Herbert Leslie Stewart, philosopher (b in County Antrim, Ire 31 Mar 1882; d at Halifax 19 Sept 1953). He arrived in Halifax to teach philosophy in 1913, having written his first book, Questions of the Day in Philosophy and Psychology (1912). In Canada his commitment shifted from realism to idealism.
Sara Gruen, novelist (b in Vancouver, BC 1969). Raised in London, Ontario, Sara Gruen moved to Ottawa as a young adult, where she attended CARLETON UNIVERSITY and received a BA in English literature. After 10 years in Ottawa Gruen moved to the United States in 1999 to work as a technical writer.
Louise Maheux-Forcier, writer (b at Montréal 9 June 1929). After extensive musical studies, she decided to devote herself exclusively to writing. Her first novel, Amadou (Prix du Cercle du livre de France, 1963), one of Québec's first poetic novels, developed the then taboo theme of lesbianism.