  As I said... (0+ / 0-)

        ... it was an online poll done for a television show.

        The methodology which determined Tommy Douglas' win as the "Greatest Canadian" for the CBC program - and Pierre Trudeau as #3 - was essentially the same used by the Beaver Magazine (the publication of Canada's History Society) to determine the "Worst Canadian."

        And there, Pierre Trudeau beat out Conrad Black, Clifford Olsen and Paul Bernardo to be crowned "Worst Canadian" by the same people of Canada.  Or, at least, the ones who voted... and voted often!

        Really, I'd take these things with a grain of salt.

        ... Where is Baldwin?
        ... Où est Lafontaine?

        by Wisewood on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 10:04:17 AM PDT

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