François Laramée is a computer game designer from Verdun, Quebec. He was the second contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Canadian Edition and won CA$64,000, making him the winningest contestant on the show and the only one to make it past the 10th question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these leaders in geographical order of where they govern, starting in Russia and going west.
• A: Tony Blair • B: Vladimir Putin
• C: Gerhard Schröder • D: Fidel Castro
Of the 9 remaining contestants, 8 got the correct order of B-C-A-D, but François Laramée was the fastest with 4.46 seconds.

François' Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
According to the common expression, you will stay out of trouble "if you keep your" what "clean"?
• A: Nose • B: Head
• C: Ear • D: Small intestine

$200 (2 of 15) - Not timed
On a household container, a skull and crossbones is a standard symbol for what?
• A: Flammable • B: Radioactive
• C: Poison • D: Ozzy Osbourne was here

$300 (3 of 15) - Not timed
What vehicles do "The Snowbirds" use to perform their precision manoeuvres?
• A: Trucks • B: Jet Planes
• C: Tricycles • D: Yugos

$500 (4 of 15) - Not timed
The world's tallest free-standing structure the CN Tower is located in what city?
• A: Victoria, BC • B: Fogo, NF
• C: Ottawa, ON • D: Toronto, ON

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
What family is described as "creepy and kooky" in their TV theme song?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: The Way-outs • B: The Cleavers
• C: The Munsters • D: The Addams Family
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 2% • C: 4% • D: 93%
François was stuck between C and D, but he did not think 50:50 or Phone-A-Friend could help, so he asked the audience, and 93% went for D: The Addams Family. François went with the audience and got it right.

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not timed
The Minto Cup is a championship trophy in what sport?
• A: Lacrosse • B: Curling
• C: Hockey • D: Tennis

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not timed
Where are the headquarters for the steel company Dofasco?
• A: Red Deer, AB • B: Saskatoon, SK
• C: Hamilton, ON • D: Moncton, NB

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not timed
Who danced her farewell tour with the National Ballet of Canada in 1997?
• A: Evelyn Hart • B: Karen Kain
• C: Veronica Tennant • D: Kimberly Giasco

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not timed
What was written on the bottom of the pie thrown at Prime Minister Chrétien on August 16, 2000?
• A: Pie à la mode • B: Prime Minister Pie
• C: P.I.E Minister • D: Chrétien Cream Pie

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not timed
What is the name of the donut shop hangout in Mike Myers' 1992 movie "Wayne's World?"
• A: Stan Mikita's • B: Tim Hortons
• C: Dunkin Donuts • D: Krispy Kremes

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following was not the first name of one of Canada's famous Dionne quintuplets?
• A: Yvonne • B: Annette
• C: Marie • D: Chantale
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not timed
According to folklore, where would you find an Ogopogo?
"Phone-A-Friend" and "50:50" lifelines used.
• A: Lake Champlain • B: Tobin Lake
• C: Okanagan Lake • D: The Okefenokee Swamp
François was not sure, so he called his friend, Joshua, who was not sure, even after he re-read the choices. He still had his 50:50, which he did not think would help, but he used it anyway, which left him with C and D. He was still not sure, so he decided to walk away. He would have went for C, which would have been correct.
Preceded by
Bill Shizas
Canadian contestants
François Laramée
Succeeded by
Shannon Sullivan

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