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Cornwall (PEI)

Cornwall, PEI, incorporated as a town in 1995, population 5162 (2011c), 4677 (2006c). The Town of Cornwall is located 6 kilometres west of CHARLOTTETOWN. Named after the Duchy of Cornwall in England, the community was originally


John Fenwick

(Edward) John Fenwick. Conductor, composer, arranger, consultant, b Hamilton, Ont, 1 Aug 1932, d Toronto 3 Nov 1993; B MUS (Toronto) 1954, M MUS (Toronto) 1956.


Johnny Belinda

Johnny Belinda. Musical play by Mavor Moore (book) and John Fenwick (music). It is based on the play of the same name by the US author Elmer Harris, and tells a story of love, murder, and a deaf girl in Souris, PEI, in 1894.


Lucien Bouchard

Lucien Bouchard, G.O.Q., lawyer, politician and premier of Québec (born 22 December 1938 in Saint-Coeur-de-Marie, Quebec). In the 1980s, Bouchard was a member of Brian Mulroney’s government, serving first as secretary of state and then as minister of the environment. Not long before the ultimate failure of the Meech Lake Accord, however, Bouchard left Cabinet after expressing his concerns with the process. With a group of Liberal and Conservative members of Parliament, he formed a new party, the Bloc Québécois, whose goal is to represent the interests of Québec in the House of Commons. A key figure in the 1995 Quebec referendum, Bouchard succeeded Jacques Parizeau in January 1996 as premier of Québec, a position he held until March 2001. He then returned to practising law.


New Brunswick

New Brunswick is one of three provinces collectively known as the "Maritimes." Joined to Nova Scotia by the narrow Chignecto Isthmus and separated from Prince Edward Island by the Northumberland Strait, New Brunswick forms the land bridge linking this region to continental North America. It is bounded in the north by Québec and in the west by the US (Maine). In 1784, the British divided Nova Scotia at the Chignecto Isthmus, naming the west and north portion New Brunswick after the German duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg. New Brunswick is now the only officially bilingual province in Canada.


Confederation, 1867

Canada wasn’t born out of revolution or a sweeping outburst of nationalism. Instead, it was created in a series of conferences and orderly negotiations, culminating in the terms of Confederation on 1 July 1867. The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada (what is now Ontario and Québec) was the first step in a slow but steady nation-building exercise that would come to encompass other territories, and eventually fulfill the dream of a country A Mari usque ad Mare — from sea to sea.

But support for Confederation wasn’t universal. Indigenous people were never asked if they wanted to join, for example, and many others launched staunch opposition before and after 1867. From Indigenous to francophone resistance, opponents of Confederation have shaped the way we think about Canada as much as the Fathers of Confederation.


James Morrison

James Morrison, Roman Catholic priest, professor, archbishop (b at Savage Harbour, PEI 9 July 1861; d at Antigonish, NS 13 April 1950).


The Island Hymn

'The Island Hymn'. Patriotic song of Prince Edward Island, with music by Lawrence W. Watson to words by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Montgomery wrote the words in 1907, the year before her famous novel Anne of Green Gables appeared.


French Canadian Nationalism

French Canadian nationalism concerns a wide variety of manifestations of the collective will of much of Canada's French-speaking population to live as a distinct cultural community. Its innumerable ramifications have been not only cultural but also political, economic and social.


Evelyne Anderson

Evelyne (Louise) Anderson. Soprano, actress, b Winnipeg 24 Dec 1929. She studied voice with her father, W.H. Anderson, and Gladys Whitehead in Winnipeg, and for a time with Jan van der Gucht in England. She was Meg Brockie in Brigadoon, the first full-scale production at Winnipeg's Rainbow Stage.



Cardigan, PEI, incorporated as a village in 1954 and as a community in 1983, population 332 (2011c), 374 (2006c). The Community of Cardigan is situated 54 km northeast of CHARLOTTETOWN. A fishing and farming community and the


Parti Québécois

The Parti Québécois (PQ) is a nationalist political party formed in Québec in 1968 through the merger of the Mouvement souveraineté-association and the Ralliement national. René Lévesque was the PQ’s first leader and held that position until 1985. The party was elected to its first term in office in 1976 and went on to hold two referendums on Québec sovereignty: one in 1980 and the other in 1995.