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1951 in Canada

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1951 in Canada

Events from the year 1951 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 J. Bowlen
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Clarence Wallace
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Roland Fairbairn McWilliams
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – David Laurence MacLaren
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Leonard Outerbridge
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – John Alexander Douglas McCurdy
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Ray Lawson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Thomas William Lemuel Prowse
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Gaspard Fauteux
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – John Michael Uhrich (until June 15) then William John Patterson (from June 25)
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – Byron 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 – Leslie Frost
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – J. Walter Jones
  • Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Andrew Harold Gibson (until October 15) then Frederick Fraser
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Hugh Andrew Young
  • Events

  • April 22–25 – Korean War: In the Battle of Kapyong, the Canadians hold off the Chinese.
  • June 1 – The Massey Report into Canadian culture is released
  • July 10 – A formal peace agreement between Canada and Germany is signed
  • September 30 - Charlotte Whitton becomes mayor of Ottawa and Canada's first woman mayor of a major city.
  • October 27:
  • The cobalt bomb cancer therapy is first tested in London, Ontario
  • The Duke of Edinburgh, and The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Elizabeth II), attend an Edmonton Eskimos home game. In the western semi-final, Edmonton beat Winnipeg 4–1
  • November 22 – Ontario general election, 1951: Leslie Frost's PCs win a third consecutive majority
  • December 12 – The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority is established.
  • Full date unknown

  • Canada's immigration rate rises. Population is 14,009,429.
  • The Indian Act of Canada is revised to limit coverage of Aboriginal people, excluding Aboriginal women who married non-Aboriginal men.
  • Louis St. Laurent moves into 24 Sussex Drive, the new official residence of the Prime Minister
  • Labatt Blue is introduced
  • The Wartime Prices and Trade Board is abolished.
  • Thérèse Casgrain, the first woman to lead a provincial political party in Canada, becomes leader of the Quebec CCF.
  • Arts and literature

  • November 12 – The National Ballet of Canada gives its first performance in Eaton Auditorium, Toronto.
  • New books

  • Morley Callaghan – The Loved and the Lost
  • Harold Innis – The Bias of Communication
  • Awards

  • See 1951 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Eric Nicol, The Roving I
  • January to March

  • January 3 – Claude Bachand, politician
  • January 17 – Carol Marguerite Anderson, choreographer
  • January 21 – Yvon Dumont, politician
  • January 25 - Bob McDonald, science journalist
  • February 16 – Greg Selinger, politician and 21st Premier of Manitoba
  • February 22 – Elaine Tanner, swimmer
  • March 12 – Susan Musgrave, poet and children's writer
  • March 16 – Kate Nelligan, actress
  • March 21 – Lesley Choyce, novelist, poet and children's writer
  • March 25 – Ethel Blondin-Andrew, politician
  • March 28 – Karen Kain, ballet dancer
  • March 31 – Lawrence O'Brien, politician (d.2004)
  • April to June

  • April 5 – Guy Vanderhaeghe, author
  • April 15 – Paul Snider, murder (d.1980)
  • April 18 – Pierre Pettigrew, politician
  • May 2 – Andrew Barron, ice speed skater
  • May 3 – Dianne Whalen, politician, MHA for Conception Bay East – Bell Island (2003–2010) (d. 2010)
  • May 7 – Janina Fialkowska, pianist
  • May 9 – Christopher Dewdney, poet, author and professor
  • May 11 – Ed Stelmach, farmer, politician and 13th Premier of Alberta
  • June 2 – Larry Robinson, ice hockey player and coach
  • June 7 – Terry O'Reilly, ice hockey player and coach
  • June 19 – Bill Blaikie, politician
  • July to September

  • July 4 – Beverly Boys, diver
  • July 5 – Penny Werthner, track and field athlete
  • July 20 – Paulette Bourgeois, children's writer
  • July 26 – Rick Martin, ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • July 27 – Shawn Murphy, politician
  • August 3 – Marcel Dionne, ice hockey player
  • August 10 – Judy Wasylycia-Leis, politician
  • August 17 – Robert Joy, actor
  • September 14 – Elizabeth Carruthers, diver
  • September 19 – Daniel Lanois, record producer, guitarist and singer-songwriter
  • September 20 – Guy Lafleur, ice hockey player
  • September 28 – Rick Gibson, artist
  • October to December

  • October 9 – Joe Tascona, lawyer and politician
  • October 11 – Jim Carr, politician
  • October 16 – Brenda Eisler, long jumper
  • October 26 – Willie P. Bennett, folk music singer-songwriter (d.2008)
  • October 27 – Roger Fortin, boxer
  • October 29 – Camille Huard, boxer
  • October 31 – Doug Bennett, singer, musician and music video director (d.2004)
  • November 10 – Marlene Jennings, politician
  • November 13 – Robert Hilles, poet and novelist
  • December 6 – Tomson Highway, playwright, novelist and children's author
  • December 7 - Richard Darbois, actor
  • December 22 – Charles de Lint, fantasy author and Celtic folk musician
  • Full date unknown

  • Robert Priest, poet and children's author
  • January to June

  • January 1 – Frank Scott Hogg, astrophysicist (b.1904)
  • January 3 – Richard Langton Baker, politician (b.1870)
  • January 16 – Seymour Farmer, politician (b.1878)
  • February 7 – Edna Diefenbaker, first wife of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker (b.1899)
  • February 27 – Leland Payson Bancroft, politician (b.1880)
  • April 14 – Al Christie, film director, producer and screenwriter (b.1881)
  • July to December

  • August 26 – Bill Barilko, ice hockey player (b.1927)
  • September 1 – Nellie McClung, feminist, politician and social activist (b.1873)
  • September 14 – James Langstaff Bowman, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b.1879)
  • September 20 – William Henry Wright, prospector and newspaper owner (b.1876)
  • October 8 – Charles William Jefferys, artist and historian (b.1869)
  • Full date unknown

  • Harry Cassidy, academic, social reformer and civil servant (b.1900)
  • References

    1951 in Canada Wikipedia


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