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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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David Lewis

In 1950, with CCF prospects dwindling, Lewis practised labour law, though his involvement with the CCF continued. He held a variety of executive positions and helped draft the Winnipeg Declaration of 1956.

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Thomas D’Arcy McGee, journalist, politician, poet (born 13 April 1825 in Carlingford, County Louth, Republic of Ireland; died 7 April 1868 in Ottawa, ON). Thomas D’Arcy McGee was dedicated to the cause of Irish national liberation. This pushed him towards revolutionary anti-British doctrine in his early years. However, he matured to become a staunch defender of British constitutional monarchy and a Father of Confederation. He was an advocate for minority rights at a time when the politics of ethnic and religious identity were intensely fraught. He was an incredibly eloquent public speaker and a passionate advocate for Canadian interests. However, his political transformation ultimately damaged his popularity with Irish nationalists, particularly the Fenians. He was assassinated in 1868.

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Simon McGillivray

Simon McGillivray, merchant (b at Stratherrick, Scot 1783; d at London, Eng 9 June 1840), brother of William MCGILLIVRAY and Duncan MCGILLIVRAY. Owing to physical disability, he did not enter the Canadian FUR TRADE actively like

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William McGillivray

During the War of 1812 he commanded a company of voyageurs, assisting General BROCK at the capture of Detroit. As leader of the NWC, he presided over a period of intense competition with the Hudson's Bay Co that ended when the companies united in 1821.

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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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Hugh Palliser

Hugh Palliser, naval officer, governor of Newfoundland (b at Kirk Deighton, Eng 26 Feb 1722/ 23; d at Chalfont St Giles, Eng 19 Mar 1796). He was a naval officer at the siege of Québec in 1759, and was appointed governor of Newfoundland 1764.

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Ian Alistair Mackenzie, politician (b at Assynt, Scot 27 July 1890; d at Banff, Alta 2 Sept 1949). After sitting in the BC Assembly 1920-30, the gregarious Mackenzie entered Parliament in Ottawa. He was minister of national defence, 1935-39, overseeing the rearmament of Canada's armed forces.

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George Harold McIvor

George Harold McIvor, businessman, public servant (b at Portage la Prairie, Man 1894; d on vacation in Scotland 2 Mar 1991). Starting in the grain business at 15, McIvor rose from work at a country elevator to the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. In 1935 he joined John I.

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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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Alvin Karpis

Alvin Karpis, gangster (b Albin Karpowicz at Montréal 1908; d at Torremolinos, Spain 26 Aug 1979). Nicknamed Old Creepy, he was among the most notorious of the Depression-era bandits in the US.

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Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside

Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, academic, public servant, diplomat (b at Toronto 7 July 1898; d 27 Sept 1992). Only 7 months after joining the Dept. of External Affairs in September 1928, Keenleyside was posted to Tokyo 1929-36, where he assisted in opening Canada's first legation in Japan.

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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.