Samiksha Jaiswal

1926 in Canada

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1926 in Canada

Events from the year 1926 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Julian Byng (until October 2) then Freeman Freeman-Thomas (viceregal consort – Evelyn Byng then Marie Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon)
  • Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King (until June 28) then Arthur Meighen (June 29 to September 25) then William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – William Egbert
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Walter Cameron Nichol (until January 21) then Robert Randolph Bruce
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Albert Manning Aikins (until October 9) then Theodore Arthur Burrows
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Frederick Todd
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – 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 – John Edward Brownlee
  • Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver
  • Premier of Manitoba – John Bracken
  • Premier of New Brunswick – John Baxter
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – 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 (until February 26) then James Garfield Gardiner
  • Commissioners

  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – Percy Reid
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
  • Events

  • February 24 – Robert Randolph Bruce becomes British Columbia's 13th Lieutenant Governor
  • February 26 – James Garfield Gardiner becomes premier of Saskatchewan, replacing Charles Dunning
  • June 24 – Monument aux Patriotes, Montreal unveiled
  • June 28 – The King-Byng Affair climaxes as William Lyon Mackenzie King resigns as prime minister. Arthur Meighen becomes prime minister for the second time, but an election is forced when Meighen fails to win the confidence of the House.
  • June 28 – Alberta general election, 1926: John Brownlee's United Farmers of Alberta win a second consecutive majority
  • July 1 – Canada moves back onto the gold standard
  • September 14 – Federal election: the coalition of Mackenzie King's Liberals and the Liberal-Progressives win a majority, defeating Arthur Meighen's Conservatives
  • September 25 – Mackenzie King becomes prime minister for the second time, replacing Arthur Meighen
  • November 18 – British dominions given official autonomy in the Balfour Report
  • December 1 – Ontario election: Howard Ferguson's Conservatives win a second consecutive majority
  • Full date unknown

  • The RCMP establish a base on Ellesmere Island as a proof of Canadian sovereignty.
  • The Saskatchewan Grain Growers Association almalgamates with the Farmers' Union of Canada to create the United Farmers of Canada.
  • January to June

  • January 4 – Betty Kennedy, broadcaster, journalist, author, Senator and gameshow panelist
  • January 26 - Georges-C. Lachance, politician and father of Claude-André Lachance
  • February 4 – Roger Blais, engineer and academic (d. 2009)
  • February 6 – Ray Perrault, politician (d.2008)
  • February 11 – Leslie Nielsen, comedian and actor (d.2010)
  • February 20 – Jean Boucher, politician (d.2011)
  • April 17 – Gerry McNeil, ice hockey player (d.2004)
  • April 21 – HRH Princess Elizabeth of York (now Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, of the United Kingdom and of 14 other Commonwealth realms)
  • April 28 – Alex Oakley, race walker (d.2010)
  • May 19 – Francis Sparshott, scholar
  • May 20 – Allan McEachern, lawyer, judge and university chancellor (d.2008)
  • May 26 – Phyllis Gotlieb, science fiction novelist and poet (d.2009)
  • June 3 – Flora MacDonald, politician
  • July to December

  • July 14 – Wallace Diestelmeyer, figure skater (d.1999)
  • July 18 – Margaret Laurence, novelist and short story writer (d.1987)
  • July 21 – Norman Jewison, film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre
  • July 22 – Paul Collins, long-distance runner (d.1995)
  • August 13 – Dalton McGuinty Senior, politician and father of premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty and the politician David McGuinty (d.1990)
  • August 18 - Gordon Donaldson, author and journalist (d.2001)
  • September 1 – James Reaney, poet, playwright and literary critic (d.2008)
  • September 27 – Jack Duffy, actor and comedian (d.2008)
  • October 1 – Ben Wicks, cartoonist, illustrator, journalist and author (d.2000)
  • October 26 – George Crum, conductor, pianist, vocal coach and musical arranger (d.2007)
  • November 9 – Mary Louise Morrison, soprano
  • December 3 - Denise Morelle, actress and murder victim (died 1984)
  • Full date unknown

  • Daniel McCarthy, television producer (The Friendly Giant, Mr. Dressup, Sesame Park) (d.2013)
  • Deaths

  • January 31 – Paul Tourigny, politician (b.1852)
  • February 2 – John Alexander Macdonald Armstrong, politician (b.1877)
  • February 20 – Paul-Eugène Roy, Roman Catholic priest, and Archbishop of Quebec (b.1859)
  • March 27 – Georges Vézina, ice hockey player (b.1887)
  • June 23 – Nérée Le Noblet Duplessis, politician, 19th Mayor of Trois-Rivières and father of 16th Premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis (b.1855)
  • August 24 – Laurent-Olivier David, journalist, lawyer, and politician (b.1840)
  • References

    1926 in Canada Wikipedia


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