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Éric Lagacé

Éric Lagacé. Double-bass player, b Montreal, 8 Jul 1959; premiers prix double-bass, dictation (CMM) 1985, premier prix harmony (CMM) 1989, premiers prix fugue, counterpoint (CMM) 1991. He has played with the MSO, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the NACO, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.

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Éric Lapointe

Éric Lapointe, author, composer, performer (b at Montréal 28 Sep 1969). Éric Lapointe started out as a singer in bars in 1991, and became a star much admired by youth with his hit "N'importe quoi" that earned the Félix for Best Song in 1994.

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Éthelbert Thibault

Éthelbert Thibault. Gregorianist, b Manchester, NH, 26 Mar 1898, d Montreal 20 Aug 1953; PH D (Angelicum, Rome) 1923, L SC (Institut catholique of Paris and Sorbonne) 1926, teaching diploma (Institut grégorien, Paris) 1927.

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Étienne Brûlé

Étienne Brûlé, explorer, interpreter (b probably at Champigny-sur-Marne, France c 1592; d in Huronia c June 1633). Brûlé was the first Frenchman to live among the Indigenous people.

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Étienne Desmarteau

Étienne Desmarteau, strongman (b at Boucherville, Qué 4 Feb 1873; d at Montréal 29 Oct 1905). A Montréal policeman, Étienne Desmarteau excelled in tug-of-war and weight-throwing events and was

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Étienne Verrier

Étienne Verrier, military engineer (b at Aix-en-Provence, France 4 Jan 1683; d at La Rochelle, France 10 Sept 1747). After 17 years with the engineer corps, Verrier served at LOUISBOURG as chief engineer 1724-45.

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Étienne-Joseph Gaboury

Gaboury has worked in a variety of other idioms, including the high-tech Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg (1978), the hybrid Canadian-Mexican regionalism of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City (1982), and the urban infill of the Provincial Remand Centre (1992).

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Éva Circé-Côté

Marie Arzélie Éva Circé-Côté, journalist, writer and librarian (born 31 January 1871 in Montréal, QC; died 4 May 1949 in Montréal, QC). A poet and playwright, Éva Circé-Côté was the city of Montréal’s first librarian as well as the curator of the prestigious Philéas Gagnon collection. Throughout her career as a journalist, she wrote over 1,800 pieces for about a dozen newspapers under several pseudonyms. A progressive, secular free thinker, she fought for compulsory education and the status of women.

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Éva Plouffe

Éviola (Marie) Plouffe (Plouf). Pianist, b Sorel, Que, 7 Mar 1877, d ?. She studied piano with the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame in Sorel and, beginning in 1893, in Montreal with Victoria Cartier, Arthur Letondal, and Romain-Octave Pelletier.

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Šťastný Brothers

The Šťastný brothers — Marián, Peter and Anton — were a trio of star hockey forwards from Czechoslovakia. In the early 1980s they defected to Canada to play with the Québec Nordiques, and became one of the most exciting and successful scoring lines in National Hockey League history.