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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 20, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Made in Canada

Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje made Canada his new home after arriving from England in 1962. His novel The English Patient won him the 1992 Booker Prize. In 1996 it was turned into an Oscar-winning film by director Anthony Minghella.

One of Ontario’s oldest cars is the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, now on display at the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum. A project of local businessman and inventor Benton Neff, the steam-powered vehicle was among the first ever made in Canada.

The world’s most famous war poem, In Flanders Fields, was written in 1915 by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a doctor from Guelph, Ontario, who served in France during World War I. Find out what else is made in Canada.