Girish Mahajan

1947 in Canada

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1947 in Canada

Events from the year 1947 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Earl Alexander of Tunis (viceregal consort – 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 – 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 (until August 12) then J.A.D. McCurdy
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – 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 (until December 29) then Boss Johnson
  • 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 then Commissioner of Yukon – George A. Jeckell (until September 18) then John Edward Gibben
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Charles Camsell (until January 14) then Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside
  • Events

  • January 1 - Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect.
  • January 2 - Dominion of Newfoundland (later a province in 1949) switches to driving on the right from the left.
  • January 27 - The cabinet order deporting Japanese-Canadians to Japan is repealed after widespread protests.
  • February 13 - Oil is discovered near Leduc, Alberta.
  • May 14 - The Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 is repealed.
  • June 15 - The laws limiting Asian immigration to Canada are repealed; Canadians of Asian descent are allowed to vote in federal elections.
  • July 22 - Two new nuclear reactors go online at the Chalk River research facility.
  • September 30 - The last group of personnel who had been on active service, for World War II, since September 1, 1939, stood down.
  • October 1 - New letters patent defining the office and powers of the governor general come into effect.
  • December 29 - Boss Johnson becomes premier of British Columbia.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Harry L. Symons, Ojibway Melody.
  • Federal law was changed such that Canadian women no longer lost their citizenship automatically if they married non-Canadians.
  • New books

  • Fearful Symmetry - Northrop Frye
  • Who Has Seen the Wind? - W.O. Mitchell
  • January to March

  • January 14 - Bill Werbeniuk, snooker player (d.2003)
  • January 15 - Andrea Martin, actress and comedian
  • January 23 - Clayton Manness, politician
  • January 24 - Steve McCaffery, poet and scholar
  • February 10 - Louise Arbour, jurist, justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • February 11 - Abby Hoffman, track and field athlete
  • February 20 - Joy Smith, politician
  • March 1 - Alan Thicke, actor, songwriter and game and talk show host
  • March 10 - Chris Axworthy, politician
  • March 10 - Kim Campbell, politician and 19th (and first female) Prime Minister of Canada
  • March 13 - Judith Marcuse, dancer
  • March 24 - Louise Lanctôt, convicted kidnapper and writer
  • April to June

  • April 3 - Jonathan Welsh, actor (d.2005)
  • April 27 - Pauline Picard, politician (d. 2009)
  • May 3 - Doug Henning, magician, illusionist and escape artist (d.2000)
  • May 4 - John Bosley, politician
  • May 12 - Micheline Lanctôt, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter
  • May 20 - Oscar Lathlin, politician (d.2008)
  • May 25 - Doug Martindale, politician
  • May 28 - Lynn Johnston, cartoonist
  • June 10 - Michel Bastarache, lawyer, businessman, puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
  • June 14 - Vanessa Harwood, ballet dancer, choreographer, artistic director, teacher and actor
  • June 19 - John Ralston Saul, author and essayist
  • June 22 - Aude, writer
  • July to September

  • July 13 - Rosella Bjornson, airline pilot, first female pilot for a commercial airline in North America
  • July 18 - Steve Mahoney, politician and Minister
  • July 22 - Gilles Duceppe, politician
  • July 22 - Bill Matthews, politician
  • August 8 - Ken Dryden, ice hockey player, politician, lawyer, businessman and author
  • August 24 - Linda Hutcheon, literary critic and theorist
  • August 30 - Allan Rock, politician and diplomat
  • September 24 - R. H. Thomson, actor
  • October to December

  • October 3 - Carroll Morgan, boxer
  • October 13 - Jon Gerrard, politician and medical doctor
  • November 10 - Bryan Gibson, boxer
  • November 17 - Inky Mark, politician
  • November 22 - Jacques Saada, politician and Minister
  • November 28 - Bonnie Mitchelson, politician
  • December 27 - Mickey Redmond, ice hockey player and commentator
  • December 31 - Burton Cummings, musician and songwriter
  • Full date unknown

  • Russ Germain, radio presenter (d.2009)
  • John Martin, broadcaster (d.2006)
  • January to June

  • January 7 - John Alexander Mathieson, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1863)
  • January 11 - Eva Tanguay, singer and entertainer (b.1879)
  • March 19 - Prudence Heward, painter (b.1896)
  • June 10 - Alexander Bethune, politician and 12th Mayor of Vancouver (b.1852)
  • June 25 - William Donald Ross, financier, banker and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1869)
  • June 26 - R. B. Bennett, lawyer, businessman, politician, philanthropist and 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1870)
  • July to December

  • July 1 - Clarence Lucas, composer, lyricist, conductor and music professor (b.1866)
  • November 14 - Walter Edward Foster, businessman, politician and 16th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1873)
  • December 28 - Leonard Percy de Wolfe Tilley, lawyer, politician and 20th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1870)
  • References

    1947 in Canada Wikipedia


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