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Hélène Baillargeon

Hélène (Marie) Baillargeon. Folklorist, singer, b St-Martin-de-Beauce, south of Quebec City, 28 Aug 1916, d Montreal 25 Sep 1997. She studied voice in Quebec City 1935-8, in New York 1939-40 with Franz Rupp, and in Montreal 1940-4 with Alfred La Liberté, who introduced her to folk music.


Jean-Paul Sévilla

For the Jeunesses musicales du Canada (Youth and Music Canada), Sévilla toured Canada 1961-2 as a member of a trio and 1962-3 as a solo recitalist and taught at the JMC Orford Arts Centre. He made his US debut in 1961, his Mexican debut in 1964, and his South American debut in 1967.


Tina Keeper

Tina Keeper, politician, actor, social activist (b at Norway House, Man 20 March 1962). Tina Keeper is an award-winning actor whose work on- and off- screen has raised public awareness of several issues facing contemporary Indigenous Canadians.


Paul Gross (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on October 13, 1997. Partner content is not updated.

It seems as good a place as any to begin an interview with Paul Gross, the actor who plays the impeccably polite and upright Mountie in CTV’s Due South.


Hugh Graham, Baron Atholstan

Hugh Graham, Baron Atholstan, newspaper publisher (b at Atholstan, Canada E 18 July 1848; d at Montréal 28 Jan 1938). In 1863 Graham went to work on the Montréal Daily Telegraph and by 1869 became a partner in the new evening paper, the Star.


Jennifer Holness

Jennifer Holness, producer, screenwriter, director (born 1969 in Montego Bay, Jamaica). Jennifer Holness is the president and co-founder of Hungry Eyes Film & Television, which specializes in telling stories that engage with social issues and representations of Black Canadians. Her credits as producer include the award-winning Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones (2003), Home Again (2012), the Gemini Award-winning miniseries Guns (2009) and the award-winning feature documentary Stateless (2020).


Gerald Tailfeathers

Gerald Tailfeathers, artist (born at Stand Off, Alberta 13 or 14 Feb 1925; died at Blood IR, Alberta 3 Apr 1975). One of the first Indigenous Canadians to become a professional artist, he came to prominence in the 1950s.


Yann Martel

Yann Martel, CC, novelist, short-story writer (born 25 June 1963 in Salamanca, Spain). A francophone who writes in English, Yann Martel is best known for the international bestseller Life of Pi (2001). It won the prestigious Man Booker Prize and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Martel has also won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a Coventry Inspiration Book Award. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2021.


Dave Broadfoot

Dave Broadfoot, humorist, writer, performer, producer, director (born 5 December 1925 in Vancouver, BC; died 1 November 2016). Dave Broadfoot is an internationally known comedian who has probably provoked more laughter from Canadians than any performing artist in English Canada.


Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan. Music and instrument dealer 1861-84 in Quebec City. In addition to retailing, the firm published sheet music, mostly for piano, by such Canadians as Napoléon Crépault, Damis Paul, G. Raineri, Moritz Relle, Octave Tourangeau, and Joseph Vézina.


Guy Lombardo

In 1924 they took the name Royal Canadians. Their New Year's Eve broadcasts from New York's Roosevelt Grill (1929-62), and later the Waldorf Astoria, were a traditional part of North American celebrations, known especially for their theme "Auld Lang Syne.


Stories of Remembrance: Paul Gross

In 2005, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Canadian celebrities spoke about the meaning of remembrance as part of the Stories of Remembrance Campaign, a project of CanWest News Service (now Postmedia News), the Dominion Institute (now Historica Canada) and Veterans Affairs Canada. This article is reprinted from that campaign.


André Asselin

(Paul) André Asselin. Pianist, composer, writer, born Montreal, 25 Feb 1923, died Montreal 26 Jan 2012. He began piano study with Auguste Descarries and, on two scholarships (1945,1946) from the TCM (RCMT) studied with Ernest Seitz and Lubka Kolessa.


Alexina Louie

Alexina Diane Louie, OC, OOnt, FRSC, composer, pianist, teacher (born 30 July 1949 in Vancouver, BC). Alexina Louie is one of Canada’s most celebrated composers. She writes music with an imaginative and spiritual blend of Asian and Western influences. Her compositions have earned many prizes, including multiple Juno and SOCAN Awards. Her most significant works include Scenes from a Jade Terrace (1988), Music for Heaven and Earth (1990) and Bringing the Tiger Down from the Mountain II (2004). Louie is the first woman to receive the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music and served as composer-in-residence at the Canadian Opera Company from 1996 to 2002. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she has received the Order of Ontario, the Molson Prize and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.


German Music in Canada

In 1986 Canadians of German descent formed the fifth largest ethnic group in Canada - after French, English, Scottish, and Irish. In 1986 the figure was approximately 900,000 of German origin and an estimated 1,700,000 with German-speaking ancestors from various parts of Europe.


Harold Town

Harold Barling Town, OC, artist (born 13 June 1924 in Toronto, ON; died 27 December 1990 near Peterborough, ON).


Lyric Arts Trio

Lyric Arts Trio. Formed in 1964 by the soprano Mary Morrison, the flutist Robert Aitken, and Aitken's wife, the pianist Marion Ross.