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  1. alumni from Jesuit St. Paul High school in Winnipeg : Mark Chipman '78 – Founder & Chairman of True North Sports & Entertainment, Governor of Winnipeg Jets

    , Reg Alcock '66, federal cabinet minister under Paul Martin

    , Donovan Alexander '03, Edmonton Eskimos defensive back

    , Greg Bryk, actor – A History of Violence, Saw V, Men With Brooms

    , Gary Doer '66, former premier of Manitoba and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America

    , John Ferguson Jr., Ex-General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, MHSAA Darts semi-finalist (1986)

    George R. D. Goulet, best-selling Métis author
    Angus Reid, founder of the Angus Reid Group, now known as Ipsos-Reid
    Robert Donner '81, software engineer at Microsoft and developer of Microsoft Minesweeper
    Duvie Westcott, Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman.,
    Daniel Woolf, principal of Queen's University

    Paul Baxter, NHL and WHA defenceman, NHL assistant coach,

    Michael Mahon, President, University of Lethbridge
    Mark Kingwell, Political Philosopher, University of Toronto
    Michael St. Croix '11, New York Rangers,

    Chris Driedger '12, Ottawa Senators

  2. Catholic Imperialism and World Freedom – Avro Manhattan Pages 335-336: "In the U.S.A., the Catholic Church, although

    at odds with
    the Protestant Churches, dares to talk of democracy,

    freedom, even of religious liberty; and, indeed, goes

    so far as
    superficially to advocate the separation

    of Church and State.
    More than this, she has attempted, not unsuccessfully,

    to enlist
    the support of a considerable section of American Protestantism

    in her political crusades. Here the Vatican is conducting

    fight screened behind the specious words of tolerance in which

    it has never believed, becoming, chameleon-like, almost

    in its liberal attitude towards a society not conforming

    to its religious and political tenets. The reasons for this, as

    already indicated, are obvious: the U.S.A. is the mightiest

    country in the Western world, has become the Vatican's most

    important lay partner,
    is the dominant financial power

    in the
    Vatican's administration, and, last but not least, has become the

    major target which the Catholic Church has set out to capture
    from within. Hence, here Catholic antagonism
    is reduced to the
    bare minimum. But Catholic activities, which are ultimately
    still directed against Protestantism, are at their maximum.

    These aim at strengthening
    Catholic power everywhere,

    Catholic penetration, Catholic political alliances with certain

    sections of Protestantism, and, above all, by
    a slow but steady
    Catholic undermining
    of Protestant-inspired
    e.g.the American Constitution, which the American Catholic hierarchy,
    in an official statement in 1948, had the audacity

    select as the target of their attack,, so as to pull down "the
    metaphor of the wall of separation

    of Church and State."
    The same tactics were used in Canada, when the Catholic

    Premier, St. Laurent, went into power. During
    his stay in
    office, two significant moves were made in that direction : the
    amendment of the Canadian Constitution (September, 1950),

    especially in the field of jurisdiction, and the proposed appointment
    of a Canadian ambassador to the Vatican.
    The proposed amendment of the Canadian Constitution was

    particularly significant for American Protestants in so far as

    for decades past Canadian Catholics had claimed that Canon

    Law should take precedence
    over Civil Law namely,
    Catholic principles, particularly in the matter of moral issues,
    legalization of marriage,
    sex education, contraception, and the
    like, should replace a Constitution based upon
    Protestant tenets.

    The Catholic Church in the U.S.A. aims at precisely the

    same goal. Some of her exponents have already openly

    so: "The old Protestant culture is about at the end of its

    rope," declared Father F. X. Talbot, former editor of the Jesuit

    magazine, America, "Why can't we raise a tidal wave that

    will bring Catholic culture into the U.S. ? Why can't we make

    the U.S. Catholic in legislation, Catholic in justice, aims, and

    ideals?" 29
    These are the true, ultimate, and never-forgotten aims of the

    Catholic Church in the U.S.A., in Canada, in England, and,
    in fact, wherever there are Protestants."

