Head of state (monarch) – King George VI (until February 6) then Queen Elizabeth II (consort – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon then The Duke of Edinburgh)
Governor general – Earl Alexander of Tunis then Vincent Massey (viceregal consort – Margaret Alexander, Countess Alexander of Tunis then Alice Massey)
Prime minister – Louis Saint Laurent
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 (until September 1) then Alistair Fraser
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Ray Lawson (until February 18) then Louis Orville Breithaupt
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Thomas William Lemuel Prowse
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Gaspard Fauteux
Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – William John Patterson
Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
Premier of British Columbia – Byron Johnson (until August 1) then W.A.C. Bennett
Premier of Manitoba – Douglas Campbell
Premier of New Brunswick – John McNair (until October 8) then Hugh John Flemming
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
Commissioner of Yukon – Frederick Fraser (until November 5) then Wilfred George Brown
Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Hugh Andrew Young
January 24 – Vincent Massey appointed first Canada-born Governor-General of Canada
February 6 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of Canada upon the death of her father George VI.
June 11 – Saskatchewan election: Tommy Douglas's Co-operative Commonwealth Federation wins a third consecutive majority
May 25 – Korean War: Canadian troops are dispatched to the troubled Geoje POW Camp
August 1 – W.A.C. Bennett becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Byron Johnson
August 5 – Alberta election: Ernest Manning's Social Credit Party wins a fifth consecutive majority
September 6 – The first CBC Television station, CBFT, goes on the air in Montreal, Quebec
September 8 – CBLT (CBC Toronto) goes on air
September 11 – Volkswagen of Canada is founded.
September 16 – The Boyd Gang is captured
October 2 – Korean War: HMCS Iroquois, while shelling an enemy train in Korea, is hit by return fire from shore batteries. Three sailors were killed and 10 wounded: the only Royal Canadian Navy casualties of the war.
October 8 – Hugh John Flemming becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing John McNair
October 14 – Lester B. Pearson is elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Fighting in the Korean War drags on as the factions attempt to negotiate an armistice.
The pension system is reformed with the introduction of the Old Age Security Act.
Roy Thomson acquires The Scotsman and emigrates to Britain
Painters Eleven founded.
Atomic Energy Canada founded.
Manitoba women were first permitted to serve on juries. (New Brunswick women become jurors in 1954, and PEI women in 1966).
Thomas B. Costain: The Silver Chalice
See 1952 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
Stephen Leacock Award: Jan Hilliard, The Salt Box
February 14-February 25: Winter Olympics in Oslo, Canada wins men's hockey gold.
February 24 – At the 1952 Winter Olympics the Canadian hockey team wins gold.
The Detroit Red Wings sweep the Montreal Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup.
February – Kathy Dunderdale, politician and 10th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
February 3 – Wayne Erdman, judoka
February 18 – Bernard Valcourt, politician and lawyer
February 27 – Maureen McTeer, author and lawyer
March 4 – Svend Robinson, politician, Canada's first openly homosexual elected official and prominent activist for gay rights
May 13 – Mary Walsh, actress and comedian
May 17 – Howard Hampton, politician
June 2 – Ferron, folk singer-songwriter and poet
June 6 – Jean Hamel, ice hockey player
June 22 – Graham Greene, actor
June 29 – David Dingwall, politician, Minister and civil servant
July 1 – Dan Aykroyd, comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician
July 1 – Sam George, native rights activist (d.2009)
July 1 – Deborah Grey, politician
July 3 – Rohinton Mistry, author
July 6 – George Athans, world-champion water skier
July 7 – David Milgaard, wrongfully convicted of murder
July 25 – Nancy Allan, politician
August 9 – Gary Kowalski, politician
September 8 – Sue Barnes, politician
September 10 – Vic Toews, politician
September 12 – Neil Peart, drummer and author
October 2 – Marie Deschamps, jurist and puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
October 4 – Angela Coughlan, swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist (d.2009)
October 22 – Peggy Baker, dancer
November 10 – Jim Maloway, politician
November 16 – Candas Jane Dorsey, poet and science fiction novelist
November 27 – Sheila Copps, journalist and politician
December 12 – Herb Dhaliwal, politician and Minister
December 24 – Lorne Calvert, politician and 13th Premier of Saskatchewan
Di Brandt, poet and literary critic
David Macfarlane, journalist, playwright and novelist
Bob McLeod, politician and 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories
June 21 – Wilfrid R. "Wop" May, World War I flying ace and pioneering bush pilot (b.1896)
July 6 – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, politician and 14th Premier of Quebec (b.1867)
August 31 – Henri Bourassa, politician and publisher (b.1868)
October 6 – Walter Stanley Monroe, businessman, politician and Prime Minister of Newfoundland (b.1871)
October 18 – Joseph-Mathias Tellier, politician (b.1861)
November 8 – Harold Innis, professor of political economy and author (b.1894)
James Breakey, politician (b.1865)
1952 in Canada Wikipedia
Events from the year 1952 in Canada.