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Denis Coderre – Montreal’s Mayor is a man on a mission

Denis Coderre has been fascinated with politics and political life since he was a youngster growing up in Saint-Alfonse-de-Rodriguez, a small village 30 kilometres from Joliette in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. A carpenter by trade, his father Elphege was also active in local politics, and his young son Denis was fascinated by the cut and thrust of the debate surrounding political issues. Elphege Coderre ...

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Cher – her recording career spans an incredible 48 years

Cher has also been awarded an Oscar, an Emmy and 3 Golden Globes Cher has won the top awards as a recording artist and actress. There is no greater recognition for an entertainer than to win an Oscar, a GRAMMY and a Golden Globe for their work. Cher has won in each of the three categories, in addition to selling more than 300 million albums. It’s a long way from playing the straight ‘man’ to Sonny Bono’s co ...

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Sugar Sammy

Sammy is a favourite of English and French audiences, a phenomenon that is unique in the linguistically divided city of Montreal. Sugar Sammy is enjoying a uniquely successful international career as a stand-up comedian who performs with equal facility in English, French, Punjabi and Hindi. In 2012 Sammy performed a record number of shows at the Olympia Theatre in Montreal, selling well over 35,000 tickets. ...

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CBC Montreal tops in coverage of Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Doug Gelevan, Sonali Karnick and Andrew Chang [caption id="attachment_5991" align="alignleft" width="200"] Doug Gelevan reports on Sports on Daybreak at 88.5 FM and during the evening on CBC News[/caption]Doug Gelevan, Sonali Karnick and Andrew Chang are part of the CBC Olympic broadcast team. Apart from Toronto, the Montreal contingent is the largest group from any CBC station in the network – a compliment ...

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Blue Rodeo – coming up on 30 years

Blue Rodeo is arguably one of Canada’s most popular and consistently enduring bands, having released fifteen albums (three recorded live), sold over four million recordings, won eleven JUNO Awards, were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and have their own star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. Shortly after forming Blue Rodeo in 1984, the band played its first show at the Rivoli in Toronto. With mor ...

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Boris Brott – Canada’s most celebrated orchestra conductor is also a popular motivational speaker

On November 5 Boris Brott was honoured by McGill University which awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in the ceremony that installed Professor Suzanne Fortier as the new Principal and Vice-Rector. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Boris on several occasions, and each time I come away with the feeling that anything is possible – that with a plan, some talent and the willingness to put in the work – hard work if ...

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PJ Stock – from the West Island to the NHL and Hockey Night In Canada

PJ Stock has made the transition from player to television broadcasting. Only 660 players make it to the NHL each year; and only a handful make it to television “In a way – the decision to retire because of my eye injury was made for me. I had surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) in Boston, and it didn’t work. I still had double vision in my peripheral vision, and so I couldn’t ...

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PJ Stock – from the West Island to the NHL and Hockey Night In Canada

PJ Stock has made the transition from player to television broadcasting. Only 660 players make it to the NHL each year; and only a handful make it to television "In a way – the decision to retire because of my eye injury was made for me. I had surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) in Boston, and it didn’t work. I still had double vision in my peripheral vision, and so I couldn’t ...

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Jian Gomeshi – host of Canada’s most popular radio show – ‘Q’

CBC Radio One has struck gold with its largest ever audience in the key mid-morning time slot, making Q a truly national radio program His CBC Radio show has the highest ratings ever measured in the morning time slot, and at 2.5 million listeners, “Q” has the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada. One million podcasts have been downloaded. Q is also broadcast on 150 stations in the US o ...

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Paul Anka – a singer’s songwriter and a consummate performer

A successful life as a singer, songwriter and performer is balanced with an innate business sense. “Adversities for me are the times when I get stronger. I sang Diana for a talent agent and he told me that it was the worst song he had ever heard. That comment just made me want to work harder to record that song…” In 1957, sixteen year old Paul Anka’s recording of Diana rocketed to #1 in North America, Great ...

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