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Byron Ingemar Johnson

Byron Ingemar Johnson, "Boss," businessman, politician, premier of BC 1947-52 (b at Victoria 10 Dec 1890; d there 12 Jan 1964). After service in WWI, Johnson and his brothers formed a building supply company in Victoria. Elected as a Liberal in Victoria in 1933, he was defeated in 1937.

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Stanley John Hughes

Stanley John Hughes, mycologist (b at Llanelly, Wales 17 Sept 1918). A naturalized Canadian, Hughes worked as an assistant mycologist at the Commonwealth Mycological Institute in Kew, England (1945-52), and in 1952 joined Agriculture Canada in Ottawa as a research scientist.

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William Edward Gallie

William Edward Gallie, surgeon, educator (born at Barrie, Ont 29 Jan 1882; d at Toronto 25 Sept 1959). He graduated from Barrie Collegiate Institute in 1899 and received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1903.

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith, decathlete (b at Kenora, Ont 1967). Smith established himself as a future champion by winning the silver medal at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in 1986. He was bothered by tendinitis in 1988 and placed a disappointing 14th at the OLYMPIC GAMES in Seoul.

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Saul Brant

Saul Brant. Violinist, choirmaster, teacher, b Savannah, Ga, 22 Sep 1882, d US, 1934. In Saul Brant's youth he spent eight years in Europe, studying the violin with Henri Marteau and Carl Flesch. He moved to Montreal ca 1910 and taught at McGill University.

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Margaret Huston

Margaret Huston (b Houghston). Mezzo-soprano, teacher, b Toronto ca 1878, d near Greenwich, Conn, 1 Aug 1942. She was an elder sister of the actor Walter Huston.

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André Fauteux

André Fauteux, sculptor (b at Dunnville, Ont 15 Mar 1946). He received his basic art education at Central Technical School in Toronto and worked with Anthony Caro (York University, 1974-75). Fauteux is known for the elegant, controlled line of drawing that characterizes his abstract sculptures.

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Thomas John Bata

In 1985 it manufactured in 61 countries, operated 92 plants and 6000 retail stores, and sold through 100 000 merchants in 115 countries. The company makes a million pairs of shoes a day.

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Pierre Vallières

Pierre Vallières, writer (b at Montréal 22 Feb 1938; d Dec 1998). Vallières was a journalist in Montréal before joining the FRONT DE LIBÉRATION DU QUÉBEC (FLQ) in 1965.

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Bernard Marquis (Primary Source)

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Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre (nicknamed GSP), mixed martial artist (born 19 May 1981 in Saint-Isidore, QC). Georges St-Pierre is considered one of the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He retired from the the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with a career record of 26–2. A UFC welterweight champion from 2006 to 2007 and 2008 to 2013, St-Pierre holds the record for the most title defenses in the UFC welterweight division with nine. In 2017, he defeated Michael Bisping to win the middleweight championship, making him the fourth fighter in UFC history to win titles in multiple divisions. St-Pierre was named the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year, the 2008 Black Belt Magazine MMA Fighter of the Year, the 2009 Sports Illustrated Fighter of the Year and the 2009 World MMA Awards Fighter of the Year.

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Cambodian or Khmer Canadians

Immigration of Cambodians to Canada is relatively recent. From 1980 to 1992, Canada welcomed more than 18,000 Cambodia refugees who were fleeing the Khmer Rouge regime. They settled in Canada’s major urban areas. In the 2016 Census, 38,490 people reported being of Cambodian ethnic origin. Over the years since Cambodians began immigrating to Canada, many Cambodian Canadians have become distinguished in their fields; examples include actress Ellen Wong, journalist Chan Tep and graffiti artist FONKi.

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Avril Lavigne (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on January 13, 2003. Partner content is not updated.

"TO UNDERSTAND ME you have to meet me and be around me. And then, only if I'm in a good mood - don't meet me in a bad mood." Avril Lavigne, the 18-year-old pop sensation from Napanee, Ont., says this the first time I meet her.

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Alfred Fisher

Alfred (Joel) Fisher. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Boston 30 Jun 1942, naturalized Canadian 1974; B MUS (Boston) 1968, M MUS (Michigan State) 1967, PH D (Michigan State) 1976.

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Bill Glassco

William Grant Glassco, director, producer (b at Québec City 30 Aug 1935; d at Toronto 13 Sept 2004). As artistic director of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto (1971-1982) and Centre Stage (1985-1991), Bill Glassco was a major force in the development and promotion of Canadian theatre and drama.

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Patricia Joudry

During the 1950s, Joudry turned to more serious dramatic writing for radio, television and stage. Her best-known play, Teach Me How to Cry, was first produced on CBC radio and television in 1953.

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Eva Tanguay

Eva Tanguay, vaudeville actress (b at Marbleton/Lime Ridge near Sherbrooke, Qué 1 August 1878; d at Los Angeles, USA 11 January 1947). Known as "The Girl Who Made Vaudeville Famous," Tanguay moved as a child to Massachusetts with her parents - her French father and her French-Canadian mother.

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Rawlins Cross

Rawlins Cross. Celtic-rock band formed in St. John's, NL, in 1988 with Ian McKinnon (highland pipes, whistles), Dave Panting (guitar, mandolin), and Geoff Panting (accordion, keyboard).