Category Archives: Canadians

Flora MacDonald – Trailblazer

Flora MacDonald – Politician, Humanitarian, Trailblazer

Birth Name:

Flora Isabel MacDonald

Birth Date:

June 3rd, 1926

Birth Place:

North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Passed:

July 26th, 2015

Parents:

Mary I. Royle and George F. MacDonald  

Politics:

Member of Parliament 1972–1988  

Humanitarian:

Flora’s House 

Honours:

Order of Canada, Pearson Medal of Peace 

Flora Isabel MacDonald was a sixth-generation Canadian whose ancestors came to Canada from the Scottish highlands in the 1790s.

Flora was a trailblazer for women in politics, a humanitarian, and a champion of human rights, known for her courage, sensitivity, and good sense.

Flora MacDonald made history by becoming Canada’s first female foreign minister.

At the 1976 PC leadership convention, she became the first woman to mount a serious campaign for the leadership of one of Canada’s two major governing parties.

After leaving politics in 1989 Flora was deeply involved in a range of human rights and environmental activities around the globe.

Flora’s Obituary……Riannon Westall,Toronto Star

More……from Geoffrey Stevens

Flora Honoured in Afghanistan……CBC.ca

Famous People From Canada

Famous Canadians – BY LAST NAME

 Letter A 

  • Abbott, Scott
  • Abel, Sid
  • Acton, Keith
  • Adams, Bryan
  • Adams, Jack
  • Adams, Russ
  • Aglukark, Susan
  • Agosta, Meagan
  • Allen, Bruce
  • Allison, Jamie
  • Allison, Jason
  • Anderson, John
  • Anderson, Pam
  • Anderson, Melissa Sue
  • Andreychuk, Dave
  • Angélil, René
  • Angotti, Lou
  • Anka, Paul
  • Apps, Gillian
  • Apps, Syl
  • Apps, Syl Jr.
  • Arbour, Al
  • Arbour, Louise
  • Arcand, Nathaniel
  • Arden, Jann
  • Armstrong, Colby
  • Armstrong, Derek
  • Armstrong, George
  • Arnett, Will
  • Arniel, Scott
  • Arnott, Jason
  • Ashmore, Aaron
  • Ashmore, Shawn
  • Ashton, Brent
  • Atwood, Margaret 
  • Aubin, J-Sebastien
  • Aucoin, Adrian
  • Audette, Donald
  • Auld, Alexander
  • Avery, Sean
  • Aykroyd, Dan
  • Ayres, Benjamin

 Letter B 

  • Bachman, Randy
  • Bachman, Tal
  • Backstrom, Ralph
  • Bailey, Ace
  • Bailey, Donovan
  • Bairstow, Scott
  • Balsillie, Jim
  • Banting, Frederick
  • Barber, Bill
  • Barilko, Bill
  • Barrell, Kat
  • Baruchel, Jay
  • Bateman, Robert
  • Bauer, Bobby
  • Beach, Adam
  • Bee, Samantha
  • Belfour, Ed
  • Beliveau, Jean
  • Bell, Catherine
  • Bellows, Gil
  • Bennett, Max
  • Bergeron, Marc-Andre
  • Bergeron, Patrice
  • Berton, Pierre
  • Bertuzzi, Todd
  • Bethune, Norman
  • Bieber, Justin
  • Bisson, Yannick
  • Black, Conrad
  • Black, Jully
  • Black, Terry
  • Blake, Robert
  • Blake, Toe
  • Bochner, Lloyd
  • Bondar, Roberta
  • Bossy, Mike
  • Bouchard, Genie
  • Bourque, Ray
  • Bouwmeester, Jay
  • Bowman, Scotty
  • Boyd, Liona
  • Brandt, Paul
  • Brewer, Carl
  • Brochu, Évelyne
  • Brodeur, Martin
  • Brown, Divine
  • Browning, Kurt
  • Bruce, Dylan
  • Brueggergosman, Measha
  • Brugel, Amanda
  • Bublé, Michael
  • Bujold, Geneviève
  • Burr, Raymond
  • Burrows, Jackie
  • Bryant, Lucas

