Most people who remember the Hon. John C. Crosbie will do so for his larger-than-life political stature. “To Newfoundland and Labrador and to Canada, he was an independent spirit, a passionate nation builder, an orator of biting wit and charm, and always—forever—a tireless fighter for …

In our inaugural issue, we asked more than 1,100 representatives of business, academia, the clergy, politics and the professional world to help us pick the top 10 most influential people in Newfoundland and Labrador. John Crosbie topped the list.