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1969 in Canada

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1969 in Canada

Events from the year 1969 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Roland Michener (viceregal consort – Norah Michener)
  • Prime minister – Pierre Trudeau
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Grant MacEwan
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – John Robert Nicholson
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Richard Spink Bowles
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Wallace Samuel Bird
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Fabian O'Dea (until April 2) then Ewart John Arlington Harnum
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Victor de Bedia Oland
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – William Ross Macdonald
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Willibald Joseph MacDonald (until October 6) then John George MacKay
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Hugues Lapointe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Robert Hanbidge
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Harry Strom
  • Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Walter Weir (until July 15) then Edward Schreyer
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Louis Robichaud
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – G.I. Smith
  • Premier of Ontario – John Robarts
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Alexander B. Campbell
  • Premier of Quebec – Jean-Jacques Bertrand
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Ross Thatcher
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – James Smith
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Stuart Milton Hodgson
  • Events

  • January 29 – February 11 – The Sir George Williams Computer Riot occurs as students occupy the computer centre of Sir George Williams University to protest alleged racism on campus
  • February 13 – FLQ terrorists bomb the Montreal Stock Exchange
  • February 19 – An 18-month-long strike by Quebec teachers comes to an end
  • March 7 – Pierre-Paul Geoffroy pleads guilty to charges connected to 31 FLQ bombings
  • May 2 – Telesat Canada formed
  • June 2 – The National Arts Centre in Ottawa opens
  • July 7 – The Official Languages Act makes French and English equal throughout the Canadian government
  • July 15 – Edward Schreyer becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Walter Weir
  • August 24 – The oil tanker Manhattan becomes the first such ship to travel through the Northwest Passage
  • September 27- The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto opens
  • October 23 – at 8:21 AM HMCS Kootenay (DDE 258) suffers the worst peacetime accident in the history of the navy during routine full-power trials when her starboard gearbox reaches an estimated temperature of 650 degrees Celsius and explodes. The explosion and the ensuing fire killed 9 crew members and injured at least 53 others.
  • New works

  • Margaret Atwood - The Edible Woman
  • Timothy Findley - The Butterfly Plague
  • Robert Kroetsch - The Studhorse Man
  • Mordecai Richler - The Street
  • Milton Acorn - I've Tasted My Blood
  • Farley Mowat - The Boat Who Wouldn't Float
  • Gilles Archambault - Le tendre matin
  • Marshall McLuhan - Counterblast
  • Awards

  • See 1969 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Stuart Trueman, You're Only as Old as You Act
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Audrey McKim
  • Music

  • Karel Ančerl replaces Seiji Ozawa as music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Sport

  • April 14 - The Montreal Expos baseball team plays their first home game.
  • January to March

  • January 2 - Patrick Huard, actor
  • January 3 - Tom Petryshen, wrestler
  • January 11 - Andrew Griffiths, field hockey player
  • January 23 - Brendan Shanahan, ice hockey player
  • January 27 - Michael Kulas, singer-songwriter and producer (James)
  • February 4
  • Duncan Coutts, bass player and songwriter (Our Lady Peace)
  • Dallas Drake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • February 16 - Claude Lambert, boxer
  • February 22 - Kathy Tough, volleyball player
  • April to June

  • April 3 - Lance Storm, wrestler
  • April 7 - Gary Anderson, swimmer
  • May 6 - Raymond Brown, swimmer
  • May 15 - Mark Jackson, hurdler
  • May 16 - Yannick Bisson, actor (Murdoch Mysteries)
  • May 19
  • Dan Lee, animator (d.2005)
  • Rochelle Low, field hockey player
  • May 28 - Rob Ford, politician and 64th Mayor of Toronto
  • June 12 - Kelvin Goertzen, politician
  • July to September

  • July 7 - Joe Sakic, ice hockey player
  • July 7 - Cree Summer, actress, musician and voice actress
  • July 13 - Ewan Beaton, judoka
  • July 16 - Turlough O'Hare, swimmer
  • July 17 - Tom Glesby, boxer
  • July 17 - Laurelee Kopeck, field hockey player
  • July 23 - Andrew Cassels, ice hockey player
  • July 24 - Rick Fox, basketball player and actor
  • August 6 - Kristyn Dunnion, writer and performance artist
  • August 15 - Mark Heese, beach volleyball player and Olympic bronze medalist
  • August 19 - Matthew Perry, actor
  • August 23 - Hari Kant, field hockey player
  • August 28 - Pierre Turgeon, ice hockey player
  • September 16 - Andy Borodow, wrestler
  • September 23 - Donald Audette, ice hockey player
  • October to December

  • October 6 - Jeffrey Lay, rower and Olympic silver medalist
  • October 8 - Dylan Neal, actor
  • October 17 - Rick Mercer, comedian, television personality and political satirist
  • November 1 - Tie Domi, ice hockey player
  • November 7 - Tanya Dubnicoff, track cyclist
  • November 15 - Helen Kelesi, tennis player
  • December 4 - Jacques Landry, cyclist
  • December 10 - Rob Blake, ice hockey player
  • December 12 - Iain Sydie, badminton player
  • December 12 - Debra Wurzburger, swimmer
  • December 15 - Chantal Petitclerc, wheelchair racer and multiple Paralympic gold medalist
  • December 22 - Myriam Bédard, biathlete and double Olympic gold medalist
  • December 30 - Shane McConkey, extreme skier and base jumper (d.2009)
  • January to June

  • January 31 - Gail Miller, murder victim (b. circa 1948)
  • February 27 - Marius Barbeau, ethnographer and folklorist (b.1883)
  • March 18 - John Bracken, politician and 11th Premier of Manitoba (b.1883)
  • March 23 - Arthur Lismer, painter and member of the Group of Seven (b.1885)
  • June 16 - Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, military commander and Governor General of Canada (b.1891)
  • July to December

  • September 8 - Frederick Varley, artist and member of the Group of Seven (b.1881)
  • September 12 - Charles Foulkes, general and first Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff (b.1903)
  • October 10 - Robert Winters, politician and businessman (b.1910)
  • November 3 - Parr, artist (b.1893)
  • November 11 - John Sissons, barrister, author, judge and politician (b.1892)
  • November 14 - Bobbie Rosenfeld, athlete and Olympic gold medalist (b.1904)
  • References

    1969 in Canada Wikipedia


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