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Joseph-Alfred Mousseau

Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, lawyer, journalist, writer, politician, judge, premier of Québec 1882-84 (b at Berthier-en-Haut, LC 18 July 1838; d at Montréal 30 Mar 1886). Mousseau was admitted to the bar in 1860 and practised civil and criminal law for 20 years, becoming QC in 1873.

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Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat, OC, author, environmentalist, activist (born 12 May 1921 in Belleville, Ontario; died 6 May 2014 in Port Hope, ON). Mowat is one of Canada's most widely read authors. His books have been translated into 52 languages and have sold more than 17 million copies around the world.

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Martha Ostenso

Martha Ostenso, novelist (b near Bergen, Norway 6 Sept 1900; d at Seattle, Wash 1963). Ostenso's family immigrated to the midwestern US in 1902, then to Brandon, Manitoba, and later to Winnipeg, where Ostenso completed high school.

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Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles, poet, novelist, playwright, journalist (b at Salem, Mo 1943). A graduate, in Spanish literature, of the University of Illinois, Paulette Jiles came to Canada in 1969.

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bpNichol

Barrie Phillip Nichol, "bpNichol," writer, sound poet, editor, teacher (b at Vancouver 30 Sept 1944; d at Toronto 25 Sept 1988). bpNichol's tragic early death in 1988 robbed us of one of Canada's leading experimental writers, and a truly generous individual and imagination.

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Henri Bergeron

Henri Bergeron, media personality, author (b at Saint-Lupicien, Man 1925; d Montreal 10 Jul 2000). The son of a French Canadian farmer and railwayman and a pious and devoted woman from Cevennes, he was born in a very small pioneer house, and grew up in a family of 13 children.

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Lorne Greene

Lorne Hyman Greene, OC, actor, radio broadcaster (born 12 February 1915 in Ottawa, ON; died 11 September 1987 in Santa Monica, California).

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Eric Nicol

Eric Nicol, CM, humorist, playwright, journalist (born 28 December 1919 in Kingston, ON; died 2 February 2011 in Vancouver, BC).

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John Cullen Nugent

John Cullen Nugent, sculptor, educator (b at Montréal 5 Jan 1921). Studies at St John's University (Collegeville, Minn) exposed him to liberal ideals and the postwar Catholic renewal in the arts.

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Frederick John Niven

Frederick John Niven, journalist, novelist (b at Valparaiso, Chile 31 Mar 1878; d at Vancouver 30 Jan 1944). Niven is best known for his novels of Scotland and Scots in Canada. Raised and educated in Scotland, Niven wrote about Canada for British papers after an 1899-1900 trip to BC.

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William McFarlane Notman

William McFarlane Notman, photographer (b at Montréal 1 Nov 1857; d there 1 May 1913). At age 15 he started to work for his father, photographer William NOTMAN, and was made a partner in the business at about age 25. His

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Philip Henry Surrey

Philip Henry Surrey, painter (b at Calgary 8 Oct 1910; d at Montréal 7 May 1990). He studied at the Winnipeg School of Art (1926-27), with Fred VARLEY in Vancouver, and at the Art Students League, New York (1936).

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GIMEL

GIMEL (Groupe d'interprétation de musique électroacoustique de Laval).

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David McGimpsey

David McGimpsey, poet, writer, cultural critic, professor, editor, stand-up comedian, musician (born at Montreal, PQ 28 Jan 1962).