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1940 in Canada

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1940 in Canada

Events from the year 1940 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir (until February 11) then Earl of Athlone (from June 21) (viceregal consort – Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir then Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone)
  • 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(until November 1) then Roland Fairbairn McWilliams
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Murray MacLaren (until March 5) then William George Clark
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Robert Irwin (until May 31) then Frederick Francis Mathers
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Albert Edward Matthews
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Bradford William LePage
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – 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 (until March 13) then John McNair
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Angus Lewis Macdonald (until July 10) then A.S. MacMillan
  • Premier of Ontario – Mitchell Hepburn
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Thane Campbell
  • Premier of Quebec – Adélard Godbout
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – William John Patterson
  • Commissioners

  • Controller of Yukon – George A. Jeckell
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Charles Camsell
  • January to June

  • March 13 - John McNair becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Allison Dysart
  • March 21 - Alberta election: William Aberhart's Social Credit Party wins a second consecutive majority
  • March 26 - Federal election: Mackenzie King's Liberals win a second consecutive majority
  • April 3 - Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone is appointed Governor General of Canada replacing the late John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir
  • April 25 - Quebec women get the vote in provincial elections
  • May 28-June 30 - World War II: The Canadian navy stations seven destroyers in the English Channel; these play an important role in evacuating Allied troops from France
  • June - World War II: Canadian troops are some of a small number of forces defending Britain
  • June 5 - Nazi, fascist, and communist groups are declared illegal in Canada and leaders and members are jailed
  • June 10 - World War II: Canada declares war against Italy
  • June 13-June 18 - World War II: A small number of Canadian troops land in Brest, France but are forced to evacuate soon after
  • June 21 - The National Resources Mobilization Act is passed; conscription is introduced, but only for homeland defence
  • July to December

  • July 10 – Alexander MacMillan becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Angus Macdonald
  • August 1–September 17 – World War II: 80 Canadian pilots participate in the Battle of Britain
  • August 5 – Camillien Houde, the mayor of Montreal is arrested for sedition due to his anti-conscription rhetoric
  • August 7 – Unemployment insurance is introduced
  • August 13 – The Canadian Armoured Corps is established
  • August 18 – The Odgensburg Agreement on continental defence is signed with the United States
  • September 5: United Kingdom trades most of its North American military bases to the United States in exchange for 50 destroyers
  • Full date unknown

  • The Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies is completed.
  • The Rowell-Sirois Commission report on federal-provincial relations is released
  • Wilbur Franks invents the g-suit at the University of Toronto
  • New Works

  • Morley Callaghan - Just ask George
  • Awards

  • See the 1940 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • January to March

  • January 1 - Clifford Olson, serial killer (d.2011)
  • January 10 - Guy Chevrette, politician
  • January 28 - Valery Fabrikant, professor of mechanical engineering and murderer responsible for the Concordia University massacre on August 24, 1992
  • February 4 - Michelle Rossignol, Canadian actress
  • February 16 - Don Bertoia, middle distance runner
  • March 4 - Nellie Cournoyea, former politician and 6th Premier of the Northwest Territories and the first female premier of a Canadian territory
  • March 6 - Ken Danby, artist (d.2007)
  • March 22 - Dave Keon, ice hockey player
  • April to June

  • April 18 - Robert N. Kucey, author
  • May 4 - Paul Thompson, playwright and theatre director
  • May 8 - Irwin Cotler, politician and Minister
  • May 10 - Peter Liba, journalist and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (d. 2007)
  • May 20 - Otto Jelinek, figure skater, businessman and politician
  • June 6 - Brian Ransom, politician
  • June 14 - Mark Assad, politician
  • June 25 - Louise Dacquay, politician
  • July to September

  • July 4 - Pat Stapleton, ice hockey player
  • July 11 - Yvon Charbonneau, politician
  • July 15 - Glen Findlay, politician
  • July 22 - Alex Trebek, television personality and game show host
  • July 27 - Harvie Andre, engineer, businessman, politician and Minister
  • July 28 - Mario Sergio, politician
  • August 7 - Sally McCallum, track and field athlete
  • September 6 - Brian Smith, ice hockey player and sportscaster (d.1995)
  • September 9 - Larry Lund, ice hockey player
  • September 11 - Gerry Phillips, politician
  • September 20 - Doug Young, politician and Minister
  • September 30
  • Harry Jerome, track and field runner (d.1982)
  • Dewey Martin, rock drummer (d.2009)
  • October to December

  • October 11 - David McFadden, poet, fiction writer and travel writer
  • October 19 - Bill Gairdner, track and field athlete
  • October 29 - Galen Weston, businessman
  • November 13 - Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor
  • November 20 - George Swede, poet and children's writer
  • November 29 - Denny Doherty, singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
  • December 20 - Ed Helwer, politician
  • December 29 - George Puce, discus thrower
  • Full date unknown

  • Christine Demeter, murder victim (d.1973)
  • Stan Hagen, politician (d.2009)
  • Dave Nichol, Loblaws products marketer (d.2013)
  • January to June

  • February 11 - John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, novelist, politician and 15th Governor General of Canada (b.1875)
  • March 3 - Joseph Ovide Brouillard, politician and businessman (b.1859)
  • March 26 - Richard Squires, politician and Prime Minister of Newfoundland (b.1880)
  • April 25 - John Hampden Burnham, politician and lawyer (b.1860)
  • May 2 - James Bowman, politician (b.1861)
  • June 10 - Norman McLeod Rogers, lawyer, politician and Minister (b.1894)
  • July to December

  • September 2 - Maude Abbott, physician (b.1869)
  • September 7 - Laura Borden, wife of Robert Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1862)
  • October 9 - Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary (b.1865)
  • October 10 - Berton Churchill, actor (b.1876)
  • December 5 - Wilfred Lucas, actor, film director and screenwriter (b.1871)
  • References

    1940 in Canada Wikipedia


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