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1960 in Canada

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1960 in Canada

Events from the year 1960 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Georges Vanier (viceregal consort – Pauline Vanier)
  • Prime minister – John Diefenbaker
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John Percy Page
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Frank M. Ross (until October 12) then George Pearkes
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – John S. McDiarmid (until January 15) then Errick Willis
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Joseph Leonard O'Brien
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Campbell Leonard Macpherson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Edward Chester Plow
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Keiller MacKay
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Frederick Walter Hyndman
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Onésime Gagnon
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Frank Lindsay Bastedo
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Dufferin Roblin
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Hugh John Flemming (until July 12) then Louis Robichaud
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Robert Stanfield
  • Premier of Ontario – Leslie Frost
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Walter Shaw
  • Premier of Quebec – Paul Sauvé (until January 2) then Antonio Barrette (January 8 to July 22) then Jean Lesage
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Frederick Howard Collins
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Robert Gordon Robertson
  • January to June

  • January – The Board of Broadcast Governors begins hearings in Winnipeg to determine alternatives to CBC Television. Hearings were conducted throughout the country. Eventually, numerous licences were given to: Halifax—the Finlay MacDonald group—CJCH-TV; Montreal—the Canadian Marconi Co.—CFCF-TV; Ottawa—Ernie Bushnell's group—CJOH-TV; Toronto—Baton—the Bassett group—CFTO-TV; Winnipeg—the Moffat group—CJAY-TV (CKY-TV); Edmonton—the CBC (CBXT), (which would relieve CFRN-TV of its CBC affiliation); Calgary—the Love organization—CFCN-TV; Vancouver—the Vantel group—CHAN-TV (BCTV).
  • January 2 – Paul Sauvé, Premier of Quebec, dies in office
  • January 8 – Antonio Barrette becomes premier of Quebec
  • April 24 – Television station CBWFT signs on for the first time as Radio-Canada Winnipeg.
  • June 8 – Saskatchewan election: Tommy Douglas's Co-operative Commonwealth Federation wins a fifth consecutive majority.
  • July to December

  • July 1 – Status Indians are given the right to vote
  • July 9 – Seven-year-old Roger Woodward became the first person to accidentally fall over the Horseshoe Falls and survive.
  • July 12 – Louis Robichaud becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Hugh John Flemming
  • July 22 – Jean Lesage becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Antonio Barrette
  • July 22 – Vincent Massey becomes the first Canadian to receive the Royal Victorian Chain
  • July 25–27 – The first First Ministers conference is held
  • August 10 – The Canadian Bill of Rights is given royal assent
  • September – York University's first class begins learning
  • September 19 – The University of Calgary is founded
  • December 17 – Quebec becomes the last province to agree to the National Health Act.
  • December 20 - Ontario executed 10,000 cats due to over population
  • Full date unknown

  • The Quiet Revolution is usually said to begin in Quebec
  • French beginning to be recognized as language taught in schools outside of Quebec
  • L'Anse aux Meadows, evidence of Viking colonization of North America is discovered in Newfoundland
  • The Ford Frontenac is introduced exclusively to the Canadian market.
  • Arts and literature

  • February 16 – The new National Gallery of Canada building opens in Ottawa.
  • November 2 – The National Theatre School opens in Montreal.
  • New books

  • Milton Acorn: Against a League of Liars
  • Farley Mowat: Ordeal by Ice
  • Gordon R. Dickson: Necromancer
  • Awards

  • See 1960 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Pierre Berton, Just Add Water and Stir
  • Sport

  • January 16 – Gordie Howe becomes the leading scorer in NHL history, passing Maurice Richard.
  • April 14 – The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs to win their fifth Stanley Cup in a row.
  • October 6 – Maurice Richard's number is retired by the Montreal Canadiens.
  • January to June

  • January 12 – Oliver Platt, actor
  • January 24 – Mark Reeds, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
  • February 11 – Grant Main, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • February 12 – George Elliott Clarke, poet and playwright
  • February 14 – Walt Poddubny, ice hockey player and coach (d.2009)
  • February 14 – Meg Tilly, actress and dancer
  • February 17 – Lindy Ruff, ice hockey player and coach
  • February 28 – Dorothy Stratten, model, actress and murder victim (d.1980)
  • March 7 – Gail Greenough, equestrian
  • March 15 – Carole Rouillard, long-distance runner
  • March 18 - Guy Carbonneau, retired professional ice hockey player
  • April 8 - Pat Duncan, politician and sixth (and first female) Premier of Yukon and the first Liberal government
  • April 10 – Drew Caldwell, politician
  • April 12 - Toren Smith, manga publisher and translator (d.2013)
  • April 20 - Eria Fachin, pop singer
  • April 28 – John Cerutti, baseball player (d.2004)
  • April 29 – Robert J. Sawyer, science fiction writer
  • May 5 – Sue Yardley, cook
  • May 8 - Patrick McKenna, actor
  • May 11 - Gildor Roy, actor
  • July to December

  • July 19 – Atom Egoyan, filmmaker
  • July 22 – Jane Patterson, judoka
  • July 25 – Alain Robidoux, snooker player
  • July 28 – Anna Marie Malone, long-distance runner
  • July 31 – Dale Hunter, ice hockey player and coach
  • August 27 – Mike Mahovlich, javelin thrower
  • August 30
  • Mark Eyking, politician
  • Guy A. Lepage, actor
  • September 14 – Callum Keith Rennie, actor
  • September 21 – David James Elliott, actor
  • September 25 - Sonia Benezra, TV and radio interviewer and personality and actress
  • October 8 - François Pérusse, comedian and humor
  • November 6 – Kevin Neufeld, rower and Olympic gold medallist
  • November 8
  • Anne Dorval, actress
  • Robert Libman, politician, architect and leader of Equality Party
  • November 20 - Marc Labrèche, actor, comedian and host
  • December 28 – Ray Bourque, ice hockey player
  • Full date unknown

  • John Greyson – filmmaker
  • January to June

  • January 2 – Paul Sauvé, lawyer, soldier, politician and 17th Premier of Quebec (b.1907)
  • February 16 – James Alexander Murray, politician and Premier of New Brunswick (b.1864)
  • February 22 – Paul-Émile Borduas, painter (b.1905)
  • June 13 – Brooke Claxton, politician and Minister (b.1898)
  • July to December

  • July 26 – Maud Menten, medical scientist (b.1879)
  • August 5 – Arthur Meighen, politician and 9th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1874)
  • November 5 – Mack Sennett, actor, producer, screenwriter and film director (b.1880)
  • December 12 – Louis Orville Breithaupt, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1890)
  • December 19 – Jean Désy, diplomat (b.1893)
  • December 29 – Philippe Panneton, physician, academic, diplomat and writer (b.1895)
  • December 31 – C. D. Howe, politician and Minister (b.1886)
  • References

    1960 in Canada Wikipedia


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