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1948 in Canada

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1948 in Canada

Events from the year 1948 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 (until November 15) then Louis Saint Laurent
  • 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 – John Alexander Douglas 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 (until March 23) then John Michael Uhrich (from March 24)
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – Boss Johnson
  • Premier of Manitoba – Stuart Garson (until November 13) then Douglas Campbell
  • Premier of New Brunswick – John McNair
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Angus Macdonald
  • Premier of Ontario – George A. Drew (until October 19) then Thomas Laird Kennedy
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – J. Walter Jones
  • Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – John Edward Gibben
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside
  • Events

  • June 7 - Ontario election: George Drew's PCs win a second consecutive majority
  • June 24 - Saskatchewan election: Tommy Douglas's Co-operative Commonwealth Federation wins a second consecutive majority
  • July 22 - The Dominion of Newfoundland votes 52% to 48% to join the foreign nation of Canada in a questionable referendum.
  • August 17 - Alberta general election, 1948: Ernest Manning's Social Credit Party wins a fourth consecutive majority
  • October 19 - Thomas Kennedy becomes premier of Ontario, replacing George Drew
  • November 13 - Douglas Campbell becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Stuart Garson
  • November 15 - Louis Saint Laurent becomes prime minister, replacing Mackenzie King
  • Awards

  • See 1948 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Paul Hiebert, Sarah Binks
  • January to March

  • January 10 - Craig Russell, female impersonator (d.1990)
  • January 12 - Gordon Campbell, politician and 34th Premier of British Columbia
  • January 13 - Pat O'Brien, politician
  • January 15 - Andy Jones, comedian, writer, actor and director
  • January 16 - Cliff Thorburn, snooker player, former world number one
  • January 19 - Frank McKenna, businessman, politician, 27th Premier of New Brunswick and diplomat
  • January 25 - Sarkis Assadourian, politician
  • February 11 - Shaughnessy Cohen, politician (d.1998)
  • February 21 - Chuck Cadman, politician (d.2005)
  • March 14 - Maria Minna, politician
  • March 20 - Bobby Orr, ice hockey player
  • March 31 - Gary Doer, politician and 20th Premier of Manitoba
  • April to June

  • April 14 - Claude Vivier, composer
  • April 16 - Reg Alcock, politician, minister, MP for Winnipeg South (1993–2006); President of the Treasury Board (2003–2006) (d.2011)
  • April 17 - Wilf Wedmann, high jumper
  • May 11 - John Plohman, politician
  • May 16 - Clif Evans, politician
  • May 24 - Lorna Crozier, poet and essayist
  • June 4
  • Margaret Gibson, novelist and short story writer (d.2006)
  • Sandra Post, golfer, first Canadian to play on the LPGA Tour
  • June 5 - Bill Smart, middle distance runner and judge
  • June 7 - Welwyn Wilton Katz, children's author
  • July to September

  • July 4 - Katherine Govier, novelist
  • July 8 - Raffi, children's entertainer, music producer, author and entrepreneur
  • August 2 - Bob Rae, politician and 21st Premier of Ontario
  • August 5 - Don Scott, politician
  • August 31 - Marie-Lynn Hammond, folk singer-songwriter, broadcaster and playwright
  • September 8 - Stephen Owen, politician
  • September 10 - Margaret Trudeau, wife of the late Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada
  • September 14 - John Edzerza, Yukon MLA (d. 2011)
  • September 19 - James McCrae, politician
  • September 21 - Bernard Jean, oboist, conductor, and music educator
  • September 24 - Phil Hartman, actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic artist (d.1998)
  • October to December

  • October 8 - Pat Binns, politician, 30th Premier of Prince Edward Island and diplomat
  • October 9 - Brad Woodside, politician, Mayor of Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • October 17 - Margot Kidder, actress
  • November 5 - Michael Neary, rower
  • November 24 - Spider Robinson, science fiction author
  • December 7 - Jay Dahlgren, javelin thrower
  • December 30 - Rick Casson, politician
  • December 30 - Pierre Blais, jurist, politician and Minister
  • Full date unknown

  • Pierre Granche, sculptor (d.1997)
  • Marc Lortie, diplomat
  • Deaths

  • March 14 - Ernest Frederick Armstrong, politician (b.1878)
  • March 28 - John Duncan MacLean, teacher, physician, politician and Premier of British Columbia (b.1873)
  • May 20 - George Beurling, most successful Canadian fighter pilot of World War II (b.1921)
  • May 21 - James Ralston, lawyer, soldier, politician and Minister (b.1881)
  • Full date unknown

  • Margaret C. MacDonald, nurse (b.1873)
  • References

    1948 in Canada Wikipedia


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