 Letter C 

  • Cameron, James
  • Cammalleri, Mike
  • Campbell, Colin
  • Campbell, Neve
  • Candy, John
  • Canyon, George
  • Cardinal, Tantoo
  • Cariou, Len
  • Carr, Emily
  • Carrey, Jim
  • Carson, Jack
  • Cattrall, Kim
  • Cavanagh, Tom
  • Cera, Michael
  • Chan, Patrick
  • Chante, Keshia
  • Chaykin, Maury
  • Cheecho, Jonathan
  • Cheevers, Gerry
  • Cherry, Don
  • Chong, Tommy
  • Christensen, Hayden
  • Ciccarelli, Dino
  • Clark, Terry
  • Clark, Wendel
  • Clarke, Bobby
  • Clarkson, Adrienne
  • Clayton-Thomas, David
  • Coates, Kim
  • Cochrane, Tom
  • Cockburn, Bruce
  • Coffey, Paul
  • Cohen, Leonard
  • Colantoni, Enrico
  • Connors, Stompin Tom
  • Coupland, Douglas
  • Crewson, Wendy
  • Cronenburg, David
  • Cronyn, Hume
  • Crosby, Sidney
  • Cullis-Suzuki, Severn
  • Cummings, Burton
  • Curtola, Bobby
  • Cuthbert, Elisha

 Letter D 

  • Daigle, Alexander
  • Daley, Trevor
  • Dallaire, Roméo
  • Damphousse, Vince
  • Daoust, Dan
  • Davies, Robertson
  • Davis, William B.
  • De Carlo, Yvonne
  • Delvecchio, Alex
  • Desman, Shawn
  • Dewhurst, Colleen
  • Diefenbaker, John
  • Dion, Celine
  • Dionne, Marcel
  • Dionne Quintuplets
  • Dobson, Fifi
  • Doherty, Denny
  • Domi, Max
  • Domi, Tie
  • Donlon, Denise
  • Doohan, James
  • Doug and the Slugs
  • Doughty, Drew
  • Downchild Blues Band
  • Down With Webster
  • Drake
  • Dryden, Ken
  • Dunsmore, Rosemary
  • Dupuis, Roy
  • Durance, Erica
  • Durbin, Deanna
  • Dusk, Matt

 Letter E 

  • Eastwood, Jayne
  • Eastwood, Mike
  • Eberle, Jordan
  • Econoline Crush
  • Edward Bear
  • Edwards, Kathleen
  • Egoyan, Atom
  • Eikhard, Shirley
  • Elliott, David James
  • Ellis, Ron
  • Emery, Ray
  • Emmitt, Rik
  • Esposito, Phil
  • Esposito, Tony
  • Evangelista, Linda
  • Ezrin, Bob

 Letter F 

  • Farmer, Gary
  • Fehr, Erick
  • Feist
  • Ferguson, John
  • Ferraro, Ray
  • Fillion, Nathan
  • Fisher, Mike
  • Fleming, Sandford
  • Fleury, Marc-Andre
  • Fleury, Theo
  • Foley, Dave
  • Foot In Coldwater
  • Foote, Adam
  • Follows, Megan
  • Ford, Glenn
  • Forrester, Maureen
  • Foster, David
  • Four Lads
  • Fox, Michael J.
  • Fox, Terry
  • Francis, Ron
  • Francks, Don
  • Franson, Cody
  • Frum, Barbara
  • Frum, David
  • Fuhr, Grant
  • Furnish, David
  • Furtado, Nelly
  • Frye, Northrop

 Letter G 

  • Gadon, Sarah
  • Garber, Victor
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • Garneau, Marc
  • Gehry, Frank
  • George, Chief Dan
  • Gosling, James
  • Gosling, Ryan
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gowan
  • Green, Tom
  • Greene, Graham
  • Greene, Lorne
  • Gretzky, Wayne
  • Gross, Paul

 Letter H 

  • Hadfield, Chris
  • Haim, Corey
  • Hall, Glen
  • Hall, Monty
  • Hampshire, Emily
  • Hansen, Rick
  • Hart, Bret
  • Hart, Corey
  • Hartman, Phil
  • Harvey, Doug
  • Healey, Jeff
  • Henderson, Brooke
  • Henderson, Paul
  • Hennessy, Jill
  • Henning, Doug
  • Henstridge, Natasha
  • Hewitt, Foster
  • Hill, Dan
  • Hill, Lawrence
  • Hiller, Arthur
  • Holmes, Mike
  • Hopps, Jack
  • Horton, Tim
  • Howe, Gordie
  • Hull, Bobby
  • Hull, Brett

 Letter I 

  • Iginla, Jerome
  • Innis, Harold
  • Ironside, Michael
  • Irving, Edward A.
  • Irwin, Mark
  • Ito, Robert

 Letter J 

  • Jackson, Joshua
  • Jackson, Tom
  • James, Colin
  • Jennings, Peter
  • Jepsen, Carly Rae
  • Jewison, Norman
  • Johnson, Carolyn Dawn
  • Johnson, Molly
  • Johnston, Lynn
  • Johnston, Shaun
  • Jordan, Sass
  • Joseph, Curtis
 Letter K 

