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Anderson, Doris: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian author, journalist and women's rights activist. (1921-2007).
Anderson, Doris: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Canadian author, journalist and women's rights activist. (1921-2007).
Barlow, Maude: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian auther and activist. National chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens' advocacy organization, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, and an executive member of the International F...
Barlow, Maude: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian auther and activist. National chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens' advocacy organization, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, and an executive member of the International F...
Baum, Gregory - obituary
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2017
Obituary for renowned Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, 94, who died Oct. 18, 2017.
Bertell, Rosalie: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian-American researcher who has worked in the field of environmental health. (Born 1929).
Berton, Pierre: Connexipedia Article
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Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
Berton, Pierre: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
Bethune, Norman: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian Communist physician, and medical innovator who developed the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. (1890-1939).
Bethune, Norman: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian Communist physician, and medical innovator who developed the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. (1890-1939).
Bibb, Henry: Connexipedia Article
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Author and abolitionist who was born a slave. (1815-1854).
Big Bear: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Cree leader who was involved in the North-West Resistance and subsequently imprisoned. (1825-1888).
Birney, Alfred Earle: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian poet, twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Literature. (1904-1995).
Blair, Elgin
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1989
Obituary of Connexions collective member Elgin Blair. (Died 1989).
Bob Carty
Foster, John
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2014
Celebrating Bob Carty (1950 – 2014). Tribute given by John Foster on March 10, 2014.
Brown, Rosemary: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician, prominent member of the New Democratic Party. (1930-2003).
Buck, Tim: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Machinist, trade unionists, and a long-time leader of the Communist Party of Canada. (1891-1973).
Buller, Annie: Connexipedia Article
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Union organizer and manager of various Communist Party of Canada (CPC) publications. (1895-1973).
Callwood, June: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
Callwood, June: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change
Cullis-Suzuki, Severn; Fredrickson, Kris; Kayssi, Ahmed; Mackenzie, Cynthia; Aldana Cohen, Daniel
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2007
Twenty five personal accounts of the important work of some of Canada's most prominent young activists championing causes from child labour to environmentalism.
Carr, Shirley: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian union leader who was the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
Casgrain, Marie Thérèse (Forget): Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Feminist, reformer, politician and senator in Quebec, Canada. (1896-1981).
Celebrating Bob Carty (1950 - 2014)
Foster, John
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2014
Tribute given by John Foster at the pass of Bob Carty
Chant, Donald Alfred: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Scientist, educator, environmental advocate. (1928-2007).
Chartrand, Michel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Quebec union leader and activist. (1913-2010).
Chartrand, Michel: Connexipedia Article
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Quebec union leader and activist. (1913-2010).
Clarke, Tony: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian social justice advocate. (Born 1944).
Coaker, William Ford: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Newfoundland union leader and politician and founder of the Fisherman's Protective Union and the Fishermen's Union Trading Co. (1871-1938).
Coldwell, Major James William: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian social democratic politician, and leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party from 1942 to 1960. (1888-1974).
Culhane, Claire: Connexipedia: Article from PrisonJustice.ca
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Canadian social justice activist. (1918-1996).
Darcy, Judy: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian trade unionist and president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees from 1991 until 2003. (Born 1950).
Davidson, Joe: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Trade unionist and self describe evolutionary socialist "with the proviso that evolution needed a shove at every opportunity." (1915-1985).
Diemer, Ulli: Connexipedia Article
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2010
Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
Douglas, Tommy: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian social democratic politician, CCF premier of Saskatchean and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1904-1986).
Dowson, Ross: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian Trotskyist. (1917-2002).
Dr. Mike Carr passes at 73
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2015
Dr. Mike Carr, community activist, academic and teacher, passed away amongst his Cuban family in Havana Cuba.
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Dumont, Gabriel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Métis leader in what is now western Canada. (1837-1906).
Dumont, Gabriel: Connexipedia Article
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Métis leader in what is now western Canada. (1837-1906).
Edwards, Henrietta Muir: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Canadian women's rights activist and reformer. (1849-1931).
Erasmus, Georges: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian Aboriginal politician, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations from 1985 to 1991. (Born 1948).
Evans, Arthur: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Socialist, trade unionist. (1890-1944).
Franklin, Ursula: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Franklin, Ursula: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Franklin, Ursula: Connexipedia Article
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Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Gonick, Cy: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian socialist publisher, academic, and politician. (Born 1936).
Goodwin, Albert (Ginger): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Labour leader, and socialist who inspired the first General Strike in Canada on August 2, 1918 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (1887-1918).
Goodwin, Albert (Ginger): Connexipedia Article
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2012
Canadian labour leader. (1887-1918)
Gordon, Walter: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian accountant, businessman, politician, and writer. (1906-1987).
