The Nationalist League was founded to spread the nationalist views of its mentor, Henri Bourassa, in opposition to the renewed British imperialism in English Canada. Diefenbaker became the first prime minister from western Canada on June In a federal election, the Liberals lost their majority, winning only seats to the Tories'but Trudeau remained prime minister at the head of a minority government with the support of the NDP 31 seats.
Queen Victoria died at Windsor Castle. Bill Rompkey, Liberal Member of Parliament —95 and Senator — for Newfoundland and Labradordied of cancer at the age of
Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa with secret documents suggesting the evidence of a Soviet spy ring in Canada. The Bill concerns religious neutrality in the public sphere and is controversial. Try refreshing your browser, or tap here to see other videos from our team.
Canada Committee, a British parliamentary committee, was established to settle political disputes that were paralysing government in Lower Canada and creating difficulties in Upper Canada. Hurtig also co-founded the Council of Canadians and wrote a number of books on Canadian society and politics.
A new Old-Age Security Act came into effect, providing universal pensions to those 70 and over. A spate of damaging letters and telegrams appeared in Liberal newspapers in July. Coal miner William Davis was killed by police in the culmination of a long Cape Breton strike. King remained prime minister.
Governor General Earl Grey struck the first domestically produced coin in Canada, a cent piece.
Try refreshing your browser, or tap here to see other videos from our team. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd prime minister of Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa , followed by the swearing-in of the country's first gender-balanced Cabinet of 15 men and 15 women.