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See also List of Canadian writers

Business Personalities



Alleged criminals

  • Robert Pickton[?] -- charged with largest number of serial killings in Canadian history, and still counting
  • Nicholas Ribic -- charged with having taken UN hostages during the war in the Balkans

Wrongfully convicted

  • David Milgaard[?] - served 23 years for a murder he did not commit
  • Donald Marshall Jr.[?] - wrongfully convicted of murder; subject of a Supreme Court of Canada case regarding First Nations rights to natural resources
  • Guy Paul Morin[?] - was not only tried twice for the same crime but spent 10 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.



  • Norman Bethune, (1890-1939), surgeon,inventor, socialist, battlefield doctor in Spain and China
  • Terry Fox, (1958-1981), died on one legged cross county run, Canadian Hero
  • Rick Hansen[?], "Man in Motion" Foundation


Military Figures

Motion Pictures, Radio, & Television


Political Leaders

(See also lists: Prime Minister of Canada, Canadian Confederation)

Religious personalities



For a more detailed list of renowned Canadian scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, see the outside link:

Sports Personalities

See List of famous Canadian sports personalities

Other Personalities

See also: Asian-Canadian, List of people by nationality

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