Category Archives: Canadians of Interest

RIP The Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Jack Layton, the New Democratic Party leader who led his party to Official Opposition status in this year’s federal election, has died after a battle with cancer. Continue reading

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Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada from May 31, 2001 – May 30, 2011

After 10 years as Canada’s Auditor General, Sheila Fraser retires today. During her 10 year mandate a Readers Digest poll listed her as one of the Top 10 Most Trusted Canadians. Continue reading

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One Year, One Canadian – Buying Canadian for a Year

For the year 2011, Darren Barefoot is living entirely Canadian… Continue reading

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Canadians of Interest ~ Blue Puttees

The history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, nicknamed the ‘Blue Puttees’. Continue reading

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James Bond is Canadian!

Ian Fleming quoted as saying the inspiration for James Bond was a Canadian born spy. Continue reading

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Canadians of Interest ~ René Lévesque

He founded the Parti Québecois, nationalized hydroelectricity in Quebec, created the Quebec Charter of the French Language, and his government was the first in Canada to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Canadians of influence ~ René Lévesque. Continue reading

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Canadians of Interest ~ Lester B. Pearson

14th Prime Minister of Canada, Father of modern peacekeeping, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, one of the most influential Canadians of the 20th century: Lester B. Pearson. Continue reading

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