Head of state (monarch) – Queen Elizabeth II (consort – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)
Governor general – Roméo LeBlanc (until October 7) then Adrienne Clarkson (viceregal consort – Diana Fowler then John Ralston Saul)
Prime minister – Jean Chrétien
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Bud Olson
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Garde Gardom
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Yvon Dumont (until March 2) then Peter Liba
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Marilyn Trenholme Counsell
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Arthur Maxwell House
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – James Kinley
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Hillary Weston
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Gilbert Clements
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Lise Thibault
Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Jack Wiebe
Premier of Alberta – Ralph Klein
Premier of British Columbia – Glen Clark (until August 25) then Dan Miller
Premier of Manitoba – Gary Filmon (until October 5) then Gary Doer
Premier of New Brunswick – Camille Thériault (until June 21) then Bernard Lord
Premier of Newfoundland – Brian Tobin
Premier of Nova Scotia – Russell MacLellan (until August 16) then John Hamm
Premier of Ontario – Mike Harris
Premier of Prince Edward Island – Pat Binns
Premier of Quebec – Lucien Bouchard
Premier of Saskatchewan – Roy Romanow
Commissioner of Yukon – Judy Gingell
Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Helen Maksagak (until March 26) then Daniel Joseph Marion
Commissioner of Nunavut – Helen Maksagak (from April 1)
Premier of the Northwest Territories – Jim Antoine
Premier of Nunavut – Paul Okalik (from April 1)
Premier of Yukon – Piers McDonald
January 1 – An avalanche destroys a school gymnasium during New Year's celebrations in Kangguspoo in far northern Quebec, killing 9.
February 9 – Brian Tobin's Liberals are re-elected in Newfoundland.
April 1 – Nunavut becomes the newest territory. Paul Okalik becomes the first premier.
April 6 – A disgruntled employee kills four people, then killed himself in OC Transpo of Ottawa.
April 28 – W. R. Myers High School shooting: in Taber, Alberta, a 15-year-old boy, who had recently been withdrawn from public school to escape bullying, walks into W.R. Myers High School and shoots two students with a .22 rifle, killing one (Jason Lang) and injuring the other.
May 1 – Sponsorship scandal: The federal government issues a $615,000 contract for a report from Groupaction into its own activities.
May 11 – Chevron announces a major natural gas find in the Northwest Territories.
May 17 – The Saskatchewan government awards David Milgaard after he was jailed for 23 years for a murder he did not commit.
May 20 – The Supreme Court expands gay spousal rights.
May 27 – Julie Payette becomes the first Canadian to board the International Space Station.
June 3 – Ontario election: Mike Harris's PCs win a second consecutive majority.
June 3 – Canada and the United States sign a treaty to divide the Pacific salmon fishery.
June 4 – An agreement on split-run magazines prevents looming trade war with the United States.
June 7 – Bernard Lord's Conservatives win a surprise election victory in New Brunswick.
June 10 – The Reform Party of Canada votes to become the Canadian Alliance.
June 17 – Canadian citizen Stanley Faulder is executed in Texas, despite diplomatic complaints by the Canadian government.
June 21 – Bernard Lord becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Camille Thériault.
June 30 – A British Columbia court strikes down Canada's child pornography laws.
July 27 - Nova Scotia election: The Conservatives win a majority government in Nova Scotia.
August 16 - John Hamm becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Russell MacLellan.
August 20 - The Supreme Court rules that Quebec cannot secede unilaterally, but that Canada is obliged to recognize a clear "yes" vote.
August 20 - Eaton's files for bankruptcy.
August 24 - Onex announces a plan to buy and merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines.
August 25 - Dan Miller, as interim leader of the NDP, becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Glen Clark who resigned on the 21st.
September 15 - Louise Arbour appointed to the Supreme Court replacing Antonio Lamer.
September 19 - Saskatchewan election: Roy Romanow's NDP wins only a minority but forms a coalition with the Liberals to maintain control of the Legislative Assembly.
September 25 - The federal government refuses requests for aid by the six remaining Canadian NHL franchises.
October 5 - Gary Doer of the NDP becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Gary Filmon of the Conservatives.
October 7 - Adrienne Clarkson becomes Governor General.
October 8 - Bill Clinton dedicates the new Embassy of the United States in Ottawa.
October 15 - Robert Mundell wins the Nobel Prize for economics.
October 19 - Air Canada, backed by other airlines, announces a takeover bid for Canadian Airlines.
November 3 - Beverley McLachlin becomes the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court.
