Maple syrup and the beaver picked as most Canadian in poll

Maple syrup and the beaver picked as most Canadian in poll

If you say sorry at least once a day, still tear up to the sound of Céline Dion singing “My Heart Will Go On,” and have a jug of maple syrup in your fridge right now, you’re probably a Canadian.Forum Research surveyed 1,620 Canadians for their thoughts on Canadiana and some trivia about our home and native land in a special poll for the country’s 150th birthday.“We wanted to do a 150th poll to be part of the celebration and just reflect back to Canadians really what we think of ourselves and what we do and what are important symbols,” said Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research.Though Bozinoff said he didn’t have any expectations regarding the results, there was one surprising finding.Among Canada’s most famous living actors, a few names stand out like Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds. But William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, was beamed up to the top spot with 29 per cent of the vote.Article Continued Below“William Shatner being number one . . . I don’t know if everybody saw that coming, but I thought that was amusing how people see those things,” he said with a laugh.Jim Carrey came second with 21 per cent and Christopher Plummer placed third. The Ryans got just over a tenth of the vote each.Forty-one per cent of those polled thought Dion was Canada’s most famous living musician, Justin Bieber was a distant second with 14 per cent and Bryan Adams was third with 11 per cent calling him Canada’s most famous.William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, was picked as the most famous living Canadian actor by 29 per cent of those polled.  (Rich Fury / Invision/AP)  

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