Sir John Alexander Macdonald was the dominant creative mind which produced the British North America Act and the union of provinces which became Canada. As the first prime minister of Canada, he oversaw the expansion of the Dominion from sea to sea. His government dominated politics for a half century and set policy goals for future generations of political leaders.
Margaret Norrie McCain, philanthropist, lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick (b northern Québec 1 Oct 1934). Born to a mining engineer, McCain spent much of her childhood in Truro, NS. Educated at Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto, she married Wallace McCain in 1955.
Frederick William Russell, businessman, lieutenant-governor of Nfld (b at St John's, Nfld 10 Sept 1923). Russell was a fighter pilot with the RCAF in WWII and retired as a wing commander. He went into the automotive business in St John's and then expanded into insurance and fishing.