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Memorable Manitobans: Norbert Jutras (1856-1929)


Born in Canada East, he studied at Nicolet Seminary and in 1880 came to Manitoba. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1882. He began his ministry at St. Pie and in 1889 moved to Letellier, where he became known as the “Apostle of Mixed Farming.” He wrote in French on agricultural reform for many years, especially in the French-language journals of the province. He was a staunch advocate of modern machinery.

He is a member of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2017

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