Thursday, May 03, 2007


Harold Ballard = Worst Canadian Villain?

While Canadians are generally regarded as nice people, we certainly have our fair share of villains and assholes (Conrad Black, for example).

In the world of hockey, can any be worse than Harold Ballard, former owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Well, Beaver Magazine is running a contest to see who the Ten Worst Canadian Villains of all time are, and Ballard is a favourite (or not-so-favourite) to win the contest.

As much as I might like anyone who screws with Leafs fans, even Ballard leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
"History is not just about the celebratory stuff," said Deborah Morrison, president of Canada's National History Society, which publishes the magazine. "Sometimes the most important things we learn are from what doesn't work well. Most people see it as a different way to think about history."

Morrison said early nominees for the "nation's worst" poll included criminals, sports figures and celebrities, including former Toronto Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard, singer Celine Dion and convicted killer Paul Bernardo.

Go over to their website and stick in your vote.

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P.E.T. No contest.
Wow. Are you from Quebec Anon.?

Thanks for the heads up Jes.
Hehehehehe... you said.."beaver".
Alan Eagleson??? Anyone?
I'm not a fan of hers (far from it!), but to put Céline Dion beside the likes of Paul Bernardo, Eagleson and Ballard... Yikes! Someone's pissed at her or something!
Beaver Magazine? One of my favorites!

Wow, that was truly gross.
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