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1975 in Canada

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1975 in Canada

Events from the year 1975 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Jules Léger (viceregal consort – Gabrielle Léger)
  • Prime minister – Pierre Trudeau
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – 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 – Gordon Arnaud Winter
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Clarence Gosse
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Pauline Mills McGibbon
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Gordon Lockhart Bennett
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Hugues Lapointe
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Stephen Worobetz
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Peter Lougheed
  • Premier of British Columbia – Dave Barrett (until December 22) then Bill Bennett
  • 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
  • January to June

  • January 1 - Product labeling using the metric system is introduced
  • February 18 - Sylvia Ostry is appointed Canada's first female Deputy Minister.
  • March 4 - Television cameras are allowed to film in Parliament
  • March 24 - The beaver becomes an official symbol of Canada
  • March 26 - Alberta election: Peter Lougheed's PCs win a second consecutive majority
  • April 1 - Environment Canada switches to degrees Celsius
  • April 2 - The CN Tower is completed in Toronto
  • May 28 - Centennial Secondary School shooting
  • May 30 - The Yukon and the Northwest Territories are given seats in the Senate
  • June 11 - Saskatchewan election: Allan Blakeney's NDP win a second consecutive majority
  • June 18 - Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announces the creation of the Foreign Investment Review Agency
  • July to December

  • July 7 - David Lewis is replaced by Ed Broadbent as leader of the NDP
  • July 23 - The Soviet Atlantic fishing fleet is banned from entering Canadian ports due to overfishing
  • July 30 - Petro-Canada, the government-owned oil and gas company, is formed.
  • September - Ontario schools begin to teach exclusively using the metric system
  • September 1 - CKND, Winnipeg's newest television station, begins broadcasting
  • September 11 - John Napier Turner resigns from government to protest the implementation of wage and price controls.
  • September 18 - Ontario election: Bill Davis's PCs win a minority
  • October 4 - Mirabel Airport opens
  • October 14 - Federal government introduces wage and price controls to limit inflation
  • October 27 - St. Pius X High School shooting
  • November 3 - CBC-FM rebranded as CBC Stereo
  • November 10 - The SS Edmund Fitzgerald, based in Sault Ste. Marie sinks
  • November 14 - Canada's first community-based campus radio station, CKCU-FM in Ottawa, hits the airwaves
  • November 18 - The wearing of seatbelts is made mandatory in Ontario
  • November 28 - Canadair nationalized
  • December 22 - William R. Bennett sworn in as Premier of British Columbia, replacing David Barrett.
  • Full date unknown

  • Izzy Asper acquires Winnipeg television station CKND, the beginning of what would become a national media empire.
  • Rohinton Mistry emigrates to Canada
  • First Canadian Place opens in Toronto
  • Colin Thatcher, who would later become famous for his involvement in the murder of his ex-wife, is elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly.
  • New books

  • World of Wonders - Robertson Davies
  • A Fine and Private Place - Morley Callaghan
  • The Unwavering Eye: Selected Poems, 1969-1975 - Irving Layton
  • It's Me Again - Donald Jack
  • The Island Means Minago - Milton Acorn
  • Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang - Mordecai Richler
  • Un jardin au bout du monde - Gabrielle Roy
  • Jardin des délices - Roch Carrier
  • Awards

  • See 1975 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Morley Torgov, A Good Place to Come From
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Lyn Harrington
  • Music

  • March 1 - Anne Murray and Oscar Peterson each win a Grammy Award.
  • Paul Anka - Times of Your Life is released
  • Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
  • Television

  • Saturday Night Live, produced by Canadian Lorne Michaels and also featuring Paul Shaffer and Dan Aykroyd, premieres in the United States.
  • January to March

  • January 1 - Tammy Homolka, murder victim (d.1990)
  • January 22 - Shean Donovan, ice hockey player
  • January 25 - Mia Kirshner, actress
  • February 2 - Todd Bertuzzi, ice hockey player
  • February 7 - Alexandre Daigle, ice hockey player
  • February 15 - Serge Aubin, ice hockey player
  • February 17 - Todd Harvey, ice hockey player and coach
  • February 24 - Ashley MacIsaac, fiddler
  • February 25 - Hercules Kyvelos, boxer
  • March 17 - Andrew Martin, wrestler (d.2009)
  • April to June

  • April 4 - Kevin Weekes, ice hockey player
  • April 7 - Owen Von Richter, swimmer
  • April 22 - Greg Moore, racecar driver (d.1999)
  • May 13 - Jamie Allison, ice hockey player
  • May 24 - Marc Gagnon, short track speed skater, triple Olympic gold medalist and multiple World Champion
  • May 26 - Craig Hutchison, swimmer
  • May 27 - Stella Umeh, gymnast
  • May 29 - Jason Allison, ice hockey player
  • June 9 - Carolyne Lepage, judoka
  • June 16 - Graham Ryding, squash player
  • June 18 - Martin St. Louis, ice hockey player
  • June 27 - Carlton Chambers, sprint athlete and Olympic gold medalist
  • July to September

  • July 2 - Éric Dazé, ice hockey player
  • July 17 - Troy Amos-Ross, boxer
  • July 24 - Marnie Baizley, squash player
  • August 13 - Marty Turco, ice hockey player
  • August 14 - Dustin Hersee, swimmer
  • August 15 - Brendan Morrison, ice hockey player
  • September 9 - Michael Bublé, singer and actor
  • October to December

  • October 2 - Michel Trudeau, student (d.1998)
  • October 23 - Holly McNarland, musician, singer and songwriter
  • November 1 - Éric Perrin, ice hockey player
  • November 7 - Mike Mintenko, swimmer
  • November 15 - Yannick Tremblay, ice hockey player
  • December 2 - Brett Lindros, ice hockey player
  • December 9 - Damhnait Doyle, pop singer
  • December 17 - Nick Farrell, boxer
  • December 20 - Andrew Hoskins, rower
  • January to June

  • January 25 - Charlotte Whitton, feminist, politician and mayor of Ottawa (b.1896)
  • March 18 - Alain Grandbois, poet (b.1900)
  • April 11 - Thomas Crerar, politician and Minister (b.1876)
  • May 28 - Michael Slobodian, murderer responsible for the Centennial Secondary School shooting (b.1959)
  • June 13 - Merrill Denison, playwright (b.1893)
  • July to December

  • August 27 - Jack Dennett, radio and television announcer (b.1916)
  • September - Pat Lowther, poet (b.1935)
  • October 27 - St. Pius X High School shooting
  • Kim Rabot (b.1958), victim
  • Robert Poulin (b.1957), murderer
  • December 4 - Graham Towers, first Governor of the Bank of Canada (b.1897)
  • December 12 - Roy Kellock, jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (b.1893)
  • References

    1975 in Canada Wikipedia


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