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Harry William Hays

Harry William Hays, farmer, rancher, businessman, politician (b at Carstairs, Alta 25 Dec 1909; d at Ottawa 4 May 1982). He was mayor of Calgary 1959-63, federal minister of agriculture 1963-65 and senator 1966-82.

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Clarence Lyle Barber

Clarence Lyle Barber, economist (b near Wolseley, Sask 5 May 1917). His experience of prairie farm life during the GREAT DEPRESSION gave him a commitment to improving Canadian economic policy and a concern for the needs of farmers.

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Albert Edgar Hickman

Albert Edgar Hickman, businessman, politician (b at Grand Bank, Nfld 2 Aug 1875; d at St John's 9 Feb 1943). Newfoundland's seventeenth prime minister, he held that office for just 33 days from 10 May to 11 June 1924, the shortest administration in Newfoundland's history.

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Sir William Edmond Logan

From 1831 Logan managed the Forest Copper Works near Swansea, in South Wales. A systematic thinker by nature, and anxious to find a reliable source of coal, he mapped the nearby coal seams topographically and cross-sectionally.

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George S. Mathieson

George S. (Simpson) Mathieson. Organizational pioneer, b Glasgow 16 Dec 1873, d Winnipeg 7 Feb 1951. After an apprenticeship in the grain business in Scotland, he joined the Norris Grain Co in Winnipeg and rose to a vice-presidency.

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John Kinder Labatt

John Kinder Labatt, farmer, brewer (b at Mountmellick, Ire 1803; d at London, Canada W 26 Oct 1866). Descended from French Huguenot exiles who had become Anglican, he emigrated from Ireland to England and thence to Upper Canada in 1833 with his wife.

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Izzy Asper

Israel Harold (Izzy) Asper, businessman, broadcaster, lawyer, politician (b at Minnedosa, Man 11 Aug 1932, d at Winnipeg, Man 7 Oct 2003). Izzy Asper earned a BA (1953) and LLB (1957) from the University of Manitoba before being called to the Bar in 1957.

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Gerald S. Doyle

Gerald S. (Stanley) Doyle. Businessman, folksong collector, b King's Cove, Bonavista Bay, Nfld, 26 Sep 1892, d St John's, Nfld, 12 Jul 1956.

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J.J. Johannesen

J.J. (Joseph Jean) Johannesen. Administrator, businessman, b Vitry, France, 23 Mar 1928, naturalized Canadian 1976, d Victoria 14 Mar 1994. Educated in Belgium, where he joined the JM movement upon its foundation, Johannesen was interested in composing but pursued a career in business.

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Michael John O'Brien

Michael John O'Brien, railway builder, industrialist, philanthropist (b at Lochaber, NS 19 Sept 1851; d at Renfrew, Ont 26 Nov 1940). O'Brien left school while he was in grade 8 to work as a water boy on a railway construction site.

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John Lovell

Lovell, John. Printer, publisher, b Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, 4 Aug 1810, d Montreal 1 Jul 1893. He arrived in Canada in 1820 and began his career as a printer in Montreal in 1835, concentrating on periodicals and newspapers.

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John Bird

John (Charles) Bird. Publisher, euphonium player, b Belgaum, India, 2 Nov 1923, d Toronto 26 Feb 2006. After World War II service as a euphonium player in the RCAF Band John Bird joined Gordon V. Thompson Ltd in 1946 and served as sales manager 1950-5 and general manager 1955-65.

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Patricia Duncan

Patricia (Pat) Duncan, business woman, politician, premier of Yukon (b at Edmonton, Alta, 8 Apr 1960). Duncan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in 1983. She then became Special Assistant (Constituency Affairs) in the office of Yukon MP Erik NIELSEN.

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Sir William Mackenzie

Sir William Mackenzie, railway entrepreneur (b in Eldon Twp, Peterborough County, Canada W 17 or 30 Oct 1849; d at Toronto 5 Dec 1923). Though he was both a teacher and local politician, his chief interest was business.

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Avie Bennett

Avie Bennett, businessman, publisher, philanthropist (born 2 Jan 1928 in Toronto, ON; died 2 June 2017 in Toronto, ON). Renowned for his interest in social and cultural issues, Avie Bennett began his business career in shopping centre development, a business that his family had pioneered.