Canada has produced many people that are known around the world and their characters reflect the nature of the country . Canadians are viewed positively around the world and the country has produced some legendary figures.

The Trudeau family

The Trudeau family

This is certainly the case in the field of politics and in particular the Trudeau family. Father Pierre served for 15 years 164 days as the Prime Minister and is the third longest serving in Canadian history, and is popularly viewed as one of the best.He rose to prominence during the 1960s as a lawyer, intellectual and activist in the province of Quebec. During his time his strong personality managed to quell Quebec’s desire for sovereignty and one of his most popular policies was to implement official bilingualism. His face was known around the world and helped in promoting Canada as a major power. He rose to prominence during the 1960s as a lawyer, intellectual and activist in the province of Quebec. During his time his strong personality managed to quell Quebec’s desire for sovereignty and one of his most popular policies was to implement official bilingualism. His face was known around the world and helped in promoting Canada as a major power.

His son Justin was only recently appointed as Prime Minister in 2015. On being elected at the age of 44 he is the second youngest ever Prime Minister to hold office. His journey to the top office has followed a different course than his father’s, which involved a successful acting career. Since his election he has proved to be a popular appointment. He has combined his aggressive beliefs with charm, and is even admired in the United States. He is the modern day image of a world leader and is carrying Canada well at the start of the 21st century. The splendor of Canada’s wilderness has always inspired writers and one of the most famous to have hailed from the country is Margaret Attwood. Her works have inspired international recognition and she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize on 5 occasions, and in 2000 won it with her novel “The Blind Assassin”.

She has been awarded many honorary degrees from universities around the world including Oxford, Cambridge and the Sorbonne. As well as novels she has had 15 books of poetry publishes and in 2001 she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

James T Kirk in charge of the SS Enterprise

James T Kirk in charge of the SS Enterprise

Many Canadians have found fame in the film industry. William Shatner was born in Montreal in 1931 and became the face of Star Trek, as he played the captain of the USS Enterprise James T Kirk. This led to him having iconic status as the sci-fi show proved to be a massive world-wide hit. He went on to write many books about his role and also about sci-fi. His acting career also included playing the role of eponymous police sergeant TJ Booker, and he has also appeared in many other TV series and films. He has also worked as a director, a musician and a screen writer in his fruitful career. Jim Carey has also found fame in the film industry. Born in Newmarket, Ontario in 1955 the comedy actor has starred in many films including “Ace Ventura Pet Detective”, “Dumb and Dumber” and “the Mask”. His performances are slapstick in nature with very pronounced facial expressions. He has also ventured in to serious roles and he has received Golden Globe awards for best actor for his performances in “The Trueman Show” and “Man on the Moon”. He has also received many BAFTA nominations for many of the roles he has played. There are a number of top comedians as well as Carey who have come out of Canada. Mike Myers was born in Toronto and he is famed for his performances in the films “Wayne’s World”, “Austin Powers” and “Shrek”.Dan Aykroyd born in Ottawa in 1955 has played comedy roles in the films “Blues Brothers” and “Ghost Busters”. His career has included stand-up comedy, being a screen writer and also a producer. The nature of the country has enabled the more creative to look at the world through humorous eyes.