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John Godfrey

John Ferguson Godfrey, academic, editor, politician (b at Toronto 19 Dec 1942). A surprising choice to become editor of the Financial Post in 1987, Godfrey was educated at University of Toronto and Oxford, where he studied French history.

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John King Gordon

John King Gordon (b at Winnipeg 6 Dec 1900; d at Ottawa 24 Feb 1989), son of Charles GORDON (pen name Ralph Connor). After studying at the universities of Manitoba, Oxford and the Union Theological Seminary, Gordon taught at United Theological College in Montréal.

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John McCaul

John McCaul. Educator, theologian, impresario, b Dublin 7 Mar 1807, d Toronto 16 Apr 1886; BA (Dublin) 1824, MA (Dublin) 1828, LL D (Dublin) 1835. A specialist in classical languages, McCaul moved to Toronto in 1839 as principal of Upper Canada College.

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John Meisel

John Meisel, educator, public servant (b at Vienna, Austria 23 Oct 1923). He is known to academics as a leading student of Canadian politics and to the public as chairman of the CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC).

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John Norman Emerson

John Norman Emerson, professor, archaeologist (b at Toronto 13 Mar 1917; d there 18 Nov 1978). As a Huron-Iroquois specialist, he was the first in Canada to establish a continuing training program for Canadian archaeologists.

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John Ronan

John (Edward) Ronan. Administrator, teacher, choirmaster, composer, b Colgan, near Orangeville, Ont, 28 Oct 1894, d Toronto 15 Oct 1962; MCG, LCSC (Rome, Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music) 1936.

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John Strachan

Strachan lost his father when he was 14. He entered the University of Aberdeen at only 16 and supported his widowed mother through teaching.

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Josef Skvorecky

After the 1968 Soviet invasion, Skvorecky and his wife, the actress-novelist Zdena Salivarova, came to Toronto, where Skvorecky served as writer-in-residence at the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO for a year and in 1971 joined its English department, where he taught literature and film until 1990.

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Joseph Francis Dion

Joseph Francis Dion, Métis leader, political organizer, and teacher (born 2 July 1888 near Onion Lake, SK; died 21 December 1960 in Bonnyville, AB). Dion was central to the shaping of modern Indigenous political organizations on the Prairies. He became a farmer (1903) and teacher on the Kehewin reserve (1916-40). In the 1930s he worked with Jim Brady and  Malcolm Norris  to found what is now the Métis Nation of Alberta (1932; president, 1932-58) and the Indian Association of Alberta (1939). Serving in the executives of First Nations, Métis and Roman Catholic Church organizations, he travelled, lectured, recorded living traditions (published as  My Tribe the Crees, 1979) and managed a Métis dance troupe. A relatively conservative reformer, Dion promoted the idea of Indigenous self-help through local agricultural development and the preservation of traditional culture.

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Joseph Patrick Ziegler

After moving to Toronto, Ziegler was hired immediately by THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE to act in October Soldiers (about the FLQ crisis) and for the CBC's radio version of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring Lorne GREENE, a play he would later direct.

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Joseph-Antonio Thompson

Joseph-Antonio (Antoine) Thompson. Organist, composer, choir conductor, bandmaster, teacher, b Montreal 22 Nov 1896, d Trois-Rivières, Que, 8 Mar 1974; lauréat organ (Laval) 1923, D MUS (Montreal) 1950.

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Joseph-Arthur Bernier

Joseph-Arthur Bernier. Organist, pianist, teacher, composer, b Lévis, near Quebec City, 19 Mar 1877, d Quebec City 28 Apr 1944; honorary D MUS (Washington College of Music) 1931.

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Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme

Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme, priest, educator, scientist (b at St-Anselme, Canada E 18 Sept 1849; d at Québec C 6 July 1910). After studying at the SÉMINAIRE DE QUÉBEC and later spending periods at Harvard and in Europe, Laflamme became professor of geology and mineralogy at Laval in 1870.

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Joseph-Élie Savaria

Joseph-Élie Savaria. Organist, teacher, b Lachine, near Montreal, 16 Dec 1886, d Montreal 4 Oct 1973; lauréat (AMQ) 1903. He studied piano, solfège, and harmony with Jean-Noël Charbonneau.