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Extraordinary Canadians

Stories from the Heart of Our Nation

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ISBN: 9781982134570
format: Trade paperback
pages: 304
publisher: Simon & Schuster
pub. date: 2022-04-26

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The instant #1 bestselling book of personal stories about remarkable Canadians who embody the values of our great nation and inspire us to do the same, from Peter Mansbridge, the beloved former anchor of CBC's The National, and Mark Bulgutch, former CBC producer.

In this heartwarming volume of first-person stories, Peter Mansbridge and Mark Bulgutch bring together inspiring Canadians from all walks of life--advocates, politicians, doctors, veterans, immigrants, business leaders, and more--who in their own way are making Canada a better place for all.

Hear Gitksan activist Cindy Blackstock describe her childhood in northern British Columbia, where she straddled two communities--Indigenous and non-Indigenous--and her subsequent fight for equitable health care for all children as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Meet Matt Devlin, the U.S. broadcaster who found a new home in Canada when he got a job with the Toronto Raptors, and read how he helped calm the crowd celebrating the team's NBA champion win in Nathan Phillips Square when a gunman began shooting. From the young woman living with Crohn's disease and proudly modeling her ostomy bag to the rabbi whose family fled Nazi Germany and who now gives the benediction on Parliament Hill each Remembrance Day, Extraordinary Canadians celebrates the people who have overcome adversity and broken down barriers to champion the rights and freedoms of everyone who calls Canada home.

This collection gets to the heart of what it means to be Canadian. These stories will change the way you see your country and make you fall in love with Canada all over again.

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