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1952 in Canada

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1952 in Canada

Events from the year 1952 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – King George VI (until February 6) then Queen Elizabeth II (consort – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon then The Duke of Edinburgh)
  • Federal government

  • 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 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 (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
  • Premiers

  • 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
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Frederick Fraser (until November 5) then Wilfred George Brown
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Hugh Andrew Young
  • Events

  • 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.
  • Full date unknown

  • 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).
  • New books

  • Thomas B. Costain: The Silver Chalice
  • Awards

  • 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
  • Sport

  • 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.
  • January to June

  • 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 to September

  • 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 to December

  • 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
  • Full date unknown

  • Di Brandt, poet and literary critic
  • David Macfarlane, journalist, playwright and novelist
  • Bob McLeod, politician and 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories
  • Deaths

  • 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)
  • Full date unknown

  • James Breakey, politician (b.1865)
  • References

    1952 in Canada Wikipedia


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