Rick Mercer CBC personality and political satirist/comedian.brilliant, funny, and always spot on with his observations. He is one of my absolute favourite Canadians - and represents all of us so brilliantly. Canada loves you Rick Mercer!
Things invented in Canada:The Walkie-Talkie:Don Hings invented what he called the "packset" in When Canada declared war on Germany two years later, he went to Ottawa to redevelop the device for military use.
Things invented in Canada:Instant Replay:CBC Television producer George Retzlaff used a kinescope when he created the first-ever Instant Replay in Not surprisingly, it was during a broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada.
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.