Bob Homme, a.k.a. The Friendly Giant, died 11 years ago today. The following clip must be like comfort food for generations of Canadians who watched Friendly when they were kids.
We Canadians seem to be sensitive about our patriotisim, making a point about how different we are from Americans (understandably, due to the influence of Amercian culture on our’s via television, movies, and commercialism). The Greatest Canadian is a CBC show meant to decide, well, the greatest Canadian. This is so subjective it’s silly, but it IS a great history learning opportunity.