Suvarna Garge

1946 in Canada

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
1946 in Canada

Events from the year 1946 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Alexander Cambridge (until April 12) then Earl Alexander of Tunis (viceregal consort – Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone then Margaret Alexander, Countess Alexander of Tunis)
  • Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John C. Bowen
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – William C Woodward (until October 1) then Charles Arthur Banks
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Roland Fairbairn McWilliams
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – David Laurence MacLaren
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Henry Ernest Kendall
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Albert Edward Matthews (until December 26) then Ray Lawson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Joseph Alphonsus Bernard
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Eugène Fiset
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Reginald John Marsden Parker
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – John Hart
  • Premier of Manitoba – Stuart Garson
  • Premier of New Brunswick – John McNair
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Angus Macdonald
  • Premier of Ontario – George A. Drew
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – J. Walter Jones
  • Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
  • Commissioners

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

  • January 21 - The Bluenose sinks off Haiti.
  • May 14 - The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 is passed. It creates a Canadian citizenship separate from the British.
  • May 31 - All Japanese-Canadians ordered deported to Japan.
  • April 12 - Sir Harold Alexander appointed the new Governor General of Canada, replacing the Earl of Athlone.
  • June 23 - The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake affects Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.
  • June 27 - Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 is enacted, defining a Canadian citizen and including a reference to being a British subject.
  • July 15 - A royal commission investigates a Soviet spy ring in Canada. Secret information was found to be leaked and among the Canadians held suspect was the one parliamentary delegate of the Labor-Progressive (Communist) Party.
  • August 3 - A Canadian wheat agreement provided for British purchases of large amounts of Canadian wheat at prices considerably below the world market.
  • October 14 - Canada Savings Bonds introduced for the first time.
  • The Canadian Army Command and Staff College is established.
  • January to March

  • January 10 - Alexis Nihon, Jr., real estate businessman, Olympic wrestler for The Bahamas (1968) (d.2013)
  • January 15 - Veronica Tennant, ballet dancer and dance and performance film producer and director
  • January 17 - Domenic Troiano, rock guitarist (d.2005)
  • January 22 - Serge Savard, ice hockey player
  • January 30 - Jean-Paul Daoust, writer
  • February 6 - Kate McGarrigle, folk music singer-songwriter (d.2010)
  • March 1 - Gerry Boulet, rock singer (d.1990)
  • March 5 - Richard Bell, musician (d.2007)
  • March 6 - Marcel Proulx, politician
  • March 11 - Paul DeVillers, politician
  • March 22 - Rivka Golani, viola player
  • April to June

  • April - Doug Christie, lawyer and free speech activist (d.2013)
  • April 11 - Donald Orchard, politician
  • April 15 - David Chatters, politician
  • April 26 - Lorne Nystrom, politician
  • April 28 - Ginette Reno, author, composer, singer and actress
  • May 17 - Joan Barfoot, novelist
  • May 30 - Don Ferguson, actor and comedian
  • June 6 - Judy Jarvis, dancer
  • June 17 - Ernie Eves, politician and 33rd Premier of Ontario
  • June 24 - David Collenette, politician
  • June 25 - Andy Anstett, politician
  • June 25 - Roméo Dallaire, senator, humanitarian, author and retired general
  • July to September

  • July 1 - Rosalie Abella, jurist
  • July 5 - Pierre-Marc Johnson, lawyer, physician, politician and 24th Premier of Quebec
  • July 10 - Roger Abbott, comedian (d.2011)
  • July 19 - Dennis Mills, politician and businessman
  • August 8 - Richard Johnston, politician, educator and administrator
  • August 29 - Leona Gom, poet and novelist
  • August 31 - Lynne Harper, murder victim (d.1959)
  • September 4
  • Eric Malling, television journalist (d.1998)
  • Greg Sorbara, politician
  • September 9 - Lawrence MacAulay, politician
  • October to December

  • October 16 - Elizabeth Witmer, politician
  • October 28 - Sharon Thesen, poet
  • November 4 - Robert Davidson, artist
  • November 12 - Peter Milliken, lawyer and politician
  • November 17 - Petra Burka, figure skater, Olympic bronze medallist, World Champion and coach
  • November 17 - Bob McBride, singer (d.1998)
  • November 22 - Anne Wheeler, film and television writer, producer and director
  • November 26 - Andreas Schroeder, poet, novelist and nonfiction writer
  • December 14 - Paul Forseth, politician
  • December 17 - Eugene Levy, actor, television director, producer, musician and writer
  • Deaths

  • February 15 - Ernest Howard Armstrong, journalist, politician and Premier of Manitoba (b.1864)
  • February 21 - Howard Ferguson, politician and 9th Premier of Ontario (b.1870)
  • August 17 - John Patrick Barry, politician and lawyer (b.1893)
  • September 9 - Aimé Boucher, politician and notary (b.1877)
  • October 23 - Ernest Thompson Seton, author and wildlife artist (b.1860)
  • December 6 - Charles Stewart, politician and 3rd Premier of Alberta (b.1868)
  • December 25 - Charles Ernest Gault, politician (b.1861)
  • December 27 - John Babington Macaulay Baxter, lawyer, jurist and 18th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1868)
  • December 29 - James Thomas Milton Anderson, politician and 5th Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1878)
  • Full date unknown

  • John Queen, politician (b.1882)
  • References

    1946 in Canada Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Kenny Mower
    Igor Šemrinec
    Dan Forestal
    Topics