Bleus, see Parti bleu.
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Bleus, see Parti bleu.
As one of the leading teen idols of the day, Paul Anka was as popular in Europe as he was in North America.
He eventually succeeded in getting government funds to assist both endeavours. He also promoted agriculture and to assist trade had roads built between Québec City and Montréal and from the latter to Lake Champlain.
Nancy Ellen Telfer, née Linsey, composer, choral clinician, teacher (b at Brampton, Ont 8 May 1950).
William Wilfred Campbell, rector, civil servant, novelist, poet (b at Berlin [Kitchener], Canada W 1 June 1858?; d at Ottawa 1 Jan 1918).
Louis Jolliet, explorer, cartographer, king’s hydrographer, fur trader, seigneur, organist, teacher (baptized 21 September 1645 in Québec City; died between 4 May and 18 Oct 1700 likely near Île d'Anticosti).
In 1988 artistic director Peter BONEHAM changed the artistic mission of LE GROUPE DE LA PLACE ROYALE and transformed it into Le Groupe Dance Lab (Le Groupe lab de danse), a cutting-edge international centre for the research and development of contemporary dance.
M.G. Vassanji, one of Canada's pre-eminent novelists, experienced his first moment of kinship with the late, great Mordecai Richler at a writer's festival in Sydney, Australia, more than two decades ago.
Ben Johnson, track and field athlete (b at Falmouth, Jamaica 30 Dec 1961). In 1976 Johnson immigrated to Canada and was attracted to competitive sprinting, initially in the 100 and 200 m.
Daniel Johnson, Québec premier and leader of the Union nationale (born 9 April 1915 in Sainte-Anne-de-Danville, Québec; died 26 September 1968 at the Manic-5 Dam, 214 km north of Baie-Comeau, Québec).
Sir William Johnson, merchant, fur trader, colonial official (born ca. 1715 in Smithtown, County Meath, Ireland; died 11 July 1774 in Johnson Hall, near Johnstown, NY).
George Jonas, author, journalist (born 15 June 1935 in Budapest, Hungary; died 10 January 2016 in Toronto, ON). Coming to Canada in 1956, Jonas became a producer of radio and TV programs for the CBC. His writing career started with poetry.
Alice Jones, writer (b at Halifax 26 Aug 1853; d at Menton, France 27 Feb 1933). Developing international themes and the "New Woman" figure in her novels, Jones counterpointed the superficiality of European life against the vitality of Canadian society and character.
Kenneth Colin (K.C.) Irving, OC, industrialist and entrepreneur (born 14 March 1899 in Bouctouche, NB; died 13 December 1992 in Saint John, NB). K.C. Irving built a business empire under the Irving name that ranges from pulp and paper and oil refining to newspaper publishing and broadcasting. He has been called New Brunswick’s first modern entrepreneurial industrialist. Businesses he founded were divided up among his sons and remain within the family. Irving companies continue to account for a large portion of New Brunswick’s economic activity.
Jesuit Relations (Relations des jésuites), the voluminous annual documents sent from the Canadian mission of the Society of Jesus to its Paris office, 1632-72, compiled by missionaries in the field, edited by their Québec superior, and printed in France by Sébastien Cramoisy.
William Jackman, sealing captain, sailing master (b at Renews, Nfld 20 May 1837; d at St John's 25 Feb 1877). William, like his famous brother, Capt Arthur JACKMAN, was at an early age involved in the Labrador cod fishery and in the seal hunt.
Alexander Young Jackson, CC, painter (born 3 October 1882 in Montréal, QC; died 5 April 1974 in Kleinburg, ON). A Companion of the Order of Canada and recipient of a medal for lifetime achievement from the Royal Canadian Academy, A.Y. Jackson was a leading member of the Group of Seven and helped to remake the visual image of Canada.
Donald Campbell Jamieson, broadcaster, politician, diplomat (b at St John's 30 Apr 1921; d at Swift Current, Nfld 19 Nov 1986).
Elmer Jamieson, educator (b on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, Ont 30 Aug 1891; d at Toronto 18 Apr 1972). He received his BA from McMaster in 1913. He enlisted in the army, and censorship of his letters led him to write home in Mohawk.
William Brydone Jack, mathematician, astronomer, educator (b at Trailflatt, Scot 23 Nov 1817; d at Fredericton 23 Nov 1886).