Extraordinary Canadians Stories from the Heart of Our Nation

SKU: 9781982134525

Mark Bulgutch and Peter Mansbridge
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Hard Cover
Simon & Schuster
Copyright Date:

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Peter Mansbridge and former CBC producer Mark Bulgutch bring together inspiring Canadians from across the country, who in their own way, are making Canada a better place for all. Hear Gitxsan activist Cindy Blackstock describe her childhood in northern British Columbia where she straddled two communities—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—and her subsequent fight for equitable health care for all children as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Meet Nadine Rena Caron - a Canadian surgeon. She is notable for being the first Canadian female general surgeon of First Nations descent (Ojibway) as well as the first female First Nations student to graduate from University of British Columbia's medical school. Her career as an advocate for the health of Indigenous peoples has been recognized with awards. Find out how Matt Devlin, the US broadcaster who found a new home in Canada when he got a job with the Toronto Raptors, and read how he helped calm the crowd when a gunman began shooting in Nathan Phillips Square after the team’s NBA championship win. From the young woman living with Crohn’s disease—and proudly modeling her ostomy bag—to the rabbi whose family fled Nazi Germany—and who now gives the benediction on Parliament Hill each Remembrance Day—Extraordinary Canadians celebrates the people who have overcome adversity and broken down barriers to champion the rights and freedoms of everyone who calls Canada home. Featuring voices from all walks of life—advocates, politicians, doctors, veterans, immigrants, business leaders, and more.

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