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Duncan Campbell Scott

Duncan Campbell Scott, poet, writer, civil servant (born 2 August 1862 in Ottawa, ON; died 19 December 1947 in Ottawa, ON). Scott’s complicated legacy encompasses both his work as an acclaimed poet and his role as a controversial public servant. Considered one of the “poets of the Confederation” — a group of English-language poets whose work laid the foundations for a tradition of Canadian poetry — his intense works made use of precise imagery and transitioned smoothly between traditional and modern styles. However, his literary work has arguably been overshadowed by his role as the deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs. He enforced and expanded residential schools, failed to respond to a tuberculosis epidemic and oversaw a treaty process that many claim robbed Indigenous peoples of land and rights. His oft-quoted goal to “get rid of the Indian problem” became, for many, characteristic of the federal government’s treatment of Indigenous peoples.

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Gilles Lamontagne (singer)

Gilles (Joseph Antoine Émilien) Lamontagne. Baritone, administrator, b Montreal 21 Mar 1924, d Quebec 28 Dec 1993. He studied in Quebec City with Isa Jeynevald-Mercier, at the RCMT with Herman Geiger-Torel (stage skills), in New York with Mario Reichlin-Rubini, and in Milan with Mario Basiola.

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Willie Lamothe

Willie (William) Lamothe. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 27 Jan 1920, d St-Hyacinthe, 19 Oct 1992. He began his career as a teacher of dance and then turned to singing, his act including imitations of Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet.

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Mary Quayle Innis

Mary Emma Quayle Innis, author (b at St Mary's, Ohio 1899; d at Toronto 10 Jan 1972), wife of H.A. INNIS. She attended the University of Chicago (PhB, 1919) before establishing careers in Canada as an economic historian and literary writer.

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Clyde Gilmour

Clyde Gilmour, broadcaster, critic (b at Calgary 8 Jun 1912; d at Toronto 7 Nov 1997). An influential film and record columnist who wrote for a number of newspapers and magazines, Gilmour was best known as a radio personality.

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Bruce Hutchison

William Bruce Hutchison, journalist, author (b at Prescott, Ont 5 June 1901; d at Victoria 14 Sept 1992). Hutchison grew up in the Kootenay region and in Victoria, BC, becoming a reporter for the Victoria Times in 1918.

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Chris Landreth

Christopher Landreth, animator, writer, producer (b at Hartford, CT 4 Aug 1961). Chris Landreth, Canada's most talented computer-animation artist, received a Master's degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois (1986).

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Allanson Brown

Allanson (Gordon Yeoman) Brown. Organist, choirmaster, composer, b York, England, 31 May 1902, naturalized Canadian 1951, d Leamington, Ont, 2 Oct 1982; FRCO 1926, FRCCO 1940.

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Jacques Hurtubise

Jacques Hurtubise, painter (born 28 February 1939 in Montréal, QC; died 27 December 2014 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia). He studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. A grant in 1960 enabled him to spend time in New York and become acquainted with the art of the abstract expressionists, and he was there for much of the 1960s.

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Peter Jacobs

Peter Jacobs, or Pahtahsega, meaning "one who makes the world brighter," Methodist missionary (b near present-day Belleville, Ont c 1807; d at Rama Reserve, Lk Simcoe, Ont 4 Sept 1890).

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Alexander Cowper Hutchison

Hutchison deserves credit for the careful detailing that characterizes all of the firm's output, including the Redpath Museum, testimony no doubt to his apprentice years as a craftsman-builder. Hutchison and Steele gained international reputation as ice-palace designers.

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Annie L. Jack

Annie Linda Jack, née Hayr, writer, horticulturist (born 1 January 1839 in Northamptonshire, England; died 15 February 1912 in Châteauguay, Quebec). Canada’s first professional woman garden writer, Annie Jack authored the popular manual The Canadian Garden: A Pocket Help for the Amateur. She was also a widely published poet, gardening columnist and social commentator.

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Norman Jewison

From 1944 to 1945, Jewison served with the Royal Canadian Navy overseas. After World War II, he attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where he wrote and directed the first All-Varsity Revue.

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Ian and Sylvia

They soon became full time professionals and, with their first recording (1961), among the leaders of the folk-music boom in North America.

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Donald Brown

Donald (George) Brown. Lyric baritone, teacher, b Nelson, BC (5 April 1925 – 7 October 2017); ARCT 1949, LRCT 1951. After early studies with Mrs P. Ferguson in Nelson, he studied in Toronto with George Lambert, Emmy Heim, and for three months with Pauline Donalda.

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Pierre Brault

Pierre Florent Brault, musician, composer, arranger (born 3 August 1939 in Montreal, Quebec; died 14 January 2014 in Sherbrooke, Quebec). Winner of the Canadian Film Award for the soundtrack of La vraie nature de Bernadette, a movie directed by Gilles Carles in 1972, he also composed the music for the television show Passe-Partout which marked the Generation X.

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Maurice Brown

Maurice Brown. Bass-baritone, b Toronto, 1 Jan 1940; Artist and Licentiate Diploma (Toronto) 1962. He studied voice with Jeanne Pengelly, Irene Jessner, and Ernesto Vinci in Canada; Beatrice Rowe and Armen Boyajian in the USA; and Josef Metternich in Germany.

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Edwin Bélanger

Edwin Bélanger. Orchestra and band conductor, violinist, violist, arranger, teacher, b Montmagny, near Quebec City, 18 Nov 1910, d Quebec City, 14 Jan 2005; honorary D (University of Quebec) 1984.

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Jules Bruyère

Jules Bruyère. Baritone, b Murray Bay, near Quebec City, 18 Apr 1928. After studying voice 1946-7 with Louis Gravel in Quebec City he went to Montreal to work 1947-50 with Albert Cornellier. He also studied with Martial Singher in the summer of 1948 in Aspen, Col, and 1948-51 at the CMM.