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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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Roy Bonisteel

Roy Earnest Bonisteel, CM, broadcast journalist, television host (born 29 May 1930 in Ameliasburg, ON; died 16 August 2013 in Quinte West, ON).

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Phillip Borsos

Borsos had an early interest in film and acquired a 16 mm movie camera when he was in high school in Maple Ridge, BC. He studied film at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts and the Vancouver School of Art as well as apprenticing himself at Alpha Cine, a Vancouver film laboratory.

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Télesphore-Damien Bouchard

Télesphore-Damien Bouchard, journalist, politician (b at St-Hyacinthe, Qué 20 Dec 1881; d at Montréal 13 Nov 1962). After several years as a journalist, Bouchard became virtually permanent mayor of St-Hyacinthe (1917-44) and, simultaneously, perpetual Liberal MLA (1912-44).

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Adélard-Joseph Boucher

Adélard-Joseph François-Arthur Boucher, publisher, importer, choirmaster, organist, conductor, writer, teacher, numismatist (born 28 June 1835 in Maskinongé, near Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada; died 16 November 1912 in Outremont, QC).

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Gene Lockhart

Eugene Lockhart, actor (born at London, Ont 18 Jul 1891; died at Santa Monica, CA 31 Mar 1957). Gene Lockhart made his professional debut at the age of 6 with the Kilties Band of Canada, and at 15 he played in sketches with Beatrice LILLIE.

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Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Comte de Bougainville, soldier, sailor (b at Paris, France 12 Nov 1729; d there 20 Aug 1811). After studying law and mathematics, he published a Traité de calcul intégral (1754-56) and was elected to the Royal Society (London).

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John By

John By, lt-col, Royal Engineers (b at Lambeth, Eng and bap 10 Aug 1779; d at Frant, Eng 1 Feb 1836).

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John Cabot

John Cabot (a.k.a. Giovanni Caboto), merchant, explorer (born before 1450 in Italy, died at an unknown place and date). In 1496, King Henry VII of England granted Cabot the right to sail in search of a westward trade route to Asia and lands unclaimed by Christian monarchs. Cabot mounted three voyages, the second of which, in 1497, was the most successful. During this journey Cabot coasted the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador, possibly sighted the Beothuk or Innu people of the region, and famously noted that the waters teemed with cod. At the time, the land Cabot saw was thought to be the eastern shore of Asia, the fabled island of Brasil, or the equally fabled Isle of Seven Cities. Cabot and his crew were the second group of Europeans to reach what would become Canada, following Norse explorers around 1000 CE. Despite not yielding the trade route Cabot hoped for, the 1497 voyage provided England with a claim to North America and knowledge of an enormous new fishery.

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Joseph-Michel Cadet

Joseph-Michel Cadet, butcher, military provisioner (b at Québec City 24 Dec 1719; d at Paris, France 31 Jan 1781). Born of generations of butchers, Cadet worked first for his uncle, a Québec butcher, and became the Crown's purveyor of meat in 1745.

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Larry Cain

Cain narrowly missed a medal in the C-1 1000 m at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, finishing fourth. At the world championships in 1989 he won a silver medal in the event.

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George Gleig

George Gleig, soldier, chronicler of the War of 1812 (b 20 Apr 1796 at Stirling, Scotland; d 9 Jul 1888).

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Philip Child

Philip Albert Child, writer, academic (b at Hamilton, Ont 19 Jan 1898; d at Toronto 6 Feb 1978). Child's fiction and poetry reflect a period in Canadian literature when traditional forms and subjects were being affected by radical social and cultural change.

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Dennis Hubert Chitty

Dennis Hubert Chitty, zoologist (born 18 September 1912 in Bristol, England; died 3 February 2010 in Vancouver, BC ). Educated at University of Toronto and Oxford, he studied rodent populations as a research officer at the Bureau of Animal Population, Oxford, 1935-61.

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Joseph-Alcide Chaussé

Joseph-Alcide Chaussé, architect, author (b at St-Sulpice, Qué 7 Jan 1868; d at Montréal 7 Oct 1944). After working in private practice in Montréal, Chaussé was building inspector for the city