French actress and model Pom Klementieff is internationally known for her role as Mantis in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. She had a difficult childhood and struggled a lot in her youth. She started acting when she was 19 and appeared in many French films. After establishing herself in French cinema, she made her Hollywood debut in 2013.
Former Canadian wrestler Rick Martel, popularly known as The Model, was notorious in the wrestling circuit for using his fictional brand of cologne named Arrogance, which he would carry around and spray in his opponents’ eyes. His good looks also got him deals with designers in New York and Paris.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Neil Macdonald was born to an army man. He is known for his exceptional reporting of the Haitian political violence and the American economic crisis, which won him 2 Gemini Awards. He has also been a correspondent for the Canadian parliament and the Middle East.
Distinguished Canadian politician, Marc Garneau, began his career as a naval officer and while in service became the first Canadian to travel to the outer space, eventually becoming the President of Canadian Space Agency. Elected to the Parliament as a member of the Liberal Party, he was named Minister of Transport in 2015 and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2021.
Robert Lepage is a Canadian actor, playwright, film, and stage director. He is credited with founding a multidisciplinary production company called Ex Machina, where he serves as the artistic director. Regarded as a master of contemporary theatre, Robert Lepage has been honored with several prestigious awards such as the National Arts Centre Award and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.
Mostly known as the coach of the NHL team Philadelphia Flyers, Alain Vigneault also previously led the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup finals in 20 years. He has also scored over 700 victories as a coach with the NHL teams. He was once accused of giving unprescribed sedatives to players.
Canadian diplomat, political-scientist and retired politician Stéphane Dion is the Canadian Ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the EU. He was a Member of Parliament for the Montreal riding of Saint-Laurent for over two decades, and held several ministries. He also held office as Leader of Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Opposition in House of Commons.
Mike Ward is a Canadian stand-up comedian who has performed in more than 20 countries across four continents. A controversial personality, Ward earned notoriety for his comedy routine between 2010 and 2013 during which he mocked a young disabled singer named Jérémy Gabriel in many of his shows. Mike Ward has also received many Comedian of the Year awards.
Félix Leclerc was a French-Canadian singer-songwriter and writer. Growing up during the Great Depression, he held a series of odd jobs before becoming a radio announcer in Québec City and Trois-Rivières. With time, he built a successful career as a singer and writer. In 1986, he was made a Chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur.
Octave Crémazie was a French-Canadian bookseller and poet who played a major role in Quebec's cultural development. Often referred to as the father of French Canadian poetry, Crémazie is best remembered for his patriotic verse. Octave Crémazie is credited with founding an organization called Institut canadien, which aimed at promoting French-Canadian culture.
François-Xavier Garneau was a French Canadian notary, civil servant, poet, and liberal. Garneau is remembered for his contribution to the French-Canadian community, including Histoire du Canada, a three-volume historical account of the French Canadian nation. The Canadian Historical Association created the François-Xavier Garneau Medal, which is given every five years in his honor.
Félix-Antoine Savard was a Canadian poet, academic, novelist, folklorist, and priest. After establishing the parish of Clermont in Charlevoix, Savard used the mountains of Charlevoix to draw inspiration for his novel Menaud, maître draveur, which earned him a medal from the French Academy. From 1950 to 1957, he served as a dean at Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.