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1976 in Canada

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1976 in Canada

Events from the year 1976 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 (until March 15) then Francis Lawrence Jobin
  • 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 (until February 29) then George Porteous
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Peter Lougheed
  • Premier of British Columbia – 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 (until November 25) then René Lévesque
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Allan Blakeney
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – James Smith (until July 1) then Arthur MacDonald Pearson
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Stuart Milton Hodgson
  • Events

  • January 14 - The Eaton's catalogue is discontinued.
  • January 28 - The government of Saskatchewan takes over the province's potash industry.
  • February 4 - The Supreme Court rules provinces cannot censor movies.
  • February 7 - Joe Clark is elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada replacing Robert Stanfield.
  • March 23 - The Norman Bethune Memorial unveiled in Montreal
  • April 1 - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is given the power to regulate Canadian television and radio.
  • April 15 - Dome Petroleum is given approval to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea.
  • May 2 - Time's Canadian edition is discontinued.
  • June 25 - The CN Tower opens to the public in Toronto.
  • June 30 - Parliament votes to abolish the death penalty.
  • July 17 - Opening Ceremony of the Montreal Summer Olympic
  • October 14 - Over a million workers stage a one-day strike to protest wage and price controls.
  • November 15 - In the Quebec election, René Lévesque's Parti Québécois wins a majority, defeating Robert Bourassa's Parti libéral du Québec.
  • November 25 - René Lévesque becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Robert Bourassa.
  • Full date unknown

  • The Timbit is introduced (April 1976)
  • L'Express de Toronto is created
  • New works

  • Marian Engel: Bear
  • Hugh Hood: Dark Glasses
  • Joy Fielding: The Transformation
  • Farley Mowat: Canada North Now: The Great Betrayal
  • Awards

  • See 1976 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Harry J. Boyle, The Luck of the Irish
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Suzanne Martel
  • Film

  • The Man Who Skied Down Everest becomes the first Canadian dramatic film to win an Academy Award
  • Television

  • Second City Television premiers
  • Sport

  • February 7 - Toronto Maple Leafs star Darryl Sittler scores ten points in one game.
  • July 17 - The 1976 Summer Olympics open in Montreal.
  • August 28 - Toronto Metros-Croatia defeat the Minnesota Kicks 3–0, to win Soccer Bowl '76
  • Full date unknown

  • Walter Wolf Racing becomes first Canadian Formula One constructor.
  • January to March

  • January 7 - Éric Gagné, baseball player
  • January 23 - Phillip Boudreault, boxer
  • February 19 - Brian Price, coxswain, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
  • February 23 - Jeff O'Neill, ice hockey player
  • March 9 - Ben Mulroney, television host
  • March 23 - Nolan Baumgartner, ice hockey player
  • April to June

  • April 3 - Daniel Lewis, volleyball player
  • May 10 - Kristen French, murder victim (d.1992)
  • May 13 - Jeff Powell, rower and World Champion
  • May 13 - Bobbi Jo Steadward, field hockey player
  • May 19 - Jason Botterill, ice hockey player and manager
  • June 10 - James Moore, politician and Minister
  • June 13 - Mark Versfeld, swimmer
  • June 25 - Michelle Bowyer, field hockey player
  • June 26 - Ed Jovanovski, ice hockey player
  • July to September

  • July 3 - Wade Belak, ice hockey player
  • July 5 - Leslie Mahaffy, murder victim (d.1991)
  • July 12 - Dan Boyle, ice hockey player
  • July 13 - Sheldon Souray, ice hockey player
  • August 5 - Jeff Friesen, ice hockey player
  • August 17 - Eric Boulton, ice hockey player
  • August 27 - Sarah Chalke, actress
  • September 5 - Pat Thornton, comedian
  • September 13 - José Théodore, ice hockey player
  • September 17 - Zac Bierk, ice hockey player
  • September 26 - Jean-François Marceau, judoka
  • October to December

  • October 1 - Denis Gauthier, ice hockey player
  • October 10 - Shane Doan, ice hockey player
  • November 6 - Catherine Clark, television broadcaster
  • November 20 - Laura Harris, actress
  • November 26 - Mathieu Darche, ice hockey player
  • December 26 - Nadia Litz, actress
  • December 26 - Jake Wetzel, rower, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
  • January to June

  • February 9 - Percy Faith, band-leader, orchestrator and composer (b.1908)
  • March 3 - Alexander Wallace Matheson, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1903)
  • April 5 - Wilder Penfield, neurosurgeon (b.1891)
  • April 11 - Art Alexandre, ice hockey player (b.1909)
  • May 28 - William Ross Macdonald, politician, Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1891)
  • June 10 - William John Patterson, politician and 6th Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1886)
  • July to December

  • August 4 - Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur (b.1894)
  • August 8 - Wilson Duff, anthropologist (b.1925)
  • August 28 - Lloyd Stinson, politician (b.1904)
  • September 28 - Raymond Collishaw, World War I flying ace (b.1893)
  • November 14 - Jean-Paul Beaulieu, politician and chartered accountant (b.1902)
  • November 29 - Steve Peters, politician (b.1912)
  • December 4 - Paul Gouin, politician (b.1898)
  • December 16 - Réal Caouette, politician (b.1917)
  • December 22 - Olive Diefenbaker, wife of John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1902)
  • References

    1976 in Canada Wikipedia


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