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Extraordinary Canadians

Extraordinary Canadians Mordecai Richler
Author Mordecai Richler had a voice all his own and until his death in 2001, he continued to create original protagonists struggling to...
Extraordinary Canadians Lucy Maud Montgomery
One of Canada’s most exported literary characters is PEI’s famed Anne of Green Gables, created by author Lucy Maud Montgomery in the...
Extraordinary Canadians Nellie McClung
Suffragist, reformer, legislator and author, Nellie McClung was a women’s rights activist who is perhaps best known for her involvement...
Extraordinary Canadians Lord Beaverbrook
Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken) was born on the Miramichi river in New Brunswick in 1879, left Canada in 1910 to become a...
Extraordinary Canadians Stephen Leacock
Humorist, essayist, teacher and political scientist, Stephen Leacock is best known for humorous fiction. His two masterpieces are...
Plains Cree leader Big Bear (Mistahimaskwa) was famous for being the first major prairie chief to refuse to sign a treaty. He was an avid...
Painter and writer Emily Carr’s Pacific northwest forests and First Nation totem poles are world renowned. But she struggled for many...
Extraordinary Canadians Norman Bethune
Surgeon, inventor and political activist Norman Bethune headed the Canadian Medical Unit during the Spanish Civil War, developing the...
Canadian pianist Glenn Gould is an international name in the music industry, known for his Bach recordings and live performances around the...
Extraordinary Canadians Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Arguably Canada’s most popular Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau was elected in 1968 and became the nation’s fifteenth Prime...
Extraordinary Canadians Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin
Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin formed a party of Upper and Lower Canada liberal reformers and eventually succeeded in...
Extraordinary Canadians Lester B. Pearson
Regarded as one of the most influential Canadians of the 20th century, Lester B. Pearson was Canada’s fourteenth Prime Minister. Under...