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Did T.S. Eliot write homicide within the Cathedral in Canada?

What is the variation among the phrases "Indian" and "Native"?

Who have been the "Symphony Six"?

What is the identify of the oldest book shop in Canada?

Is the buck invoice nonetheless felony tender?

What is the "monkey-in-the-hat stamp"?

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He appeared alongside the Dionne Quintuplets (who played themselves) in Hollywood’s three “bio-pics” which capitalized on the sentimental appeal of the famous Quints from Northern Ontario. The movies are The Country Doctor and Reunion (both released in 1936) and Five of a Kind (1938). John Qualen was the professional name of the character actor who was born John Oleson in Vancouver in 1899. Before his death in 1986, he had appeared in more than 120 movies, including such familiar ones as Casablanca and The Grapes of Wrath, as well as on numerous television programs.

The “head tax” on the Chinese was the levy by which a provincial government and the federal government attempted to reduce the Chinese population of Canada and to limit Chinese immigration to Canada. In 1884, the government of British Columbia imposed a $10 head tax on all Chinese living in the province. Then the federal government imposed a $50 head tax on all Chinese entering Canada after 1 January 1886. It raised the tax to $100 in 1900, and to $500 in 1904. The passage of The Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 effectively curtailed Chinese immigration until its repeal in 1947.

Robertson Davies is the distinguished novelist whose most popular novels fall into groups of three. The Salterton Trilogy bears the name of the fictional Ontario college-town of Salterton, which is the setting of Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, and A Mixture of Frailties. The Deptford Trilogy was named after the fictional Ontario community of Deptford, and the trilogy consists of Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders. The Cornish Trilogy is the general name – and also the surname of the principal character – of the three novels The Rebel Angels, What’s Bred in the Bone, and The Lyre of Orpheus.

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