1797 in Canada
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Events from the year 1797 in Canada.
- An American, named McLane, being convicted of high treason, is hanged on a gibbet, on the glacis of the fortifications, at Quebec. (Note: possibly 1796)
- David Thompson leaves Hudson's Bay Company to join North West Company.
- January 18 - A weekly mail is established between Canada and the United States.
- January 18 - This notice appears in the Quebec Gazette: "A mail for the upper counties, comprehending Niagara and Detroit, will be closed, at this office, on Monday, 30th instant, at four o'clock in the evening, to be forwarded, from Montreal, by the annual winter express, on Thursday, 2 February next."
- April 2 - Joseph-François Deblois, lawyer, judge and political figure (d.1860)
- May 2 - Abraham Pineo Gesner, physician and surgeon, geologist, and inventor (d.1864)
- June 29 - Frederic Baraga, Roman Catholic priest, missionary, and bishop (d.1868)
- August 22 - Augustin-Magloire Blanchet, missionary (d.1887)
- October 4 - Charles-Séraphin Rodier, mayor of Montreal (d.1876)
- December 25 - Bernard Donald Macdonald, Roman Catholic priest, bishop, and school administrator (d.1859)
- January 9 - Charles Deschamps de Boishébert et de Raffetot, military (b. 1727)
- August 3 - Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, army officer (b. 1717)
- October 17 - Jean-François Hubert, bishop of Quebec (b. 1739)
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