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1910 in Canada

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1910 in Canada

Events from the year 1910 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – Edward VII (until May 6) then George V (consort – Queen Alexandra then Queen Mary)
  • Federal government

  • Governor general – Albert Grey (viceregal consort – Alice Holford)
  • Prime minister – Wilfrid Laurier
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – George Hedley Vicars Bulyea
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Thomas Wilson Paterson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Daniel Hunter McMillan
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Lemuel John Tweedie
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Duncan Cameron Fraser (until September 27) then James Drummond McGregor
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Morison Gibson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Donald Alexander MacKinnon (until June 1) then Benjamin Rogers
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Amédée Forget (until October 5) then George William Brown
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Alexander Cameron Rutherford (until May 26) then Arthur Sifton
  • Premier of British Columbia – Richard McBride
  • Premier of Manitoba – Rodmond Roblin
  • Premier of New Brunswick – John Douglas Hazen
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
  • Premier of Ontario – James Whitney
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Francis Haszard
  • Premier of Quebec – Lomer Gouin
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Thomas Walter Scott
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon - Alexander Henderson
  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – F.X. Gosselin
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Frederick D. White
  • Events

  • January 3 - Happiness and contentment are found from one end of Canada to the other - headline in The Times (page 5)
  • January 10 - The Laurier government introduces the Naval Service Bill creating a Canadian navy to great controversy. The bill would end up alienating most of Laurier supporters, and lead to his defeat in the 1911 election.
  • January 10 - Le Devoir first published
  • January 21 - A train wreck in Webbwood, near Sudbury, kills 420
  • March 5 - 65 are killed in an avalanche in Rogers Pass
  • May 4 - The Royal Canadian Navy is created after the Naval Service Bill passes
  • May 6 - Edward VII dies and is succeeded by George V
  • May 26 - Arthur Sifton becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Alexander Rutherford
  • July 31 - British murderer Dr. Crippen is caught in Quebec City
  • December 9 - a coal mine explosion at Bellevue, Alberta, kills 31
  • New Books

  • Anne of Avonlea - Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Ednyfed Fychan - William Williams
  • Practical Political Economy - Stephen Leacock
  • January to June

  • February 2 - Andrew McKeller, astrophysicist
  • February 5 - Charles Philippe Leblond, pioneer of cell biology and stem cell research (d. 2007)
  • February 27 - Robert Bryce, civil servant (d. 1997)
  • May 4 - Arsène Gagné, Quebec politician (d. 1964)
  • May 30 - Keir Clark, Prince Edward Island politician (d. 2010)
  • June 17 - George Hees, politician and minister (d. 1996)
  • June 26 - Munroe Bourne, swimmer (d. 1992)
  • July to December

  • July 2 – Lorne Carr, hockey player (d. 2007)
  • July 17 - James Coyne, second Governor of the Bank of Canada
  • July 19 - Jean Wilson, speed-skater
  • July 29 - Norman Fawcett, politician (d. 1997)
  • August 13 - Gwendolyn Ringwood, playwright
  • August 18 - Robert Winters, politician and businessman (d. 1969)
  • August 25 - Ruby Keeler, actress, singer and dancer (d. 1993)
  • August 26 - Jessie Gray, surgeon (d. 1978)
  • September 10 - Harry Thode, geochemist, nuclear chemist and academic administrator (d. 1997)
  • September 21 - Anne Wilkinson, poet (d. 1961)
  • October 8 - Ray Lewis, track and field athlete, Olympic bronze medalist, first Canadian-born black Olympic medalist (d. 2003)
  • October 13 – Otto Joachim, German-born composer (d. 2010)
  • October 21 - Pauline Mills McGibbon, politician and 22nd Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (d. 2001)
  • October 27 – Jack Carson, actor (d. 1963)
  • November 14 - Michael Starr, politician and first Canadian cabinet minister of Ukrainian descent (d. 2000)
  • Full date unknown

  • James Cameron, writer
  • Al Clouston, storyteller, humourist and author (d. 2004)
  • Leo Landreville, politician and judge implicated in the Northern Ontario Natural Gas scandal (d. 1996)
  • Deaths

  • February 2 – George Murdoch, politician and 1st mayor of Calgary (b.1850)
  • February 9 – George Barnard Baker, lawyer, politician and Senator (b.1834)
  • February 15 – Joseph-Élisée Beaudet, businessman and politician (b.1834)
  • February 26 – Adelaide Hoodless, educational reformer who founded the Women's Institute (b.1857)
  • May 6 – Edward VII, King of Canada (b.1841)
  • June 7 – Goldwin Smith, historian and journalist (b.1823)
  • June 9 – Charles Braithwaite, politician and agrarian leader (b.1850)
  • September 2 – Hector Fabre, lawyer, journalist, diplomat and senator (b.1834)
  • References

    1910 in Canada Wikipedia


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