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1928 in Canada

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1928 in Canada

Events from the year 1928 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Freeman Freeman-Thomas (viceregal consort – Marie Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon)
  • Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – William Egbert
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Robert Randolph Bruce
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Theodore Arthur Burrows
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Frederick Todd (until December 28) then Hugh Havelock McLean
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – James Cranswick Tory
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – William Donald Ross
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Frank Richard Heartz
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Narcisse Pérodeau (until December 31) then Lomer Gouin
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Henry William Newlands
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – John Edward Brownlee
  • Premier of British Columbia – John Duncan MacLean (until August 21) then Simon Fraser Tolmie
  • 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 – Albert Charles Saunders
  • Premier of Quebec – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – James Garfield Gardiner
  • Commissioners

  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George A. Jeckell (until April 1) then George Ian MacLean
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
  • Events

  • April 2 - Camillien Houde elected mayor of Montreal
  • April 24 - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that women are not persons who can hold office according to the British North America Act—reversed a year later by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain
  • May 7 - The St. Roch is launched. It would become the first ship to sail the Northwest Passage from west to east and to circumnavigate North America.
  • May 31 - The Legislative Council of Nova Scotia is abolished
  • July 4 - Jean Lussier goes over Niagara Falls in a rubber ball.
  • August 20 - John Duncan MacLean resigns as premier of British Columbia
  • August 21 - Simon Fraser Tolmie becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing John Duncan MacLean
  • August 25 - Canada's first major air disaster occurred when bad weather caused a BC Airways Ford Trimotor plane to crash in Puget Sound, Washington
  • Science and technology

  • Frank Morse Robb of Ontario obtains a patent for the first Electronic Organ, the Robb Wave Organ.
  • Sports

  • The Winter Olympics take place in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The U of T Grads won a gold medal in hockey.
  • The Summer Olympics take place in Amsterdam. Percy Williams and Ethel Catherwood won gold medals for Canada.
  • January to March

  • January 2 -
  • Avie Bennett, businessman and philanthropist
  • Allen Sapp, painter
  • February 13 - Gerald Regan, politician, Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia
  • February 16 - Les Costello, ice hockey player and Catholic priest (d.2002)
  • February 26 - Donald Davis, actor (d.1998)
  • March 9 - Gerald Bull, engineer and artillery designer (d.1990)
  • March 10 - Robert Coates, politician and Minister (d.2016)
  • March 12 - Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, politician and Senator (d.2009)
  • March 17 - William John McKeag, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (d.2007)
  • March 31 - Gordie Howe, ice hockey player (d. 2016)
  • April to June

  • April 10 - Fraser MacPherson, jazz musician (d.1993)
  • April 17 - Fabien Roy, politician
  • April 28 - Zbigniew Basinski, physicist
  • April 30 - Hugh Hood, novelist, short story writer, essayist and university professor (d.2000)
  • May 4 - Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpet player and bandleader (d.2006)
  • May 7 - Bruno Gerussi, actor and television presenter (d.1995)
  • May 9 - Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater and Olympic gold medalist (d.2012)
  • May 23 -
  • Pauline Julien, singer, songwriter, actress and feminist activist (d.1998)
  • Sidney Spivak, politician and Minister (d.2002)
  • June 1 - Larry Zeidel, Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster (d.2014)
  • June 2 - George Wearring, basketball player (d.2013)
  • June 13 - Renée Morisset, pianist (d.2009)
  • July to December

  • July 26 - Peter Lougheed, lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • September 10 - Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche
  • October 1 - Jim Pattison, businessman
  • October 27 - Gilles Vigneault, poet, publisher and singer-songwriter
  • November 3 - Gary Lautens, humorist and newspaper columnist (d.1992)
  • November 16 - David Adams, ballet dancer (d.2007)
  • November 20 - Toni Onley, painter (d.2004)
  • December 16 - Roy Bailey, politician
  • December 21 - Clayton Kenny, boxer
  • December 28 - Moe Koffman, flautist and saxophonist (d.2001)
  • December 29 -
  • Robert Hylton Brisco, politician (d.2004)
  • Norman Cafik, politician
  • Full date unknown

  • Peter Bronfman, businessman (d.1996)
  • Deaths

  • April 6 - Godfroy Langlois, politician, journalist and lawyer (b.1866)
  • April 28 - George Gerald King, politician (b. 1836)
  • References

    1928 in Canada Wikipedia


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