November 5 - A Quebec court decides that Onex's bid for Air Canada is illegal.
November 5 - Quebec sign law is overturned.
November 21 - Nimiq 1 Canada's first direct broadcast digital TV satellite launched by a Proton K Blok DM-3 rocket from the Tyuratam launch centre in Kazakhstan.
December 8 - Air Canada takes over Canadian Airlines.
December 11 - The verdict in the Just Desserts shooting case is handed down. Two of the accused are found guilty, the third is acquitted.
December 14 - Montreal resident Ahmed Ressam is arrested in Seattle and found with large quantities of explosives.
Bonnie Burnard: A Good House
Wayson Choy: Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood
Matt Cohen: Elizabeth and After
Antonine Maillet: Chronique d'une sorcière de vent
Russell Smith: Young Men
Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction: Bonnie Burnard, A Good House
See 1999 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
Books in Canada First Novel Award: Andre Alexis, Childhood
Gerald Lampert Award: Stephanie Bolster, White Stone: The Alice Poems
Geoffrey Bilson Award: Iain Lawrence, The Wreckers
Marian Engel Award: Janice Kulyk Keeger
Norma Fleck Award: Andy Turnbull and Debora Pearson, By Truck to the North: My Winter Adventure
Pat Lowther Award: Hilary Clark, More Light
Stephen Leacock Award: Stuart McLean, Home from the Vinyl Cafe
Trillium Book Award English: Alistair MacLeod, No Great Mischief
Trillium Book Award French: Andrée Christensen and Jacques Flamand, Lithochronos ou le premier vol de la pierre
Vicky Metcalf Award: Joan Clark
Céline Dion, Alanis Morissette, and Shania Twain win major Grammy Awards
September 13 - The first episode of the children's series Mona the Vampire is broadcast on YTV
February 13 - The last hockey game is played at Maple Leaf Gardens as the team moves to the new Air Canada Centre.
April 16 - Wayne Gretzky retires from ice hockey.
July 23–August 8 - The Pan American games are held in Winnipeg.
November 13 - Lennox Lewis defeats Evander Holyfield to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.
November 28 - At the 87th Grey Cup the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.
February 19 - Quinn Lord, actor
April 8 - Jacob Guay, singer
April 27 - Brooklynn Proulx, actress
July 9 - Claire Corlett, actress
August 22 - Dakota Goyo, actor
July 14 - Dawson Dunbar, actor
September 7 - Michelle Creber, actress
September 22 - Erin Pitt, actress
October 29 - Olivia Waldriff, actress
November 30 - Gage Munroe, actor
Maya Burhanpurkar, scientist
Natasha Calis, actress
January 8 - James William Baskin, politician and businessman (born 1920)
January 10 - Walter Harris, politician and lawyer (born 1904)
February 8 - Denise Leblanc-Bantey, politician (born 1949)
February 18 - Neil Gaudry, politician (born 1937)
February 22 - Isidore Goresky, farm labourer, teacher and provincial politician (born 1902)
March 3 - Gerhard Herzberg, physicist and physical chemist (born 1904)
March 9 - Harry Somers, composer (born 1925)
March 15 - Guy D'Artois, army officer (born 1917)
March 23 - Osmond Borradaile, cameraman, cinematographer and veteran of First and Second World War (born 1898)
March 24 - Edmund Tobin Asselin, politician (born 1920)
April 4 - Greg McConnell, indie rock musician (born 1964)
April 5 - Paul David, cardiologist and founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (born 1919)
May 2 - Douglas Harkness, politician, teacher, farmer and former Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Canadian Artillery. (born 1903)
May 23 - Owen Hart, wrestler (born 1965)
June 8 - Gordon Towers, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta (born 1919)
June 17 - Stanley Faulder, murderer and first Canadian citizen to be executed in the United States since 1952 (born 1937)
July 1 - Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born American film director (born 1908)
July 16 - Alan Macnaughton, politician (born 1903)
August 12 - Jean Drapeau, lawyer, politician and Mayor of Montreal (born 1916)
September 24 - Robert Bend, politician (born 1914)
October 14 - Ian Wahn, politician and lawyer (born 1916)
October 31 - Greg Moore, racecar driver (born 1975)
December 2 - Matt Cohen, writer (born 1942)
December 4 - Bert Hoffmeister, army officer (born 1907)
December 10 - Rick Danko, musician and singer (born 1943)
December 20 - Hank Snow, country music artist (born 1914)
December 23 - Wallace Diestelmeyer, figure skater (born 1926)
1999 in Canada Wikipedia
Events from the year 1999 in Canada.