Rahul Sharma

1992 in Canada

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1992 in Canada

Events from the year 1992 in Canada.

Contents

Crown

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

  • Governor general – Ray Hnatyshyn (viceregal consort – Gerda Hnatyshyn)
  • Prime minister – Brian Mulroney
  • Lieutenant governors

  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Gordon Towers
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – David Lam
  • Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – George Johnson
  • Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Gilbert Finn
  • Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Frederick Russell
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Lloyd Crouse
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Hal Jackman
  • Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Marion Reid
  • Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Martial Asselin
  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Sylvia Fedoruk
  • Premiers

  • Premier of Alberta – Don Getty (until December 14) then Ralph Klein
  • Premier of British Columbia – Mike Harcourt
  • Premier of Manitoba – Gary Filmon
  • Premier of New Brunswick – Frank McKenna
  • Premier of Newfoundland – Clyde Wells
  • Premier of Nova Scotia – Donald Cameron
  • Premier of Ontario – Bob Rae
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island – Joe Ghiz
  • Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
  • Premier of Saskatchewan – Roy Romanow
  • Commissioners

  • Commissioner of Yukon – John Kenneth McKinnon
  • Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Daniel L. Norris
  • Premiers

  • Premier of the Northwest Territories – Nellie Cournoyea
  • Premier of Yukon – Tony Penikett (until November 7) then John Ostashek
  • January to June

  • January: CBC Television's documentary series The Valour and the Horror is criticized by Canadian veterans' groups for reportedly misrepresenting Canadian military conduct during World War II.
  • January 22: On STS-42, Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space.
  • April 5: The Iranian embassy in Ottawa is stormed by members of MEK, an Iraq-supported religious right group.
  • April 16 to 19: Abduction and murder of Kristen French.
  • May: Geological Survey of Canada expedition measures elevation of Mount Logan to 5,959 m.
  • May 7: Three employees are murdered and one permanently disabled during a robbery at a McDonald's restaurant in Sydney River, Nova Scotia.
  • May 9: 26 miners are killed in the Westray Mine Disaster.
  • May 17: Official opening of celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Montreal.
  • July to September

  • July 1:
  • Celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Confederation.
  • The Van Doos launch a successful operation to secure control of Sarajevo's airport.
  • July 2: a two-year shutdown of the cod fishery is announced.
  • August 12: the details of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are released.
  • August 22: The final draft of the Charlottetown Accord, a proposed package of constitutional amendments, is released.
  • August 24: A mechanical engineering professor, Valery Fabrikant, opens fire at Concordia University in Montreal killing four people.
  • September 18: Nine workers at the Giant Mine are killed after striking employee Roger Warren detonates a bomb in the mine shaft.
  • October to December

  • October: The ban on homosexuals in the Canadian military is lifted, following a legal challenge by Michelle Douglas.
  • October 19: Yukon elections: John Ostashek's YP wins only a minority.
  • October 26: The Charlottetown Accord is rejected in a nationwide referendum.
  • October 28: The Manitoba municipal elections, 1992 take place.
  • November 5: A referendum endorsing the creation of Nunavut is successful in the Northwest Territories.
  • November 7: John Ostashek becomes government leader of the Yukon, replacing Tony Penikett.
  • December 15: The first members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment arrive in Somalia on an ill-fated humanitarian mission.
  • December 16: Ralph Klein succeeds Don Getty as Premier of Alberta.
  • December 17: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signs the NAFTA deal.
  • Full date unknown

  • Rudolph A. Marcus wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
  • Agriculture Canada introduces a national BSE prevention program.
  • Delwin Vriend, an Alberta teacher, wins a court case against the Alberta Human Rights Commission regarding the status of LGBT persons under the province's human rights legislation. The case was appealed to the Alberta Court of Appeal; see 1994 in Canada.
  • Charles de Gaulle Obelisk, Montreal unveiled.
  • New books

  • The English Patient: Michael Ondaatje
  • Tales from Firozsha Baag: Rohinton Mistry
  • Inkorrect thots: bill bissett
  • Mother, not mother: Di Brandt
  • Awards

  • Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient wins the Booker Prize, the first Canadian to do so.
  • See 1992 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award: Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey
  • Gerald Lampert Award: Joanne Arnott, Wiles of Girlhood
  • Pat Lowther Award: Kate Braid, Covering Rough Ground
  • Marian Engel Award: Joan Barfoot
  • Stephen Leacock Award: Roch Carrier, Prayers of a Very Wise Child
  • Trillium Book Award: Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
  • Vicky Metcalf Award: Kevin Major
  • Music

  • Alanis, Now Is the Time
  • Barenaked Ladies, Gordon
  • Beau Dommage, Beau Dommage au Forum
  • Blue Rodeo, Lost Together
  • Bootsauce, Bull
  • La Bottine Souriante, Jusqu'aux p'tites heures
  • Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Superior Cackling Hen
  • The Box, Decade of the Box
  • Change of Heart, Smile
  • Leonard Cohen, The Future
  • Cowboy Junkies, Black Eyed Man
  • 54-40, Dear Dear
  • Front Line Assembly, Tactical Neural Implant
  • Hart-Rouge, Le dernier mois de l'année
  • hHead, Fireman
  • Intermix, Intermix
  • Jr. Gone Wild, Pull the Goalie
  • Lava Hay, With a Picture in Mind
  • Leslie Spit Treeo, Book of Rejection
  • Martha and the Muffins, Modern Lullaby
  • Moxy Früvous, Moxy Früvous
  • Sarah McLachlan, Live EP
  • The Northern Pikes, Neptune
  • The Nylons, Live to Love
  • The Rankin Family, Fare Thee Well Love
  • Rheostatics, Whale Music
  • Jane Siberry, A Collection 1984–1989 and Summer in the Yukon
  • Skydiggers, Restless
  • Sloan, Peppermint and Smeared
  • The Tragically Hip, Fully Completely
  • The Waltons, Lik My Trakter
  • The Watchmen, mclarenfurnaceroom
  • Television