  • Kardinal Offishall
  • Karpluk, Erin
  • Katic, Stana
  • Keeler, Ruby
  • Keenan, Mike
  • Keeso, Jared
  • Keon, Dave
  • Kidder, Margot
  • Kielburger, Craig
  • Kim, Andy
  • Kinsella, W.P.
  • Kirshner, Mia
  • Kitsch, Taylor
  • Klein, Naomi
  • K’naan
  • K-os
  • Krall, Diana
  • Kreuk , Kristin
  • Kreviazuk, Chantal
  • Kroeger, Chad

 Letter L 

  • Lacavalier, Vincent
  • Lafleur, Guy
  • Laliberté, Guy
  • Landsberg, Michele
  • Lang, K.d.
  • Lanois, Daniel
  • Lavigne, Avril
  • Lawrence, Florence
  • Leacock, Stephen
  • Lemieux, Mario
  • Levy, Dan
  • Levy, Eugene
  • Levy, Sara
  • Lewis, Avi
  • Lewis, Stephen
  • Liebert, Ali
  • Lightfoot, Gordon
  • Lightstone, Marilyn
  • Lillie, Beatrice
  • Lilly, Evangeline
  • Linden, Trevor
  • Lindros, Eric
  • Lindsey, Ted
  • Linkletter, Art
  • Little, Rich
  • Luongo, Roberto

 Letter M 

  • MacDonald, Allie
  • MacDonald, Flora
  • Macdonald, John A.
  • MacDonald, Norm
  • MacInnis, Al
  • MacKenzie, Giselle
  • MacKenzie, Lewis A.
  • MacKenzie, William Lynon
  • MacLean, Steve
  • MacNeil, Rita
  • MacNeil, Robert
  • Madden, John
  • Mahovlich, Frank
  • Mahovlich, Peter
  • Maida, Raine
  • Mandel, Howie
  • Mansbridge, Peter
  • Marner, Mitch
  • Marshall, Amanda
  • Marshall, Amber
  • Maslany, Tatiana
  • Massey, Raymond
  • McAdams, Rachel
  • McBride, Bob
  • McCormack, Eric
  • McCrae, John
  • McCulloch, Bruce
  • McDavid, Connor
  • McDermott, Dean
  • McDonald, Kevin
  • McGarrigle, Anna
  • McGarrigle, Kate
  • McKennitt, Loreena
  • McKinney, Mark
  • McLachlan, Sara
  • McLauchlan, Murray
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • McNeil, Suzie
  • McTaggart, David
  • Mehta, Deepa
  • Menard, Andrea
  • Mercer, Rick
  • Messier, Mark
  • Michaels, Lorne
  • Mitchell, Joni
  • Mitchell, Kim
  • Mitchell, Shay
  • Mitsou
  • Mochrie, Colin
  • Moir, Scott
  • Molison, Steven Cree
  • Monteith, Cory
  • Montgomery, Lucy Maud
  • Moore, Carmen
  • Moore, Greg
  • Moranis, Rick
  • Morgan, Michelle
  • Morissette, Alanis
  • Moss, Carrie-Anne
  • Mowat, Farley
  • Murphy, Annie
  • Murray, Anne
  • Myers, Mike
  • Myles, Alannah

 Letter N 

  • Naismith, James
  • Nash, Rick
  • Nash, Steve
  • Negraneau, Daniel
  • Nelligan, Kate
  • Nestor, Daniel
  • Niedermayer, Scott
  • Nielsen, Leslie
  • Nieuwendyk, Joe
  • Nolden, Michelle

 Letter O 

  • Oh, Sandra
  • O’Hara, Catherine
  • Okuma, Enuka
  • Ondaatje, Michael
  • Orr, Bobby

 Letter P 

  • Page, Ellen
  • Pagliaro, Michel
  • Palmer, Zoie
  • Paquin, Anna
  • Parker, Molly
  • Payette, Julie
  • Pearson, Lester B.
  • Pecca, Michael
  • Peregrym, Melissa
  • Perry, Corey
  • Perry, Matthew
  • Peterson, Oscar
  • Phaneuf, Dion
  • Phillips, Chris
  • Pickford, Mary
  • Pidgeon, Walter
  • Pill, Alison
  • Pinsent, Gordon
  • Plante, Jacques
  • Plummer, Christopher
  • Podemski, Jennifer
  • Polley, Sarah
  • Pospisil, Vasik
  • Potter, Chris
  • Potvin, Denis
  • Potvin, Felix
  • Priestly, Jason
  • Primeau, Keith
  • Pronger, Chris

