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Eric Albert Donkin

Eric Albert Donkin, actor (b at Liverpool, Eng 9 April 1929; d at Stratford, Ont 17 March 1998). His acting career began as a radio-performer at the age of 11 in Montréal, prior to formal training at the Montréal Repertory School of the Theatre and the National Theatre School in the 1950s.

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Akeeaktashuk

Akeeaktashuk, sea hunter, sculptor, storyteller (b at Hudson Bay, near Inukjuak River, Qué 1898; d at Craig Harbour, NWT 1954). Akeeaktashuk was a jolly, robust and outgoing man with an astonishing talent for observing and keenly portraying humans, animals and birds in stone and ivory.

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Alikomiak and Tatimagana

Alikomiak (also spelled Alekámiaq) and Tatimagana, Inuit hunters from the central Arctic, were the first Inuit to be condemned and executed for murder under Canadian law on 1 February 1924. The trials of Alikomiak and Tatimagana have been described as demonstrations of federal authority over the Inuit as well as of Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.

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Sir Hugh Allan

By the 1870s, Allan's company, the Montreal Ocean Steamship Co (popularly known as the ALLAN LINE), also obtained government contracts to carry passage-assisted immigrants. Taking advantage of the Québec government's subsidies for colonization railways, Allan expanded into railway building.

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Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews, printmaker (b at Bury St Edmunds, Eng 1891; d at BC 1992). Before her arrival at Campbell R, BC, in 1947, Andrews studied in England with Claude Flight, a proponent of futurism, a radical art form of the early 1900s.

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Basques

Basques were expert fishermen and sailors from the southeast corner of the Bay of Biscay. With the Portuguese, they were early arrivals to Newfoundland's Grand Banks.

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Micheline Beauchemin

Micheline Beauchemin, tapestry weaver (b at Longueuil, Qué 24 Oct 1930; d at Québec 29 Sept 2009). Beauchemin began her career making stained-glass windows but early on turned to the vibrant colours found in skeins of wool to hook, weave and embroider spectacular wall hangings.

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Gene Lees

Lees, Gene (Frederick Eugene John). Journalist, lyricist, singer, composer, broadcaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 8 Feb 1928; d Ojai, Ca, 22 Apr 2010.

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Aser Rothstein

Aser Rothstein, physiologist (born 29 April 1918 in Vancouver, BC; died 4 July 2015 in Guelph, ON). He contributed enormously to the fields of cellular physiology and toxicology.

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Norman Ryan

Norman Ryan, "Red," bandit (b at Toronto July 1895, d at Sarnia, Ont 25 May 1936). Nicknamed "Canada's Jesse James," Ryan committed numerous robberies in Ontario, Québec and the US, deserted the Canadian Army in WWI, and once made a spectacular escape from Kingston Penitentiary.

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Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan, producer, writer, director (born at Toronto 28 May 1955). Kevin Sullivan is best known for producing, writing and directing the 1985 CBC TV adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, the highest-rated television drama in Canadian history. The miniseries won nine Gemini Awards, an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. Sullivan produced three sequels, as well as the highly successful CBC TV series Road to Avonlea (1990–96), which won a Gemini and an Emmy Award, and Wind at My Back (1996–2001).

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Bishop Emile Grouard

Monseigneur Émile Grouard was energetic and inventive, having steamboats built on the Peace, Slave and Athabasca rivers. He was also respected by the Indigenous peoples of his diocese, and came to learn the Cree, Denesuline (Chipewyan) and Dane-zaa (Beaver) languages.

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Daniel Paillé

Daniel Paillé, leader of the Bloc Québécois, federal and provincial politician, administrator, economist, university professor (born 1 April 1950 in Montréal); BAA (HEC Montréal) 1974, MSc (UQAM) 1976.

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Robert Methven Petrie

Robert Methven Petrie, astronomer (b at St Andrews, Scot 15 May 1906; d at Victoria 8 Apr 1966). Brought to Canada by his parents in 1911, Petrie became interested in astronomy at high school and was encouraged by J.S. PLASKETT.

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Harry Corwin Nixon

Harry Corwin Nixon, politician, premier of Ontario (b at St George, Ont 1 Apr 1891; d there 22 Oct 1961). He won acclaim for his political longevity, spending 42 years as an Ontario MPP.