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1980 in Canada

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1980 in Canada

Events from the year 1980 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Edward Schreyer (viceregal consort – Lily Schreyer)
  • Prime minister – Joe Clark (until March 3) then Pierre Trudeau
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Francis Charles Lynch-Staunton
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Henry Pybus Bell-Irving
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Francis Lawrence Jobin
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Hédard Robichaud
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Gordon Arnaud Winter
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – John Elvin Shaffner
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Pauline Mills McGibbon (until September 15) then John Black Aird
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Gordon Lockhart Bennett (until January 14) then Joseph Aubin Doiron
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Jean-Pierre Côté
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Irwin McIntosh
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Peter Lougheed
  • Premier of British Columbia – Bill Bennett
  • Premier of Manitoba – Sterling Lyon
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Richard Hatfield
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Brian Peckford
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – John Buchanan
  • Premier of Ontario – Bill Davis
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Angus MacLean
  • Premier of Quebec – René Lévesque
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Allan Blakeney
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Douglas Bell
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – John Havelock Parker
  • Premiers

  • Premier of the Northwest Territories – George Braden (from June 16)
  • Premier of Yukon – Chris Pearson
  • January to June

  • January 21 - Three Soviet embassy workers are expelled after they are accused of spying
  • January 28 - Canadian ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, organizes the escape of American citizens from Iran
  • February 18 - Federal election: Pierre Trudeau's Liberals win a majority, defeating Joe Clark's PCs
  • February 29 - Jeanne Sauvé becomes first woman Speaker of the House of Commons
  • March 3 - Pierre Trudeau becomes prime minister for the second time, replacing Joe Clark
  • April 12 - Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope run across Canada in support of cancer research
  • May 20 - Quebec votes against separation in the 1980 Quebec referendum
  • June 16 - George Braden becomes government leader of the Northwest Territories, as responsible government is reinstituted for the first time since 1905.
  • July to December

  • July 1 – "O Canada" becomes the official national anthem
  • July 30 – Elizabeth II augments the coat of arms of Alberta with a crest and supporters
  • August 14 – Dorothy Stratten, an actress, is raped and killed in Los Angeles by Paul Snider before he commits suicide.
  • August 16 to August 23 – First Session of the Youth Parliament of Canada/Parlement jeunesse du Canada held in the Senate chambers of the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.
  • August 27 The Winnipeg Tribune and the Ottawa Journal, two Canadian broadsheet newspapers, owned by Southam and Thomson newspapers are closed.
  • September 1 – Due to a return of his cancer Terry Fox curtails his run
  • September 1 – Saskatchewan and Alberta celebrate the 75th anniversaries of their establishment as provinces, culminating a summer full of festivals and special events
  • October 6 – The Quebec and Newfoundland governments sign the Churchill Falls hydro agreement.
  • October 6 – Trudeau announces his plan to patriate the Canadian constitution unilaterally
  • October 28 – The National Energy Program is introduced
  • November 17 – Clifford Olson rapes and kills his first victim
  • New Works

  • Mordecai Richler - Joshua Then and Now
  • Awards

  • See 1980 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award: Clark Blaise, Lunar Attractions
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Donald Jack, Me Bandy, You Cissie
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: John Craig
  • Television

  • The Royal Canadian Air Farce makes it first television special
  • Film

  • April 14 - The National Film Board wins an Oscar for its animated films.
  • Sport

  • April 22 - Canada announces it will join the boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
  • April 30 - Hockey player Gordie Howe retires
  • Full date unknown

  • Walter Wolf Racing, first Canadian Formula One constructor, closes, its assets sold to Emerson Fittipaldi.
  • Births

  • January 22 – Amy Cotton, judoka
  • January 28 – Nathan Marsters, ice hockey player (d.2009)
  • February 10 – Mike Ribeiro, ice hockey player
  • February 14 – Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP
  • February 16 – Blair Betts, ice hockey player
  • February 17 – Zachary Bennett, actor and musician
  • February 21 – Yannick Lupien, swimmer
  • February 29 – Simon Gagné, ice hockey player
  • March 13 – Malindi Elmore, middle distance athlete
  • March 21 – Deryck Whibley, guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter and producer
  • March 24 – Ramzi Abid, ice hockey player
  • March 31 – Michael Ryder, ice hockey player
  • April 19 – Robyn Regehr, ice hockey player
  • April 21 – Vincent Lecavalier, ice hockey player
  • April 29 – Mathieu Biron, ice hockey player
  • May 1 – Robin Randall, water polo player
  • May 4 – Andrew Raycroft, ice hockey player
  • May 5 – Noah Miller, water polo player
  • May 22 – Angela Whyte, hurdler
  • May 26 – Richard Green, soldier killed in Afghanistan (d.2002)
  • July 2 – Thomas Marks, water polo player
  • July 15 – Jonathan Cheechoo, ice hockey player
  • July 16 – Matt Peck, field hockey player
  • July 21 – Scott Frandsen, rower and Olympic silver medalist
  • July 27 – Paul Larmand, basketball player
  • August 5 – Mark Bell, ice hockey player
  • August 24 – Tanya Hunks, swimmer
  • August 29 – Perdita Felicien, hurdler
  • September 9 – Félix Brillant, soccer player
  • September 17 – Brent McMahon, triathlete
  • September 19 – Adrian Cann, soccer player
  • October 13 – Marc-André Bergeron, ice hockey player
  • October 14 – Mike Munday, volleyball player
  • October 21 – Mike Danton, ice hockey player
  • November 4 – Erin Cumpstone, softball player
  • November 9
  • Dominique Maltais, snowboarder and Olympic bronze medalist
  • Ben Rutledge, rower, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
  • November 12 – Ryan Gosling, actor, musician, and producer
  • November 16 – Carol Huynh, freestyle wrestler and Olympic gold medalist
  • November 18 – Emanuel Sandhu, figure skater
  • November 23 – Tracy Latimer, murder victim (d. 1993)
  • December 2 – Adam Kreek, rower, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
  • Full date unknown

  • Kent Abbott, rock musician (Grade) (d. 2013)
  • January to July

  • January 1 - Ernest Cormier, engineer and architect (b.1885)
  • March 5 - Jay Silverheels, actor (b.1912)
  • May 17 - Harold Connolly, journalist, newspaper editor, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1901)
  • July 23 - Sarto Fournier, politician and mayor of Montreal (b.1903)
  • August to December

  • August 14
  • Dorothy Stratten, model, actress and murder victim (b.1960)
  • Paul Snider, murder (b.1951)
  • September 25 - Antonio Talbot, politician (b.1900)
  • October 17 - Richard Gavin Reid, politician and 7th Premier of Alberta (b.1879)
  • October 27 - Judy LaMarsh, politician and Minister, lawyer, author and broadcaster (b.1924)
  • November 4 - Elsie MacGill, the world's first female aircraft designer (b.1905)
  • November 18 - Conn Smythe, ice hockey manager and owner (b.1895)
  • November 21 - A. J. M. Smith, poet (b.1902)
  • November 22 - Jules Léger, diplomat and 21st Governor General of Canada (b.1913)
  • December 7 - W. L. Morton, historian (b.1908)
  • December 9 - Dorise Nielson, politician (b.1902)
  • December 12 - Jean Lesage, lawyer, politician and Premier of Quebec (b.1912)
  • December 22 - Ethel Wilson, novelist and short story writer (b.1888)
  • December 31 - Marshall McLuhan, educator, philosopher, and scholar (b.1911)
  • Full date unknown

  • Ray Lawson, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1886)
  • References

    1980 in Canada Wikipedia


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