The Green Trees Beyond: A Memoir
Lawrence, R. D.
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1994
R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
Grey Owl (Belaney, Archibald Stansfeld): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Writer: one of Canada's first conservationist writers. (1888-1938).
Hans Blumenfeld 1892-1988
Salaff, Stephen
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1988
A look at the accomplishments of Hans Blumenfeld, a German-Canadian architect and city planner who was also active throughout his life in promoting peace.
Hartman, Grace: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian labour union activist. (1918-1993).
Heap, Dan: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician with the New Democratic Party. (Born 1925).
Heaps, Abraham Albert: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian politician and labour leader. (1885-1954).
Heaps, Abraham Albert: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician and labour leader. (1885-1954).
Hurtig, Mel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A Canadian publisher, author, political activist and political candidate. (Born 1932).
An Inside Look at Our Penal System: Review of Go-Boy! Memoirs of a Life Behind Bars, by Roger Caron
Weitz, Don
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1979
GO-BOY! can be read as a major social document which cries out for long–overdue prison reforms in Canada. It's a major contribution to prison literature and criminology. But GO-BOY!, like much concent...
Irvine, William: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian politician, journalist and clergyman. (1885-1962).
Irvine, William: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician, journalist and clergyman. (1885-1962).
Jacobs, Jane: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
Jacobs, Jane: Connexipedia Article
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Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
Joe Zuken, Citizen and Socialist
Smith, Doug
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1990
Examines the forces that dominated Winnipeg's social and political life from the 1930s to the 1980s - the impact of European migration, the growth of radicalism, the internment of communists in World ...
Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist
Kneen, Brewster
Book
2014
Kneen describes his book as his “political theological autobiography.” The book is a personal life-story with a focus on the 1950s and '60s, coming from someone who was active in the peace and social ...
Kidd, Bruce: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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A Canadian academic, author, and athlete.
Landsberg, Michele: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian writer, social activist and feminist. (Born 1935).
Laxer, James: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political economist, professor and author. (Born 1941).
James Laxer - Canadian iconoclast 1941-2018
Laxer, Michael
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2018
Obituary for the prominent campaigner, author and academic James Laxer, who passed away February 23rd 2018.
Laxer, Robert: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian psychologist, professor, author, and political activist. (1915-1998).
LeBourdais, Isabel: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian journalist and author. (1909-2003).
Lewis, David: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Socialist politician, labour lawyer, and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1909-1981).
Lewis, Stephen: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Politician, diplomat, author, journalist, labour arbitrator, and former leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. (Born 1937).
Livesay, Dorothy: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Poet, journalist, writer of short fiction, autobiography and literary criticism. (1909-1996).
Livingstone, Kay: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Social activist, radio host. (1918-1975).
Lount, Samuel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Blacksmith, politician, rebel. (1791-1838).
MacInnis, Angus: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian social democratic politician. (1884-1964).
MacInnis, Grace: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician and feminist. (1905-1991).
Mackenzie: A political biography of William Lyon Mackenzie
Sewell, John
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2002
History has often dismissed William Lyon Mackenzie as a comical figure, or as the political hothead who bungled the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. Former Toronto mayor John Sewell suggests he may act...
Mackenzie, William Lyon: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Journalist, politician, rebel. (1795-1861).
Mackenzie, William Lyon: Connexipedia Article
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Journalist, politician, rebel. (1795-1861).
Macphail, Agnes: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political and activist. (1890-1954).
Macpherson, C. B.: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political scientist. (1911-1987).
Marshall, Donald, Jr: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Accused of murder, Marshall, a 16-year old Micmac, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. After he had served 11 years in a penitentiary, a re-examination of the case found him innocent. (1...
Matthews, Peter: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Farmer who participated in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. (1789? - 1838).
McClung, Nellie Letitia (Mooney): Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. (1873-1951).
McNaughton, Violet: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Feminist, journalist and activist. (1879-1968).
Mercredi, Ovide William: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Aboriginal Canadian politician and leader. (Born 1946).
Moffatt, Gary: Connexipedia Article
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2010
Canadian anarchist and activist.
Mooney, Pat: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Winner of the Right Livelihood Award for his work to save the world's genetic plant heritage. (Born 1947).
One Woman Army: The Life of Claire Culhane
Lowe, Mick
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1992
A biography of Claire Culhane, member of the Canadian Communist Party, crusader for prison abolition, and peace activist opposed to the Vietnam war.
Panitch, Leo: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political scientist. (Born 1945).
Papineau, Louis-Joseph: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Lawyer, seigneur, politician, defender of the national heritage of French Canada. Led the fight for control of the political institutions of Lower Canada. (1786-1871).
Parlby, Irene Marryat: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Politician, farm women's leader. (1868-1965).
