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Howard Cable

Howard (Reid) Cable, conductor, arranger, music director, composer, scriptwriter, radio and television producer (born 15 December 1920 in Toronto, ON; died 30 March 2016 in Toronto).


Gwyn Morgan (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on January 13, 2003. Partner content is not updated.

BY HIS OWN ACCOUNT, the most powerful man in Canada's OIL patch is, at heart, a simple country boy. Gwyn Morgan, president and chief executive officer of EnCana Corp.


Alan Reesor

(Frederick) Alan (Edwin) Reesor. Teacher, organist, conductor, composer, b Markham, Ont, 14 Jun 1936; B MUS (Toronto) 1957, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1965. Reesor studied piano with Gertrude Jackson and organ with Wilfred Powell, John McIntosh, Norman Peterson, and H. William Hawke.


Jean Lapierre

Jean C. Lapierre, lawyer, politician, co-founder of the Bloc Québécois, and media commentator (born 7 May 1956 in the Magdalen Islands, QC; died there 29 March 2016).


Steven Guilbeault

Steven Guilbeault, PC, MP, ecologist, author, columnist and lecturer (born 9 June 1970 in La Tuque, Quebec). In 2009, French magazine Le Monde recognized Guilbeault as one of the world’s 50 leading figures in the field of sustainable development. The Cercle des Phénix de l’environnement du Québec also recognized Guilbeault the same year. Guilbeault earned recognition through his work with Greenpeace and as a co-founder of Équiterre. He also served as a columnist for various media outlets, including Métro, Radio-Canada, La Presse and Corporate Knight magazine. During the 2019 federal election, Guilbeault was elected the Liberal Member of Parliament for Montreal’s Laurier─Sainte-Marie riding. Shortly thereafter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Guilbeault to his Cabinet as minister of Canadian heritage.


Sheila Henig

Sheila Henig. Pianist, soprano, b Winnipeg 19 Feb 1934, d Toronto 15 May 1979; ARCT piano, voice, 1952, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1955. She studied piano with Jean Broadfoot and Gordon Kushner in Winnipeg and with Margaret Miller Brown at the RCMT.


John Stromberg

John (Alexander) Stromberg (b Stramberg). Composer, pianist, conductor, b Milton, P.E.I., 9 Nov 1858, d Freeport, Long Island, New York, 5 Jul 1902. John Stramberg was raised in Milton and River John, P.E.I. His father, Nathaniel Philip Stramberg (b River John, N.S.


Armand Ferland

(Joseph Pierre) Armand Ferland. Conductor, clarinettist, teacher, administrator, b St Boniface, Man, 31 Mar 1926; BA (Manitoba) 1947, premier prix clarinet (CMM) 1951, LRAM 1953, LGSM 1954, B MUS (Laval) 1965, L MUS (Laval) 1968.


Daniel Foley

Foley, Daniel (Charles). Composer, b Toronto 24 Apr 1952, B MUS (North Carolina School of the Arts) 1974, M MUS Composition (Toronto) 1977.



The Ojibwe (also Ojibwa, Ojibway and Chippewa) are an Indigenous people in Canada and the United States who are part of a larger cultural group known as the Anishinaabeg.


Peter Pringle

Peter Pringle. Singer-songwriter, composer, actor, thereminist, b Halifax, NS, 7 Sep 1945. He studied at the University of Toronto. At six, he was a soprano in the children's choir of the Canadian Opera Company.


Don Messer and His Islanders

Messer, who began playing the violin at five, learned fiddle tunes from local players - his uncle Jim Messer, Bowman Little, Charlie Bell, and others - and Scottish and Irish songs from his mother. At seven he was performing at barn dances, weddings, and other social gatherings in the area.


Jack Layton

Son of Robert Layton, a former prominent Québec Liberal who later became a Conservative MP and cabinet minister, Jack Layton graduated in political science from McGill University with a BA (1970) and from York University with an MA (1971) and a PhD (1984). His PhD thesis dealt with globalization.


Marian Grudeff

Marian (b Marion) Grudeff. Pianist, composer, teacher, b Toronto, of Bulgarian parents, 18 Apr 1927, d Toronto 4 Nov 2006.


Sir Charles Tupper

Sir Charles Tupper, prime minister, premier of Nova Scotia 1864–67, doctor (born 2 July 1821 in Amherst, NS; died 30 October 1915 in Bexleyheath, England). Charles Tupper led Nova Scotia into Confederation while he was premier. Over the course of his lengthy political career, he served as a federal Cabinet minister and diplomat, and briefly as prime minister of Canada — his 10-week term is the shortest in Canadian history. He was the last surviving Father of Confederation.


Gene MacLellan

Gene Philip MacLellan, songwriter, singer, guitarist (born 2 February 1938 in Val-d'Or, QC; died 19 January 1995 in Summerside, PEI). Gene MacLellan was a country, pop and gospel singer-songwriter. His songs “Snowbird” and “Put Your Hand in the Hand” won Grammy Awards in 1971; they were also declared Canadian classics by SOCAN and were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Winner of the 1971 Juno Award for Canadian composer of the year, MacLellan was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame and Nova Scotia’s Music Hall of Fame. He also received the East Coast Music Association’s Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award, and was honoured at the ECMA awards in both 1995 and 1996.


Wade MacLauchlan

H. Wade MacLauchlan, CM, OPEI, MLA, 32nd premier of Prince Edward Island (2015–19), president of University of Prince Edward Island (1999–2011), lawyer, academic (born 10 December 1954 in Stanhope, PEI). MacLauchlan was sworn in as premier of Prince Edward Island on 23 February 2015, becoming the province’s first openly gay premier. The former law professor and university president received the Order of Canada in 2008 and the Order of Prince Edward Island in 2014. He is the author of Alex B. Campbell: The Prince Edward Island Premier Who Rocked the Cradle (2014).


Bonnie Henry

Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer of British Columbia (2018 to present), epidemiologist, physician (born 1965 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island). Dr. Bonnie Henry is best known for leading British Columbia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also worked to eradicate polio and to contain Ebola and SARS. Henry is a family care physician and a specialist in preventative medicine. She is the first woman to serve as BC’s provincial health officer.

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