From Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:
- Gerry Dee on Canadaâ€™s Smartest Person: â€˜Thereâ€™s something to be said for competitivenessâ€™
Toronto comedian Gerry Dee â€” self-described â€œdummy,â€ former teacher, creator and star of the CBC Monday-night comedy, Mr. D, and host of this weekendâ€™s smarty-pants contest, Canadaâ€™s Smartest Person â€” has his own definition of â€œsmart,â€ one that has little to do with book knowledge or dictionary definitions. Read more.
From Kristin Rushowy of the Toronto Star:
- CBCâ€™s Canadaâ€™s Smartest Person a learning experience for contestants
Now, a television special is using it to identify the smartest person in Canada â€” and itâ€™s not going to be the person with the highest IQ or the best grades. Promoted as a â€œgroundbreaking and entertaining competition,â€ Canadaâ€™s Smartest Person isnâ€™t looking for someone who just has book smarts â€” but someone who is also logical, good at math, a visual thinker, physically adept, good at reading, writing and communicating, able to work cooperatively and be empathetic to others, and also have some musical ability. Read more.