Greatest Canadian website launches
from CBC.ca archives
Part of an ambitious television and web project, the CBC.ca Greatest Canadian site receives over 14,000 nominations to name the greatest Canadian of all time.
In November 2004, Canadians voted Tommy Douglas the Greatest Canadian. Over 1.2 million votes were cast in a frenzy of voting that took place over six weeks as each of 10 advocates made their case for the Top 10 nominees in special feature programs on CBC Television. After a final showdown and one last chance to vote, the results were revealed on Nov. 29, 2004 by hosts Wendy Mesley and Shaun Majumder.