Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work.
Norma MacMillan (15 September 1921 – 16 March 2001) was a Canadian voice actress. Her roles included "Sweet Polly Purebred" in Underdog, Davey in Davey and Goliath, and the title roles of Casper the Friendly Ghost and Gumby. She also voiced Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. on the comedy album The First Family. She also voiced the title role for the 1966 animated feature Alice of Wonderland in Paris.
James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian and naturalized American sports coach and innovator. Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He coached and was the first coach for the Kansas Jayhawks mens basketball team. Later, Allen Fieldhouse was made and the court was called James Naismith Court.
Donald McNicol Sutherland, OC (born 17 July 1935) is a Canadian character actor with a film career spanning over 50 years. Some of Sutherland's more notable movie roles included offbeat warriors in such war movies as The Dirty Dozen, in 1967, and MASH and Kelly's Heroes in 1970, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1978. He recently starred in the American television series Dirty Sexy Money.
Sir Sandford Fleming (January 7, 1827 – July 22, 1915) was a Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor, known for proposing worldwide standard time zones, Canada's postage stamp, a huge body of surveying and map making, engineering much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and being a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Royal Canadian Institute, a science organization in Toronto.
Alexander Cameron Rutherford (February 2, 1857 – June 11, 1941) was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the first Premier of Alberta from 1905 to 1910. Born in Ormond, Ontario, he studied and practised law in Ottawa before moving with his family to the Northwest Territories in 1895. Here he began his political career, winning in his third attempt a seat in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.
Sir William Edmond Logan, FRS, (April 20, 1798 – June 22, 1875) was a noted 19th century Canadian geologist. Logan was born in Montreal, Quebec and studied at the University of Edinburgh. He started teaching himself geology in 1831, when he took over the running of a colliery in Swansea. He produced a geologic map of the south Wales coalfield.
Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, GCMG, PC (September 6, 1817–September 19, 1893) was an English-Canadian politician, and a father of Canadian Confederation. He was born in Chelsea, England, the son of Scottish novelist and colonizer, John Galt, and Elizabeth Tilloch Galt. He was a cousin of Sir Hugh Allan. Alexander Galt is interred in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec. In Lennoxville, Quebec, the Alexander Galt High School was named in his honour.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton (December 17, 1796 – August 27, 1865) was the first international best selling author in Canada. Haliburton was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the son of William Hersey Otis Haliburton and Lucy Chandler Grant. He attended University of King's College in Windsor and became a lawyer, opening a practice in Annapolis Royal. While in England, he met Louisa Neville, whom he married in 1816 and brought back to Nova Scotia. Louisa died in 1840.
Allan Joseph MacEachen, PC, OC (born July 6, 1921) is a retired Canadian politician, a many-time Cabinet minister, a retired Senator, one of Canada's elder statesmen, and was the first Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.
Anna Haining Bates, born Anna Haining Swan (August 6, 1846 – August 5, 1888), was a Canadian from Mill Brook, New Annan,, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, famed for her great height, believed to be 2.27 m (7' 5½") at the peak of her stature. Her parents were of average height and were Scottish immigrants.
Simon Fraser (20 May 1776 – 18 August 1862) was a fur trader and an explorer who charted much of what is now the Canadian province of British Columbia. Fraser was employed by the Montreal-based North West Company. By 1805, he had been put in charge of all the company's operations west of the Rocky Mountains. He was responsible for building that area's first trading posts, and, in 1808, he explored what is now known as the Fraser River, which bears his name.
Kiefer William Fredrick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is an English-born Canadian actor, producer and director, best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox thriller drama series 24. He is an Emmy Award- and Golden Globe award-winner. He is the son of actor Donald Sutherland.
Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24, 1890 – February 13, 1954) was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, and one of the first two women elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Active throughout her life in progressive Canadian politics, Macphail worked for two separate parties and promoted her ideas through column-writing, activist organizing, and legislation.
William Ross Macdonald, PC, OC, CD, QC (December 25, 1891 - May 28, 1976), served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1968 to 1974, and as Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1953.
Lieutenant the Honourable Sir John Morison Gibson, KCMG, KC (January 1, 1842 – June 3, 1929) was a Canadian politician and His Honour the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. John Morison Gibson, the son of Scottish immigrants, was born in 1842, in Toronto. He grew up on a farm in Caledonia, Ontario, went to Hamilton Central School, in Hamilton, and went on to be educated at the University of Toronto, as a lawyer.
Donald Alexander Macdonald, PC (February 17, 1817 – June 10, 1896) was a Canadian politician. Born in 1817 in St. Raphael's, Ontario, Donald Alexander Macdonald studied at St Raphael's College under the first Catholic Bishop of Ontario, Alexander Macdonell. He became a railway contractor and was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1857 to 1867.
Sir Gordon Drummond (27 September 1772 – 10 October 1854) holds the honour of being the first Canadian-born officer to command the military and the civil government. As Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Drummond distinguished himself on the Niagara front in the War of 1812 and later became Governor-General and Administrator of Canada.
Daniel Duncan McKenzie, PC (January 8, 1859 – June 8, 1927) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician. Born in Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the son of Duncan and Jessie (McMillan) Mckenzie, McKenzie was educated at the Public Schools and at the Sydney Academy. He became a barrister and attorney-at-law, practicing in North Sydney, Nova Scotia.