1786 in Canada
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Events from the year 1786 in Canada.
- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland allowed to import goods from the United States.
- Gerassin Pribilof discovers the rookeries on the islands now known as the Pribilofs.
- John Molson founds his first brewery in Montreal.
- April 16 - John Franklin, naval officer, Arctic explorer, and author (d.1847)
- June 17 - William Thompson, farmer and political figure (d.1860)
- October 7 - Louis-Joseph Papineau, lawyer, politician and reformist (d.1871)
- October 30 - Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, lawyer, writer, fifth and last seigneur of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (L’Islet County) (d.1871)
- October 31 - William Morris, businessman, militia officer, justice of the peace, politician, and school administrator (d.1858)
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