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1896 in Canada

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1896 in Canada

Events from the year 1896 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 – Mackenzie Bowell (until April 27) then Charles Tupper (May 1 to July 8) then Wilfrid Laurier (from July 11)
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Edgar Dewdney
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Colebrooke Patterson
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – John James Fraser (until November 24) then Jabez Bunting Snowball (from December 9)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Malachy Bowes Daly
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – George Airey Kirkpatrick (until November 7) then Casimir Gzowski
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – George William Howlan
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
  • Premiers

  • Premier of British Columbia – John Herbert Turner
  • Premier of Manitoba – Thomas Greenway
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Andrew George Blair (until July 17) then James Mitchell
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – William Stevens Fielding (until July 18) then George Henry Murray (from July 20)
  • Premier of Ontario – Oliver Mowat (until July 25) then Arthur Sturgis Hardy
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Frederick Peters
  • Premier of Quebec – Louis-Olivier Taillon (until May 11) then Edmund James Flynn
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Keewatin – James Colebrooke Patterson
  • Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories – Charles Herbert Mackintosh
  • Premiers

  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of the North-West Territories – Frederick Haultain
  • Events

  • April 27 - Sir Mackenzie Bowell resigns as Prime Minister due to cabinet infighting. He is replaced by Sir Charles Tupper.
  • May 1 - Sir Charles Tupper becomes prime minister, replacing Sir Mackenzie Bowell
  • May 11 - Edmund Flynn becomes Premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon
  • May 26 - A bridge collapse in Victoria, British Columbia kills 55 people
  • June 23 - Federal election: Wilfrid Laurier's Liberals win a majority, defeating Sir Charles Tupper's Conservatives. One of the key issues in the campaign has been the Manitoba Schools Question
  • July 11 - Wilfrid Laurier becomes prime minister, replacing Sir Charles Tupper
  • July 20 - George H. Murray becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing William Fielding
  • July 25 - Arthur S. Hardy becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Sir Oliver Mowat
  • July - James Mitchell becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Andrew Blair
  • August 17 - Gold is discovered in the Yukon, prompting the Klondike gold rush
  • Full date unknown

  • A plan to populate the western prairies with immigration from eastern Europe is unveiled
  • The first Canadian blast furnace opens in Hamilton, Ontario
  • January to June

  • March 8 - Charlotte Whitton, feminist, politician and mayor of Ottawa (d.1975)
  • March 16 - Harry Banks, soldier
  • March 21 - Errick Willis, politician (d.1967)
  • April 20 - Wilfrid R. "Wop" May, World War I flying ace and pioneering bush pilot (d.1952)
  • May 2 - Elmore Philpott, journalist and politician (d.1964)
  • May 18 - Brock Chisholm, doctor and first Director-General of the World Health Organization (d.1971)
  • June 19 - John Beverley Robinson, politician (b.1821)
  • June 22 - Leonard W. Murray, naval officer (d.1971)
  • July to December

  • July 2 - Prudence Heward, painter (d.1947)
  • July 4 - Frederick Cronyn Betts, politician (d.1938)
  • July 10 - Thérèse Casgrain, feminist, reformer, politician and Senator (d.1981)
  • July 27 - Anne Savage, painter and art teacher (d.1971)
  • August 12 - Mitchell Hepburn, politician and 11th Premier of Ontario (d.1953)
  • August 18 - Jack Pickford, actor (d.1933)
  • August 30 - Raymond Massey, actor (d.1983)
  • August 31 - Alice Strike, Canada's last surviving female World War I veteran (d.2004)
  • November 3 - Madeleine Fritz, paleontologist
  • November 7 - Henry Botterell, World War I fighter pilot (d.2003)
  • Deaths

  • January 14 - Christopher William Bunting, politician, merchant, newspaper owner and newspaper publisher (b.1837)
  • February 20 - Hart Massey, businessman and philanthropist (b.1823)
  • April 13 - John Christian Schultz, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1840)
  • May 4 - Timothy Anglin, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b.1822)
  • June 7 - Wyatt Eaton, painter (b.1849)
  • June 10 - Donald Alexander Macdonald, politician (b.1817)
  • June 25 - Samuel Leonard Tilley, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1818)
  • November 24 - John James Fraser, lawyer, judge, politician and 4th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1829)
  • References

    1896 in Canada Wikipedia


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