Who's Who: Test Your Knowledge of Some of the Best-Known Personalities in the History of Canadian Environmentalism

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Who's Who: Test Your Knowledge of Some of the Best-Known Personalities in the History of Canadian Environmentalism


Bobier, Paul, Alternatives Journal


1. Which well-known Canadian activist first joined the environmental movement in a campaign to oppose Nova Scotia's pesticide program against the spruce budworm in the late 1960s?

a) Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians

b) Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers union

c) Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

d) Elizabeth May, executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada

2. One of Canada's earliest popular nature advocates was an English-born immigrant who posed as an Indian by the name of Grey Owl. What was his name?

a) Charles D.G. Roberts

b) Archibald Belaney

c) Fred Bodsworth

d) John Richardson

3. Internationally recognized for its high-profile environmental actions, Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver in 1971. Which Canadian journalist was a co-founder of the group?

a) Naomi Klein

b) Bob Hunter

c) June Callwood

d) Murray Dobbin

4. Published in 1961 and reprinted in 1992, the book The Death and Life of Great American Cities remains a widely read critique of urban planning. Its author, residing in Toronto since 1968, is:

a) Pierre Berton

b) John Sewell

c) Jane Jacobs

d) Allan Fotheringham

5. Nicknamed "Captain Canada," which federal cabinet minister took action in the 1990s against the over-fishing of turbot by foreign vessels in the North Atlantic Ocean?

a) John Crosbie

b) Sheila Copps

c) Herb Dhaliwal

d) Brian Tobin

6. Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki is internationally known as a broadcaster and a scientist. His academic specialization is in what field? …

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