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1974 in Canada

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1974 in Canada

Events from the year 1974 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Roland Michener (until January 14) then Jules Léger (viceregal consort – Norah Michener then Gabrielle Léger)
  • Prime minister – Pierre Trudeau
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Grant MacEwan (until July 2) then Ralph Steinhauer
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Walter Stewart Owen
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – William John McKeag
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Hédard Robichaud
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Ewart John Arlington Harnum (until July 2) then Gordon Arnaud Winter
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Clarence Gosse
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – William Ross Macdonald (until April 10) then Pauline Mills McGibbon
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – John George MacKay (until October 21) then Gordon Lockhart Bennett (from October 24)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Hugues Lapointe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Stephen Worobetz
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Peter Lougheed
  • Premier of British Columbia – Dave Barrett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Edward Schreyer
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Richard Hatfield
  • Premier of Newfoundland – 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
  • Events

  • January 1 - The Canadian Stock Exchange merges with the Montreal Stock Exchange
  • January 7 - Bora Laskin sworn in as Chief Justice of Canada
  • January 14 - Jules Léger is sworn in as Governor General
  • January 17 - Pauline McGibbon of Ontario becomes Canada's first female Lieutenant Governor of a province.
  • January 26 - The Global Television network begins broadcasting
  • May 23 - New Brunswick becomes the first province to be officially bilingual
  • June 29 - Soviet ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects in Toronto
  • July 2 - Ralph Steinhauer becomes the first Aboriginal person to be a Canadian Lieutenant Governor when he is appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
  • July 3 - Canada first demands that its territorial waters be extended to 200 nautical miles (370.4 km)
  • vote of no-confidence in parliament forces election
  • July 8 - Federal election: Pierre Trudeau's Liberals win a majority
  • July 31 - Bill 22 is passed making French the official language of government and business in Quebec
  • August 1 - The Elections Act is passed limiting campaign contributions
  • August 9 - Nine Canadians are killed when their plane is shot down by Syria
  • September 17 - The RCMP decides to allow female members for the first time
  • November 29 - An aircraft is hijacked over Saskatchewan. It is recovered in Saskatoon
  • Full date unknown

  • Dorothea Crittenden of Ontario becomes Canada's first female Deputy Minister, Ministry of Community & Social Services.
  • Paul Joseph Martin made president of Canada Steamship Lines
  • The Waffle disbands
  • The report of the Le Dain Commission argues marijuana should be decriminalized
  • Robert Cliche chairs a Royal Commission investigating corruption in Quebec's construction industry. Brian Mulroney, later to become Prime Minister, first comes to national attention as a panelist on the commission.
  • New works

  • bill bissett - Living with the vishyun
  • Irving Layton - The Pole-Vaulter
  • Margaret Atwood - You Are Happy
  • Alice Munro - Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You
  • Margaret Laurence - The Diviners
  • Awards

  • See 1974 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Donald Jack, That's Me in the Middle
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Jean Little
  • January to March

  • January 14 - Hugues Legault, swimmer
  • January 19 - Diane Cummins, middle distance runner
  • January 21 - Robert Ghiz, politician and 31st Premier of Prince Edward Island
  • January 23 - Joel Bouchard, ice hockey player
  • January 25 - Robert Budreau, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • February 6 - Layne Roland, ice hockey player
  • February 7 - Steve Nash, basketball player
  • March 20 - Kevin Sullivan, runner and coach
  • April to June

  • April 11 - Tricia Helfer, model and actress
  • April 26 - Jacinthe Pineau, swimmer
  • May 9 - Stéphane Yelle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 10 - Jon Beare, rower and Olympic bronze medalist
  • May 16 - Yannick Keith Lizé, water polo player and scientist
  • May 18 - Chantal Kreviazuk, singer-songwriter
  • May 18 - Carolyn Russell, squash player
  • June 1 - Alanis Morissette, singer-songwriter, record producer and actress
  • June 6 - Anson Carter, ice hockey player
  • June 9 - Jackie Lance, softball player
  • July to September

  • July 6 - Steve Sullivan, ice hockey player
  • July 7 - Patrick Lalime, ice hockey player
  • July 13 - Deborah Cox, singer-songwriter and actress
  • August 9 - Mara Jones, rower
  • August 15 - Natasha Henstridge, actress and model
  • September 8 - Becky Price, field hockey player
  • September 18 - Nicole Haynes, heptathlete
  • September 28 - Alison Parrott, murder victim (d. 1986)
  • October to December

  • October 6 - Madonna Gimotea, rhythmic gymnast
  • October 10 - Chris Pronger, ice hockey player
  • October 11 - Jason Arnott, ice hockey player
  • October 16 - Paul Kariya, ice hockey player
  • October 22 - Paul Duerden, volleyball player
  • November 4 - Amy MacFarlane, field hockey player
  • November 21 - Casey Patton, boxer
  • November 25 - David Cadieux, boxer
  • Deaths

  • February 21 - Tim Horton, ice hockey player and businessman (b.1930)
  • April 2 - Douglass Dumbrille, actor (b.1889)
  • April 5 - A. Y. Jackson, painter, one of the Group of Seven (b.1882)
  • April 8 - James Charles McGuigan, Cardinal (b.1894)
  • August 25 - Major James Coldwell, politician (b.1888)
  • References

    1974 in Canada Wikipedia


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