Canada has produced some amazing scientists and inventors that have changed the world for the better.
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was a British subject in Canada.
The first ever long-distance phone call happened in Canada in August 1876. Bell made the 7.8 mile call between two small towns in Ontario, Canada (Brantford and Paris).
Every diabetic in the world can thank Frederick Banting, the inventor of insulin.
Banting was the first Canadian to win a Nobel Prize. And like a true Canadian, he shared the proceeds with his team.
Pretty cool, eh?
But there is one incredible Canadian scientist that has made the biggest impact on Canada’s GDP. And I bet you’ve never heard of him.
Because of this scientist’s brilliant discovery, almost 10% of Canada’s present GDP has directly resulted from his efforts.
You’ll never find his name in any secondary education textbook in Canada. He isn’t on any Canadian currency. He should be, but he isn’t. And probably never will be.
Yet, he is a true Canadian hero.