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1897 in Canada

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1897 in Canada

Events from the year 1897 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 – Wilfrid Laurier
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Edgar Dewdney (until November 18) then Thomas Robert McInnes
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Colebrooke Patterson
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Jabez Bunting Snowball
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Malachy Bowes Daly
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Casimir Gzowski (acting) (until November 18) then Oliver Mowat
  • 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 – James Mitchell (until October 29) then Henry Emmerson
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
  • Premier of Ontario – Arthur Sturgis Hardy
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Frederick Peters (until October 1) then Alexander Warburton
  • Premier of Quebec – Edmund James Flynn (until May 24) then Félix-Gabriel Marchand
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon - James Morrow Walsh (from August 17)
  • 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 then Premier of North-West Territories – Frederick Haultain (from October 7)
  • Events

  • January 29 - The Victorian Order of Nurses is founded in Ottawa
  • February 2 - Clara Brett Martin becomes the first woman to practise law in Ontario
  • February 19 - World's first Women's Institute founded in Stoney Creek, Ontario
  • May 24 - Félix-Gabriel Marchand becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Edmund Flynn
  • May 24 - Lion of Belfort (Montreal) unveiled
  • September 6 - The federal government gives the CPR a grant to allow it to reduce freight rates through Crowsnest Pass
  • October - A.B. Warburton becomes Premier of Prince Edward Island
  • October 7 - Responsible government is introduced in the North-West Territories: Frederick Haultain becomes the first premier
  • October 29 - Henry Emmerson becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing James Mitchell
  • Full date unknown

  • Klondike Gold Rush rages in the Yukon
  • Lord Grey proposes that Canada create a navy to protect its west coast; Prime Minister Laurier does not act on the recommendation
  • 1897–1912 - 961,000 people enter Canada from the British Isles, 594,000 from Europe and 784,000 from the United States.
  • The first Canadian movie, Ten Years in Manitoba
  • Births

  • January 23 - William Stephenson, soldier, airman, businessperson, inventor and spymaster (d.1989)
  • January 27 - Charles Stephen Booth, politician and barrister
  • March 9 - Sidney Earle Smith, academic and 7th President of the University of Toronto (d.1959)
  • April 23 - Lester B. Pearson, politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, diplomat and 1957 Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d.1972)
  • September 23 - Walter Pidgeon, actor (d.1984)
  • September 29 - Graham Towers, first Governor of the Bank of Canada (d.1975)
  • November 30 - William Murdoch Buchanan, politician (d.1966)
  • December 7 - Gordon Graydon, politician (d.1953)
  • Deaths

  • January 2 - Thomas McGreevy, politician and contractor (b.1825)
  • February 27 - James Austin, businessman (b.1813)
  • July 4 - Amor De Cosmos, journalist, politician and 2nd Premier of British Columbia (b.1825)
  • September 19 - Frederick Cope, 3rd Mayor of Vancouver (b.1860)
  • October 21 - Philip Francis Little, 1st Premier of Newfoundland of the colonial (b.1824)
  • December 14 - Robert Simpson, businessman and founder of Simpsons (b.1834)
  • December 15 - James Mitchell, politician and 7th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1843)
  • December 31 - David Oppenheimer, entrepreneur and 2nd Mayor of Vancouver (b.1832)
  • References

    1897 in Canada Wikipedia


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