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Rick Salutin

Rick Salutin, playwright and journalist (b at Toronto 30 Aug 1942). After studying at Brandeis University, Columbia University and New York's New School for Social Research, Salutin returned to Toronto in 1970 to work as a trade-union organizer.

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Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck

Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck of Ballytrammon, governor general of British North America, captain general and governor of British North America from 1861 to 1867 and governor general of Canada from 1867 to 1868 (born 10 October 1819 in Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland; died 29 November 1894 in Charleville, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland). Monck supported Confederation and became the first governor general of the Dominion of Canada.

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Frank Bing Wong (Primary Source)

Frank Bing Wong was a Chinese Canadian corporal in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. From 1942 to 1946, Wong served in the North West Europe campaign. Learn all about Wong’s experiences as he recalls the sights of battle and the impact that the Liberation of the Netherlands had on the Canadian war effort.

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Marco Polo

The Marco Polo was a sailing ship of 1625 tons launched in April 1851 from the building yard of James Smith, Courtney Bay, Saint John, New Brunswick. She was the most famous ship built in New Brunswick, cutting a week off

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Guy Lombardo

In 1924 they took the name Royal Canadians. Their New Year's Eve broadcasts from New York's Roosevelt Grill (1929-62), and later the Waldorf Astoria, were a traditional part of North American celebrations, known especially for their theme "Auld Lang Syne.

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Yolande Dulude

Yolande Dulude. Soprano, born Montreal 12 Jan 1931, died there 18 Aug 2003; lauréat (Basile-Moreau College) 1948. After studying piano for a number of years, she began voice study in 1944.

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Patsy Gallant

Patsy (Adrienne) Gallant. Popular singer, actress, songwriter, b Campbellton, NB, 15 Aug 1948. One of 10 children, at five Patsy Gallant was part of The Gallant Sisters with older siblings Angeline, Florine, and Ghislaine.

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Guillaume Côté

Guillaume Côté, dancer, choreographer, composer (born at Lac St-Jean, Que 17 Sept 1981). Guillaume Côté is a ballet dancer respected internationally for his outstanding musicality, technique and dramatic interpretation.

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Archibald McNab

Archibald McNab, 17th chief of Clan Macnab (b in Perthshire, Scot c 1781; d at Lannion, France 12 Aug 1860). McNab came to Upper Canada in 1822 to flee his creditors in Scotland. His settlement scheme was approved Nov 1823 and he was given land on the Madawaska River.

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John Richard Fox

John Richard Fox, painter (b at Montréal 26 July 1927). Trained by Goodridge ROBERTS, Fox also worked under John LYMAN at McGill. In 1952 he entered the Slade School of Art, London, Eng, and later spent 2 years in Italy and France before finally returning to Montréal in 1957.

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Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse

Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse (born at Magnac, France 1724; died at Qué 1782). Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse was a Jesuit missionary in the Saguenay-St Lawrence Gulf region. La Brosse is also a hero of folklore, remembered for having predicted his own death on 11 April 1782.

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Chamber Players of Toronto

The Chamber Players of Toronto. A 15-piece string ensemble, formed in 1968 by the players themselves and directed until 1977 from the first chair by the violinist Victor Martin (b Elne, France, of Spanish parents, 24 Sep 1940; a pupil of Antonio Arias, Lorand Fenyves, and Max Rostal).

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Grant Allen

Grant (Charles Grant Blairfindie) Allen, writer, historian, scientist (b at Alwington, Ont 24 Feb 1848; d at London, Eng 28 Oct 1899). He spent most of his youth in Canada, and completed his formal education in France and England, where he graduated from Merton College, Oxford, in 1871.

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Pierre Foglia

Pierre Foglia, journalist and columnist (b at Italy 1940). Pierre Foglia lived most of his childhood in France before immigrating to California at the age of 15, and then to Québec where he settled. He had several professions before starting to practise journalism in the weekly Québécois press.

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John McCrae

John McCrae, soldier, physician, poet (born 30 November 1872 in Guelph, ON; died 28 January 1918 in Wimereux, France). A noted pathologist and army physician, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae was also a poet; he wrote “In Flanders Fields” — one of the most famous poems of the First World War.

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Gatien Lapointe

Gatien Lapointe, poet, professor, publisher (b at Sainte-Justine-de-Dorchester, Qué 18 Dec 1931; d at Trois-Rivières, Qué 15 Sept 1983). He studied at the Petit Séminaire de Québec, the École des arts graphiques in Montréal, Université de Montréal (MA), the Collège de France and the Sorbonne.