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Samuel Zimmerman

Samuel Zimmerman, businessman (b in Huntington County, Pa 17 Mar 1815; d near Hamilton, Canada W 12 Mar 1857). The best-known railway contractor of his time, he was notorious for his free-wheeling business methods and political connections.

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Joseph Workman

Joseph Workman, psychiatrist, educator (b near Lisburn, Ire 26 May 1805; d at Toronto 15 Apr 1894). He immigrated to Montréal in 1829 and received his MD from McGill in 1835.

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Paul Toupin

Paul Toupin, dramatist, essayist, educator (born 7 December 1918 in Montréal, QC; died 8 March 1993 in Montréal). His plays, classical in language and structure and universal in theme, have been more appreciated by critics than by audiences in Québec.

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Douglas Lochhead

Douglas Lochhead, poet, librarian (born at Guelph, ON 25 March 1922; died at Sackville, NB 15 March 2011). Born in Guelph, Ontario, Douglas Lochhead was raised in Ottawa and took his BA at MCGILL UNIVERSITY in 1943.

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George Anderson Wells

George Anderson Wells, bishop, scholar, lecturer (b at Clarke's Beach, Nfld 18 Nov 1877; d at Toronto 10 Apr 1964). Wells was a fisherman, sealer, labourer, and a trooper in the SOUTH AFRICAN WAR before continuing his education at various American institutions.

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Gilbert Patenaude

Gilbert Patenaude. Conductor, composer, b Montreal 30 Apr 1947; BA (Montreal) 1966. Following piano and organ studies at the École Vincent-d'Indy, he studied voice with Pierre Mollet, orchestral conducting with Rémus Tzincoca and analysis with Gilles Tremblay at the CMM.

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Damase Potvin

Damase Potvin, journalist, writer (b at Bagotville, Qué 16 Oct 1879; d at Québec C 9 June 1964). After studies at the Petit Séminaire de Chicoutimi in 1903, Potvin entered the novitiate of the White Fathers of Africa in Algiers.

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Nick Ayoub

Nick (Nicholas) Ayoub. Saxophonist, oboist, english hornist, composer, b Trois-Rivières, Que, of Lebanese parents, 7 Sep 1926, d Montreal, 2 May 1991; premier prix (CMM) 1953.

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Geneviève Bujold

Her first important Canadian role was in Michel BRAULT's Entre la mer et l'eau douce (1967), and she also starred in Kamouraska (1973) by Claude JUTRA.

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Richard John Uniacke

Uniacke, Richard John, lawyer, politician (b at Castletown, Ire 22 Nov 1753; d at Mount Uniacke, NS 11 Oct 1830). After a turbulent early career in the Cumberland district of NS as a trader and a sympathizer with the American

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George Millward McDougall

George Millward McDougall, missionary, pioneer, negotiator (b at Kingston, UC 9 Sept 1821; d near Calgary 25 Jan 1876). Born of Scottish parents, McDougall attended Victoria College in Cobourg, UC and was ordained deacon 1852 and minister 1854.

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Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass. Quintet formed in 1970 as the Canadian Brass Ensemble. Hon D MUS (Hartwick College) 1993, hon D MUS (New England Conservatory of Music) 1993, hon D LITT (McMaster) 2000.