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1939 in Canada

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1939 in Canada

Events from the year 1939 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 DesBrisay DeBlois (until September 11) then Bradford William LePage
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Esioff-Léon Patenaude (until December 30) then Eugène Fiset
  • 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 (until November 9) then Adélard Godbout
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – William John Patterson
  • Commissioners

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

  • May 17 - George VI and Queen Elizabeth begin their royal tour of Canada, eventually visiting every province.
  • September 3 - The Department of Labour establishes the Wartime Prices and Trade Board to control inflation
  • September 7 - Prime Minister Mackenzie King calls for a special session of Parliament, to discuss a declaration of war versus Nazi Germany. The session lasts until September 13.
  • September 10 - World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, one week after Britain does so
  • September 11 - World War II: Canada establishes a High Commission of Canada in Canberra, Australia. Australia reciprocates, the next day.
  • September 16 - World War II: The Royal Canadian Navy escorts the first of many transatlantic convoys
  • September 28 - World War II: Air training facilities are set up in Canada to train pilots from Britain and the rest of the Commonwealth.
  • October 25 - The Quebec election is won by the Liberals under Joseph-Adélard Godbout.
  • December 17 - World War II: The 1st Canadian Infantry Division lands in Scotland en route to England. The division is accompanied by a team of announcers and technicians, who set up Radio Canada's overseas service.
  • November 9 - Adélard Godbout becomes premier of Quebec for the second time, replacing Maurice Duplessis
  • Year Long events

  • Canada rapidly expands its international presence by establishing High Commissions in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • January to March

  • January 3 - Bobby Hull, ice hockey player
  • January 11 - Anne Heggtveit, alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist
  • January 14 - Martha Gibson, actress
  • January 19 - Grant Notley, politician (d.1984)
  • February 3 - Ovid Jackson, politician
  • February 10 - Adrienne Clarkson, journalist and 26th Governor General of Canada
  • March 1 - Marlene Catterall, politician
  • March 8 - Berta Seymour, ballet dancer
  • March 17 - Bill Graham, politician
  • March 20 - Brian Mulroney, politician and 18th Prime Minister of Canada
  • March 26 - Patrick Lane, poet
  • April to June

  • April 14 - Ian Binnie, jurist and puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
  • April 20 - Wayson Choy, writer
  • April 24 - Dan Hays, politician
  • April 24 - Ernst Zündel, neo-Nazi,Holocaust denier and pamphleteer
  • May 7 - Sidney Altman, molecular biologist, joint 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate
  • May 11 - Ken Epp, politician
  • May 26 - Gerry McAlpine, politician
  • June 5 - Joe Clark, journalist, politician, statesman, businessman, professor and 16th Prime Minister of Canada
  • July to September

  • July 12 - David Bazay, television journalist (d.2005)
  • July 25 - Catherine Callbeck, politician and 30th Premier of Prince Edward Island
  • August 12 - Roy Romanow, politician and 12th Premier of Saskatchewan
  • August 15 - Hardial Bains, founder and leader of Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) (d.1997)
  • August 21 - JoAnn Wilson, murder victim (d.1983)
  • August 23 - Isabel Bassett, broadcaster and politician
  • August 31 - Dennis Lee, poet and children's writer
  • September 1 - Jake Epp, politician
  • September 2 - Henry Mintzberg, academic and author on business and management
  • September 4 - Jim Penner, businessman and politician (d.2004)
  • September 30 - Len Cariou, actor
  • October to December

  • November 6 - Joyce Fairbairn, Senator and first woman to serve as Leader of the Government in the Senate
  • November 18 - Margaret Atwood, author, poet, critic, feminist and social campaigner
  • November 23 - bill bissett, poet
  • November 30 - Louis LeBel, jurist and puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
  • December 2 - Francis Fox, politician, Minister and Senator
  • December 21 - Lloyd Axworthy, politician and Minister
  • December 24 - James Bartleman, diplomat, author and 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • Full date unknown

  • Michael Estok, poet
  • Michael Overs, businessman, founder and owner of Pizza Pizza Limited (d. 2010)
  • Tony Parsons, journalist and television news anchor
  • Robin Spry, filmmaker and television producer (d.2005)
  • Deaths

  • January 24 - Alfred Edmond Bourgeois, politician (b.1872)
  • March 7 - Joseph Flavelle, businessman (b.1858)
  • March 8 - Henry Pellatt, financier and soldier (b.1859)
  • May 6 - Edward S. Rogers, Sr., inventor and radio pioneer (b.1900)
  • July 12 - Fernand Rinfret, politician (b.1883)
  • August 21 - Francis Patrick O'Connor, businessman, politician and philanthropist (b. 1885)
  • November 12 - Norman Bethune, physician and medical innovator (b.1890)
  • November 28 - James Naismith, sports coach and innovator, inventor of basketball (b.1861)
  • December 22 - Herbert James Palmer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1851)
  • References

    1939 in Canada Wikipedia


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