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Artists illuminate the spirit of our nation, whether they are painters, musicians, writers, dancers, actors, or even the philosophers who explain the effects of the arts on our lives.

 

“Their works call to my very soul,” Emily Carr wrote when she first met the painters of the Group of Seven. “They are big and courageous. I know they are building an art worthy of our great country, and I want to have my share, to put in a little spoke for the West, one woman holding up my end.” Emily Carr certainly held up her end. Her magnificent paintings express the mood, the mystery and the soul of the West Coast.

 

Thirty years after the Group of Seven produced their portraits of Canada, French-speaking Montréalers began to seek an artistic language to convey the complex reality of their changing society. Under the leadership of painter Paul-Émile Borduas, this group of artists laid the foundations for a social and artistic revolution.

 

During the hard times of the Great Depression, a young woman from the Gaspé, known simply as La Bolduc, laid the foundations of the Québec chanson.

 

These Minutes illustrate Canada's artistic spirit.

 

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La Bolduc

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For more information about La Bolduc visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • La Bolduc – Marie-Renée Patry
  • Mr. Beaudry – Guy Nadon
  • George – René-Richard Cyr
  • Additional Cast – Michael Rudder

Rural Teacher

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For more information about rural teachers in Canada visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • Kate Henderson – Ara Carrera
  • Mr. Clarence – James Bradford
  • Trustee #2 – Paul MacKan
  • Trustee #3 – Gary McKeehan
  • Trustee #4 – Frank Fontaine
  • Schoolchild #1 – Tod Fennell
  • Schoolchild #2 – Theresa Hart
  • Schoolchild #3 – Christian Larose
  • Schoolchild #4 – Cindy Davis
  • Additional Cast – Jackie Burroughs

Nellie McClung

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  • McClung – Sharman Sturges-Yarnell
  • Roblin – Brian Dooley
  • Additional Cast – Peter Gzowski

Laura Secord

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CAST
  • Secord – Louisa Martin
  • FitzGibbon – Stephen McHattie
  • Mohawk person #1 – Eric Schweig
  • Mohawk person #2 – Denis Lacroix
  • Mohawk person #3 – Jonathon Fisher
  • Mohawk person #4 – Jack Burning
  • Additional Cast – J Winston Carroll
  • Additional Cast – Richard Hardacre
  • Additional Cast – Katherine Trowell

Jennie Trout

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Jennie Trout

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  • Trout – Anik Matern
  • Stowe – Linda Sorgini
  • McFarlane – Aren Tager
  • Rude Student #1 – Teddy Lee Dillon
  • Rude Student #2 – Michel Perron

Agnes Macphail

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Agnes Macphail

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For more information about Agnes Macphail visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Agnes Macphail – Diane D'Aquilla
  • Guthrie – Colin Fox
  • The Warden – Sean McCann
  • Additional Cast – John Evans

Mona Parsons

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She meets her future husband who confirms her nationality to Canadian forces liberating the nation.

For more information about Mona Parsons visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Mona Parsons – Sonja Smits
  • Judge – Heinar Piller
  • Harry Foster – Greg Ellwand
  • Captain Davis – Jeff Roop
  • Sergeant – Austin Strugnell

Lucille Teasdale

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Lucille Teasdale

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  • Teasdale – Marina Orsini
  • Narrator – Michelle-Barbara

Pauline Vanier

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Pauline Vanier

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CAST
  • Vanier – Marie-Christine Perreault
  • Additional Cast – Joanne Boivin
  • Additional Cast – Jean Chevalier
  • Additional Cast – Rebecca Evans
  • Additional Cast – Marie-Noelle Guedon
  • Additional Cast – Thomas Hellman
  • Additional Cast – Francine Laurendeau
  • Additional Cast – Denis Lavalou
  • Additional Cast – Sophie Longpre
  • Additional Cast – Monique Mercure
  • Additional Cast – Helene Paquette
  • Additional Cast – Gabriel Sabourin
  • Additional Cast – Yvon Thiboutot
  • Additional Cast – Veronique Verhoeven

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