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1955 in Canada

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1955 in Canada

Events from the year 1955 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 (until October 3) then Frank Mackenzie Ross
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – 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 – Henry Hicks
  • Premier of Ontario – Leslie Frost
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Alex Matheson
  • Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Wilfred George Brown (until June 8) then Frederick Howard Collins
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Robert Gordon Robertson
  • Events

  • January 7 – The first television broadcast of the opening of parliament
  • February 1 – The Bank of Toronto and The Dominion Bank merge to form the Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • March 17- Richard Riot
  • April 2 – The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge connecting Halifax to Dartmouth opens.
  • June 9 – Ontario general election, 1955: Leslie Frost's PCs win a fourth consecutive majority
  • June 29 – Alberta general election, 1955: Ernest Manning's Social Credit Party wins a sixth consecutive majority.
  • July 11 – Seven teenagers die in a mountaineering accident on Mount Temple in Banff National Park.
  • Cape Breton Island is connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway
  • New books

  • Gabrielle Roy: Rue Deschambault
  • Awards

  • See 1955 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Robertson Davies, Leaven of Malice
  • Music

  • Glenn Gould's first recording of the Goldberg Variations is made.
  • Sport

  • March 17 – A riot erupts in Montreal when Maurice Richard is suspended.
  • The Canadian Sports Hall of Fame is created.
  • January to June

  • January 4 – John Nunziata, politician
  • January 10 - Eva Aariak, politician, and 2nd Premier of Nunavut
  • January 28 – Odette Lapierre, long-distance runner
  • February 23 – Jerry Holland, fiddler
  • February 25 – Camille Thériault, politician and 29th Premier of New Brunswick
  • February 27 – MaryAnn Mihychuk, politician
  • March 16 – Andy Scott, politician and Minister
  • April 6 – Cathy Jones, comedian and writer
  • April 25 – Jane Stewart, politician and Minister
  • May 12 – Yvon Godin, politician
  • May 14 – Marie Chouinard, dancer, choreographer and dance company director
  • June 14 – Joe Preston, politician
  • June 16 – J. Jill Robinson, writer
  • July to December

  • July 7 – Gord Mackintosh, politician
  • July 13 – Hubert Lacroix, lawyer and President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • July 17 – Geneviève Cadieux, artist
  • July 19 – Dalton McGuinty, lawyer, politician and 24th Premier of Ontario
  • August 6 – Gilles Bernier, politician
  • August 12 – Tooker Gomberg, politician and environmental activist (d.2004)
  • August 19 – Bev Desjarlais, politician
  • August 31 – Sidney McKnight, boxer
  • September 28 – Stéphane Dion, politician and Minister
  • October 12 – Issa, singer-songwriter
  • November 4 – Rodger Cuzner, politician
  • November 10 – Ken Holland, ice hockey player
  • December 13 – Pat Martin, politician
  • Full date unknown

  • Vatche Arslanian, Canadian Red Cross worker, killed in Iraq (d.2003)
  • Kim Morrissey, poet and playwright
  • Deaths

  • April 24 – Walter Seymour Allward, sculptor (b.1876)
  • April 26 – Lyman Duff, jurist and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (b.1865)
  • May 10 – Tommy Burns, only Canadian born world heavyweight champion boxer (b.1881)
  • June 16 – Ozias Leduc, painter (b.1864)
  • August 5 – Izaak Walton Killam, financier (b.1885)
  • August 7 – Alexander Stirling MacMillan, businessman, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1871)
  • October 1 – Charles Christie, motion picture studio owner (b.1880)
  • References

    1955 in Canada Wikipedia


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