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The greatest Canadians ever

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 11: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers poses for a portrait in 1985. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

In early 2004, CBC Television put out a call to Canadians from coast to coast to vote for their greatest Canadian. After weeks of debates and passionate arguments about Canada's best politicians, scientists, sports stars, and activists, a top-ten list was revealed.

Now, twelve years later, it might be time for a new poll. But it is fair to say that the top ten in 2004 continue to deserve the glory of being the greatest Canadians of all time.

Click through to find out who earned the title of 'The Greatest Canadian.'

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