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Jacques Bougie

Jacques Bougie, administrator (b at Montréal, 1947). Jacques Bougie graduated from the Université de Montréal in law, and from l'École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in business administration. He began working for Alcan in 1979 as manager for the company's Beauharnois smelter.

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Miles Macdonell

Miles Macdonell, soldier, governor of Assiniboia (born c 1767 in Inverness-shire, Scotland; died 28 June 1828 in Pointe-Fortune, Upper Canada).

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Edith Wiens

Wiens is especially renowned as a lieder singer, and her recordings of songs by Richard Strauss, Schubert and Schumann have received superlative reviews, noting the tenderness of her voice in the upper register and her scrupulous interpretation of the texts.

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John Godfrey

John Ferguson Godfrey, academic, editor, politician (b at Toronto 19 Dec 1942). A surprising choice to become editor of the Financial Post in 1987, Godfrey was educated at University of Toronto and Oxford, where he studied French history.

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Gerald Tailfeathers

Gerald Tailfeathers, artist (born at Stand Off, Alberta 13 or 14 Feb 1925; died at Blood IR, Alberta 3 Apr 1975). One of the first Indigenous Canadians to become a professional artist, he came to prominence in the 1950s.

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Joan Fairfax

Joan Fairfax (b Pickup). Singer, accordionist, arranger, b Blackburn, Lancashire, England, 24 Jun 1926, naturalized US. She was taken at two to Oakville, Ont, but returned to England for a year at seven and there began piano study. She later studied accordion in Toronto with Dixie Dean.

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Harold Meek

Harold Meek (after ca 1912 Edouard Albion). Baritone, impresario, b Port Stanley, near London, Ont, 24 Mar 1887, d there 27 May 1972. He studied at 18 with Cyril Dwight-Edwards in London, Ont, with Frank King Clark and Oscar Seagle in Paris, and with Vincenzo Lombardi in Florence.

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Montreal Oratorio Society

Montreal Oratorio Society. Mixed choir of more than 200 voices founded by Horace Reyner in 1902 after the disbandment of the Montreal Philharmonic Society (1875-99) and the Motet Choir (1897-1901). Conducted by Reyner 1902-6, J.E.F. Martin 1906-7, and Frederick H.

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Albert David Jordan

Albert David Jordan. Organist, conductor, administrator, b Seaforth, near Stratford, Ont, 28 Jul 1877, d Magnetawan, northeast of Parry Sound, Ont, 7 Sep 1932. He was the brother of Henri Kew Jordan and a pupil of F.H. Torrington at the Toronto College of Music.

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Nicolas Koudriavtzeff

Nicolas (de) Koudriavtzeff. Impresario, b Nikolayev, near Odessa, 7 Feb 1896, naturalized Canadian 1960, d Montreal 31 Aug 1980. He studied violin, then piano, while attending university in Odessa and St Petersburg.

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H. Bruce Lobaugh

H. (Harold) Bruce Lobaugh. Teacher, administrator, clarinetist, musicologist, b Toledo, O, 19 Feb 1930; B SC education (Muskingum, O) 1952, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1960, PH D (ESM, Rochester) 1968.

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David Rabinowitch

David Rabinowitch, sculptor (b at Toronto 6 Mar 1943). Like his twin brother Royden RABINOWITCH, he first came to national attention as a member of the artistic community in London, Ontario, around Greg CURNOE, celebrated in the National Gallery of Canada's exhibition, The Heart of London (1968).

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Leon Rooke

Leon Rooke, short-story writer, novelist, playwright (b at Roanoke Rapids, NC 11 Sept 1934). He was educated at the U of NC in Chapel Hill (1955-58, 1961-62) and was drafted into the US Army infantry which he served in Alaska

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Solicitor General

The office of the solicitor general has its historic roots in England. In Canada the office varies substantially from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some provinces the office of the solicitor general is subsumed under one or more different portfolios, but in most it is separate and distinct.