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1949 in Canada

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1949 in Canada

Events from the year 1949 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 – 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 Newfoundland – Albert Walsh (until September 15) then Leonard Outerbridge
  • 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 – John Michael Uhrich
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – Boss Johnson
  • Premier of Manitoba – Douglas Campbell
  • Premier of New Brunswick – John McNair
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Angus Macdonald
  • Premier of Ontario – Thomas Laird Kennedy (until May 4) then Leslie Frost
  • 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

  • March 31 - Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province at a fraction of a second from April 1, April Fools' Day.
  • April 1 - Joey Smallwood becomes the first premier of Newfoundland as a Canadian province
  • April 4 - Canada joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • May 4 - Leslie Frost becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Thomas Kennedy
  • June 27 - Federal election: Louis Saint Laurent's Liberals win a fourth consecutive majority
  • August 22 - Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada's largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • September 9 - Albert Guay affair: in-flight bombing of a Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-3 en route from Quebec City to Baie-Comeau
  • September 14 - The Noronic, the largest Canadian passenger ship on the Great Lakes, is destroyed by a fire while docked in Toronto, killing 118.
  • Full date unknown

  • Canadian appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council are abolished, making the Supreme Court of Canada the country's top court
  • British Columbia gives Asian-Canadians the vote
  • Awards

  • See 1949 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Angeline Hango, Truthfully Yours
  • January to March

  • January 24 - Guy Charron, ice hockey player
  • February 14 - Denis Rocan, politician
  • February 23 - Marc Garneau, astronaut, engineer and politician
  • March 3 - Elijah Harper, politician
  • March 16 - Victor Garber, actor and singer
  • March 16 - Jane Haist, discus thrower and shot putter
  • March 29 - Pauline Marois, social worker, civil servant and 30th premier of Quebec
  • March 30 - Liza Frulla, politician
  • April to June

  • April 4 - Nava Starr, chess player and a Women's International Master
  • April 6 - Réginald Bélair, politician
  • April 8 - Claudette Bradshaw, politician
  • April 14 - Percy Mockler, politician and Senator
  • April 16 - Sandy Hawley, jockey
  • April 18 - Jean-Paul Saint-Pierre, politician, Mayor of Russell, Ontario (since 2010) (d.2014)
  • April 26 - Ray Henault, general and Chief of Defence Staff
  • May 6 - Diane Ablonczy, politician
  • May 20 - Sheldon Oberman, children's writer (d.2004)
  • May 20 - Dave Thomas, comedian and actor
  • June 21 - Jane Urquhart, writer
  • June 22 - Wayne Easter, politician
  • July to September

  • July 3 - Jan Smithers, actress
  • July 11 - Liona Boyd, classical guitarist
  • August 4 - Danny Williams, politician and 9th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • August 13 - Bobby Clarke, ice hockey player
  • August 21 - Larry Fisher (murderer)
  • August 30 - Don Boudria, politician and Minister
  • September 6 - Carole-Marie Allard, politician
  • September 12 - Kevin Major, author
  • September 26 - Marie Tifo, actress
  • October to December

  • October 25 - Laurie Skreslet, mountaineer, first Canadian to reach the summit of Mount Everest
  • October 27 - Garth Drabinsky, film and theatrical producer and entrepreneur
  • November 27 - Nick Discepola, politician
  • November 28 - Paul Shaffer, musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer
  • November 29 - Stan Rogers, folk musician and songwriter (d.1983)
  • December 13 - Denise Leblanc-Bantey, politician (d.1999)
  • December 19 - Larry Bagnell, politician
  • December 21 - John Loewen, businessman and politician
  • December 30 - Jim Flaherty, politician and Minister
  • Full date unknown

  • Zahra Kazemi, photographer, died in Iranian custody (d.2003)
  • January to June

  • January 9 - Tom Longboat, long-distance runner (b.1887)
  • January 11 - John Wesley Brien, physician and politician (b.1864)
  • February 12 - Pegi Nicol MacLeod, artist (b.1904)
  • June 2 - François Blais, politician (b.1875)
  • July to December

  • July 7 - Fred Wellington Bowen, politician (b.1877)
  • August 23 - Herbert Greenfield, politician and 4th Premier of Alberta (b.1869)
  • September 2 - Ian Alistair Mackenzie, politician and Minister (b.1890)
  • December 7 - Stanislas Blanchard, politician (b.1871)
  • December 16 - Albert Edward Matthews, 16th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1873)
  • December 16 - Sidney Olcott, film producer, director, actor and screenwriter (b.1873)
  • References

    1949 in Canada Wikipedia


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