Samiksha Jaiswal

1982 in Canada

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1982 in Canada

Events from the year 1982 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 – 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 – Pearl McGonigal
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – George Stanley
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – William Anthony Paddon
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – John Elvin Shaffner
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Black Aird
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – 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 – Howard Pawley
  • 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 – James Lee
  • Premier of Quebec – René Lévesque
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Allan Blakeney (Until May 8) then Grant Devine
  • Commissioners

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

  • Premier of the Northwest Territories – George Braden
  • Premier of Yukon – Chris Pearson
  • January to June

  • January 11 - CBC's The National moves to 10 p.m. and The Journal debuts at 10:22 p.m..
  • January 15 - Striking Quebec transit workers are forced back to work.
  • February - First reported cases of AIDS in Canada.
  • February 14 - 84 are killed when the Ocean Ranger oil platform capsizes.
  • March 4 - Bertha Wilson is appointed Canada's first female Supreme Court justice.
  • March 8 - The Canada Act is passed by the British House of Commons.
  • April 14 - Northwest Territories division plebiscite, 1982.
  • April 17 - Elizabeth II signs Canada's newly patriated constitution in Ottawa and the new Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms comes into effect.
  • April 26 - Saskatchewan election: Grant Devine's PCs win a landslide majority, defeating Allan Blakeney's NDP.
  • May 5 - Peru requests Canadian intervention in the ongoing Falklands War.
  • May 8 - Grant Devine becomes Premier of Saskatchewan after defeating Allan Blakeney's NDP.
  • May 23 - André Besette beatified by the Pope.
  • June 12 - The first drawing of Lotto 6/49 occurs with a jackpot of $500,000 ($1154826.96 today). Winning numbers are 03, 11, 12, 14, 41, 43, bonus 13.
  • June 28 - Access to Information Act passed.
  • July to December

  • July 15 - Anik 1, Canada's first communications satellite, is retired after ten years' service.
  • July 26 - Karen Baldwin is crowned Miss Universe in Lima, Peru, becoming the first Canadian to win this award.
  • August 16 - Communications satellite Anik D launched.
  • August 23 - Turkish military attaché to Canada, Colonel Atilla Altıkat, is assassinated by Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide in Ottawa.
  • October 5 - Laurie Skreslet becomes the first Canadian to climb Mount Everest.
  • October 27 - Dominion Day renamed Canada Day.
  • October 31 - Marguerite Bourgeoys becomes Canada's first female saint.
  • November 2 - Alberta election: Peter Lougheed's PCs win a fourth consecutive majority.
  • December 10 - Canada's 200 nautical mile (370 km) limit is officially recognized.
  • Full date unknown

  • The year sees a severe recession in the economy.
  • In a case concerning the development of the Hibernia Oil Field the Supreme Court rules that the continental shelf falls under federal jurisdiction.
  • Ed Mirvish purchases London's Old Vic theatre.
  • Colin Thatcher is elected to his third term in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, where he is appointed Minister of Energy and Mines.
  • New books

  • Dig up My Heart: Milton Acorn
  • Awards

  • See 1982 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award: Joy Kogawa, Obasan
  • Gerald Lampert Award: Abraham Boyarsky, Schielber and Edna Alford, A Sleep Full of Dreams
  • Pat Lowther Award: Rona Murray, Journey
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Mervyn J. Huston, Gophers Don't Pay Taxes Tree
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Janet Lunn
  • Film

  • 'E' released
  • Dance

  • Arnold Spohr wins the Dancemagazine Award
  • Sport

  • May 9 - Gilles Villeneuve killed at the Belgian Grand Prix.
  • Births

  • January 5 – Tiiu Nurmberg, skier
  • March 10 – Kathleen Stoody, swimmer
  • March 18 – Matthew Lombardi, ice hockey player
  • March 30 – A-Trak, DJ and turntablist
  • April 3 – Cobie Smulders, actress and model
  • April 9 – Jay Baruchel, actor and comedian
  • April 14 – Lise Leveille, gymnast
  • April 16 – Aaron Feltham, water polo player
  • May 6 – Kyle Shewfelt, gymnast
  • May 10 – Adam Sioui, swimmer
  • May 11 – Cory Monteith, actor (d. 2013)
  • May 12 – Rhian Wilkinson, soccer player
  • May 23 – Linda Consolante, soccer player
  • June 9 – Rachel Schill, softball player
  • June 16 – Kathy Tremblay, triathlete
  • June 23 – Derek Boogaard, hockey player (d. 2011)
  • July – Gregory Despres, murder
  • July 6 – Kelly Stefanyshyn, swimmer
  • July 9 – Viola Yanik, wrestler
  • July 24 – Luka Magnotta, actor and murder
  • September 1 – Jeffrey Buttle, figure skater, Olympic bronze medalist and World Champion
  • September 2 – Kelly Haxton, soccer player
  • September 21 – Cindy Eadie, softball player
  • October 31 – Justin Chatwin, actor
  • November 26 – Alison Braden, water polo player
  • November 29 – Elizabeth Collins, swimmer
  • December 29 – Brian Hill, Paralympic swimmer
  • December 30 – Kristin Kreuk, actress
  • Full date unknown

  • Ryan Riordon, politician
  • January to June

  • January 5 - Elizabeth Bagshaw, doctor (b.1881)
  • March 28 - William Giauque, chemist and Nobel laureate (b.1895)
  • May 8 - Gilles Villeneuve, motor racing driver (b.1950).
  • June 10 - Elizabeth Goudie, writer (b.1902).
  • June 28 - Igor Gouzenko, Russian defector (b.1919)
  • July to December

  • July 25 - Hal Foster, cartoonist (b.1892)
  • October 4 - Glenn Gould, pianist (b.1932)
  • October 16 - Hugh John Flemming, politician and 24th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1899)
  • October 16 - Hans Selye, endocrinologist (b.1907)
  • October 18 - John Robarts, lawyer, politician and 17th Premier of Ontario (b.1917)
  • November 2 - J. Dewey Soper, Arctic explorer, zoologist, ornithologist and author (b.1893)
  • November 19 - Erving Goffman, sociologist and writer (b.1922)
  • November 29 - Percy Williams, athlete and double Olympic gold medalist (b.1908)
  • December 7 - Harry Jerome, track and field runner (b.1940)
  • December 19 - George Isaac Smith, lawyer, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1909)
  • References

    1982 in Canada Wikipedia


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