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1891 in Canada

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1891 in Canada

Events from the year 1891 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – Queen Victoria (consort – Vacant)
  • Federal government

  • Governor general – Frederick Stanley (viceregal consort – Lady Constance Villiers)
  • Prime minister – John A. Macdonald (until June 6) then John Abbott (from June 16)
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Hugh Nelson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – John Christian Schultz
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Samuel Leonard Tilley
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Malachy Bowes Daly
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Alexander Campbell
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Jedediah Slason Carvell
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Auguste-Réal Angers
  • Premiers

  • Premier of British Columbia – John Robson
  • Premier of Manitoba – Thomas Greenway
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Andrew George Blair
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – William Stevens Fielding
  • Premier of Ontario – Oliver Mowat
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Neil McLeod (until April 27) then Frederick Peters
  • Premier of Quebec – Honoré Mercier (until December 21) then Charles Boucher de Boucherville
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Keewatin – John Christian Schultz
  • Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories – Joseph Royal
  • Premiers

  • Chairman of the Lieutenant-Governor's Advisory Council of the North-West Territories then Chairman of the Executive Committee of the North-West Territories – Robert Brett (until November 7) then Frederick Haultain
  • Events

  • February 21 – The first Springhill Mining Disaster occurs killing 125.
  • March 5 – Federal election: Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives win a fourth consecutive majority
  • April 27 – Frederick Peters becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Neil McLeod
  • June 6 – Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald dies in office
  • June 8 – Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald lies in state in the Senate Chamber
  • June 16 – Sir John Abbott becomes prime minister following the death of Sir John A. Macdonald
  • September 29 – Thomas McGreevy is expelled from the House of Commons due to corruption.
  • November 7 – The election of the 2nd North-West Legislative Assembly
  • December 10 – The Calgary and Edmonton Railway opens, connecting Edmonton to the national railway network for the first time.
  • December 21 – Sir Charles-Eugène de Boucherville becomes premier of Quebec for the second time, replacing Honoré Mercier
  • The Legislative Council of New Brunswick is abolished
  • Sport

  • The Canadian Rugby Football Union is renamed the Canadian Rugby Union
  • January to June

  • January 6 - Tim Buck, politician and long-time leader of the Communist Party of Canada (d.1973)
  • January 26 - Wilder Penfield, neurosurgeon (d.1976)
  • April 1 - Harry Nixon, politician and 13th Premier of Ontario (d.1961)
  • May 3 - Thomas John Bentley, politician (d.1983)
  • June 13 - Hervé-Edgar Brunelle, politician and lawyer (d.1950)
  • July to December

  • July 12 - Adhémar Raynault, politician and Mayor of Montreal (d.1984)
  • August 30 - Elmer Jamieson, educator
  • September 16 - Julie Winnefred Bertrand, supercentenarian, oldest living Canadian and oldest verified living recognized woman at the time of her death (d.2007)
  • October 30 - Ada Mackenzie, golfer
  • November 14 - Frederick Banting, medical scientist, doctor and Nobel laureate (d.1941)
  • December 10 - Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, military commander and Governor General of Canada (d.1969)
  • December 25 - William Ross Macdonald, politician, Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (d.1976)
  • Deaths

  • January 4 - Antoine Labelle, priest and settler (b.1833)
  • January 21 - Calixa Lavallée, musician and composer (b.1842)
  • May 31 - Antoine-Aimé Dorion, politician and jurist (b.1818)
  • June 6 - John A. Macdonald, politician and 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b.1815)
  • References

    1891 in Canada Wikipedia


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