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Events from the year 1848 in Canada.
- January 2 - Maple sugar is made in St. Anselme.
- January 15 - Wellington and Commissioners streets in Montreal are flooded.
- January 27 - Ploughing about Bathurst and Beckwith.
- March 4 - The so-called Great Ministry of Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine begins.
- May 15 - MP's vote themselves 50 pounds each for 25 days.
- July 5 - Run on the Savings Bank, Montreal, followed by re-deposit.
- September 20 - Opening of the Jesuits' College, Montreal.
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- January 19 - John Fitzwilliam Stairs, entrepreneur and statesman (died 1904)
- February 4 - James Brien, politician and physician (died 1907)
- February 24 - Grant Allen, science writer, author and novelist (died 1899)
- March 7 - Isidore-Noël Belleau, politician and lawyer (died 1936)
- March 24 - Honoré Beaugrand, journalist, politician, author and folklorist (died 1906)
- April 14 - James Walker, jurist
- April 23 - George Clift King, politician and 2 Mayor of Calgary (died 1935)
- May 20 - Joseph-Aldric Ouimet, politician (died 1916)
- July 18 - Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, newspaper publisher (died 1938)
- October 23 - Joseph Tassé, politician (died 1895)
- November 24 - William Stevens Fielding, journalist, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (died 1929)
- December 21 - George Boyce, politician (died 1930)
- February 1 - John Neilson, publisher, printer, bookseller, politician, farmer, and militia officer (born 1776)