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Margaret Laurence

Margaret Laurence (née Jean Margaret Wemyss), CC, novelist (born  18 July 1926 in Neepawa, MB; died 5 January 1987 in Lakefield, ON). Margaret Laurence was one of the pivotal and foundational figures in women’s literature in Canada. Two of her novels — A Jest of God (1966) and The Diviners (1974) — won the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction. She also wrote acclaimed poetry, short stories and children’s literature, helped found the Writers’ Union of Canada and the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and served as chancellor of Trent University. She was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1972.

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George Browne

George Browne, architect (b at Belfast, Ire 5 Nov 1811; d at Montréal 19 Nov 1885). He created some of 19th-century Canada's finest buildings.

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Jean-Yves Landry

Joseph Henri Jean-Yves Landry, producer, orchestra conductor (born 5 December 1925 in Trois-Rivières, QC; died 12 February 2003 in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC).

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Rose Latulippe

Rose Latulippe is one of many girls in French Canadian FOLKLORE who were supposed to have danced with the devil, some to survive, others to be carried off, never to be seen again.

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Isabelle Panneton

Isabelle Panneton's catalogue includes some 20 works, which have been performed both in Quebec and abroad, notably in Paris, Vienna, Geneva, and Brussels.

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Marilyn Bowering

Marilyn Bowering, poet, novelist, playwright (b at Winnipeg, Man 13 Apr 1949). Marilyn Bowering was born in Winnipeg but grew up in Victoria, BC. She was educated at the University of Victoria, where she earned an MA in English.

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Raymond Knister

Raymond Knister, writer (b at Ruscom, Ont 27 May 1899; d at Stoney Pt, Ont 29 Aug 1932). He attended Victoria College, University of Toronto, briefly and took courses at Iowa State University, Iowa City (1923-24).

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Augustus Frederick Kenderdine

Augustus Frederick Kenderdine, painter (b at Manchester, Eng 31 Mar 1870; d at Saskatoon 3 Aug 1947). With James Henderson, he was the most significant painter in Saskatchewan before 1950. He arrived at Lashburn to farm in 1907 and began recording prairie life in his paintings.

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Kamouraska

Kamouraska, novel by Anne Hébert (1970), is a psychological gothic romance based on an actual murder committed in 1839 in the village of Kamouraska, Qué, by a female ancestor of the author.

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Paul Kane

Paul Kane, painter (born 3 September 1810 in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland; died 20 February 1871 in Toronto, ON).

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Irving Layton

Irving Peter Layton (né Israel Lazarovitch), OC, poet, short-story writer, essayist, professor (born 12 March 1912 in Tirgu Neamţ, Romania; died 4 January 2006 in Montréal, QC).

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Fernand Leduc

Fernand Leduc, painter (born 4 July 1916 in Viauville, QC; died 28 January 2014 in Montréal, QC). A seminarist with the Frères maristes, Fernand Leduc entered the École des beaux-arts de Montréal in 1938. After graduation in 1943, he left the church and shortly after became a member of the Contemporary Arts Society.

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Betty Lambert

Betty Lambert, née Elizabeth Minnie Lee, playwright (b at Calgary 23 Aug 1933; d at Burnaby, BC 4 Nov 1983). Author of some 70 adults' and children's plays for radio, TV and stage, Lambert also taught at Simon Fraser from 1965 until her death.

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