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1931 in Canada

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1931 in Canada

Events from the year 1931 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Freeman Freeman-Thomas (until April 4) then Vere Ponsonby (viceregal consort – Marie Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon then Roberte Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough)
  • Prime minister – Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – William Egbert (until May 5) then William Legh Walsh
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Robert Randolph Bruce (until July 18) then John William Fordham Johnson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Duncan McGregor
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Hugh Havelock McLean
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Frank Stanfield (until September 25) then Walter Harold Covert (from October 5)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – William Donald Ross (until October 25) then William Mulock
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Charles Dalton
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Henry George Carroll
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Henry William Newlands (until March 31) then Hugh Edwin Munroe
  • 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 (until May 19) then Charles Dow Richards
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Gordon Sidney Harrington
  • Premier of Ontario – George Stewart Henry
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Walter Lea (until August 29) then James D. Stewart
  • Premier of Quebec – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – James Thomas Milton Anderson
  • Commissioners

  • Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George Ian MacLean
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory (until March 31) then Hugh Rowatt
  • Events

  • May 19 - Charles Richards becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing John Baxter
  • August 29 - James D. Stewart becomes premier of Prince Edward Island for the second time, replacing Walter Lea
  • November 12 - Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto
  • December 11 - the Statute of Westminster goes into effect: Canada is granted full legislative independence in national and international affairs, with the Crown represented by the Governor General.
  • The Beauharnois Scandal breaks out
  • January to March

  • January 6 - Dickie Moore, ice hockey player, businessman and philanthropist
  • January 27 - Mordecai Richler, author, screenwriter and essayist (d.2001)
  • January 30 - John Crosbie, politician and Minister
  • February 1 - [(Harry Styles)], singer/songwriter
  • February 16 - Bernie Geoffrion, ice hockey player (d.2006)
  • February 17 - Mark MacGuigan, academic and politician (d.1998)
  • February 26 - C. William Doody, politician and Senator (d.2005)
  • March 10 - Georges Dor, author, composer, playwright, singer, poet, translator and theatrical producer and director (d.2001)
  • March 22 - William Shatner, actor and novelist
  • March 22 - Monte Kwinter, politician
  • March 25 - Jack Chambers, artist and filmmaker (d.1978)
  • March 28 - Jane Rule, novelist and non-fiction writer (d.2007)
  • March 30 - Gérard Bruchési, politician
  • April to June

  • April 2 - Howard Engel, writer and television producer
  • April 9 - Richard Hatfield, politician and 26th Premier of New Brunswick (d.1991)
  • April 13 - Cliff Lumsdon, world champion marathon swimmer (d.1991)
  • April 15 - Helen Maksagak, politician, first woman and first Inuk Northwest Territories Commissioner (d.2009)
  • April 19 - Walter Stewart, writer, editor and journalism educator (d.2004)
  • April 22 - John Buchanan, lawyer, politician and 27th Premier of Nova Scotia
  • April 29 - Chris Pearson, 1st Premier of the Yukon (d.2014)
  • May 22 - Arthé Guimond, Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan (2000–2006) (d.2013).
  • May 25 - Herb Gray, politician, Canada's first Jewish federal cabinet minister
  • June 27 - Charles Bronfman, businessman and philanthropist
  • June 30 - Joyce Wieland, experimental filmmaker and mixed media artist (d.1998)
  • July to September

  • July 7 -Charles Alexander Best, politician (d.1978)
  • July 10 - Alice Munro, short-story writer
  • July 15 - Jacques-Yvan Morin, politician
  • August 29 - Lise Payette, politician, feminist, writer and columnist
  • August 30 - Frank Zakem, politician and businessman (d.2013)
  • August 31 - Jean Béliveau, ice hockey player
  • September 23 - Gerald Merrithew, politician (d.2004)
  • October to December

  • October 4 - Werner Israel, physicist
  • October 8 - Isadore Sharp, businessman
  • November 5 - Charles Taylor, philosopher
  • November 13 - Andrée Lachapelle, Canadian actress
  • November 28 - George Ramsay Cook, historian
  • November 30 - Harry Enns, politician
  • Deaths

  • July 10 - Louise McKinney, first woman sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and first woman elected to a legislature in Canada and in the British Empire (b.1868)
  • July 28 - Charles Doherty, politician and jurist (b.1855)
  • November 10 - Henrietta Edwards, women’s rights activist and reformer (b.1849)
  • December 30 - George Eulas Foster, politician and academic (b.1847)
  • Full date unknown

  • Fred Dixon, politician (b.1881)
  • References

    1931 in Canada Wikipedia


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