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CBC President Manera Resigns

At 3 p.m. on Feb. 27, only 90 minutes before the federal budget was tabled in the House of Commons, CBC president Anthony Manera was handed a single sheet of paper that made him do a double take. In three neat columns, figures spelled out the bleak financial future of the Crown corporation.


Boyd McDonald

Boyd McDonald. Pianist, fortepianist, composer, teacher, b Tuberose, Sask, 28 Sep 1932; ARCT 1951, LRSM 1953. In Saskatoon McDonald studied piano with Lyell Gustin and composition with Murray Adaskin.


Allister MacGillivray

John Allister MacGillivray, CM, songwriter, guitarist, folklorist, author, record producer (born 17 January 1948 in Glace Bay, NS). Allister MacGillivray’s songs are largely Celtic in style and Maritime in flavour, including his best-known work, “Song for the Mira,” which has become a standard in the Celtic repertoire and something of an anthem in Nova Scotia. He accompanied such acts as John Allan Cameron and Ryan’s Fancy before focusing exclusively on songwriting and producing. He has worked with such East Coast stalwarts as Buddy MacMaster and Men of the Deeps, and his songs have been covered by The Barra MacNeils, John McDermott and Anne Murray, among many others.


Janet Cardiff

Janet Cardiff, artist (b at Brussels, Ont 15 Mar 1957). Janet Cardiff studied at QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY (BFA, 1980) and at the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (MVA, 1983).


Rob McConnell

Rob (Robert Murray Gordon) McConnell. Valve trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, b London, Ont, 14 Feb 1935, d Toronto, 1 May 2010; honorary D LITT (St Francis Xavier) 1986.


Joe Bocan

​Joe Bocan (née Johanne Beauchamp), Québécoise actress and singer (born 8 September 1957 in Montréal, QC).


Joshua Mauger

Joshua Mauger, colonial entrepreneur, sea captain, politician (baptized 25 April 1725 in the parish of St. John, Jersey; died 18 October 1788 at Warborne, near Lymington, England). Mauger was one of Nova Scotia’s wealthiest and most influential merchants in the 18th century. Although he only spent 11 years in the colony, he exerted significant power in its business and politics for two decades after. His complex involvement with Nova Scotia underscores the bonds of subservience and influence that hindered the colony’s early development. Mauger also enslaved Black people and built a significant portion of his business empire on the labour of enslaved people.


Sir William Tyrone Guthrie

Sir William Tyrone Guthrie, stage director, producer (b at Tunbridge Wells, Eng 2 July 1900; d at Newbliss, County Monaghan, Ire 15 May 1971). The great-grandson of the 19th-century actor Tyrone Power, he made his stage debut as


William Goodridge Roberts

By the early 1950s, he had national prominence through his participation in numerous Canadian and international exhibitions, and in 1952 was one of 4 artists in Canada's first official participation at the Venice Biennale. He became the first artist-in-residence at UNB in 1959.


Fernand Martel

Fernand Martel. Baritone, organist, pianist, b Quebec City 11 Aug 1919. He studied singing at Laval University with Louis Gravel. During World War II he toured as soloist with the Band of the Royal 22nd Regiment.


Gweneth Lloyd

Gweneth Lloyd, ballet director, choreographer, teacher (b at Eccles, Eng 15 Sept 1901; d at Kelowna, BC 1 Jan 1993).


Gary Kulesha

Gary Kulesha, composer, arranger, conductor, pianist (b at Toronto 22 Aug 1954). Gary Kulesha studied piano, theory and composition with William G.


Howie Morenz

On 28 January 1937, Morenz sustained a broken leg that proved to be a career-ending injury. In the months that followed, his health gradually declined, culminating in his death on 8 March of the same year.