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Arnold Davidson Dunton

Throughout the controversies that arose over the funding and regulation of the new medium of television, Dunton was a persuasive defender of the corporation's independence and a strong advocate of the need to fund publicly a television system that would be of great national benefit.

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Phyllis Lambert

Phyllis Barbara Lambert (née Bronfman), CC, GOQ, FRAIC, FRSC, architect, philanthropist, curator (born 24 January 1927 in Montreal, QC). Phyllis Lambert has been called “Joan of Architecture” both for her fierce advocacy of architecture and for her work to preserve historically important architecture in Canada and internationally. She founded Heritage Montreal, the Société d’amélioration Milton-Parc (SAMP), and the internationally renowned Canadian Centre for Architecture. A strong proponent for conscious city building, urban renewal, and urban conservation, she has changed the way architects are seen and the way they work and has helped make architecture an important civic concern. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, a Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, and a recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal.

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Sum 41

Sum 41. Rock band, formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ont by Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums).

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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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Richard Séguin

Richard Séguin. Singer, songwriter, b Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal) 27 Mar 1952. He began his career with his twin sister Marie-Claire Séguin.

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Rolland-G. Gingras

Rolland-G. (Georges) Gingras. Organist, teacher, critic, composer, b Quebec City 21 Apr 1899, d there 14 Dec 1964; D MUS (Montreal) 1945. He began lessons in piano and organ with Omer Létourneau at 12 and continued with J.-Arthur Bernier, Henri Gagnon, and Berthe Roy.

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Antoine Dessane

Despite this, his father withdrew Antoine from the conservatoire in October 1841 and took him and his older brother on a concert tour to promote his music business, first to the USA, and then to the French provinces, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

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Raoul Jobin

Raoul (b Joseph Roméo) Jobin. Tenor, teacher, administrator, senior civil servant, b Quebec City 8 Apr 1906, d there 13 Jan 1974; honorary D MUS (Laval) 1952.

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Offenbach

One of Québec’s most influential and popular rock bands, the progressive blues-rock group Offenbach have been credited with successfully adapting the French language to the hard rhythms of American rock.

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Roland Gosselin

Roland Gosselin. Bass, teacher, b Quebec City 1 Aug 1926; BES (Quebec Ministry of Education) 1970, M MUS (Sherbrooke) 1970, performance diploma (Sherbrooke) 1971.

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Christina Petrowska Quilico

Petrowska Quilico gave recitals in Canada, the US, Europe, and the Middle East. In 1971, at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, she played works of Gilles Tremblay, Stockhausen, and others. In 1973 at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris she performed Serge Garant's Pièce No.

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Arthur Lamothe

Arthur Lamothe, film director, producer, editor (born 7 December 1928 in St-Mont, France; died 18 September 2013 in Montreal, Quebec). Lamothe immigrated to Canada in 1953 and joined the National Film Board in the late 1950s as a researcher and writer.

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Henri Beau

Henri Beau, painter (b at Montréal 27 June 1863; d at Paris, France 15 May 1949). After his first design and painting lessons in Montréal, he left for the US in 1884, ending up in San Francisco where he did coloured engravings.

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Pierre Gautier

Pierre Gautier. Organist, teacher, composer, b Argenton-sur-Creuse, Berry, France, 29 Oct 1863, d Eastview (now Vanier), near Ottawa, 15 Dec 1940. He studied piano, organ, and harmony in his native city, then in Paris at the Institut national des jeunes aveugles.

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Georges Dufaux

Georges Dufaux, cinematographer, director (b at Lille, France 17 March 1927, d at Switzerland, 10 Nov 2008). After graduating in 1953 from the École nationale de photographie et de cinématographie in Paris, Dufaux worked at a film laboratory in Brazil for three years.

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Lise Daoust

Lise Daoust. Flutist, teacher, b Montreal, 15 May 1950; premier prix flute, sight reading (Cons d'Orléans) 1972. After studying at the CMM, she pursued further studies at the Cons d'Orléans, France in 1972 and won the Concours Léopold Bellan de Paris that year.

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Louis Hémon

Louis Hémon, writer (b at Brest, France 12 Oct 1880; d at Chapleau, Ont 8 July 1913). Hémon immigrated to Canada in 1911. After working (1911-12) as a bilingual stenographer with a Montréal life insurance

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Jean-Pierre Guindon

Jean-Pierre Guindon. Choir conductor, teacher, b Montreal 24 Apr 1939. After studying voice and choral and orchestral conducting at the CMM and at the École normale de musique, he led a dual career devoted to teaching at the Lionel-Groulx Cegep and choral conducting.

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Gaétan Soucy

Gaétan Soucy, novelist (born 21 October 1958 in Montréal; died 9 July 2013 in Montréal). Gaétan Soucy was born into a large family in the working-class district of Hochelaga.

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Bruce Mather

Mather, (James) Bruce. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Toronto 9 May 1939; B MUS (Toronto) 1959, MA (Stanford) 1964, D MUS (Toronto) 1967.

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