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Old 11-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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From the Globe and Mail (Toronto) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041119.wnationbuilderbox19/ BNStory/Front/
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What makes one a nation builder is not easy to pin down. Last year, our readers showered us with 1,065 nominations and then debated the merits of each. Some were extolled for the impact they have on national life, some for putting Canadian values into practice. For some, it is a job. Others simply rise to an occasion.

The list of possibilities is nearly as limitless as the country. In the world of arts and literature, one can think of such luminaries as Pierre Berton, Alice Munro, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter Newman, Denys Arcand and Diana Krall. All have added great achievements over the past year to their life's oeuvre.


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I like the "over the past year" - not just a lifetime accomplishment, but recent.

The address for voting is http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serie...n_Builder.html

There are LOTS of worthy nominees mentioned throughout the article. They're the kind of people who give us hope for the species.


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Old 11-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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From the Globe and Mail (Toronto) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041119.wnationbuilderbox19/ BNStory/Front/
Pertinent excerpt:

What makes one a nation builder is not easy to pin down. Last year, our readers showered us with 1,065 nominations and then debated the merits of each. Some were extolled for the impact they have on national life, some for putting Canadian values into practice. For some, it is a job. Others simply rise to an occasion.

The list of possibilities is nearly as limitless as the country. In the world of arts and literature, one can think of such luminaries as Pierre Berton, Alice Munro, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter Newman, Denys Arcand and Diana Krall. All have added great achievements over the past year to their life's oeuvre.


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I like the "over the past year" - not just a lifetime accomplishment, but recent.

The address for voting is http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serie...n_Builder.html

There are LOTS of worthy nominees mentioned throughout the article. They're the kind of people who give us hope for the species.


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Old 11-20-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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Not only is Gordon a nation builder,he's got the coolest kind of blueprints for keeping a nation united and proud.

I think the closest thing we have to that here in America is Toby Keith or Lee Greenwood. I can't think of any popular artists in today's "pop" field that fit that bill. Been me. Later!

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Old 11-20-2004, 10:53 PM   #4
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Gordon Lightfoot and Toby Keith do not belong in the same past...IMHO. One is a class act and a peace loving Canadian. The other...is not
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Gordon Lightfoot and Toby Keith do not belong in the same past...IMHO. One is a class act and a peace loving Canadian. The other...is not
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:06 PM   #6
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Dixie Chick - I'm with ya on that one!

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Old 11-20-2004, 11:06 PM   #7
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Dixie Chick - I'm with ya on that one!

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Old 11-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #8
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Thought you might be Charlene.....long time lurker, new member
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #9
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Thought you might be Charlene.....long time lurker, new member
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:00 AM   #10
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COMPLETELY agree, Dixie Chick. Welcome, also!

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COMPLETELY agree, Dixie Chick. Welcome, also!

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Old 11-21-2004, 12:25 AM   #12
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Maybe this discussion should head for Small Talk...
Sorry, but my tolerance level for anything that even slightly tastes of politics is very low at this point.

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