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1929 in Canada

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1929 in Canada

Events from the year 1929 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 (until January 18) then James Duncan McGregor (from January 28)
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – 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 – Lomer Gouin (until March 28) then Henry George Carroll (from April 2)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Henry William Newlands
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – John Edward Brownlee
  • Premier of British Columbia – 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 (until September 9) then James Thomas Milton Anderson
  • Commissioners

  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George Ian MacLean
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
  • Events

  • January 10 - Lomer Gouin becomes Quebec's 15th Lieutenant Governor, serving until his death on March 28, 1929.
  • March 22 - The Canadian schooner and rum-runner I'm Alone was sunk by the US Coast Guard.
  • April 4 - Henry George Carroll becomes Quebec's 16th Lieutenant Governor.
  • June 6 - 1929 Saskatchewan election: James Garfield Gardiner's Liberals win a plurality, but the other parties, led by James T.M. Anderson's Conservatives, will form a coalition against Gardiner, forcing him to resign as premier
  • May 29 - A series of explosions rip through Ottawa's sewer system.
  • September 9 - James Anderson becomes premier of Saskatchewan, replacing James Gardiner
  • October 19 - The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council rules in the Persons Case that women are eligible to be senators.
  • October 29 - The crash of the New York Stock Exchange marks the beginning of the Great Depression
  • October 30 - Ontario election: Howard Ferguson's Conservatives win a third consecutive majority
  • November 13 - A second stock market crash hits Canada.
  • Arts and literature

  • January 6 - Regina's Darke Hall auditorium opened.
  • Science and technology

  • Wop May and Vic Horner brave poor visibility and −30 °C temperatures in an open cockpit to rush diphtheria anti-toxin to Fort Vermilion.
  • Frozen fish fillets are introduced by the Biological Board of Canada developed by Archibald Huntsman.
  • Sport

  • September 12 - The first legal forward pass in Canadian football is completed.
  • January to March

  • January 17 - Jacques Plante, ice hockey player (d.1986)
  • January 20 - Pat Mahoney, businessman, politician, and judge, MP for Calgary South (1968–1972), General Manager of the Calgary Stampeders (1965) (d.2012)
  • January 21 - Bill Norrie, politician and educator, Mayor of Winnipeg (1979–1992), Chancellor of the University of Manitoba (2001–2009), respiratory failure. (d.2012)
  • January 23 - John Charles Polanyi, chemist and 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry joint laureate
  • February 12 - Philip Kives, businessman
  • February 28 - Frank Gehry, architect
  • March 20 - William Andrew MacKay, academic, President of Dalhousie University (1980–1986) (d.2013)
  • April to June

  • May 8 - Claude Castonguay, Canadian banker and politician
  • May 10
  • Antonine Maillet, novelist, playwright and scholar
  • Peter C. Newman, journalist
  • May 12 - Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015)
  • May 13 - Al Adair, politician, radio broadcaster and author (d.1996)
  • May 14 - Gump Worsley, ice hockey player (d.2007)
  • May 16 - Claude Morin, politician
  • May 18 - Walter Pitman, educator and politician
  • June 7 -
  • John Turner, lawyer, politician and 17th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Walter Weir, politician and 15th Premier of Manitoba (d.1985)
  • June 8 - Louise Maheux-Forcier, author
  • June 9 - Jean Rougeau, professional wrestler and bodyguard of Quebec Premier René Lévesque (d.1983)
  • June 10 - Pearl McGonigal, politician
  • June 20 - Edgar Bronfman, Sr., businessman
  • July to September

  • July 3 - Béatrice Picard, actress
  • July 10 - Moe Norman, golfer (d.2004)
  • July 26 - Marc Lalonde, politician and Minister
  • July 30 - Bill Davis, politician and 18th Premier of Ontario
  • August 1 - Sidney Green, politician
  • August 3 - Peter Salmon, swimmer
  • August 19 - Leonard Evans, politician
  • September 14 - Dimitri Dimakopoulos, architect
  • September 22 - Paul-Marie Lapointe, author
  • September 24 -Edward M. Lawson, trade unionist, politician and Senator
  • October to December

  • November 2 - Richard E. Taylor, physicist, 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics joint laureate
  • November 21 - Laurier LaPierre, broadcaster, journalist, author and Senator
  • November 24 - Harry Oliver Bradley, politician
  • December 10 - Michael Snow, artist
  • December 13 - Christopher Plummer, actor
  • December 15 - Emery Barnes, Canadian football player and politician (d.1998)
  • December 23 - Patrick Watson, broadcaster, author, commentator and television writer, producer and director
  • December 28 - Terry Sawchuk, ice hockey player (d.1970)
  • Full date unknown

  • Ken Adachi, writer and literary critic (d.1989)
  • January to March

  • January 6 - George Henry Murray, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1861)
  • January 14 - Alexander Warburton, politician, jurist, author and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1852)
  • January 18 - Theodore Arthur Burrows, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1857)
  • January 19 - Edward Charles Bowers, politician (b.1845)
  • January 29 - John Howatt Bell, lawyer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1846)
  • February - Richard Gardiner Willis, politician (b.1865)
  • February 17 - James Colebrooke Patterson, politician, Minister and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1839)
  • March 1 - James Albert Manning Aikins, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1851)
  • March 28 - Lomer Gouin, politician and 13th Premier of Quebec (d.1861)
  • March 29 - Hugh John Macdonald, politician, Minister and 8th Premier of Manitoba (b.1850)
  • April to December

  • April 17 - Clifford Sifton, politician and Minister (b.1861)
  • May 6 - William Dillon Otter, soldier and first Canadian-born Chief of the General Staff (b.1843)
  • June 3 - John Morison Gibson, politician and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1842)
  • June 8 - Bliss Carman, poet (b.1861)
  • June 23 - William Stevens Fielding, journalist, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1848)
  • July 30 - Antonin Nantel, priest, teacher, school administrator, and author (b.1839)
  • October 10 - Elijah McCoy, inventor and engineer (b.1843)
  • References

    1929 in Canada Wikipedia


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