1919 in Canada
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Events from the year 1919 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Births
- 5 Deaths
- 6 References
- Governor general – Victor Cavendish (viceregal consort – Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire)
- Prime minister – Robert Borden
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Robert Brett
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Francis S. Barnard (until December 9) then Edward Gawler Prior
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Albert Manning Aikins
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Pugsley
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – MacCallum Grant
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Strathearn Hendrie (until November 20) then Lionel Herbert Clarke
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Augustine Colin Macdonald (until July 16) then Murdock MacKinnon (from September 2)
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Charles Fitzpatrick
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Richard Stuart Lake
- Premier of Alberta – Charles Stewart
- Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver
- Premier of Manitoba – Tobias Norris
- Premier of New Brunswick – Walter Foster
- Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
- Premier of Ontario – William Hearst (until November 14) then Ernest Drury
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – Aubin Arsenault (until September 9) then John Howatt Bell
- Premier of Quebec – Lomer Gouin
- Premier of Saskatchewan – William Melville Martin
- Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George P. MacKenzie
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
January to June
- January 19 - Canadian troops take part in the Battle of Shenkursk, part of the Russian Civil War.
- February 17 - Wilfrid Laurier, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and former prime minister of Canada, dies in office.
- April 17 - New Brunswick women are permitted to vote.
- April 10 - The Quebec referendum on the prohibition of alcohol.
- May 3 - Yukon women are permitted to vote.
- May 15-June 25 - Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
- May 22 - The House of Commons passes the Nickle Resolution.
- June - Rodeo's first reverse-opening side-delivery bronc chute is designed and made by rodeo cowboy Earl Bascom at the Bascom Ranch in Lethbridge, Alberta
- June 6 - The government owned Canadian National Railway is formed out of a number of failed private rail corporations.
- June 28- Canada signs the Treaty of Versailles formally ending World War 1
July to December
- September 1 - His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales opens the third session of the 13th Canadian Parliament
- September 6 - George-Étienne Cartier Monument unveiled
- September 9 - J.H. Bell becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Aubin Arsenault.
- October 20 - Ontario election: Ernest C. Drury's United Farmers of Ontario win a majority, defeating Sir William Hearst's Conservatives.
- November 14 - Ernest Drury becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Sir William Hearst.
Full date unknown
Arts and literature
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January to June
- January 13 - Igor Gouzenko, Russian defector (d.1982)
- February 17 - J. M. S. Careless, historian (d.2009)
- February 20 - Thomas Ide, educator and the founding Chairman of TVOntario (d.1996)
- March 21 - Victor Copps, politician and Mayor of Hamilton (d.1988)
- April 16 - Louis Harrington Lewry, politician and reporter (d.1992)
- April 21 - William Perehudoff, painter (d.2013)
- May 27 - Francess Halpenny, editor and professor
- June 19 – Simon Reisman, civil servant and chief negotiator of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (d.2008)
- June 21 - Gérard Pelletier, journalist, editor, politician and Minister (d.1997)
July to December
- July 5 - Gordon Towers, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta (d.1999)
- August 1 - Jack Butterfield, President of the American Hockey League (1969–1994) (d. 2010)
- August 9 - Edmund Hockridge, singer and actor (d.2009)
- August 21 - Marcel Lambert, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (d.2000)
- September 11 - Daphne Odjig, artist
- October 12 - Gilles Beaudoin, politician and mayor of Trois-Rivières (d.2007)
- October 18 - Pierre Trudeau, politician and 15th Prime Minister of Canada (d.2000)
- December 10 - Vincent Brassard, politician
- December 25 - Paul David, cardiologist and founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d.1999)
Full date unknown
- January 30 - Sam Steele, soldier and member of the North-West Mounted Police (b.1849)
- February 17 - Wilfrid Laurier, politician and 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1841)
- July 29 - Frederick Peters, lawyer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1851)
- August 18 - Joseph E. Seagram, distillery founder, politician, philanthropist and racehorse owner (b.1841)
- October 14 - Simon Hugh Holmes, publisher, lawyer, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1831)
- November 10 - Charles Mickle, politician (b.1849)
- November 11 - George Haddow, politician and merchant (b.1833)
- December 10 - Arthur Boyle, politician (b.1842)
- December 29 - William Osler, physician (b.1849)