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Filmon Under Fire

With his rimless glasses, buttoned-down appearance and unflappable manner, Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon bears an uncanny resemblance to Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent.

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Beverley McLachlin (Profile)

Those may be welcome words to many of the high court's critics. Although the Supreme Court has escaped some of the opprobrium Canadians feel towards so many of their national institutions, there is still a swell of complaints that the court is tampering in areas best left to elected legislators.

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Colin Linden

Colin Linden. Guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer, b Toronto 16 Apr 1960. Blues-oriented musician Colin Linden lived for a time in White Plains, New York, before his family returned to Toronto in 1971.

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Tom Green (Profile)

Over the rest of his lunch, Green, now Canada's hottest comedy export, receives similar attention. But it is nothing like the hysteria he has generated south of the border.

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Samuel Nordheimer

Samuel Nordheimer. Music dealer, publisher, financier, b Memmelsdorf, Bavaria, 6 Feb 1824, d Toronto 29 Jun 1912. He was a partner with his brother Abraham in the formation of A. & S. Nordheimer music store and publishing firm.

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Willie Seaweed

Willie Seaweed, or Hiamas, a formal address meaning "right maker," or more commonly Kwaxitola, meaning "smoky-top," Northwest Coast artist, singer, dancer (b at Nugent Sound, BC c 1873; d at Blunden Harbour, BC 1967).

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Human Smugglers

"Eightball" pulls back his long black hair, adjusts his balaclava and peers across the St. Lawrence River through his night-vision binoculars.

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Camille Couture

Camille Couture. Violinist, teacher, violin maker, (b Loretteville, near Quebec City, 23 Feb 1876, d Montreal 27 Jun 1961). He first studied violin for seven years with Jean Duquette in Montreal.

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Camerata

Camerata (on tour, known as Camerata Canada). Chamber ensemble formed in Toronto in 1972 by the pianists Elyakim Taussig and Kathryn Root, the flutist Suzanne Shulman, the clarinetist James Campbell, the cellist Coenraad Bloemendal, the violinist Adele Armin, and the violist Paul Armin.

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Dale Bartlett

Dale Bartlett, pianist, teacher, accompanist (born 10 August 1936 in Lethbridge, AB; died 20 December 2013 in Montréal, QC); ARAM 1983; honorary LLD (Lethbridge) 1984. He studied 1941-53 in his native city with Margaret Stevens and later with Beatrice Foster. During these years he received the silver medal of the RCMT eight times in succession.

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Lydia Boucher

Lydia (Sister Marie-Thérèse) Boucher. Teacher, composer, b St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, near Montreal, 28 Feb 1890, d Montreal 5 Mar 1971; lauréat (AMQ) 1914, diplôme académique (AMQ) 1916, B MUS (Montreal) 1931. She joined the Soeurs de Ste-Anne in 1907 and took her vows in 1909.

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Steve Yzerman (Profile)

There are stories for every scar on Steve Yzerman's otherwise handsome mug, and they are not for the faint of heart. They tell of a man who, though comparatively slight by modern National Hockey League standards (five-11, 185 lb.), isn't afraid of the rough going.

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John Oliver

(Edward) John (Clavering) Oliver. Composer, guitarist, conductor, b Vancouver 21 Sep 1959; B MUS (British Columbia) 1982, M MUS (McGill) 1984, DMA (McGill) 1992.

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Kristjana Gunnars

Kristjana Gunnars, poet, writer, editor, translator (b at Reykjavik, Iceland 19 Mar 1948). Kristjana Gunnars was educated at Oregon State University and, after immigrating to Canada in 1969, at the University of Regina and the University of Manitoba.

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Gordon Giffin (Profile)

Those who have done business or politics with Gordon Giffin over the years use roughly the same set of adjectives to describe the 49-year-old Atlanta lawyer who is now the United States' ambassador to Canada. Serious. Analytical. Discreet. Extremely hardworking.