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1986 in Canada

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1986 in Canada

Events from the year 1986 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Jeanne Sauvé (viceregal consort – Maurice Sauvé)
  • Prime minister – Brian Mulroney
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Helen Hunley
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Robert Gordon Rogers
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Pearl McGonigal (until December 11) then George Johnson
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – George Stanley
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – William Anthony Paddon (until September 5) then James McGrath
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Alan Abraham
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Lincoln Alexander
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Lloyd MacPhail
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Gilles Lamontagne
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Frederick Johnson
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Don Getty
  • Premier of British Columbia – Bill Bennett (until August 6) then Bill Vander Zalm
  • 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 – David Peterson
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – James Lee (until May 2) then Joe Ghiz
  • Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Grant Devine
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – Douglas Bell (until March 27) then John Kenneth McKinnon
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – John Havelock Parker
  • Premiers

  • Premier of the Northwest Territories – Nick Sibbeston
  • Premier of Yukon – Tony Penikett
  • January to June

  • January 22 - An investigation determines that a bomb caused the crash of Air India flight 182.
  • January 31 - The Canadian dollar hits an all time low of 70.2 U.S. cents on international money markets.
  • February 8 - Hinton train collision: 23 people are killed when a Via Rail train collides with a Canadian National Railway train near Hinton, Alberta.
  • May 1 - Shirley Carr becomes the first female head of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
  • May 2
  • Joe Ghiz becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing James Lee.
  • The 1986 World Exposition (Expo 86) in Vancouver opens.
  • May 8 - Alberta election: Don Getty's PCs win a fifth consecutive majority, but a smaller majority than before.
  • May 9 - Roger Coles resigns as leader of Yukon Liberal Party and MLA for Tatchun after being arrested and charged with selling cocaine to an undercover police officer.
  • May 25 - In Vancouver an attempt is made to assassinate Malkiat Singh Sidhu, a cabinet minister in the Indian state of Punjab.
  • June 14 - An accident involving the "Mindbender" roller coaster at West Edmonton Mall kills three people and seriously injures a fourth.
  • June 19 - The new Competition Act comes into force.
  • June 20 - Jean Drapeau resigns as mayor of Montreal.
  • July to December

  • August 5 - Canada adopts sanctions against South Africa for its apartheid policies
  • August 6 - Bill Vander Zalm becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Bill Bennett
  • August 11 - Tamil refugees are found drifting off the coast of Newfoundland
  • September 16 - Elizabeth II augments the Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan with a crest and supporters
  • September 30 - MPs elect the Speaker by secret ballot for the first time.
  • October 6 - Canada receives a United Nations award for sheltering refugees
  • October 20 - Saskatchewan election: Grant Devine's PCs win a second consecutive majority
  • November 13 - The announcement that the film producer Claude Jutra was reported missing for over one week. He had started to suffer the first symptoms of the Alzheimer's disease.
  • December 8 - The University of Toronto's John C. Polanyi shares the Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of the chemical laser.
  • Full date unknown

  • Negotiators begin work on what would eventually be the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement
  • The birds series of Canadian banknotes is released
  • Supreme Court rules on the RWDSU v. Dolphin Delivery Ltd. case
  • Conrad Black buys The Daily Telegraph
  • Dinosaur fossils are found near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
  • New works

  • Margaret Atwood - Freeforall
  • W.P. Kinsella - The Fence Post Chronicles
  • Robert Munsch - Love You Forever
  • Alice Munro - The Progress of Love
  • Antonine Maillet - Garrochés en paradis
  • Hugh Hood - The Motor Boys in Ottawa
  • William Gibson - Count Zero
  • Awards

  • See 1986 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award: Wayne Johnston, The Story of Bobby O'Mally
  • Gerald Lampert Award: Joan Fern Shaw, Raspberry Vinegar
  • Marian Engel Award: Alice Munro
  • Pat Lowther Award: Erin Mouré, Domestic Fuel
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Joey Slinger, No Axe too Small to Grind
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Dennis Lee
  • New music

  • Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan
  • Neil Young - Landing on Water
  • New movies

  • James Cameron's Aliens is released
  • David Cronenberg's The Fly
  • Denys Arcand's The Decline of the American Empire
  • Sport

  • March 15 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium (England) Canada beats England 3 – 1.
  • May 24 - In Calgary, the Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup against the Calgary Flames.
  • The Canadian Amateur Football Association is renamed Football Canada.
  • Canada participates in the FIFA World Cup for the first, and to date only, time.
  • Births

  • January 8 – Jaclyn Linetsky, actress (d.2003)
  • January 20 – Krystina Alogbo, water polo player
  • February 13 – Matthew Hawes, swimmer
  • February 19 – Jayde Nicole, model
  • April 4 – Cam Barker, ice hockey defenceman
  • April 8 - Jevohn Shepherd, basketball player
  • April 21 – Kevin Graham, water polo player
  • April 28 – Brandon Jung, water polo player
  • May 12 – Emily VanCamp, actress
  • May 31 – Melissa McIntyre, actress
  • June 5 – Amanda Crew, actress
  • June 18 – Meaghan Rath, actress
  • August 19 – Marie-Christine Schmidt, canoeist
  • August 29 – Lauren Collins, actress
  • September 19 – Carrie Finlay, voice actor
  • November 4 – Alexz Johnson, singer-songwriter, actress, and philanthropist
  • December 12 – Marie-Pier Beaudet, archer
  • December 16 – Scott Tupper, field hockey player
  • January to June

  • January 4 - Wilbur R. Franks, scientist and inventor (b.1901)
  • January 26 - Norman MacKenzie, author, lawyer, professor and Senator (b.1894)
  • February 23 - Louis-Philippe Pigeon, judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (b.1905)
  • February 24 - Tommy Douglas, politician and Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1904)
  • February 27 - Jacques Plante, ice hockey player (b.1929)
  • March 4 - Richard Manuel, composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist (b.1943)
  • March 4 - Elizabeth Smart, poet and novelist (b.1913)
  • July to December

  • July 25 - Alison Parrott, murder victim (b.1974)
  • August 20 - Milton Acorn, poet, writer and playwright (b.1923)
  • November 5 - Claude Jutra, actor, film director and writer (b.1930)
  • November 10 - King Clancy, ice hockey player (b.1903)
  • November 19 - Don Jamieson, politician, diplomat and broadcaster (b.1921)
  • December 31 - Donald Fleming, politician, International Monetary Fund official and lawyer (b.1905)
  • References

    1986 in Canada Wikipedia


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