  3. Catholic Imperialism and World Freedom – Avro Manhattan Page 334-335 : "The significance of such bloody

    Catholic ruthlessness is of

    such tremendous proportions because such burning and

    massacres occurred in the very midst of this our twentieth

    century not in some uncharted region

    of Asia or Africa, but

    in civilized Christian Europe, and precisely in Yugoslavia

    during World War II.

    In the ordinary way, whenever the Catholic Church can

    exert even partial influence, her anti-Protestant odium can

    flare up more frequently than is generally realized, and in

    the most unlikely places.

    In Canada, about forty-two per

    cent of the population

    Catholics. Catholics, therefore, are still in a minority and,

    consequently, persecution by them is not possible. Even so,

    Catholics do not hesitate to show their cloven hooves, not only

    by burning Protestant literature, but also by

    other no less
    significant deeds. Some of these, no matter how superficially

    isolated, portend, more than anything else, what lies in store
    for Canadian democracy

    should Canada become Catholic.
    Here is a
    typical case :
    For years, Catholic Canadians pressed
    their government
    disassociate the Canadian National Anthem with the English.
    The reason? Its source was Protestant in content and spirit.

    Decades went by and nothing happened. No sooner, however,

    than Canada had a Catholic Prime Minister, Catholic demands

    were satisfied and Premier St. Laurent acceded to them. This

    was not all; in 1952

    the devout Catholic St. Laurent proposed

    to displace the word

    Dominion," as a policy designed


    shake off the British Protestant connections."Jn those parts of Canada where Catholics are in the majority,

    Protestants can be openly persecuted, under the flimsiest of

    pretexts. E.g. in November, 1950, thirty-one Baptists were

    arrested and sent to

    jail in Val d'Or, Quebec. The charge:

    obstruction of the traffic while holding

    a street service.

    Such anti-democratic, anti-Protestant, proceedings can occur

    anywhere, their inspiration being always
    the same. In

    Londonderry, 200 Catholic workers went on strike as a protest

    against the marriage

    of a Catholic assistant forewoman to a

    " 26

  4. Catholic Imperialism and World Freedom – Avro Manhattan, page 81 : "In Canada the Prime Minister, Louis St. Laurent, became

    the main instrument for defeating

    a Bill advocating

    divorce in

    Quebec and the proposer

    for amending

    the Canadian Constitution

    to suit Catholic demands,


    as well as forcing


    to observe Catholic holidays by issuing by-laws requiring them

    to close their shops.

    Louis Stephen St. Laurent PC CC QC (Saint-Laurent or St-Laurent in French, baptized Louis-Étienne St-Laurent; 1 February 1882 – 25 July 1973) was the 12th Prime Minister of Canada, from 15 November 1948 to 21 June 1957. He was a Liberal with a strong base in the Catholic francophone community, from which base he had long mobilised support to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. His foreign policy initiatives transformed Canada from an isolationist ex-colony with little role in world affairs to an active "middle power". St. Laurent was an enthusiastic proponent of Canada's joining NATO in 1949 to fight Communist totalitarianism, overcoming opposition from some intellectuals, the Labor-Progressive Party, and many French Canadians.[1] The contrast with Mackenzie King was not dramatic – they agreed on most policies. St. Laurent had more hatred of communism, and less fear of the United States. He was neither an idealist nor a bookish intellectual, but an "eminently moderate, cautious conservative man … and a strong Canadian nationalist".[attribution needed][2]

  5. Charles Joseph Doherty, PC (UK), PC (Can), KC (May 11, 1855 – July 28, 1931) was a Canadian politician and jurist.

    Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Marcus Doherty, an Irish-born[1] judge of the Supreme Court for the Province of Quebec and Elizabeth (O'Halloran) Doherty, Doherty was educated at St. Mary's (Jesuit) College and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University in 1876 winning the Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal, awarded to the student who completes the program with the most distinguished standing upon graduation. In 1885 he served as a lieutenant with the 65th Battalion, Mount Royal Rifles in the Northwest Rebellion. He was created a King's Counsel in 1887.[2]

    Doherty was a lawyer and also taught civil and International law at McGill University prior to being appointed a judge on the Quebec Superior Court from 1891 until 1906.[2]

    He was a defeated candidate for the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the electoral district of Montreal West in the 1881 election and again for Montreal Centre in the 1886 election. He was elected as the Conservative candidate to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of St. Anne in the 1908 federal election.[2] When the Tories won the 1911 election, the new Prime Minister, Sir Robert Borden, brought Doherty into the Canadian Cabinet as Minister of Justice. At the end of World War I, Doherty was one of the Canadian delegates to the Versailles Peace Conference, and served as Canadian delegate to the League of Nations from 1920 to 1922. Doherty remained Minister of Justice in the government of Arthur Meighen until its defeat in 1921.

