A century honour roll

November 12th marked fifty days until the start of the new millennium. It also marked the beginning of our profiles of the top fifty Canadians of the twentieth century. Each day until January 1, 2000, we will feature a different Canadian. There was such an impressive list to choose from. It was difficult tailoring the count to fifty! What you’ll see over these fifty days is an eclectic range of accomplished Canadians – Stephen Lewis, Emily Carr and Stompin’ Tom Connors, to name a few. You’ll also see profiles of war heros, comedians, artists and pioneers in the field of medicine.

A large part of our selection was based on suggestions we received from members of Fifty-Plus.net. The Canadian who received the most votes from our members is the politician who created a stir in the sixties with his flamboyant style and outspoken views… Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The former Prime Minister will be profiled on Saturday. Our first profile is of Anne Murray, the singer from Springhill, Nova Scotia who will forever be remembered for making Snowbird a national hit in the seventies.