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Dennis Fentie

In 1996 Dennis Fentie entered territorial politics when he was elected to represent Watson Lake in Yukon's Legislative Assembly as a member of the NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

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Michael I. Asch

Michael I. Asch, anthropologist, ethnomusicologist (b at New York City, NY 9 April 1943). A graduate of Columbia University, he joined the University of Alberta in 1971.

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John Dembeck

John Dembeck. Violinist, violist, b New York 1914, naturalized Canadian, d Toronto 14 Mar 1993. Dembeck studied violin from age six, going on to graduate from Juilliard.

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Gilbert White Ganong

Gilbert White Ganong, confectionery manufacturer, politician, lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick 1917 (b at Springfield, NB 22 May 1851; d at St Stephen, NB 31 Oct 1917).

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John Sunday

John Sunday, or Shah-wun-dais, meaning "sultry heat," Mississauga (Ojibwa) chief, Methodist missionary (b at New York C 1795; d at Alderville, Ont 14 Dec 1875).

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Ernest Myrand

Ernest Myrand. Historian, journalist, librarian, b Quebec City 29 Jun 1854, d there 31 May 1921. After studying at Laval University, he joined Le Canadien as a journalist under the supervision of that Quebec City daily's editor, Israël Tarte.

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Joanna Ruth Nichols

Joanna Ruth Nichols, children's writer (b at Toronto 4 Mar 1948). In A Walk Out of the World (1969) and The Marrow of the World (1972), Nichols portrays the adventures of troubled children transported to alternate universes. The latter was Canadian Children's Book of the Year.

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Tommy Douglas

Thomas Clement (“Tommy”) Douglas, CC, premier of Saskatchewan, first leader of the New Democratic Party, Baptist minister and politician (born 20 October 1904 in Falkirk, Scotland; died 24 February 1986 in Ottawa, Ontario). Douglas led the first socialist government elected in Canada and is recognized as the father of socialized medicine in Canada. He also helped establish democratic socialism in mainstream Canadian politics.

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Bob Rae

Robert Keith (Bob) Rae, CCOOntPC, lawyer, politician (born 2 August 1948 at OttawaOntario). A prominent lawyer, community activist and author, Rae has served as a federal (1978-82; 2008-2013) and provincial politician (1982-96), premier of Ontario (1990-1995), interim leader of the federal Liberal Party (2011-2013), and as a government-appointed official. In July of 2020, Rae was named Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. Rae's family had substantial ties to Ottawa; his father Saul had been a senior diplomat, while his brother John was a long-time advisor to former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

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Sylvio Lacharité

Lacharité, Sylvio. Conductor, administrator, composer, b Sherbrooke, Que, 3 Oct 1914, d there 13 May 1983; BA (Sherbrooke) 1936. He began his studies with his brother Lonia and Paul-Marcel Robidouxand then took piano lessons from Germaine Malépart in Montreal.

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Donna Brown

Donna Brown. Soprano, b Renfrew, Ont, 15 Feb 1955. Donna Brown studied voice, piano and composition privately in Ottawa, and at McGill University in Montreal, before pursuing further studies with Noémie Perugia in Paris.

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Sum 41

Sum 41 is a rock band that formed in Ajax, Ont. with Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums). The group formed in 1996, 41 days into the summer before its members entered grade 12.

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Jacques Michel

Jacques Michel (b Rodrigue). Singer-songwriter, b Ste-Agnès-de-Bellecombe, near Rouyn, Que, 27 Jun 1941. At 16 he sang in cabarets in his region, performing songs by Gilbert Bécaud, Charles Aznavour, and Mouloudji to which he gradually added his own compositions.

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John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul, novelist, essayist (b at Ottawa, Ont 19 June 1947). The son of a Canadian army officer and a British war bride, John Ralston Saul completed a BA at McGill University and his PhD, in economics and political science, at King's College, University of London.