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1912 in Canada

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1912 in Canada

Events from the year 1912 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – George V (consort – Queen Mary)
  • Federal government

  • Governor general – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (viceregal consort – Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia)
  • Prime minister – Robert Borden
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – George Hedley Vicars Bulyea
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Thomas Wilson Paterson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Douglas Colin Cameron
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Lemuel John Tweedie (until March 6) then Josiah Wood
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – James Drummond McGregor
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Morison Gibson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Benjamin Rogers
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – François Langelier
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – George William Brown
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Arthur Sifton
  • Premier of British Columbia – Richard McBride
  • Premier of Manitoba – Rodmond Roblin
  • Premier of New Brunswick – James Kidd Flemming
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
  • Premier of Ontario – James Whitney
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – John Mathieson
  • Premier of Quebec – Lomer Gouin
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Thomas Walter Scott
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon - Arthur Wilson (acting) (until February 1) then George Black
  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – F.X. Gosselin (until February 1) then George P. MacKenzie
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Frederick D. White
  • Events

  • February 1 - Strathcona merges with Edmonton, Alberta
  • April 1 - The Parliament of Canada passes Quebec Boundaries Extension Act that transferred to the Province of Quebec the territory bounded by the Eastmain River, the Labrador coast, and Hudson and Ungava Bays, extending the northern boundary to its present location.
  • April 14 - The RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland
  • April 26 - The Chateau Laurier opens in Ottawa
  • May 14 - Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec expand to the north
  • June 30 - A tornado (the "Regina Cyclone") kills 28.
  • August 14 - Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Walter Scott's Liberals win a third consecutive majority
  • August 17 - Circular No. 17 bans the teaching of the French language in Ontario schools.
  • September 2 - The first Calgary Stampede is held
  • ca. December - The first session of the Saskatchewan Older Boys' Parliament (now the Saskatchewan Youth Parliament) is held. This was a precursor to the current Canadian youth parliament movement.
  • The Amherst automobile company opens, and closes, in Calgary.
  • January to March

  • January 2 - Barbara Pentland, composer (d.2000)
  • January 3 - Louise Lapointe, senator (d. 2002)
  • February 4 - Louis-Albert Vachon, educator and Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (d.2006)
  • March 12 - Irving Layton, poet (d.2006)
  • March 22 - Agnes Martin, painter (d.2004)
  • March 30 - Alvin Hamilton, politician (d.2004)
  • April to June

  • April 2 - John Marlyn, writer (d.2005)
  • April 26 - A. E. van Vogt, science fiction author (d.2000)
  • May 5 - Louis-René Beaudoin, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (d.1970)
  • May 8 - George Woodcock, poet, essayist, critic, biographer and historian (d.1995)
  • May 13 - Gil Evans, jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader (d.1988)
  • May 17 - George Brown, ice hockey player
  • May 26 - Jay Silverheels, actor (d.1980)
  • June 8 - Clyde Gilmour, radio broadcaster and journalist (d.1997)
  • June 10
  • Bill Kardash, politician (d.1997)
  • Jean Lesage, lawyer, politician and Premier of Quebec (d.1980)
  • July to December

  • July 12
  • René Bégin, politician (d.1980)
  • Gustave Blouin, politician (d.2002)
  • July 14 - Northrop Frye, literary critic and literary theorist (d.1991)
  • July 17 - Art Linkletter, television personality (d.2010)
  • August 21 - Hugh Alexander Bryson, politician (d.1987)
  • September 21 - Kenneth MacLean Glazier, Sr., minister and librarian (d.1989)
  • October 5 - Bora Laskin, jurist and 14th Chief Justice of Canada (d.1984)
  • October 25
  • Jack Kent Cooke, sports entrepreneur (d.1997)
  • Jean Wallbridge, architect
  • October 31 - Graham Westbrook Rowley, arctic explorer (d. 2003)
  • November 8 - June Havoc, actress (d.2010)
  • November 16 - Richard Spink Bowles, lawyer and Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d.1988)
  • December 27 - Steve Peters, politician (d.1976)
  • Full date unknown

  • Clarence Gosse, physician and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d.1996)
  • January to June

  • January 18 - George Ralph Richardson Cockburn, educator and politician (b.1834)
  • March 1 - Edward Blake, politician and 2nd Premier of Ontario (b.1833)
  • April 15 - Charles Melville Hays, railway executive (b.1856)
  • May 5 - Charles Constantine, North-West Mounted Police officer and superintendent (b.1849)
  • July to December

  • August 9 - George Blewett, academic and philosopher (b.1873)
  • August 12 - Timothy Coughlin, farmer and politician (b.1834)
  • September 24 - Richard John Cartwright, businessman, politician and Minister (b.1835)
  • November 10 - Louis Cyr, strongman (b.1863)
  • November 26 - Lemuel Owen, shipbuilder, banker, merchant, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1822)
  • December 23 - Benjamin Allen, politician (b.1830)
  • References

    1912 in Canada Wikipedia


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