Head of state (monarch) – King George VI (consort – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon)
Governor general – Earl Alexander of Tunis (viceregal consort – Margaret Alexander, Countess Alexander of Tunis)
Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
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
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
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
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January 27 - The cabinet order deporting Japanese-Canadians to Japan is repealed after widespread protests.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May 14 - The Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 is repealed.
June 15 - The laws limiting Asian immigration to Canada are repealed; Canadians of Asian descent are allowed to vote in federal elections.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.
Fearful Symmetry - Northrop Frye
Who Has Seen the Wind? - W.O. Mitchell
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 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 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 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
Russ Germain, radio presenter (d.2009)
John Martin, broadcaster (d.2006)
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 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)
1947 in Canada Wikipedia
Events from the year 1947 in Canada.