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.
Leolyn Dana Wilgress, public servant (b at Vancouver 20 Oct 1892; d at Ottawa 21 July 1969). Entering the Trade Commissioner Service in 1914, Wilgress served in Russia, Romania, England and Germany 1916-32, when he was appointed director of the Commercial Intelligence Service in Ottawa.
Robert Chevalier Beauchêne, dit, adventurer, privateer (b at Pointe-aux-Trembles [Montréal] 23 Apr 1686; d at Tours, France Dec 1731). As a young man, Beauchêne served as a VOYAGEUR and on raiding expeditions against the English colonies. In 1707 he joined an Acadian privateer.