1947 in Canada
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Events from the year 1947 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Births
- 4 Deaths
- 5 References
- Governor general – Earl Alexander of Tunis (viceregal consort – Margaret Alexander, Countess Alexander of Tunis)
- Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – John C. Bowen
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Charles Arthur Banks
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Roland Fairbairn McWilliams
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – David Laurence MacLaren
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Henry Ernest Kendall (until August 12) then J.A.D. McCurdy
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Ray Lawson
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Joseph Alphonsus Bernard
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Eugène Fiset
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Reginald John Marsden Parker
- Premier of Alberta – Ernest Manning
- Premier of British Columbia – John Hart (until December 29) then Boss Johnson
- Premier of Manitoba – Stuart Garson
- Premier of New Brunswick – John McNair
- Premier of Nova Scotia – Angus Macdonald
- Premier of Ontario – George A. Drew
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – J. Walter Jones
- Premier of Quebec – Maurice Duplessis
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Tommy Douglas
- Controller then Commissioner of Yukon – George A. Jeckell (until September 18) then John Edward Gibben
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Charles Camsell (until January 14) then Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside
- January 1 - Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect.
- January 2 - Dominion of Newfoundland (later a province in 1949) switches to driving on the right from the left.
- January 27 - The cabinet order deporting Japanese-Canadians to Japan is repealed after widespread protests.
- February 13 - Oil is discovered near Leduc, Alberta.
- May 14 - The Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 is repealed.
- June 15 - The laws limiting Asian immigration to Canada are repealed; Canadians of Asian descent are allowed to vote in federal elections.
- July 22 - Two new nuclear reactors go online at the Chalk River research facility.
- September 30 - The last group of personnel who had been on active service, for World War II, since September 1, 1939, stood down.
- October 1 - New letters patent defining the office and powers of the governor general come into effect.
- December 29 - Boss Johnson becomes premier of British Columbia.
- Stephen Leacock Award: Harry L. Symons, Ojibway Melody.
- Federal law was changed such that Canadian women no longer lost their citizenship automatically if they married non-Canadians.
January to March
- January 14 - Bill Werbeniuk, snooker player (d.2003)
- January 15 - Andrea Martin, actress and comedienne
- January 23 - Clayton Manness, politician
- January 24 - Steve McCaffery, poet and scholar
- February 10 - Louise Arbour, jurist, justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- February 11 - Abby Hoffman, track and field athlete
- February 20 - Joy Smith, politician
- March 1 - Alan Thicke, actor, songwriter and game and talk show host
- March 10 - Chris Axworthy, politician
- March 10 - Kim Campbell, politician and 19th (and first female) Prime Minister of Canada
- March 13 - Judith Marcuse, dancer
- March 24 - Louise Lanctôt, convicted kidnapper and writer
April to June
- April 3 - Jonathan Welsh, actor (d.2005)
- April 27 - Pauline Picard, politician (d. 2009)
- May 3 - Doug Henning, magician, illusionist and escape artist (d.2000)
- May 4 - John Bosley, politician
- May 20 - Oscar Lathlin, politician (d.2008)
- May 25 - Doug Martindale, politician
- May 28 - Lynn Johnston, cartoonist
- June 10 - Michel Bastarache, lawyer, businessman, puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
- June 14 - Vanessa Harwood, ballet dancer, choreographer, artistic director, teacher and actor
- June 19 - John Ralston Saul, author and essayist
- June 22 - Aude, writer
July to September
- July 13 - Rosella Bjornson, airline pilot, first female pilot for a commercial airline in North America
- July 18 - Steve Mahoney, politician and Minister
- July 22 - Gilles Duceppe, politician
- July 22 - Bill Matthews, politician
- August 8 - Ken Dryden, ice hockey player, politician, lawyer, businessman and author
- August 24 - Linda Hutcheon, literary critic and theorist
- August 30 - Allan Rock, politician and diplomat
- September 24 - R. H. Thomson, actor
October to December
- October 3 - Carroll Morgan, boxer
- October 13 - Jon Gerrard, politician and medical doctor
- November 10 - Bryan Gibson, boxer
- November 17 - Inky Mark, politician
- November 22 - Jacques Saada, politician and Minister
- November 28 - Bonnie Mitchelson, politician
- December 27 - Mickey Redmond, ice hockey player and commentator
- December 31 - Burton Cummings, musician and songwriter
Full date unknown
January to June
- January 7 - John Alexander Mathieson, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1863)
- January 11 - Eva Tanguay, singer and entertainer (b.1879)
- March 19 - Prudence Heward, painter (b.1896)
- June 10 - Alexander Bethune, politician and 12th Mayor of Vancouver (b.1852)
- June 25 - William Donald Ross, financier, banker and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1869)
- June 26 - R. B. Bennett, lawyer, businessman, politician, philanthropist and 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1870)
July to December
- July 1 - Clarence Lucas, composer, lyricist, conductor and music professor (b.1866)
- November 14 - Walter Edward Foster, businessman, politician and 16th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1873)
- December 28 - Leonard Percy de Wolfe Tilley, lawyer, politician and 20th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1870)
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