  • The last episode of the children's series The Raccoons on CBC Television
  • Sport

  • February 8–February 23 - 1992 Winter Olympics are held in Albertville, France. Canada finishes ninth in the medal count.
  • July 25–August 9 - Canada competes in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
  • October 8 - The modern-day Ottawa Senators play their first game in the National Hockey League, defeating the Montreal Canadiens.
  • October 24 - The Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-United States team to win the World Series.
  • November 29 - At the 80th Grey Cup the Calgary Stampeders defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at SkyDome in Toronto.
  • Vanier Cup - Queen's Golden Gaels win 31–0 over the St. Mary's Huskies.
  • January to March

  • January 1 - Freddie Hamilton, hockey player
  • January 7 - Erik Gudbranson, hockey player
  • January 11 - Mark Pysyk, hockey defenceman
  • January 21
  • Quinton Howden, hockey player
  • Melissa Anne Smith, actress
  • January 27 - Connor Widdows, actor
  • January 31 - Tyler Seguin, professional ice hockey winger
  • February 9 - Avan Jogia, actor
  • February 12 - Amanda Laine, model
  • February 18
  • Brandon Gormley, hockey defenceman
  • Melinda Shankar, actress
  • March 23 - Vanessa Morgan, actress and singer
  • April to June

  • April 1 - Gabriela Dabrowski, tennis player
  • April 2 - John McFarland, hockey player
  • April 5 – Emmalyn Estrada, singer
  • April 11 - Victoria Hayward, softball player
  • April 15 - Calvin Pickard, professional ice hockey goaltender
  • April 20 - Dylan McIlrath, hockey defenceman
  • April 24 - Joanna Lenko, ice dancer
  • April 27 - J.P. Anderson, hockey goaltender
  • April 29 - Sarah Freeman, junior alpine skier
  • May 2 - Brett Connolly, hockey player
  • May 5 - Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu, short track speed skater
  • May 7 - Alexander Ludwig, actor
  • May 11 - Jaineil Hoilett, footballer
  • May 13 - Keltie Hansen, freestyle skier
  • May 14 – A.J. Saudin, actor
  • May 16 - Jeff Skinner, hockey player
  • May 27 - Aaron Brown, sprinter
  • June 4 - Savannah King, swimmer
  • June 23 - Louis-Philippe Dury, actor
  • June 25 - Jaden Schwartz, hockey player
  • July to December

  • July 1 - Andrew Chalmers, actor
  • July 4 - Chris Haughton, cadet olympic recurve archer
  • July 11 - Isabelle Deluce, actress
  • July 21 - Giselle Klein, sprint Car driver
  • July 24 - Mikaël Kingsbury, freestyle skier
  • July 31 - Ryan Johansen, hockey player
  • August 7 - Mark Visentin, hockey player
  • August 29 - Carolyn MacCuish, figure skater
  • September 3 - Nicholas Lindsay, soccer player
  • September 14 - Kaela Bahrey, actress
  • September 19 - Kelsey Balkwill, athlete
  • September 28 - Keir Gilchrist, actor
  • October 5 - Eric Cabral, actor
  • October 6 - Josh Archibald, ice hockey player
  • October 17 - Mikaël Grenier, racing driver
  • October 28 - Zack Phillips, ice hockey player
  • November 4 - Josh Janniere, soccer player
  • November 22 - Natalie Achonwa, basketball player
  • November 28 - Cameron Ansell, actor
  • December 7 - Sean Couturier, hockey player
  • December 11 - Dalton Pompey, baseball player
  • December 21 - Haylee Wanstall, actress
  • Full date unknown

  • Ilya Abelev, junior freestyle and wrestler
  • January to March

  • February 1 - Gary Lautens, humorist and newspaper columnist (born 1928)
  • February 5 - Maxwell Meighen, financier (born 1908)
  • February 25 - Louis Harrington Lewry, politician and reporter (born 1919)
  • February 27 - S. I. Hayakawa, academic and politician (born 1906)
  • March 3 - Robert Beatty, actor (born 1909)
  • March 14 - Bill Allum, ice hockey player (born 1916)
  • March 26 - Barbara Frum, radio and television journalist (born 1937)
  • April to June

  • April 10 - Cec Linder, actor (born 1921)
  • April 15 - Mud Bruneteau, professional ice hockey forward who player (born 1914)
  • April 19 - Kristen French, murder victim (born 1976)
  • May 9 - James Allan, politician (born 1894)
  • July to December

  • July 5 - Pauline Jewett, politician and educator (born 1922)
  • July 11 - Munroe Bourne, swimmer (born 1910)
  • July 24 - Sam Berger, lawyer, businessman and football player (born 1900)
  • July 30 - Joe Shuster, comic book artist (born 1914)
  • September 3 - Émile Benoît, musician (born 1913)
  • September 14 - Paul Joseph James Martin, politician (born 1903)
  • September 27 - Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, diplomat, civil servant and 5th Commissioner of the Northwest Territories (born 1898)
  • November 4 - George Klein, inventor (born 1904)
  • December 13 - K. C. Irving, entrepreneur and industrialist (born 1899)
  • December 28 - Pudlo Pudlat, artist (born 1916)
  • Full date unknown

  • Greg Curnoe, painter (born 1936)
  • References

    1992 in Canada Wikipedia


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