Homer Simpson to become an honourary Winnipegger

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WINNIPEG - The patriarch of the animated Simpson's family will be made an honourary citizen of Winnipeg Friday.

City hall will honour the beer-guzzling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson, who was named after Homer Groening - the father of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

Last year, Matt Groening revealed his father was a native of Winnipeg.

But controversy has begun to swirl about Homer Groening's true origins.

According to the Winnipeg Sun , some have questioned his Winnipeg roots, saying that Homer Groening is actually from the tiny village of Main Centre, Sask.

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