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Black-and-white photograph from a newspaper, of Terry Fox running along a roadway, during his Marathon of Hope, with a police car and a line of other cars behind

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Biography and People

Library and Archives Canada holds a wide range of material celebrating the contributions of Canadians from all walks of life. Featuring databases, directories and virtual exhibitions, these records provide a glimpse into the lives of the famous and not so famous from Canada's past and present. Some highlights include biographies of author Gabrielle Roy, portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and musician Oscar Petersen, while other topics explore the anti-slavery movement in Canada and love and marriage in 19th-century Canada.



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