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1957 in Canada

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1957 in Canada

Events from the year 1957 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Vincent Massey (viceregal consort – Alice Massey)
  • Prime minister – Louis Saint Laurent (until June 21) then John Diefenbaker
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John J. Bowlen
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Frank Mackenzie Ross
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – John Stewart McDiarmid
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – David Laurence MacLaren
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Leonard Outerbridge (until December 16) then Campbell Leonard Macpherson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Alistair Fraser
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Louis Orville Breithaupt (until December 30) then John Keiller MacKay
  • 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 – Robert Stanfield
  • 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 – Frederick Howard Collins
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Robert Gordon Robertson
  • Events

  • January 1 – The first Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Egypt after the Suez Crisis
  • January 17 – HMCS Bonaventure, Canada's third and last aircraft carrier, is commissioned
  • March 6 – Quebec's Padlock Law is ruled unconstitutional
  • March 20 – The seven-month-long Murdochville Strike begins
  • March 28 – The Canada Council is established
  • April 15 - White Rock secedes from Surrey in British Columbia following a referendum.
  • June 10 – Federal election: John Diefenbaker's PCs win a minority, defeating Louis Saint Laurent's Liberals
  • June 21 – John Diefenbaker becomes prime minister, replacing Louis Saint Laurent
  • July 31 – The DEW Line begins operation
  • September 12 – Canada and the United States sign the NORAD agreement
  • October 4 – The first prototype Avro Arrow is presented to the media. The rollout is completely overshadowed by the flight of Sputnik I the same day.
  • October 12 – Foreign Minister Lester B. Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Suez Crisis
  • October 13 – Elizabeth II opens the Canadian parliament, the first monarch to do so
  • Thanksgiving is moved to its current date, the second Monday in October
  • Equalization payments are established.
  • New works

  • F. R. Scott – The Eye of the Needle: Satire, Sorties, Sundries
  • Mordecai Richler – A Choice of Enemies
  • W.L. Morton – Manitoba: The Birth of a Province
  • Farley Mowat – The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
  • Northrop Frye – Anatomy of Criticism
  • Awards

  • See 1957 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Robert Thomas Allen The Grass Is Never Greener
  • Television

  • Front Page Challenge premiers on CBC
  • January to June

  • January 8 - Wendy Mesley, broadcast journalist
  • January 22 – Mike Bossy, ice hockey player
  • January 28 – Michael Baker, politician (d.2009)
  • February 17 – Loreena McKennitt, singer, composer, harpist and pianist
  • March 10 – Shannon Tweed, actress
  • March 24 - Olivia Chow, politician and widow of Jack Layton
  • April 29 – Leona Dombrowsky, politician
  • May 4 – Kathy Kreiner, alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist
  • May 14 – Gilles Bisson, politician
  • May 17 – Todd Hardy, leader of the Yukon New Democratic Party from 2002 to 2009 (d. 2010)
  • July to September

  • July 2 – Bret Hart, wrestler and actor
  • July 6 – Ron Duguay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • July 9 – George Nagy, swimmer
  • July 15 – Craig Martin, soccer player and coach
  • July 22 - Michèle Dionne, wife of Jean Charest, 29th Prime Minister of Quebec
  • July 26 – Mark Paré, National Hockey League linesman
  • August 6 – Francesca Gagnon, singer
  • August 11 – Tony Valeri, politician
  • August 15 – David L. Anderson, politician
  • August 16 – Mark Evans, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • August 16 – Michael Evans, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • August 20 – Cindy Nicholas, athlete and politician
  • August 23 – Georges Farrah, politician
  • August 26 – Rick Hansen, paraplegic athlete and activist for people with spinal cord injuries
  • September 10 – Darrell Dexter, politician and 27th Premier of Nova Scotia
  • September 23 – Sylvie Garant, model
  • October to December

  • October 10 – Art Boileau, long-distance runner
  • October 26 – Glen Murray, politician
  • October 30 – Joseph Cordiano, politician and Minister
  • November 12 – Andrée A. Michaud, writer
  • November 16 – Ferg Hawke, ultra-distance runner
  • November 22 – Glen Clark, politician and 31st Premier of British Columbia
  • November 30 – Colin Mochrie, comedian and actor
  • December 4 – Rob Shick, ice hockey referee
  • December 5 – Paul Steele, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • December 6 – Louis Jani, judoka
  • December 12 – Robert Lepage, playwright, actor and film director
  • Full date unknown

  • Daniel J. Caron, national librarian of Library and Archives Canada
  • Robert Poulin, murderer responsible for the St. Pius X High School shooting (d.1975)
  • Nancy Richler, novelist
  • Deaths

  • January 16 – Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, 16th Governor General of Canada (b.1874)
  • August 21 – Nels Stewart, ice hockey player (b.1902)
  • August 26 – Joseph Tyrrell, geologist, cartographer and mining consultant (b.1858)
  • October 21 – Arthur Puttee, politician (b.1868)
  • October 31 – Martha Black, politician and the second woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons (b.1866)
  • December 10 – Roland Fairbairn McWilliams, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1874)
  • December 29 – Humphrey T. Walwyn, naval officer and Governor of Newfoundland (b.1879)
  • References

    1957 in Canada Wikipedia


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