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1925 in Canada

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1925 in Canada

Events from the year 1925 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Julian Byng (viceregal consort – Evelyn Byng)
  • Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Robert Brett (until October 29) then William Egbert
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Walter Cameron Nichol
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Albert Manning Aikins
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Frederick Todd
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – MacCallum Grant (until January 12) then James Robson Douglas (January 12 to September 14) then James Cranswick Tory
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Henry Cockshutt
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Frank Richard Heartz
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Narcisse Pérodeau
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Henry William Newlands
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Herbert Greenfield (until November 23) then John Edward Brownlee
  • Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver
  • Premier of Manitoba – John Bracken
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Peter Veniot (until September 14) then John Baxter
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Ernest Howard Armstrong (until July 16) then Edgar Nelson Rhodes
  • Premier of Ontario – George Howard Ferguson
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – James D. Stewart
  • Premier of Quebec – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Charles Avery Dunning
  • Commissioners

  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George P. MacKenzie (until April 1) then Percy Reid
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
  • Events

  • February 5 - Post Office workers are brought under civil service regulations.
  • February 24 - The Lake of the Woods Treaty works out joint Canadian-American control of the Lake of the Woods.
  • April 13 - Women win the right to vote in Newfoundland.
  • May 28 - Roddick Gates unveiled in Montreal.
  • June 2 - Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Charles Dunning's Liberals win a sixth consecutive majority
  • June 10 - The United Church of Canada opens for services.
  • June 11 - Coal miner William Davis was killed by police in the culmination of a long Cape Breton Island strike.
  • June 23 - First ascent of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada.
  • June 26 - A strike of miners in Drumheller, Alberta ends in violent confrontations.
  • July 16 - Edgar Rhodes becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Ernest Armstrong.
  • September 14 - John Baxter becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Peter Veniot
  • October 29 - Federal election: Arthur Meighen's Conservatives win a plurality (116 seats), defeating Mackenzie King's Liberals (99 seats). However, King does not resign as prime minister; he will try to govern with a minority government with the support of smaller parties and independent MPs (30 seats)
  • November 23 - John Brownlee becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Charles Stewart
  • The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, later the Royal Canadian Legion, is formed by the amalgamation of several veterans' organizations, such as the Great War Veterans Association.
  • The federal divorce law was changed to allow a woman to divorce her husband on the same grounds that a man could divorce his wife - simple adultery. Before this, a woman had to prove adultery in conjunction with other acts such as "sodomy" or bestiality in order to initiate a divorce.
  • Arts and literature

  • October 1 - The Vancouver School of Applied and Decorative Arts opened its doors.
  • Sport

  • March 30 - The Victoria Cougars are the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.
  • January to June

  • January 26 - Claude Ryan, politician (d.2004)
  • February 1 - Hugh Horner, politician, physician and surgeon (d.1997)
  • February 13 - Gerald Tailfeathers, artist
  • March 2 - Bernard Jean, lawyer and politician, member (1960–1970) and Speaker (1963–1966) of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (d.2012)
  • March 23 - Wilson Duff, anthropologist (d.1976)
  • March 25 - Daniel Yanofsky, chess player, Canada's first chess grandmaster (d.2000)
  • March 26 - Ben Mondor, baseball executive (Pawtucket Red Sox) (d. 2010)
  • April 1 - Tobie Steinhouse, artist
  • April 4 - Claude Wagner, judge and politician (d.1979)
  • April 11 - Pierre Péladeau, businessman (d.1997)
  • May 18 - Robin Blaser, author and poet (d.2009)
  • July to September

  • July 25 - Charmion King, actress (d.2007)
  • July 29 - Ted Lindsay, ice hockey player
  • August 2 - William Andres, politician (d.2010)
  • August 11 - Floyd Curry, ice hockey player (d.2006)
  • August 15 - Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist and composer (d.2007)
  • September 4 - Calvin Ruck, anti-racism activist and Senator (d.2004)
  • September 11 - Harry Somers, composer (d.1999)
  • September 24 - Dan Heap, politician
  • October to December

  • October 2 - Wren Blair, hockey coach and manager (Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins) (d.2013)
  • October 6 - Bud Olson, politician, Minister and Senator (d.2002)
  • October 12 – Denis Lazure, politician (d.2008)
  • October 21 - Peter Dickinson, architect (d.1961)
  • October 21 - Louis Robichaud, lawyer, politician and 25th Premier of New Brunswick (d.2005)
  • November 8 - Allan Lawrence, politician and Minister (d.2008)
  • November 10 - Doris Anderson, author, journalist and women's rights activist (d.2007)
  • November 12 - Agnes Nanogak, illustrator
  • December 5 - Dave Broadfoot, comedian
  • December 25 - Robert Layton, politician (d.2002)
  • January to June

  • January 25 - Charles-Eusèbe Dionne, naturalist and taxidermist (b.1845)
  • March 3 - William Pugsley, lawyer, politician and 10th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1850)
  • March 16 - Richard Butler, editor, publisher, journalist and U.S. vice-consul (b.1834)
  • May 4 - James Cunningham, merchant and politician (b.1834)
  • May 25 - Margaret Mick, prison guard, first female Canadian peace officer to be killed in the line of duty (b.1860)
  • June 18 - William Brymner, art teacher and painter (b.1855)
  • July to December

  • August 15 - Adam Beck, politician and hydro-electricity advocate (b.1857)
  • September 6 - George Henry Bradbury, politician (b.1859)
  • November 2 - James Alexander Lougheed, businessman and politician (b.1854)
  • References

    1925 in Canada Wikipedia


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