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1919 in Canada

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1919 in Canada

Events from the year 1919 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Victor Cavendish (viceregal consort – Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire)
  • Prime minister – Robert Borden
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Robert Brett
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Francis S. Barnard (until December 9) then Edward Gawler Prior
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Albert Manning Aikins
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Pugsley
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – MacCallum Grant
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Strathearn Hendrie (until November 20) then Lionel Herbert Clarke
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Augustine Colin Macdonald (until July 16) then Murdock MacKinnon (from September 2)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Charles Fitzpatrick
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Richard Stuart Lake
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Charles Stewart
  • Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver
  • Premier of Manitoba – Tobias Norris
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Walter Foster
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
  • Premier of Ontario – William Hearst (until November 14) then Ernest Drury
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Aubin Arsenault (until September 9) then John Howatt Bell
  • Premier of Quebec – Lomer Gouin
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – William Melville Martin
  • Commissioners

  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George P. MacKenzie
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
  • January to June

  • January 19 - Canadian troops take part in the Battle of Shenkursk, part of the Russian Civil War.
  • February 17 - Wilfrid Laurier, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and former prime minister of Canada, dies in office.
  • April 17 - New Brunswick women are permitted to vote.
  • April 10 - The Quebec referendum on the prohibition of alcohol.
  • May 3 - Yukon women are permitted to vote.
  • May 15-June 25 - Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
  • May 22 - The House of Commons passes the Nickle Resolution.
  • June - Rodeo's first reverse-opening side-delivery bronc chute is designed and made by rodeo cowboy Earl Bascom at the Bascom Ranch in Lethbridge, Alberta
  • June 6 - The government owned Canadian National Railway is formed out of a number of failed private rail corporations.
  • June 28- Canada signs the Treaty of Versailles formally ending World War 1
  • July to December

  • September 1 - His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales opens the third session of the 13th Canadian Parliament
  • September 6 - George-Étienne Cartier Monument unveiled
  • September 9 - J.H. Bell becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Aubin Arsenault.
  • October 20 - Ontario election: Ernest C. Drury's United Farmers of Ontario win a majority, defeating Sir William Hearst's Conservatives.
  • November 14 - Ernest Drury becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Sir William Hearst.
  • Full date unknown

  • Influenza epidemic in Alberta.
  • Monument aux braves de N.D.G. unveiled
  • January to June

  • January 13 - Igor Gouzenko, Russian defector (d.1982)
  • February 17 - J. M. S. Careless, historian (d.2009)
  • February 20 - Thomas Ide, educator and the founding Chairman of TVOntario (d.1996)
  • March 21 - Victor Copps, politician and Mayor of Hamilton (d.1988)
  • April 16 - Louis Harrington Lewry, politician and reporter (d.1992)
  • April 21 - William Perehudoff, painter (d.2013)
  • May 27 - Francess Halpenny, editor and professor
  • June 19 – Simon Reisman, civil servant and chief negotiator of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (d.2008)
  • June 21 - Gérard Pelletier, journalist, editor, politician and Minister (d.1997)
  • July to December

  • July 5 - Gordon Towers, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta (d.1999)
  • August 1 - Jack Butterfield, President of the American Hockey League (1969–1994) (d. 2010)
  • August 9 - Edmund Hockridge, singer and actor (d.2009)
  • August 21 - Marcel Lambert, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (d.2000)
  • September 11 - Daphne Odjig, artist
  • October 12 - Gilles Beaudoin, politician and mayor of Trois-Rivières (d.2007)
  • October 18 - Pierre Trudeau, politician and 15th Prime Minister of Canada (d.2000)
  • December 10 - Vincent Brassard, politician
  • December 25 - Paul David, cardiologist and founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d.1999)
  • Full date unknown

  • Vernon Singer, politician (d.2003)
  • Deaths

  • January 30 - Sam Steele, soldier and member of the North-West Mounted Police (b.1849)
  • February 17 - Wilfrid Laurier, politician and 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1841)
  • July 29 - Frederick Peters, lawyer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1851)
  • August 18 - Joseph E. Seagram, distillery founder, politician, philanthropist and racehorse owner (b.1841)
  • October 14 - Simon Hugh Holmes, publisher, lawyer, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1831)
  • November 10 - Charles Mickle, politician (b.1849)
  • November 11 - George Haddow, politician and merchant (b.1833)
  • December 10 - Arthur Boyle, politician (b.1842)
  • December 29 - William Osler, physician (b.1849)
  • References

    1919 in Canada Wikipedia


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