    Doherty also played a leading role in the creation of the Canadian Bar Association in 1912 and served as its president in 1914. He was appointed to the Imperial Privy Council in the 1920 New Year Honours for his service at Versailles,[3] allowing him to use the title of "The Right Honourable".

  6. Alumni from Jesuit St. Mary's Univeristy in Halifax : Mayann Francis, former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia -first African American to hold title, ; Author

    Alan Abraham, former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia,

    Brian Ahern, producer for Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash
    Steve Armitage, CBC Sportscaster
    John William Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, 68th session and former ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda.

    Micah Brown, United States national American football team and international football player
    Brian Calder, NBA Player Pittsburgh Condors
    Noah Cantor, Canadian Football League player
    Karen Casey (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Colchester North)
    Zach Churchill, (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Yarmouth)
    Louis Comeau, member of parliament, entrepreneur and former CEO of Nova Scotia Power[27]
    Patrick H. Curran, Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia
    Chris d'Entremont (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Argyle)
    Mal Davis, (former National Hockey League player)
    Terry Donahoe, former leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party[27]

    Chris Flynn (Canadian Football Hall of Famer) 3 time Hec Crighton Trophy winner, 1988, 1989, 1990.
    Wayne Gaudet (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Clare)

    Glenn Graham, Celtic musician

    Paul Hollingsworth (CTV Atlantic and TSN Newscaster and Sportscaster)

    Andy Jones, comedian[27]
    Peter J. Kelly (Former Mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia)
    Robert P. Kelly, Former CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon
    Terry Kelly, CM, blind musician
    Joseph Phillip Kennedy, (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia)

    Becky Kent (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Cole Harbour – Eastern Passage)

    Steven Laffoley, Author
    Steven Landry, CEO of DaimlerChrysler Canada
    William Linton, CFO of Rogers Communications
    John MacDonell (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Hants East)
    Terry Mercer (Canadian Government, Senator – Northend Halifax),

    Boris Mirtchev, CEO of Hamachi Restaurants in Halifax, NS,

    Wilfred Moore (Canadian Government, Senator – Stanhope St./Bluenose)
    Steve Morley (CFL Player and Former NFL Player)
    William Njoku, Basketball player drafted in the 2nd round of the 1994 NBA Draft who played professionally for 10 years for various clubs in Europe.
    Justin Palardy (CFL Player Winnipeg Blue bombers)
    Gerald Regan (Nova Scotia Government, Former Premier)

    Dave Stala (CFL player Hamilton Tigercats)
    Brody Steele (Professional Wrestler, Former Strongman competitor)
    Mat Whynott (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Hammonds Plains – Upper Sackville)

  7. Alumni from Jesuit Brebeuf College School in Toronto : Joseph Boyden, Giller Award-winning author of "Through Black Spruce", "Three Day Road" and "The Orenda".
    Kevin Sullivan, a film director of such Canadian films as "Anne of Green Gables" and "Road to Avonlea".
    Gar Knutson, former Member of Parliament and Minister of the Crown (Secretary of State for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Minister of State for International Trade).
    Marc Kielburger, Rhodes Scholar and co-founder of Free the Children and Leaders Today.
    Mike Murphy, former coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and current Vice President of the NHL.
    Larry Uteck, CFL player and former deputy-mayor of Halifax. Uteck Cup awarded annually to the top collegiate football team in Eastern Canada
    Fabrizio Filippo, a well-known Toronto actor.
    Richard Ciano, President of the Ontario PC Party and former Vice-President of the Conservative Party of Canada.
    Christopher E. Rudd, Professor, Harvard and Cambridge Universities, credited with major discoveries in the field of immunology.
    Charles Foran, writer.,

  8. Canada and the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta
    On June 4, 2008, Canada established official relations with the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, through an exchange of letters between Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Order’s Grand Master.

