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James Jerome Hill

James Jerome Hill, pioneer transportation official, railway magnate (b at Rockwood, UC 16 Sept 1838; d at St Paul, Minn 29 May 1916). In 1856 Hill settled in St Paul.

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James Kidd Flemming

James Kidd Flemming, businessman, premier of New Brunswick 1911-14 (b at Woodstock, NB 27 Apr 1868; d there 10 Feb 1927). Flemming served as provincial secretary and receiver general before becoming premier in 1911.

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James MacBraire

James MacBraire, soldier, merchant, shipowner, justice of the peace (b at Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ire 1760; d at Berwick on Tweed, Eng 24 Mar 1832). He is first recorded in Harbour Grace, Nfld, in the 1780s working as a clerk for a Bristol firm engaged in the cod fishery.

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James Matthew Lee

James Matthew Lee, businessman, politician, premier of PEI (b at Charlottetown 26 Mar 1937). After setting up his own real-estate and development company in 1970, Lee ran unsuccessfully as a PC candidate in 1974. In a by-election on 17 February 1975, he was elected to the assembly.

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James McGill

James McGill, fur trader, merchant, politician, philanthropist (born 6 October 1744 in Glasgow, Scotland; died 19 December 1813 in Montreal, Lower Canada). James McGill was one of Montreal’s most prominent citizens in the 18th and early 19th centuries. He grew a successful career as a fur trader into a business empire. McGill also held various positions in public office, including three terms in Lower Canada’s legislature. His will contained the endowment for McGill University. James McGill’s achievements cannot be separated from the fact that he enslaved Black and Indigenous people and profited from this practice.

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James Purcell

James Purcell, stonemason, contractor, architect (b c1804; flourished 1841-58 at St John's, Nfld). Purcell was brought to Newfoundland in 1841 by the Roman Catholic bishop, Rev M.A. Fleming, to superintend the construction of the cathedral after a dispute with the original superintendent.

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James Richardson

James Richardson, grain merchant (b at Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ire 1819; d probably at Kingston 1892). Richardson immigrated to Canada in 1823 and was raised by an aunt in Kingston. A successful tailor by 1844, his acceptance of produce as payment led him into the commodities business.

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James Ryan

James Ryan, railway machinist, labour leader (born 1840 in County Clare, Ireland; died 17 December 1896 in Hamilton, ON). James Ryan was a machinist and railway engineer for the Great Western Railway and later the Grand Trunk Railway. He was a powerful voice in the Canadian Nine Hour Movement, which fought for a shorter workday. Ryan also helped establish the Canadian Labor Protective and Mutual Improvement Association in 1872, the forerunner of the Canadian Labor Union.

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James Stanley McLean

James Stanley McLean, meat packer, philanthropist (born 1 May 1876 in Clarke Twp, Durham County, ON; died 1 September 1954 in Toronto, ON). A graduate of the University of Toronto (1896), McLean became a clerk at the Harris Abattoir Co, Toronto, in 1901.

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James Stuart Duncan

James Stuart Duncan, businessman (b at Paris 2 May 1893; d at Paget, Bermuda 20 Dec 1986). Duncan joined MASSEY-HARRIS in Berlin, Germany, in 1909 and transferred to Canada in 1911. He served in the British army in WWI, returning to Massey-Harris afterwards.

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James William Carmichael

James William Carmichael, shipbuilder-owner, merchant, politician (b at New Glasgow, NS 16 Dec 1819; d there 1 May 1903). Carmichael, son of New Glasgow's founder, James Carmichael, became its most prominent merchant, shipbuilder and shipowner.

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James Yeo

James Yeo, shipbuilder and owner, entrepreneur (b at Kilkhampton, Eng 1789; d at Port Hill, PEI 25 Aug 1868). Beginning as an agent for a Devonshire merchant, he established his own transatlantic commercial enterprise between PEI and N Devon, Eng.

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James Young Murdoch

James Young Murdoch, lawyer, mining executive (b at Toronto 29 July 1890; d there 18 Apr 1962). A graduate of Osgoode Hall, Murdoch practised mining law in the Toronto firm Holden and Murdoch 1913-62; he was created King's Counsel in 1929.

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Jean Lallemand

Jean (Clovis) Lallemand. Industrialist, philanthropist, patron of the arts, b Montreal 19 Dec 1898, d there 17 Nov 1987; BA (Montreal) 1919. His mother, an excellent pianist, was the sister of Arthur Laurendeau.

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Jean Lumb

Jean Bessie Lumb (née Toy Jin Wong), CM, community leader, restaurateur (born 30 July 1919 in Nanaimo, BC; died 17 July 2002 in Toronto, ON). Jean Lumb was the first Chinese Canadian woman and first restaurateur inducted into the Order of Canada. She is also best known for her role in successfully lobbying the federal government to change its discriminatory immigration policies that separated Chinese families. Lumb also led the Save Chinatown Committee to prevent further demolition of Toronto’s Chinatown in the 1960s.

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Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière

Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière, also spelled as Lagimodière, Lagimonière and Lajimodière, fur trader (b at Trois-Rivières, Qué 26 Dec 1778; d at St-Boniface, Man 7 Sept 1855). Going west as a hunter and trapper about 1800, he returned to Québec in 1806, where he married Marie-Anne Gaboury.

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Jean-Claude Parrot

Jean-Claude Parrot, trade union leader (b at Montréal, Qué 24 July 1936). He was the longtime leader of the militant, 23 000-member-strong Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

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Jean-Louis Lévesque

Jean-Louis Lévesque, financier (b at Nouvelle, Qué 13 Apr 1911; d at Montréal 28 Dec 1994). After graduating from St Dunstan's U in PEI, and Laval, Lévesque worked for the Banque provinciale du Canada in Moncton, NB.