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George Gleig

George Gleig, soldier, chronicler of the War of 1812 (b 20 Apr 1796 at Stirling, Scotland; d 9 Jul 1888).

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Marc Lescarbot

Besides being a vivid account of early colonizing attempts in Acadia, the Histoire is a remarkable plea for realism in harvesting the colony's natural resources, as against a futile search for quick profits.

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Réjane Cardinal

Réjane Cardinal. Mezzo-soprano, (Montreal 25 Dec 1926 - Montreal, June 11, 2000). She took private lessons from Roger Filiatrault (1941-43) and then studied with him for five years at the École supérieure de musique d'Outremont (École Vincent-d'Indy).

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Édouard-Gaston Deville

Édouard-Gaston Deville, surveyor (b at La Charité sur Noire, Nièvre, France 21 Feb 1849; d at Ottawa 21 Sept 1924). Educated at the naval school at Brest, Deville served in the French Navy and was in charge of its hydrographic surveys throughout the world.

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Jean Désy

Jean Désy, diplomat (b at Montréal 8 Jan 1893; d at Paris, France 19 Dec 1960). Educated at Laval and the Sorbonne, the highly intelligent Désy was called to the Québec Bar in 1915 and taught history and law at Université de Montréal, 1919-25.

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Pierre Maillard

Pierre Maillard, priest of the Séminaire des missions étrangères, missionary (b in the diocese of Chartres, France c 1710; d at Halifax 12 Aug 1762). Missionary to the MICMAC, Maillard was a brilliant linguist who perfected a system of written symbols for the Micmac language.

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Henri Delcellier

(Joseph) Henri (Jean) Delcellier. Clarinetist, violinist, conductor, b Béziers, France, 21 Sep 1872, d Montreal 27 Dec 1967. He began clarinet lessons with his father, Joseph Delcellier, and studied violin and theory in Paris at the École Niedermeyer, from which he graduated with a diploma.

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Louis Bouhier

(Joseph Marie Emmanuel) Louis Bouhier. Teacher, choirmaster, b La Marne, France, 8 Nov 1867, d Magog, near Sherbrooke, Que, 22 Jun 1949. Ordained a priest 219 Jun 1893, he joined the Sulpicians. He studied in Nantes, in Paris, and at the Benedictine monastery in Solesmes.

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Stanley Morel Cosgrove

In 1953 Cosgrove received a Canadian government fellowship to continue his studies in France where he fostered an early interest in the work of the French painters Braque and Rouault. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Cosgrove was involved in other pursuits besides his painting.

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Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire, painter, illustrator and professor (born 9 June 1916 in Hull, Québec; died 27 November 1965 in Vence, France). He is known chiefly for his festive images of a world of shapes and colours in which the real and the imaginary intertwine.

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Marthe Delcellier

Marthe Delcellier. Cellist, b Laval, France, 8 May 1904. She was the wife of the violinist Pierre Iösch (d 1988), and is the mother of the harpist Marie Iösch-Lorcini. She joined the CSM (MSO) in 1937 and played in that orchestra for 30 years.

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Georges-Henri Lévesque

Georges-Henri Lévesque, priest, sociologist, administrator (born 16 February 1903 in Roberval, QC; died 15 January 2000). After studying at the Dominican College in Ottawa and Université de Lille, France, he taught at the College as well as at Université de Montréal and Laval.

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Stephen Willis

Stephen (Charles) Willis. Archivist, musicologist, b Collingwood, Ont, 17 Dec 1946, d Ottawa 11 Sep 1994; AWCM piano 1965, BA (Western) 1969, MA (Columbia) 1971, M PHIL (Columbia) 1974, PH D (Columbia) 1975.

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Ian Carr-Harris

First shown at the Carmen Lamana Gallery in Toronto in the early 1970s, his early sculpture took the influences of Minimalism and Conceptualism in a new direction for Canadian art.

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Monique Leyrac

Monique Leyrac (b Tremblay). Singer, actress, b Montreal 26 Feb 1928. She studied drama with Jeanne Maubourg and in 1943 took the role of Bernadette in Franz Werfel's Le Chant de Bernadette on radio station CKAC's 'Radio-théâtre Lux'.

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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

Meagan Duhamel, figure skater (born 8 December 1985 in Sudbury, ON) and Eric Radford, figure skater (born 27 January 1985 in Winnipeg, MB). Figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford have been competing together in pairs competitions since 2010. Known for their technical excellence, they have won two world championships (2015, 2016) and three Olympic medals: bronze in the pairs competition (2018) and a gold (2018) and silver medal (2014) in the team event. They have also won gold medals at nine other international competitions. They were Canadian champions from 2012 to 2018, the longest consecutive streak for Canadian pairs.

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Brian Gallant

​Brian Alexander Gallant, lawyer, leader of New Brunswick Liberal Party, 33rd premier of New Brunswick 2014–18 (born 27 April 1982 in Shediac Bridge, New Brunswick). Gallant was elected premier of New Brunswick on 23 September 2014, when his party won a majority government; at 32 years of age, he became the country’s youngest premier. However, in the September 2018 provincial election, the Liberal Party lost their majority. Gallant resigned as premier after losing a confidence vote in November 2018 and was replaced by Progressive Conservative Blaine Higgs.