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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 years ago

what are two famous Canadians that impacted Canada?

I need two famous Canadians that can compare and contrast with each other.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.

    "A charismatic and controversial figure, Trudeau was arguably Canada’s best-known politician, both at home and abroad. He was instrumental in negotiating Canada’s constitutional independence from the British Parliament and establishing a new Canadian Constitution with an entrenched CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. Trudeau also brought in the OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACT in 1969, making Canada officially bilingual. While he played an important role in defeating THE QUEBEC SOVEREIGNIST MOVEMENT of the 1970s and 1980s, his federalist stance as well as his language and economic policies alienated many in Canada, particularly in the western provinces."

    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/pi...

    John George Diefenbaker, the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 21, 1957, to April 22, 1963

    - appointed Ellen Fairclough the first Canadian woman federal cabinet minister 1957

    - Canadian Bill of Rights 1960

    - vote extended to native peoples in Canada 1960

    - Royal Commission on Health Services 1961

    - Agriculture Rehabilitation and Development Act 1961

    - found market in China for prairie wheat

    - created National Productivity Council 1963

    - expanded old age pensions

    http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/primeminister/p/p...

    Or Terry Fox and Rick Hanson.

    "Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox CC OD (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox

    "Richard Marvin Hansen, CC, OBC (born 26 August 1957) is a Canadian Paralympian and an activist for people with spinal cord injuries. Following a pick up truck accident at the age of 15, Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the waist down. Hansen is most famous for his Man In Motion World Tour. He was one of the final torchbearers in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was profiled and spoke during the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Paralympics."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Hansen

    Hope that helps :)

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  • 7 years ago

    Tommy Douglas

    Pierre Trudeau

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  • 7 years ago

    Wilfrid Laurier, first francophone PM. He held several legislative and executive offices in Canada for a huge number of years and he worked to unite English and French Canadians.

    Sidney Crosby, a national hero because he scored the game-winning goal against the US for the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics, also uniting all Canadians.

    Source(s): See the video of Crosby at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTuIt1LaxPo . The goal is at 3:09.
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  • 7 years ago

    Wayne Gretzy and Mario Lemieux

    Source(s): NHL
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