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Oliver Jones

Oliver (Theophilus) Jones, OC, OQ, pianist, organist, composer, arranger (born 11 September 1934 in Montréal, Québec). A musical prodigy, Oliver Jones made jazz a way of life. Performing on the world’s top stages, he became, in a sense, a musical ambassador for Québec.

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Goodwin's Latest Show

Signs of Life is a powerful collection of 33 mixed-media works, drawings, sculptures and a major installation by Goodwin who, at 72, is one of Canada's most outstanding artists.

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Annabel Lyon

Annabel Lyon, novelist, short story writer (born Brampton, Ont 1971). Annabel Lyon was born in Brampton, Ontario, but moved with her family to Coquitlam, British Columbia when she was a year old.

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Ashley MacIsaac (Profile)

The young man from the craggy island in the North is laying siege to the skyscrapered island to the south. He is set on conquering this fabled place where showbiz dreams can come true, or be dashed, in a New York minute.

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Jacques Godbout

Jacques Godbout, novelist, essayist, filmmaker, poet (b at Montréal 27 Nov 1933). One of the most important writers of his generation, Godbout strongly influenced post-1960 Québec intellectual life. After studies at College Brébeuf and Université de Montréal, he taught French in Ethiopia.

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Gil Courtemanche

Gil Courtemanche, journalist, columnist, writer (born 18 August 1943 at Montréal, Québec; died 19 August 2011 at Montréal). From the beginning of his journalistic career in 1962, Courtemanche took an interest in public affairs and international issues.

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Ken Lum

Ken Lum is widely known for work that draws upon traditions from pop and conceptual art, as well as a broad range of motifs from mass culture. His art, which has variously included painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video, has been recognized in Canada with a 30-year retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery and exhibited abroad at major international art galleries and festivals.

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Philip Ruh

Although Ruh's formal architectural education was limited, while in Alberta he designed and supervised the construction of five churches, a monastery, and gardens for the Faryna family at Radway. In 1924 he was moved to the town of Mountain Road, Man.

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Lucius O'Brien

Lucius Richard O'Brien, painter (born 15 August 1832 in Shanty Bay, Upper Canada; died 13 December 1899 in Toronto, ON). Lucius O’Brien was considered the country's most proficient landscape painter in both oil and watercolour.

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Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald, architect (born at Kitchener, Ont 1953). Ian MacDonald studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and then at Carleton University, receiving his degree in 1978.

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Bill Glassco

William Grant Glassco, director, producer (b at Québec City 30 Aug 1935; d at Toronto 13 Sept 2004). As artistic director of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto (1971-1982) and Centre Stage (1985-1991), Bill Glassco was a major force in the development and promotion of Canadian theatre and drama.

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Michael Kusugak (Profile)

These days, the former truant spends about three months of each year in schools, libraries and museums across Canada, entertaining and delighting children who are not much older than he was when he headed for the hills.

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Roch Carrier (Interview)

Two years ago, on the same day that he finished the manuscript of a new novel, Petit Homme Tornade (Little Man Tornado), author Roch Carrier received a call from Ottawa asking him to become the director of the Canada Council. Telling himself that "it was time to give back to the system," he agreed.

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Bill Lishman (Profile)

On a brisk spring morning, Bill Lishman is preparing cappuccino in the bright, spacious kitchen of his $400,000 underground home. As he pours a cup of the rich coffee, the 57-year-old sculptor, who lives in the village of Blackstock, Ont.

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Pierre Gaudard

Pierre Gaudard, photographer (b at Marvelise, France 6 Oct 1927; d at France 22 July 2010). Gaudard, who immigrated to Canada in 1952, became one of the most respected documentary photographers in the country by the 1960s.