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1972 in Canada

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1972 in Canada

Events from the year 1972 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 – Hédard Robichaud
  • 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 – Peter Lougheed
  • Premier of British Columbia – W.A.C. Bennett (until September 15) then Dave Barrett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Edward Schreyer
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Richard Hatfield
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Joey Smallwood (until January 18) then Frank Moores
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Gerald Regan
  • Premier of Ontario – Bill Davis
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Alexander B. Campbell
  • Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Allan Blakeney
  • Commissioners

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

  • January 1 - Winnipeg is merged into a megacity
  • January 1 - Canada's ban on cigarette advertisements on film, radio, and television goes into effect
  • January 1 - Canada's capital gains tax comes into effect
  • January 18 - Frank Moores becomes premier of Newfoundland, replacing Joey Smallwood, who had governed for 23 years
  • February 1 - The Atlantic Pilotage Authority is established
  • February 25 - The Pickering Nuclear Power Plant opens
  • April 15 - Canada and the United States sign the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
  • May 31 - The "member" level of the Order of Canada is created
  • June 16 - The Churchill Falls hydro-electric facility opens
  • July 14 - Donald MacDonald of the Canadian Labour Congress becomes the first non-European head of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • July to December

  • July 21 - Global Television begins broadcasting in Ontario
  • August 30 - Frank Calder becomes the first Native Cabinet minister in Canadian history when he is appointed to the Cabinet of British Columbia
  • September 1 - An arson attack on the Blue Bird Bar in Montreal kills 37
  • September 12 - Heritage Canada is established
  • September 15 - David Barrett becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing W.A.C. Bennett, who had governed for 20 years
  • September 27 - The sale of fire crackers is banned in Canada
  • October 30 - Federal election: Pierre Trudeau's Liberals win a minority
  • November 9 - Anik I, the world's first non-military communications satellite is launched.
  • December - The government's Parliamentary Flag Program begins
  • December 14 - Muriel McQueen Fergusson becomes the first female Speaker of the Canadian Senate.
  • Full date unknown

  • Government pensions are indexed to cost of living
  • The Art Bank is established
  • CityTV founded in Toronto
  • The Government of Ontario renames all departments to ministries.
  • New works

  • Robertson Davies: The Manticore
  • Margaret Atwood: Survival
  • Mordecai Richler: Shovelling Trouble
  • John Newlove: Lies
  • Milton Acorn: More Poems for People
  • Donald Jack: Exit Muttering
  • Leona Gom: Kindling
  • Joy Fielding: The Best of Friends
  • Farley Mowat: A Whale for the Killing
  • Marshall McLuhan: Culture Is Our Business
  • Awards

  • See 1972 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Max Braithwaite, The Night They Stole the Mounties' Car
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: William Toye
  • Sport

  • September 28 - Paul Henderson scores the "goal of the century" to give Canada the win in the Summit Series, the first-ever top-level hockey showdown between Canada and the Soviet Union.
  • The World Hockey Association begins operations.
  • January to June

  • January 3 - Drake Berehowsky, ice hockey player and coach
  • January 7 - Susan Cushman, rhythmic gymnast
  • January 10 - Jonathan Ohayon, archer
  • January 25 - Katrina Von Sass, volleyball player
  • January 29 - Shaun Majumder, comedian and actor
  • January 30 - Jennifer Hale, actress and singer
  • February 12 - Owen Nolan, ice hockey player
  • March 13 - Sherri Field, field hockey player
  • March 17 - Melissa Auf der Maur, bassist and photographer
  • March 22 - Elvis Stojko, figure skater, Olympic silver medalist and World Champion
  • April 1 - Rob Anders, politician
  • April 2 - Graham Hood, middle-distance runner
  • April 24 - Nicolas Gill, judoka and Olympic silver medalist
  • May 5 - Brad Bombardir, ice hockey player
  • May 5 - Devin Townsend, vocalist, guitarist and record producer
  • May 6 - Martin Brodeur, ice hockey player
  • June 15 - Krista Thompson, field hockey player
  • June 17 - Steven Fletcher, politician and Minister
  • June 26 - Garou, singer
  • July to December

  • July 4 - Mike Knuble, ice hockey player
  • August 1 - Tanya Reid, actress
  • August 29 - Amanda Marshall, pop-rock singer
  • September 12 - Lori Strong, gymnast
  • September 20 - Sergio Di Zio, actor
  • September 27 - Clara Hughes, cyclist, speed skater and Olympic medalist
  • October 11 - Brigitte Soucy, volleyball player
  • October 17 - Cameron Baerg, rower and Olympic silver medalist
  • November 1 - Glen Murray, ice hockey player
  • November 11 - Adam Beach, actor
  • November 26 - Chris Osgood, ice hockey player
  • December 19 - Charles Lefrançois, high jumper
  • Deaths

  • January 2 - James White, World War I flying ace (b.1893)
  • January 6 - Samuel McLaughlin, businessman and philanthropist (b.1871)
  • April 7 - Woodrow Stanley Lloyd, politician and 8th Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1913)
  • August 20 - A. M. Klein, poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer (b.1909)
  • October 31 - Bill Durnan, ice hockey player (b.1916)
  • December 27 - Lester B. Pearson, politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, diplomat and 1957 Nobel Peace Prize recipient (b.1897)
  • References

    1972 in Canada Wikipedia


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