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1965 in Canada

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1965 in Canada

Events from the year 1965 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 – Lester B. Pearson
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John Percy Page
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – George Pearkes
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Errick Willis (until November 1) then Richard Spink Bowles
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Joseph Leonard O'Brien (until June 9) then John B. McNair
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Fabian O'Dea
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Henry Poole MacKeen
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – William Earl Rowe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Willibald Joseph MacDonald
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Paul Comtois
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Robert Hanbidge
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
  • Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Dufferin Roblin
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Louis Robichaud
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Robert Stanfield
  • Premier of Ontario – John Robarts
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Walter Shaw
  • Premier of Quebec – Jean Lesage
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Ross Thatcher
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Gordon Robertson Cameron
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Bent Gestur Sivertz
  • Events

  • January 1 – Trans-Canada Airlines is renamed Air Canada.
  • January 9 – The Hope Slide, the largest landslide ever recorded in Canada, kills four.
  • January 16 – The Canada-United States Automotive Agreement is signed
  • January 28 – The Queen issues a royal proclamation, effective February 15, making the Maple Leaf flag the National Flag of Canada.
  • February 15 – National Flag of Canada Day, marked by ceremonies across the Dominion, the Maple Leaf becomes the National Flag.
  • March 2 – Lucien Rivard escapes from a Montreal area jail
  • March 7 – Canadian Roman Catholic churches celebrate mass in the vernacular for the first time due to the reforms of Vatican II
  • March 20 – Peter Lougheed is elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party
  • April 2 – Lester Pearson gives a speech at Temple University in the United States that calls for a stop to the bombing of North Vietnam, infuriating President Lyndon Johnson
  • May 16 – Cross Country Checkup debuts on radio
  • June 7 – Navy, army, and air force commands are replaced by six functional commands
  • July 8 – A crash of a Canadian Pacific Airlines flight in British Columbia kills 52.
  • September 9 – The Fowler Report is released. It advocates creation of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • September 13 - The new Toronto City Hall is opened.
  • November 8 – Federal election: Lester Pearson's Liberals win a second consecutive minority
  • November 9 – A failure at an Ontario power station causes the 1965 Blackout that stretches from Florida to Chicago and all of southern Ontario.
  • November 29 – Alouette 2 is launched.
  • Full date unknown

  • Eligibility age for pensions is lowered from 70 to 65
  • New books

  • George Grant: Lament for a Nation
  • John Newlove: Moving in Alone
  • Robert Kroetsch: But We Are Exiles
  • Farley Mowat: West Viking
  • Gilles Archambault: La vie à trois
  • Hubert Aquin: Prochain épisode
  • Awards

  • Gordon R. Dickson's Soldier, Ask Not wins a Hugo Award
  • See 1965 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Gregory Clark, War Stories
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Roderick Haig-Brown
  • Music

  • Karel Ančerl replaces Seiji Ozawa as artistic director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Film

  • October 13 – The Canadian Film Development Agency is formed
  • Christopher Plummer stars as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music
  • William Shatner stars in Incubus
  • Sport

  • March 11 – The NHL admits six new teams and doubles in size.
  • January to March

  • January 8
  • Wendy Fuller, diver
  • Eric Wohlberg, racing cyclist
  • January 21 – Brian Bradley, ice hockey player
  • January 23 – Tim Berrett, race walker
  • January 27 – Ross MacDonald, sailor and Olympic silver medalist
  • January 28
  • Stéphane Bergeron, politician
  • Tom Ponting, swimmer and double Olympic silver medalist
  • January 31 – Ofra Harnoy, cellist
  • March 1 – Stewart Elliott, jockey
  • March 7 - Alison Redford, politician, and the 14th and current Premier of Alberta
  • March 15 – Marcel Gery, swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist
  • March 23 – Daren Puppa, ice hockey player
  • April to June

  • April 11 – Chris Pridham, tennis player
  • April 21 – Ed Belfour, ice hockey player
  • April 22 – Peter Zezel, ice hockey player (d. 2009)
  • May 7 – Owen Hart, wrestler (d. 1999)
  • May 9 – Steve Yzerman, ice hockey player
  • May 10 – Linda Evangelista, supermodel
  • May 19 – James Bezan, politician
  • May 21 – Scott Browning, entrepreneur
  • June 19 – Gary Vandermeulen, swimmer
  • June 25 – Julie Daigneault, swimmer
  • June 26 – Gaye Porteous, field hockey player
  • July to September

  • July 26 – Michael Rascher, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • August 11 – Marc Bergevin, ice hockey player
  • August 22 – Patricia Hy-Boulais, tennis player
  • August 28 – Shania Twain, singer-songwriter
  • September 8 – Mark Andrews, swimmer
  • September 9 - Eric Tunney, comedian (Brain Candy) (d. 2010)
  • September 20 – Peter Loubardias, sportscaster
  • September 27
  • Bernard Lord, politician and 30th Premier of New Brunswick
  • Peter MacKay, lawyer, politician and Minister
  • October to December

  • October 5
  • Mario Lemieux, ice hockey player
  • Patrick Roy, ice hockey player
  • October 23 – David Bédard, diver
  • October 29 – Christy Clark, politician and 35th and current Premier of British Columbia
  • November 5 – Andrew Crosby, rower and Olympic gold medalist
  • November 13 - Rick Roberts, actor
  • November 20 – John Graham, track and field athlete
  • November 21 – Jon Kelly, swimmer
  • November 24 – Brad Wall, politician and 14th Premier of Saskatchewan
  • November 27 – Kathleen Heddle, rower and triple Olympic gold medalist
  • December 1 – Jamie Pagendam, boxer
  • December 10 – Jennifer Wyatt, golfer
  • December 18 – Brian Walton, road and track cyclist and coach
  • December 29 - Manon Perreault, politician
  • Full date unknown

  • Emanuel Jaques, murder victim (d. 1977)
  • Deaths

  • January 17 – Austin Claude Taylor, politician (b.1893)
  • April 1 – Harry Crerar, General (b.1888)
  • June 7 – John Stewart McDiarmid, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1882)
  • August 23 – George Black, politician (b.1873)
  • August 28 – Jacob Penner, politician (b.1880)
  • September 10 – S. E. Rogers, politician (b.1888)
  • October 8 - Thomas B. Costain, historian (b.1885)
  • Full date unknown

  • Fiorenza Johnson, wife of George Alexander Drew, 14th Prime Minister of Ontario
  • References

    1965 in Canada Wikipedia


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