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1971 in Canada

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1971 in Canada

Events from the year 1971 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 – William John McKeag
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Wallace Samuel Bird (until October 2) then Hédard Robichaud (from October 8)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – 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 – John George MacKay
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Hugues Lapointe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Stephen Worobetz
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Harry Strom (until September 10) then Peter Lougheed
  • Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Edward Schreyer
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Richard Hatfield
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Gerald Regan
  • Premier of Ontario – John Robarts (until March 1) then Bill Davis
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Alexander B. Campbell
  • Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Ross Thatcher (until June 30) then Allan Blakeney
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – James Smith
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Stuart Milton Hodgson
  • January to June

  • February 16 - The Fuddle Duddle incident.
  • March 1 - Bill Davis becomes premier of Ontario, replacing John Robarts
  • March 4 - Prime Minister Trudeau weds Margaret Sinclair
  • March 31 - FLQ terrorist Paul Rose is sentenced to life in prison
  • April 5 - The first CANDU reactor begins operation at Gentilly, Quebec
  • April 14 - a riot begins at Kingston Penitentiary. Prisoners seize control and a four-day siege ensues.
  • May 4 - A sinkhole destroys much of Saint-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, and kills 31
  • May 22 - Ontario Place opens in Toronto
  • June 1 - Census Day for the 1971 Census of Canada, which finds Canada's total population to be 21,568,311.
  • June 3 - The controversial Spadina Expressway project is cancelled
  • June 11 - Jack Davis becomes Canada's first Minister of the Environment, heading the new department of Environment Canada
  • June 14 - The Victoria Charter proposing constitutional reforms is written by the first ministers. It was later rejected by Robert Bourassa.
  • June 23 - Saskatchewan election: Allan Blakeney's NDP wins a majority, defeating Ross Thatcher's Liberals
  • June 30 - Allan Blakeney becomes premier of Saskatchewan, replacing Ross Thatcher
  • July to December

  • July 22 - Ross Thatcher, leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party dies in office"
  • July 29 - The Bluenose II is donated to the province of Nova Scotia
  • August 16 - Hurricane Beth hits Nova Scotia
  • August 28 - Canada's first gay rights demonstration, organized by George Hislop, takes place on Parliament Hill
  • August 30 - Alberta election: Peter Lougheed's PCs win a majority, defeating Harry Strom's Social Credit Party, which had governed for 36 years
  • September 10 - Peter Lougheed becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Harry Strom
  • October 4 - Petroleum is found under Sable Island
  • October 21 - Ontario election: Bill Davis's PCs win an eighth consecutive majority
  • November 1 - The Toronto Sun begins publication
  • November 1 - The Body Politic, Canada's first significant gay magazine, publishes its first issue.
  • November 2 - Gerhard Herzberg wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • November 12 - Paul Joseph Cini hijacks an Air Canada plane. He is later arrested without incident
  • December 1 - A moving Montreal Metro train crashes into a second parked train, killing one person.
  • December 26 - An Air Canada plane is hijacked and flown to Cuba.
  • Full date unknown

  • Ontario Universities Application Centre founded
  • The first edition of The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide is published
  • Conrad Black and David Radler buy the Sherbrooke Record
  • Statistics Canada is formed to replace the Dominion Bureau of Statistics
  • An animation studio, Nelvana Limited, is founded by animators Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert, and Clive A. Smith in Toronto. [1]
  • Arts and literature

  • July 1 - Joyce Wieland's "True Patriot Love" opens at the National Gallery of Canada. It is the Gallery's first solo exhibition devoted to the work of a living Canadian woman artist.
  • August 15 - The first Banff Festival of the Arts opens.
  • New works

  • Alice Munro: Lives of Girls and Women
  • Margaret Atwood: Power Politics
  • Milton Acorn: I Shout Love and On Shaving Off His Beard
  • Mordecai Richler: St. Urbain's Horseman
  • Joan Haggerty: Daughters of the Moon
  • Gordon R. Dickson: Tactics of Mistake
  • Brian Fawcett: Friends
  • Awards

  • See 1971 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Robert Thomas Allen, Wives, Children & Other Wild Life
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Kay Hill
  • Sport

  • Harold Ballard gains full control of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.
  • January to June

  • January 18 - Seamus O'Regan, broadcast journalist and television co-host
  • January 23 - Carla Robinson, television journalist
  • January 27 - Patrice Brisebois, ice hockey player
  • February 17 - Martyn Bennett, musician (d.2005)
  • March 8 - Bob Boughner, ice hockey player
  • March 20 - Janis Kelly, volleyball player
  • March 27 - Nathan Fillion, actor
  • April 2 - Conrad Leinemann, beach volleyball player
  • April 9 - Jacques Villeneuve, motor racing driver
  • June 15 - Bif Naked, rock singer-songwriter, poet, cartoonist and actress
  • June 26 - Christine Nordhagen, wrestler
  • June 26 - Edward Parenti, swimmer
  • July to September

  • July 2 - Evelyn Lau, poet and novelist
  • July 10 - Adam Foote, ice hockey player
  • July 17 - Cory Doctorow, blogger, journalist and science fiction author
  • July 20 - Sandra Oh, actress
  • July 30 - Tom Green, actor, rapper, writer, comedian and media personality
  • September - Chris Klein-Beekman, aid worker killed in Iraq (d.2003)
  • September 6 - Fiona Milne, rower and World Champion
  • October to December

  • October 1 - Guylaine Cloutier, swimmer
  • October 7 - Todd Smith, Ontario MPP
  • October 15 - Jamie Nicholls, Politician
  • October 21 - Johanne Bégin, water polo player
  • October 30 - Peter New, actor and screenwriter
  • November 24 - Keith Primeau, ice hockey player
  • December 9 - Petr Nedvěd, ice hockey player
  • December 14 - Scott Koskie, volleyball player
  • December 23 -
  • Corey Haim, actor (d. 2010)
  • Estella Warren, actress, former fashion model, and former synchronized swimmer
  • December 25 - Justin Trudeau, politician
  • January to June

  • January 5 - Douglas Shearer, sound designer and recording director (b.1899)
  • February 4 - Brock Chisholm, doctor and first Director-General of the World Health Organization (b.1896)
  • March 25 - Anne Savage, painter and art teacher (b.1896)
  • April 5 - Maurice Brasset, politician and lawyer (b.1884)
  • April 14 - Hector Authier, politician, lawyer and news reporter/announcer (b.1881)
  • April 17 - Carmen Lombardo, singer and composer (b.1903)
  • April 19 - Earl Thomson, athlete and Olympic gold medalist (b.1895)
  • May 2 - John Horne Blackmore, politician (b.1890)
  • May 3 - Georges Poulin, hockey player (b. 1887)
  • June 19 - Albert A. Brown, politician and lawyer (b.1895)
  • July to December

  • July 10 - Samuel Bronfman, businessman (b.1889)
  • July 22 - W. Ross Thatcher, politician and 9th Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1917)
  • September 4 - James Gladstone, first Status Indian to be appointed to the Canadian Senate (b.1887)
  • November 17 - Arthur Roebuck, politician and labour lawyer (b.1878)
  • November 25 - Leonard W. Murray, naval officer (b.1896)
  • Full date unknown

  • David Florida, pioneer in space research
  • References

    1971 in Canada Wikipedia


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