Rebick, Judy: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian feminist, writer, and activist. (Born 1945).
Remembering Jim Campbell
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2008
Canadian anarchist.
Riel, Louis: Connexipedia Article
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Metis leader, founder of Manitoba, central figure in the North-West rebellion. (1844-1885).
Riel, Louis: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Metis leader, founder of Manitoba, central figure in the North-West rebellion. (1844-1885).
Roback, Léa: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Union organizer, social activist. (1903-2000).
Schmeiser, Percy and Louise: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winners
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Canadian farmers and opponents of GMO crops.
Scott, Francis Reginald (Frank): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Founding member of the social-democratic movement in Canada. (1899-1985).
Sewell, John: Connexipedia Article
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Political activist and writer on municipal affairs. The mayor of Toronto, Canada from 1978 to 1980. (Born 1940).
She never was afraid: The biography of Annie Buller
Watson, Louise
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1976
The story of Annie Buller, a Canadian trade union activist and Communist.
Shiva, Vandana: Connexipedia Article
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Philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author. (Born 1952).
Shiva, Vandana: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Environmental and women's activist. (Born 1952).
Spry, Graham: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Journalist, diplomat, international business executive, political organizer, advocate of public broadcasting. (1900-1983).
Suzuki, David: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. (Born 1936).
Tecumseh: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Shawnee chief who attempted to form an alliance of tribes to combat American territorial ambitions and tried to rally the tribes in a common defence against the Americans. (1768-1813).
Tecumseh: Connexipedia Article
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Shawnee chief who attempted to form an alliance of tribes to combat American territorial ambitions and tried to rally the tribes in a common defence against the Americans. (1768-1813).
Temple, William Horace: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician, trade union activist, businessman and temperance crusader. (1899-1988).
Truscott, Steven: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian who was sentenced to death in 1959, when he was a 14-year old student, for the allegedly murdering a classmate. (Born 1945).
Vallieres, Pierre: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Gordon, Stanley
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Writer, radical. (1938-1998).
Violet McNaughton: the Mighty Mite Reformer From Saskatchewan
Welton, Michael
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2018
Violet McNaughton deserves recognition as one of Canada's greatest and most formidable adult educators and co-operator of the twentieth century bar none
Watkins, Mel: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political economist and activist. (Born 1932).
White, Bob: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian trade unionist. (Born 1935).
Woodsworth, James Shaver: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Methodist minister, social worker, politician. (1874-1942).

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George Armstrong
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Hockey player.
Bathgate, Andy
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Hockey player.
Baum, Gregory
2018
A brief biography of Gregory Baum, one of Canada's most influential and controversial theologians and a participant in the Second Vatican Council.
Baun, Bob
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Hockey player.
Bower, Johnny
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Hockey player.
Brewer, Carl
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Hockey player.
Bulldog Brower (Richard T. Gland)
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Wrestler.
Dalton Camp
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Canadian politician and commentator, 1920-2002.
Conacher, Lionel
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All-round athlete.
Diefenbaker, John
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John George Diefenbaker, PC, CH, QC (September 18, 1895 - August 16, 1979) led Canada as its 13th Prime Minister, serving from June 21, 1957, to April 22, 1963.
Durelle, Yvon
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Boxer.
Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of the Angels
Gallus, Maya (director)
1991
A documentary about author Elizabeth Smart, with Jackie Burroughts playing Elizabeth Smart.
Hugh Garner
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Hugh Garner (1913 – 1979) was a British-born Canadian novelist.
Hall, Glenn
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Hockey player.
Harvey, Doug
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Hockey player.
Horton, Tim
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Hockey player.
Howe, Gordie
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Hockey player.
Red Kelly
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Hockey player.
Joy Kogawa
2016
Joy Kogawa is a Canadian writer.
Lindsay, Ted
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Hockey player.
Frank Mahovlich
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Hockey player, Senator.
Memorial to Dagmar Baur
This site is dedicated to the memory of Dagmar Baur - March 1941 - April 2010.
Olmstead, Bert
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Hockey player.
Plante, Jacques
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Hockey player.
Richard, Maurice
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Hockey player.
Rose Henderson
A Woman for the People
Campbell, Peter
2010
A study of the life of Canadian feminist, socialist, and peace activist Rose Henderson (1871-1937).
Sawchuk, Terry
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Hockey player.
Shack, Eddie
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Hockey player.
Smart, Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Smart (December 27, 1913 – March 4, 1986) was a Canadian poet and novelist.
Stanley, Allan
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Hockey player (1926-2013).
Trudeau, Pierre
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Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, and again from 3 March 1980 to 30 June 1984.
Worsley, Gump
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Hockey player.
Zwicker, Barrie
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Barrie Zwicker (born 1934) is a Canadian journalist, documentary producer, and political activist.