Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Paul Desmarais

Paul Desmarais, 1973

Canadian financier and philanthropist Paul Desmarais was born on this day, January 4, in 1927. Four Canadian prime ministers, a former French president and five Quebec premiers were among those who attended a two-hour memorial for the business tycoon at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica when Desmarais died in 2013. PM Stephen Harper expressed his admiration for Desmarais and called him a humble, generous and unpretentious man. Read more (Canadian Business)