Published on December 20th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Gord Downie Named Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year
Every year, the Canadian press selects a person as its newsmaker of the year and to the surprise of no one, the 2017 recipient is Gord Downie. And yes, this is the second year in a row for Gord.
He won 53% of the votes cast by newsrooms across the country. Justin Trudeau finished second with 13% while new NDP head Jagmeet Singh had 11%.
A couple of fun facts:
- Gord is the only entertainer to ever receive the newsmaker of the year title in 71-year history of the poll.
- Other than Gord, only Lester Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Terry Fox and Rick Hansen have been named more than once.
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