List of Canadians

List of Canadians

This is a list of Canadians, people born in Canada, or who became citizens of Canada, grouped by their area of notability.







Visual arts




Business personalities


  • Angélique, Marie-Joseph (1720-1734) - executed for setting the city of Montreal on fire
  • Aziga, Johnson (1956-) - first person to be charged with first-degree murder in Canada for spreading HIV
  • Bernardo, Paul (1964-) - murderer, rapist
  • Blass, Richard (1945-1975) - multiple murderer
  • Boyd, Edwin Alonzo (1914-2002) - bank robber
  • Carbonneau, Marc (1933-) - FLQ Terrorist
  • Cossette-Trudel, Jacques (1947-) - FLQ Terrorist
  • Cossette-Trudel, Louise (1947-) - FLQ Terrorist
  • Dick, Evelyn (1920-) - convicted of infanticide; convicted and acquitted of having murdered her husband
  • Fisher, Larry (1949-) - convicted of the murder for which David Milgaard (see "Wrongfully convicted", below) was originally convicted and subsequently exonerated

Wrongfully convicted







Military figures



  • Henning, Doug (1947-2000) - credited with reviving the magic show in North America
  • Mandrake, Leon (1911 - 1993) Mandrake the Great - and his sons Lon and Ron, born in 1948 and 1949, respectively
  • Randi, James (1928-) - magician, writer, skeptical investigator of paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims, and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation.
  • Vernon, Dai (1894-1992) - magician - known as "the man who fooled Houdini"


Provincial premiers

Main articles:

Territorial premiers

Main articles:

Aboriginal leaders

A sepia photograph of Aatsista-Mahkan (Running Rabbit). He is wearing what is usually described as a buckskin outfit. It is elaborate and he is holding a pole.
Aatsista-Mahkan taken by Edward Curtis

Religious figures


Church leaders

File:Ranj Dhaliwal in front of Sikh Temple.jpg

Religious cult figures




Main articles:


Other personalities



Lists by city
Lists by province
Groupings and articles of relevance


  1. ^ David Ewart, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

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