 Letter Q 

  • Quantrill, Paul

 Letter R 

  • Rain, Justin
  • Raonic, Milos
  • Ray, Lisa
  • Redvers, Kelvin
  • Redvers, Tunchai
  • Reeves, Keanu
  • Reid, Kate
  • Reynolds, Ryan 
  • Rhea, Caroline
  • Richard, Henri
  • Richard, Maurice
  • Richler, Mordecai
  • Roberts, Gary
  • Roberts, John
  • Roberts, Rachel
  • Robertson, Lloyd
  • Robertson, Robbie
  • Rochette, Joannie
  • Rogen, Seth
  • Roy, Patrick
  • Rutherford, Ann
  • Ryder, Serena

 Letter S 

  • Sakic, Joe
  • Sarrasin, Michael
  • Sasso, Will
  • Schmirler, Sandra
  • Schultz, Albert
  • Schweig, Eric
  • Segato, Lorraine
  • Sexsmith, Ron
  • Shaffer, Paul
  • Shanahan, Brendan
  • Shanks, Michael
  • Shapovalov, Denis
  • Shatner, William
  • Shaver, Helen
  • Shawanda, Crystal
  • Short, Martin
  • Shuster, Frank
  • Silk, Anna
  • Silverheels, Jay
  • Sinclair, Christine
  • Sinclair, Jamie
  • Sinden, Harry
  • Sittler, Darryl
  • Sky, Amy
  • Smith, Gregory
  • Smith, Lauren Lee
  • Smulders, Cobie
  • Louis, Martin
  • Marie, Buffy
  • Starlight, Bernard
  • Ste-Croix, Gilles
  • Stratus, Trish
  • Stroumboulopoulos, George
  • Sullivan, Charlotte
  • Supernault, Roseanne
  • Sutherland, Donald
  • Sutherland, Kiefer
  • Sutherland, Rossif
  • Suzuki, David

 Letter T 

  • Taylor, Tamara
  • Tecumseh
  • Thicke, Alan
  • Thomas, Dave
  • Thompson, Scott
  • Thompson, Tom
  • Thorburn, Jim
  • Thrush, Michelle
  • Thunderchild, Ray G.
  • Tilley, Jennifer
  • Tilley, Meg
  • Toews, Jonathan
  • Tootoosis, Gordon
  • Tracy, Paul
  • Travis, Debbie
  • Tremblay, Jacob
  • Trudeau, Justin
  • Trudeau, Pierre Elliot
  • Turner, Kristopher
  • Twain, Shania
  • Tweed, Shannon
  • Tyson, Ian
  • Tyson, Sylvia

 Letter U 

  • Ullman, Norm
  • Underhill, Barbara

 Letter V 

  • VanCamp, Emily
  • Vandervoort, Laura
  • Vardalos, Nia
  • Vernon, John
  • Villeneuve, Denis
  • Villeneuve, Gilles
  • Villeneuve, Jacques
  • Virtue, Tessa
  • Votto, Joey

 Letter W 

  • Wainwright, Rufus
  • Walsh, Mary
  • Wardle, Graham
  • Warren, Estella
  • Waxman, Al
  • Webster, Victor
  • Winnick, Katheryn
  • Wray, Fay

 Letter X-Y-Z 

  • Yanofsky, Nikki
  • Yanovsky, Zal
  • Yates, Francesco
  • Young, Neil
  • Yzerman, Steve
  • Zegers, Kevin

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Atlantic Region of Canada

Canada’s Atlantic Region consists of the country’s four most eastern provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and part of the province of Quebec (Gaspe Peninsula) – and a small collection of islands and peninsulas stretching from Quebec’s eastern coast to the Atlantic Ocean.

The islands and peninsulas that make up the Atlantic Region form a bay known as the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The gulf connects the Atlantic Ocean to the St. Lawrence Canal – Canada’s busiest eastern port. Mountains, highlands, plains, and lowlands make up the terrain.

The climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Currents can bring storms, heavy fog, rain or snowfall and although temperature and rainfall can vary greatly within the region the ocean tends to keep temperatures on the mild side.

Atlantic Canada was the first part of North America discovered by Europeans. This region is home to 2.3 million people and is known for its distinct and proud culture – which evolved from a combination of French, British, Scottish, and Gaelic ancestry.

Charlottetown Conference Delegates, September 1864Halifax is the largest city in the Atlantic Region, an historic port city that serves as the region’s economic centre on the eastern coast of Nova Scotia.

Prince Edward Island, Green Gables, Bay of Fundy, Magnetic Hill, Reversing Falls, Peggy’s Cove, Gander, Charlottetown Conference.

Famous People from Atlantic Canada include: Sidney Crosby, Anne Murray, Gordon Pinsent, Alexander Graham Bell, Ellen Page, Sara McLachlan, Samuel Edison.

Anne Murray Ellen Page Sidney Crosby 1 2017-05-25 (Edited) Sarah McLachlan 29 July 2010

Green Gables House backyard

Green Gables