|The Greatest Canadian Invention|
|Narrated by||Bob McDonald|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||1|
|Running time||~120 minutes|
The Greatest Canadian Invention is a television mini-series originally aired on CBC Television. It is a spiritual sequel to The Greatest Canadian . It began with people voting online which invention (out of 50) they considered the greatest Canadian invention. The show is a two-hour special, hosted by Bob McDonald ( Quirks and Quarks ), that premiered on 3 January 2007 at 8:00 EST.
The 22 commentators for the show are:
The inventions, in voted order, are:
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