The Millennium Collection, Canada's Great Thinkers
- Hilda Marion Neatby
Head of the history department at the University of Saskatchewan, Hilda Marion Neatby had a lifelong love of learning, and stressed the importance of challenging the human mind.
- Marshall McLuhan
Edmonton-born Marshall McLuhan remains a cultural icon as Canada's pioneer pop philosopher and oracle of the electronic age. An English professor and literary critic, his books revolutionized thinking about media and communications.
- Northrop Frye
Regarded as one of the world's most influential literary critics, Northrop Frye's prolific and frequently cited writings outlined the shape of human thought and helped educate our imaginations about the power of the written world.
- Roger Lemelin
The literary patriarch of the fictional Plouffe family whose exploits were later immortalized on both film and television, Roger Lemelin was a pioneer of social realism in French-speaking Canada.
|Date of Issue||Theme||Denomination||Printer||Quantity||Perforation||Creator|
|17 February 2000||Hilda Marion Neatby: In Love with Learning||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Stacey Zabolotney and based on an illustration by Stephanie Carter|
|17 February 2000||Marshall McLuhan: The Man with a Message||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Ian Drolet and based on a photograph by Robert J. Fleming|
|17 February 2000||Northrop Frye: The Well-Tempered Critic||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Brian Tsang and based on a photograph by Lutz Dille|
|17 February 2000||Roger Lemelin and the Plouffe Family||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Pierre Fontaine and based on a photograph by Radio-Canada|
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