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1894 in Canada

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1894 in Canada

Events from the year 1894 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – John Hamilton-Gordon (viceregal consort – Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair)
  • Prime minister – John Thompson (until December 12) then Mackenzie Bowell (from December 21)
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Edgar Dewdney
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – John Christian Schultz
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – John James Fraser
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Malachy Bowes Daly
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – George Airey Kirkpatrick
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Jedediah Slason Carvell (until February 14) then George William Howlan (from February 21)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
  • Premiers

  • Premier of British Columbia – Theodore Davie
  • 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 – Frederick Peters
  • Premier of Quebec – Louis-Olivier Taillon
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Keewatin – John Christian Schultz
  • Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories – Charles Herbert Mackintosh
  • Premiers

  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Northwest Territories - Frederick Haultain
  • Events

  • February 20 – Manitoba Schools Question: The Supreme Court refuses to hear the appeal of Manitoba francophones.
  • April 27 – Canada's largest known landslide occurred in Saint-Alban, Quebec. Displeasing 185 million cubic metres (6.5×10^9 cu ft) of rock and dirt, leaving a 40 metres (130 ft) scar, that covered covered 4.6 million square metres (50×10^6 sq ft).
  • May 17 – Pioneers' Obelisk (Montreal) unveiled
  • June 14 – Massey Hall opens in Toronto.
  • June 26 – 1894 Ontario election: Sir Oliver Mowat's Liberals win a seventh majority.
  • June 28 – July 9 – Colonial Conference of 1894 held in Ottawa.
  • September 3 – Labour Day celebrated for the first time in Canada.
  • October 31 – The third election of North-West Legislative Assembly.
  • December 12 – Sir John Thompson, Prime Minister, dies in office.
  • December 21 – Mackenzie Bowell becomes prime minister.
  • Full date unknown

  • Rondeau Provincial Park is established in southwestern Ontario.
  • St. Albert cheese factory is founded.
  • Arts and literature

  • Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is founded.
  • Sport

  • March 22 - Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa to win the first Stanley Cup challenge.
  • January to June

  • January 3 - James Lorimer Ilsley, politician, Minister and jurist (d.1967)
  • January 5 - Norman MacKenzie, author, lawyer, professor and Senator (d.1986)
  • February 8 - Billy Bishop, First World War flying ace (d.1956)
  • May 7 - George A. Drew, politician and 14th Premier of Ontario (d.1973)
  • May 13 - William Earl Rowe, politician and 20th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (d.1984)
  • May 29 - Beatrice Lillie, comic actress (d.1989)
  • June 4 - La Bolduc, singer and musician (d.1941)
  • June 5 - Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur (d.1976)
  • July to December

  • July 17 - Phillip Garratt, aviator
  • July 24 - Theobald Butler Barrett, politician
  • July 25 - Norman McLeod Rogers, lawyer, politician and Minister (d.1940)
  • August - Gladys Porter, politician and first female Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia (d.1967)
  • September 9 - Humphrey Mitchell, politician and trade unionist (d.1950)
  • September 10 - H. H. Wrong, diplomat (d.1954)
  • October 7 - Del Lord, film director and actor (d.1970)
  • November 5 - Harold Innis, professor of political economy and author (d.1952)
  • November 13 - James Allan, politician (d.1992)
  • November 26 - James Charles McGuigan, Cardinal (d.1974)
  • December 13 - Chester Ronning, diplomat and politician (d.1984)
  • Deaths

  • March 19 - John Langton, businessman, political figure and civil servant (b.1808)
  • April 16 - Joseph-Charles Taché, a Canadian noted for his contributions to many aspects of the fabric of Canada (b.1820)
  • May 27 - Francis Godschall Johnson, politician (b.1817)
  • June 22 - Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Roman Catholic priest, missionary, author and Archbishop (b.1823)
  • September 5 - James Macleod, militia officer, lawyer, police officer, magistrate, judge and politician (b.1836)
  • September 14 - Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau, lawyer, businessman and politician (b.1808)
  • September 15 - Philip Carteret Hill, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1821)
  • October 30 - Honoré Mercier, lawyer, journalist, politician and Premier of Quebec (b.1840)
  • November 28 - Patrick Leonard MacDougall, General and author (b.1819)
  • November 29 - Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck, Governor General (b.1819)
  • December 12 - John Sparrow David Thompson, lawyer, judge, politician, university professor and 4th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1845)
  • References

    1894 in Canada Wikipedia


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