    Founded in 1048 as a monastic community dedicated to helping the sick and the needy, the Order was originally known as the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Through the Middle Ages, it evolved into a religious and military chivalrous order of the Roman Catholic Church and is commonly known today as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM). It is the sole successor to the original Order of 1048.

    The Order continues its medical and humanitarian work today, helping victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters by providing medical assistance, caring for refugees, and distributing medicines and basic equipment for survival. Through its development assistance program, Canada works with the Order in many parts of the world, in particular for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

    The Ambassador of Canada to the Holy See is Canada’s official point of contact with the Order, which is based in Rome. The “Diplomatic, Consular and Other Representatives in Canada” publication list’s "SMOM – Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Canadian Association" in the section "International Organizations and Other Offices."

  9. Jacques Bonneville was the first Canadian to join Opus Dei. The Ottawa-born engineer and father of nine discovered the teachings of Saint Josemaria in 1955 while pursuing a doctorate in Boston, two years before the Work came to Canada at the invitation of Cardinal Paul-Emile Léger. Dr. Bonneville passed away on July 13 2011 at the age of 90; he was accompanied by Cecile, his wife of 65 years.

    It was on June 7, 1957 that the first members of Opus Dei moved to Canada at the request of Saint Josemaria to start the apostolic work. A few weeks later, Opus Dei’s first centre opened its doors on rue Plantagenet near the Université de Montréal. Fr. John Martin and Fr. Joseph Escribano (currently the chaplain of Parkhill Residence, a university residence in Ottawa) were among the first to arrive, followed shortly afterwards by Alfonso Bielza, an aeronautical engineer from Spain.

    A couple of years later, Joseph Atkinson, a young Albertan and who had recently obtained his Ph. D. in Chemistry from MIT and Ernest Caparros, a young law school graduate joined them. Mr. Caparros later became a professor in the law faculty at Université Laval and the University of Ottawa.

    The apostolate with women began in Montreal in 1959, but Annie Sioui, a secretary in a Montreal hospital, became involved even earlier. She had read a story in a local newspaper about Cardinal Léger’s trip to Spain where he had visited some Opus Dei centres. She contacted the first Opus Dei priests to arrive to Canada and began to learn more about the message of this institution of the Church. She became a member and a valuable support for the women of Opus Dei who came to Canada from across the Atlantic in 1959. Among the first women to arrive were Nisa Guzman, Laly Martin, Carmen García Grotta, and, some time later, Marie-Thérèse Santamaria

    In 1968 Joe Atkinson, became the first director of a new centre for university students near McGill University: this came to be known as Riverview Centre. The centre continues to be a hub of formation and leadership programs for Montreal youth.From Montreal the apostolic expansion spread across Canada. There are now 16 centres in five cities: Montreal (1957), Quebec City (1964), Toronto (1981), Ottawa (1989), Vancouver (1997) and Calgary (2011). Frequent apostolic trips are made to Kingston, Waterloo, Kitchener and London in Ontario; Edmonton in Alberta; Victoria in British Columbia and La Pocatière in Quebec.

    Across Canada, there are nearly 600 faithful of the Prelature, mostly married men and women, as well as approximately 1,600 co-operators who pray for Opus Dei and generously help out with different apostolic initiatives. These activities are open to men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Thousands of Canadians, young and less young, benefit from them.

    Opus Dei’s faithful, co-operators and friends have been involved in many educational initiatives for young people, professional men and women and families. Examples include the Big Picture Seminars for high school students, and parenting courses organized in the Montreal and Toronto areas. There are also summer family camps near Montreal, Chilawee Trails Girls Camp, and Father and Son Camps in London and Rimouski.

    A number of residences have been set up in various cities to provide university students with a study environment designed to help them prepare for professional life and widen their cultural formation in a university setting. For example, Ernescliff College, a residence hall on the campus of the University of Toronto, offers a wide range of programs for its residents and their friends, including an introductory course on ethics and a professional development seminar. Ernescliff also offers summer programs to teach English as a second language to visiting students from Latin America. Other men’s residences include Résidence Boisgomin in Quebec City, Parkhill Residence in Ottawa and Riverview Centre in Montreal.

