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1942 in Canada

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1942 in Canada

Events from the year 1942 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Alexander Cambridge (viceregal consort – 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 – William Culham Woodward
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Roland Fairbairn McWilliams
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William George Clark
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Frederick F. Mathers (until November 17) then Henry Ernest Kendall
  • 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 – John Hart
  • Premier of Manitoba – John Bracken
  • Premier of New Brunswick – John McNair
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – A.S. MacMillan
  • Premier of Ontario – Mitchell Hepburn (until October 21) then Gordon Daniel Conant
  • 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
  • Events

  • January 10 - Elizabeth Monk and Suzanne Pilon become the first female lawyers in Quebec
  • February 26 - Japanese Canadians are interned and moved further inland.
  • April 27 - A national plebiscite is held on the issue of conscription. Most English-Canadians are in favour, while most French-Canadians are not.
  • July - The Official Food Rules is published, for the first time.
  • August - The National Resources Mobilization Act is repealed as a result of the April plebiscite.
  • August 19 - Dieppe Raid
  • September 9 - The Canadian government establishes the Wartime Information Board, a government agency responsible for pro-conscription propaganda.
  • October 14 - A German U-boat sinks the ferry SS Caribou, killing 137.
  • October 21 - Gordon Conant becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Mitchell Hepburn
  • December 12 - A fire at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St John's, Newfoundland kills 99.
  • January to March

  • January 12 - Hilary Weston, businessperson and 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • January 16 - René Angélil, husband and manager of Céline Dion
  • January 19 - John Reynolds, politician
  • February 5 - Tim Sale, politician
  • February 19 - Norm Sterling, politician
  • February 20 - Phil Esposito, ice hockey player
  • February 22 - Gerard Jennissen, politician
  • March 3 - Menaka Thakka, dancer
  • April to June

  • April 8 - Harold Gilleshammer, politician
  • April 10 - Nick Auf der Maur, journalist and politician (died 1998)
  • April 22 - Sandra Birdsell, novelist and short story writer
  • April 26 - Sharon Carstairs, politician and Senator
  • May 1 - Becky Barrett, politician
  • May 3 - Earl McRae, journalist (Ottawa Sun), apparent heart attack (died 2011)
  • May 8 - Pierre Morency, Canadian poet and playwright
  • June 9 - John Gerretsen, politician
  • June 10 - Preston Manning, politician
  • June 21 - Jeannette Lavell, Native rights advocate
  • June 25 - Michel Tremblay, novelist and playwright
  • July to September

  • July 1 - Geneviève Bujold, actress
  • July 4 - Len Harapiak, politician
  • July 11 - Terry Carisse, singer, guitarist, and songwriter (died 2005)
  • July 11 - Nancy Zerg, poet
  • July 22 - Anita Neville, politician
  • July 24 - Gloria George, Native leader
  • August 10 - Jim Downey, politician
  • August 18 - Jim Abbott, politician
  • August 24 - Gary Filmon, politician and 19th Premier of Manitoba
  • August 24 - Tony Hunt, artist
  • August 30 - Rick Salutin, novelist, playwright and critic
  • September 4 - George Baker, politician and Senator
  • September 13 - Michael Breaugh, politician
  • September 13 - Michel Côté, businessman and politician
  • October to December

  • October 10 - Roy Miki, poet and scholar
  • October 11 - Dianne Brushett, politician
  • November 1 - Ralph Klein, politician and 12th Premier of Alberta (died 2013)
  • November 19 - Jim Ernst, politician
  • November 20 - Raymond Bonin, politician
  • December 1 - Charlie Penson, politician
  • December 19 - John Godfrey, educator, journalist and politician
  • December 30 - Matt Cohen, writer (died 1999)
  • Full date unknown

  • Dermot O'Reilly, musician, producer and songwriter (died 2007)
  • Jay Roberts, football player, lung cancer (died 2010)
  • Deaths

  • January 16 - Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, 10th Governor General of Canada (born 1850)
  • January 30 - Frederick W. A. G. Haultain, politician and 1st Premier of the Northwest Territories (born 1857)
  • February 4 - Louis-Adolphe Paquet, theologian (born 1859)
  • March 11 - Raoul Dandurand, politician (born 1861)
  • March 15 - Edgar Nelson Rhodes, politician, Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia (born 1877)
  • March 21 - J. S. Woodsworth, politician (born 1874)
  • April 24 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, author (born 1874)
  • May 18 - Herménégilde Boulay, politician (born 1861)
  • June 17 - Charles Fitzpatrick, lawyer, politician and 5th Chief Justice of Canada (born 1853)
  • October 6 - Ella Cora Hind, journalist and women's rights activist (born 1861)
  • December 26 - Frank Dawson Adams, geologist (born 1859)
  • References

    1942 in Canada Wikipedia


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