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Norman Reade DePoe

Norman Reade DePoe, broadcaster, journalist (b at Portland, Ore 4 May 1917; d at Toronto 13 Mar 1980). In his prime in the eventful 1960s, he was for 8 years CBC-TV's chief Ottawa correspondent and a household name as Canadian broadcasting's star reporter on national and international affairs.

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Tom Daly

During the Second World War, he worked closely with Stuart Legg as his assistant on the World in Action series. He was Legg's editing assistant on Churchill's Island (1941), the NFB's first Oscar-winning short film which set the tone for the wartime NFB documentaries.

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Graham George

Graham (Elias) George. Composer, teacher, theorist, organist-choirmaster, conductor, b Norwich, England, 11 Apr 1912, d Kingston, Ont, 9 Dec 1993; ACCO 1934, ARCO 1935, FCCO 1936, B MUS (Toronto) 1936, D MUS (Toronto) 1939.

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Frank Davey

Frankland Wilmot Davey, critic, essayist, poet (b at Vancouver 19 April 1940). Frank Davey is a leading authority on contemporary Canadian literature and culture.

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Paul Haggis

Paul Edward Haggis, writer, director, producer (born 10 Mar 1953 in London, Ontario). Within Canada, Paul Haggis may be best known as the creator of the popular TV series Due South, which earned him six Gemini Awards including two for Best Dramatic Series. Internationally, he is renowned for a number of film achievements. He made history in 2006 as the first screenwriter of back-to-back Best Picture Oscar winners — Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2005). He also won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay Oscars for the latter and helped rejuvenate the James Bond franchise with his screenplays for Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). More recently, his reputation has been marred by four allegations of sexual assault: in January 2018, he began defending himself in a civil suit against those allegations.

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Stewart Lemoine

He staged his first play, All These Heels, at Edmonton's first fringe festival in 1982. He had a breakthrough in 1986 with Cocktails at Pam's, a real-time, on-stage depiction of a cocktail party that goes horribly wrong.

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Jean-Guy Pilon

Jean-Guy Pilon, writer (b at Saint-Polycarpe, Qué 12 Nov 1930). He studied at the Valleyfield (now Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) seminary (1943-48) and the College Bourget in Rigaud (BA 1951); he received his LLL (1954) from Université de Montréal.

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Lovat Dickson

Horatio Henry Lovat Dickson, publisher, writer (b at Victoria, Australia 30 June 1902; d at Toronto 2 Jan 1987).

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John Arthur Fraser

John Arthur Fraser, artist, illustrator, teacher (b at London, Eng 9 Jan 1838; d at New York C, NY 1 Jan 1898). Soon after emigrating from England in 1858, Fraser joined the firm of William NOTMAN in Montréal as a tinter

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John Mockett Cramp

John Mockett Cramp, Baptist minister, writer, educator (b at St Peter's, Isle of Thanet, Eng 25 July 1796; d at Wolfville, NS 6 Dec 1881). Although a well-known writer and theologian, Cramp made his important contribution in higher education.

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Octave Crémazie

Octave Crémazie, baptized Claude-Joseph-Olivier, poet, bookseller (b at Québec, Lower Canada 16 Apr 1827; d at Le Havre, France 16 Jan 1879).

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Lily Dougall

Lily Dougall, novelist, religious writer (b at Montréal 16 Apr 1858; d at Cumnor, Eng 9 Oct 1923). In 1880 she went to Britain, deciding on permanent residence there in 1900. Her first story was published in 1889.

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Michael Cook

Michael Cook, playwright (b at London, Eng 14 Feb 1933; d at St John's 2 July 1994). Cook spent 12 years in the British army and earned a teaching degree at Nottingham University before immigrating to Newfoundland in 1966.

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Léo-Paul Desrosiers

Léo-Paul Desrosiers, writer, civil servant (b at Berthier-en-Haut, Qué 11 Apr 1896; d at Montréal 20 Apr 1967). Desrosiers, who lifted the genre of historical novel to a new level, is the least appreciated and most retiring writer of his generation.

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