    University residences for women include Valrideau in Ottawa and Résidence Fonteneige in Montreal. Both centres offer students a vibrant home-like atmosphere and the opportunity for cultural enrichment through a variety of conferences given by guest speakers on professional and ethical issues.

    The Christian formation received by members and co-operators in the centres of the Prelature is designed to help them become sowers of peace and joy (an expression of St. Josemaria) by sharing their faith and by being open to and tolerant of the different world-views around them.

    Inspired by Saint Josemaria’s promotion of Christian social responsibility, a number of faithful of the Prelature and their friends in Canada are actively involved in educational activities that provide assistance to the underprivileged while developing a sense of the value of service among the participants. For instance, the Academic and Sports Enrichment (ASE) program, founded in 1994, has helped hundreds of inner-city youth from Regent Park in Toronto to improve their academic skills and prepare for high school and university. A similar program, ASEOP, was recently set up in Ottawa.

    Over the years, more than 250 university and junior college students have been involved in international development projects in Peru, Kenya, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The El Refuerzo Project has prepared and sent young women to the poorer areas of Peru to give courses in hygiene and nutrition, as well as helping to build medical dispensaries, playgrounds and other facilities for the local children. Local outreach initiatives in Canada include the Ateliers Soleil, a group of girls who regularly meet on Saturdays in a suburb of Montreal to spend time caring for mentally handicapped children.

    Opus Dei also provides spiritual and doctrinal direction at two conference centres in Canada: the Manoir de Beaujeu in Coteau-du-Lac near Montreal, and Cedarcrest in the town of Belfountain, north of Toronto. They are used year-round for retreats, seminars, workshops, humanities courses, family development courses, etc. A new building at the Manoir de Beaujeu was inaugurated in October 2004. This facility, called the Soulanges Hospitality Management Centre, houses the management area of the Manoir.

    In 1988, in collaboration with some co-operators of Opus Dei, Mrs. Teresa Tomory, mother of seven, founded Hawthorn School, an independent school for girls from kindergarten to grade 12. Besides ensuring a strong academic program, it has a unique advisory and character education program. An Opus Dei priest is the school chaplain.

    In 1989 Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte entrusted the Parish of St. Ambroise in Montreal to priests of the Prelature, and in 1997 Archbishop Adam Exner of Vancouver placed the Catholic chaplaincy of Simon Fraser University in the hands of a priest of Opus Dei. There are currently 16 Canadian priests of the Prelature exercising their pastoral ministry in the apostolates associated with the Prelature in Canada.

    The Canadian headquarters of the Prelature is at 1380 Pine Avenue West in Montreal. The Vicar for Canada is Msgr. Frederick Dolan.

  10. Knights of Columbus members in Canada : Leo Bernier, former cabinet minister in the Ontario provincial government
    François-Philippe Brais, Canadian lawyer and politician
    Denis Coderre, Canadian Member of Parliament (Canada)
    Michael Copps Costello, former mayor of Calgary, Alberta
    Chris d'Entremont, Canadian Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Nova Scotia provincial government, former Minister of Health and Acadian Affairs,

    Laurent Desjardins, former cabinet minister in the Manitoba provincial government
    Bernard Grandmaître, former cabinet minister in the Ontario provincial government
    Rob Nicholson, Canadian Member of Parliament, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
    Steven Point, Canadian Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
    Pablo Rodríguez, Canadian Member of Parliament (Canada)
    Alfred-Valère Roy, Canadian politician
    Gerry St. Germain, Canadian Senator
    Roger Teillet, former Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Stephen Woodworth, Canadian Member of Parliament,

  11. alumni from Jesuit St. Charles Garnier College in Quebec City : René Lévesque, premier of Quebec from 1976-1984
    Pierre Pettigrew, politician and former minister
    Stéphane Dion, former head of Liberal Party of Canada
    Louis Garneau, biker and businessman
    Luc Plamondon, lyricist
    Hélène Florent, actress
    Robert Lepage, actor and director
    Chantal Ringuet, writer, scholar and translator,

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