My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic and we'll change the world. - Jack Layton's last letter, a wonderful leader
Farley McGill Mowat born in Belleville, Ontario, May A conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books.
Maybe it is because he is from Canada, but I just recently heard of Rick Hansen who was listed as one of the 5 top recognized people with a disability by the Disability Society. The famous song St Elmo's Fire was written in honor of him.
Toronto scientists Frederick Banting, Charles Best (pictured), and James Collip didn't actually invent insulin in 1922 — it's a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas. Instead, they discovered it and learned how it could treat diabetes.
Tommy Douglas - During his 42 years in politics, Tommy Douglas proved himself as an outstanding Canadian leader. He is largely responsible for our central banking, old age pensions, unemployment insurance, and our universal Medicare.