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Margaret Laurence
Date of issue of stamp:
October 10, 1996
Designed by: Alain Leduc

The stamp shows a portrait of the author based on an actual photograph. Engraved over the portrait is the opening sentence of a major work with a French translation in smaller type.

2,400,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Canadian Bank Note Co.


© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Margaret Laurence. (née Jean Margaret Wemyss) Born Neepawa, Manitoba July 18,1926. Died January 5, 1987. From age seven she wrote stories. Her gift of writing leaves a permanent mark on contemporary Canadian Literature. Her first writing job was as a reporter and book reviewer for the Winnipeg Citizen. She has been able to write with experience of having lived in England,  Ghana, Greece, Crete, Palestine, India, Egypt and Spain but Canada was always home.  She is much beloved and remembered for her works, her personal warmth, strength and humor which she shared so generously.