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1953 in Canada

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1953 in Canada

Events from the year 1953 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

  • Head of state (monarch) – Queen Elizabeth II (consort – The Duke of Edinburgh)
  • Federal government

  • Governor general – Vincent Massey (viceregal consort – 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 (until August 1) then John Stewart McDiarmid
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – David Laurence MacLaren
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Leonard Outerbridge
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Alistair Fraser
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – 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 – W.A.C. Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Douglas Campbell
  • Premier of New Brunswick – 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 (until May 25) then Alex Matheson
  • Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Wilfred George Brown
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Hugh Andrew Young (until November 15) then Robert Gordon Robertson
  • Events

  • January 1 – The National Library of Canada is founded
  • January 27 – The Canadian Dental Association approves the use of fluoride in drinking water
  • May 25 – Alex Matheson becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing J. Walter Jones
  • June 2 – Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of Canada. In Korea the Canadian Army celebrates the coronation by firing red, white, and blue smoke shells at the enemy.
  • July 13 – The Stratford Festival of Canada opens
  • July 27 – The Korean War ends. In total 314 Canadians were killed and 1211 wounded.
  • August 10 – Federal election: Louis Saint Laurent's Liberals win a fifth consecutive majority.
  • October 12 – Wilfrid Laurier Memorial unveiled
  • October 15 – The Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline is completed
  • October 25 – Canada's first privately owned television station, CKSO, broadcasts in Sudbury.
  • The federal Immigration Act is amended to prohibit homosexuals entry into Canada. This amendment was repealed in 1977.
  • Awards

  • See 1953 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Lawrence Earl, The Battle of Baltinglass
  • January to June

  • January 7 – Dionne Brand, poet, novelist and non-fiction writer
  • January 19 – Richard Legendre, tennis player and politician
  • January 29 – Pierre Jacob, politician
  • February 5 – Eric Robinson, politician
  • February 15 – David Chomiak, politician
  • February 15 – Gerald Keddy, politician
  • February 16 – Lanny McDonald, ice hockey player
  • February 17 – Borys Chambul, discus thrower
  • February 20 – Gaëtan Dugas, early AIDS patient, the alleged and debunked Patient Zero for AIDS (d.1984)
  • March 10 – Debbie Brill, high jumper
  • March 13 – Stephanie Berto, track and field athlete
  • April 2 – Janet Nutter, diver
  • April 17 – Dany Laferrière, novelist and journalist
  • April 18 – Rick Moranis, comedian, actor and musician
  • May 11 – Celine Lomez, actress and singer
  • May 14 – Tom Cochrane, singer-songwriter and musician
  • May 21 - Kathleen Wynne, 25th premier of Ontario
  • June 23 – Raymonde April, photographer
  • June 23 – Albina Guarnieri, politician and Minister
  • July to September

  • July 3 – Dave Lewis, ice hockey player and coach
  • July 9 – Margie Gillis, dancer and choreographer
  • July 15 – Richard Margison, operatic tenor
  • July 15 – Mila Mulroney, wife of the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney
  • July 22 – Paul Quarrington, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and musician
  • July 25 – Barbara Haworth-Attard, children's author
  • July 29 – Geddy Lee, singer, bassist and keyboardist
  • August 11 – Greg Duhaime, middle-distance runner
  • August 17 – Robert Thirsk, engineer and astronaut
  • August 27 – Alex Lifeson, guitarist
  • September 16 – Nancy Huston, novelist and essayist
  • September 29 - Jean-Claude Lauzon, Quebec filmmaker (d. 1997)
  • September 30 – S. M. Stirling, science fiction and fantasy author
  • October to December

  • October 12 – Daniel Louis, film producer
  • October 29 – Denis Potvin, ice hockey player
  • November 26 – Pam Barrett, politician (d.2008)
  • November 28 – John Majhor, radio and television host (d.2007)
  • December 7 – Carmen Rinke, boxer
  • December 13 – Bob Gainey, ice hockey player and coach
  • December 18 – Daniel Poliquin, novelist and translator
  • December 23 – Holly Dale, film and television director and film producer
  • Full date unknown

  • Patrick LaForge, president and CEO of the Edmonton Oilers
  • Deaths

  • January 2 – Gordon Daniel Conant, lawyer, politician and 12th Premier of Ontario (b.1885)
  • January 5 – Mitchell Hepburn, politician and 11th Premier of Ontario (b.1896)
  • February 16 – Norman Hipel, politician and Minister (b.1890)
  • March 20 – John Livingstone Brown, politician (b.1867)
  • May 4 – James Tompkins, priest and educator (b.1870)
  • September 19 – Gordon Graydon, politician (b.1897)
  • November 29 – Sam De Grasse, actor (b.1875)
  • December 26 – David Milne, painter, printmaker and writer (b.1882)
  • References

    1953 in Canada Wikipedia


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