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1938 in Canada

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1938 in Canada

Events from the year 1938 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – King George VI (consort – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon)
  • Federal government

  • Governor general – John Buchan (viceregal consort – Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir)
  • Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John C. Bowen
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Eric Hamber
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – William Johnston Tupper
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Murray MacLaren
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Robert Irwin
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Albert Edward Matthews
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – George Des Brisay de Blois
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Esioff-Léon Patenaude
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Archibald Peter McNab
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – William Aberhart
  • Premier of British Columbia – Thomas Dufferin Pattullo
  • Premier of Manitoba – John Bracken
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Allison Dysart
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Angus Lewis Macdonald
  • Premier of Ontario – Mitchell Hepburn
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Thane Campbell
  • Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – William John Patterson
  • Commissioners

  • Controller of Yukon – George A. Jeckell
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Charles Camsell
  • Events

  • June 8 - Saskatchewan general election: William John Patterson's Liberals win a second consecutive majority
  • Full date unknown

  • Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first president of the United States to visit Canada.
  • Superman first appears in Action #1 (cover date June 1938), as a backup feature. The character is created by Joe Shuster (an artist for the Toronto Star) and American writer Jerry Siegel for National Comics.
  • Vaccination for tuberculosis (the leading cause of death in young people) is introduced.
  • Sport

  • December 10 - Toronto Argonauts wins the 26th Grey Cup.
  • January to June

  • January 9 - Claudette Boyer, politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Ottawa—Vanier (1999–2003) (d.2013)
  • January 10 - Frank Mahovlich, ice hockey player and Senator
  • January 13 - William B. Davis, actor
  • February 9 - Jovette Marchessault, writer and artist
  • February 17 - Martha Henry, actress
  • February 22 - Pierre Vallières, journalist and writer (d. 1998)
  • April 8 - John Hamm, physician, politician and 32nd Premier of Nova Scotia
  • May 13 - Lucille Starr, singer, songwriter and yodeler
  • May 16 - Jim Coutts, political advisor (d.2013)
  • May 24 - Tommy Chong, comedian, actor and musician
  • June 4 - John Harvard, journalist, politician and 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
  • June 13 - John Newlove, poet (d.2013)
  • July to September

  • July 14 - Moshe Safdie, architect and urban designer
  • July 18 - Helen Gardiner, philanthropist and co-founder of the Gardiner Museum (d.2008)
  • July 29 - Peter Jennings, journalist and television news anchor (d.2005)
  • August 8 - Jacques Hétu, composer
  • August 9 - Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, musician and composer (d.1985)
  • August 25 - Colin Thatcher, politician and murderer
  • August 28 - Paul Martin, politician and 21st Prime Minister of Canada
  • October to December

  • October 14 - Ron Lancaster, Canadian football player and coach (d.2008)
  • October 27 - Tim Ralfe, journalist (d.2000)
  • October 28 - Gary Cowan, golfer
  • November 3 - Yvon Cormier, wrestler (d.2009)
  • November 12 - Denis DeJordy, ice hockey player and coach
  • November 13 - Gérald Godin, poet and politician (d.1994)
  • November 17 - Gordon Lightfoot, singer and songwriter
  • November 26 - Rich Little, impressionist and voice actor
  • December 16 - John Allan Cameron, folk singer (d.2006)
  • December 22 - Lucien Bouchard, lawyer, diplomat, politician and Minister
  • Undated

  • Roland Doré, educator, President of the Canadian Space Agency
  • Deaths

  • January 4 - George Halsey Perley, politician and diplomat (b.1857)
  • January 8 - Aimé Bénard, politician (b.1873)
  • January 28 - Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, newspaper publisher (b.1848)
  • February 20 - William Alves Boys, politician and barrister (b.1868)
  • March 23 - Thomas Walter Scott, politician and first Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1867)
  • April 13 - Grey Owl, writer and conservationist (b.1888)
  • April 24 - John Wycliffe Lowes Forster, artist (b.1850)
  • May 6 - Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, politician and 11th Governor General of Canada (b.1868)
  • May 7 - Frederick Cronyn Betts, politician (b.1896)
  • July 25 - Francis Haszard, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1849)
  • December 26 - Pierre-Ernest Boivin, politician and businessman (b.1872)
  • References

    1938 in Canada Wikipedia


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