2012 in Canada

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Events from the year 2012 in Canada.

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Arts and literature[edit]

Art[edit]

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Television[edit]

New channels launched were Sportsnews, ABC Spark, Explora, and Nat Geo Wild; leaving the air waves were Dusk, and Fox Sports World Canada. Scheduled to launch are Cartoon Network[63][64] and a regional news channel operated by Global BC.[65]

New series include Total Drama: Revenge of the Island (January 5), Mr. D (January 9), Arctic Air (January 10), The L.A. Complex (January 10), Les Bleus de Ramville (January 19), Undercover Boss Canada (February 2), Canada's Got Talent (March 4), Saving Hope (June 7), Over the Rainbow (September 16), The Bachelor Canada (October 3).

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Deaths in 2012[edit]

January[edit]

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October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payton, Laura (January 10, 2012). "NDP MP Lise St-Denis jumps to Liberals". CBC News. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Syrian embassy in Ottawa vandalized". CBC.ca. 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Canadian fatwa condemns 'honour killings'". CBC.ca. 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  4. ^ Posted: February 7, 2012 8:54 AM ET (2012-02-07). "'Miracle' anyone survived Ontario van-truck crash". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  5. ^ The Canadian Press (2012-02-07). "Harper lands in China looking for business". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  6. ^ Posted: February 26, 2012 4:14 PM ET (2012-02-27). "3 Via employees die in Ontario derailment". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  7. ^ Posted: March 3, 2012 9:54 AM ET (2012-03-03). "Quebec charter bus crash kills 2". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  8. ^ Canada shuts down embassy, further expands sanctions on Syria[dead link]
  9. ^ "NDP wins in Jack Layton's former riding". CBC News. March 19, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ Fitzpatrick, Meagan (February 6, 2012). "Byelection for Jack Layton's riding moved back a week". CBC News. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ Hudras, Adam (24 March 2012). "New Brunswick village Perth-Andover flooded". Vancouver Sun (Perth-Andover, NB). Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dozens ordered out of N.B. flood area". The Chronicle Herald (Perth-Andover, NB). 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Posted: March 24, 2012 9:30 AM ET (2012-03-24). "Mulcair bests Topp to win NDP leadership". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  14. ^ "Thomas Mulcair elected new leader of NDP". News.nationalpost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  15. ^ Posted: March 29, 2012 4:09 PM ET (2012-03-29). "Federal budget highlights". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  16. ^ Posted: March 29, 2012 4:42 PM ET (2012-03-29). "CBC budget cut by $115M over 3 years". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  17. ^ "Budget confirms Old Age Security push to age 67". M.ctv.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  18. ^ Posted: April 19, 2012 10:39 AM ET (2012-04-20). "Historic Kingston Penitentiary to close". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  19. ^ Canada. "150 arrested during escalating Quebec student protest". Toronto: Theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  20. ^ "Bruce Hyer ditches NDP to sit as an Independent MP". CBC News. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  21. ^ Posted: April 25, 2012 12:28 AM PT (2012-04-25). "Prince George sawmill fire death toll rises to 2". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  22. ^ "Newfoundland-born pastor Shannon Wheaton dies in Alberta crash that kills seven". Calgaryherald.com. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  23. ^ Posted: May 12, 2012 3:37 PM CST (2012-05-12). "Midair collision kills 5 in Saskatchewan". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  24. ^ "As Sask. plane collision is probed, victims are identified". Edmonton.ctv.ca. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  25. ^ "Etobicoke-Centre election result ruled 'null and void'". CTV News. May 18, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Tory MP asks Supreme Court to uphold Toronto riding result". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. May 28, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Prince Charles and Camilla arrive in Canada". CBC News. May 20, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  28. ^ "5 newly-elected municipal leaders to watch". CBC News, May 15, 2012.
  29. ^ Fitzpatrick, Meagan (May 30, 2012). "Calgary MP Lee Richardson announces retirement". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  30. ^ Posted: June 2, 2012 6:55 PM ET (2012-06-03). "Toronto Eaton Centre shooting kills 1, injures 7". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  31. ^ Posted: June 15, 2012 2:55 AM MT (2012-06-15). "Security guard now suspect in University of Alberta shootings". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  32. ^ Posted: June 16, 2012 4:37 PM ET (2012-06-16). "1 dead as Radiohead stage collapses ahead of Toronto concert". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  33. ^ "1 killed when Toronto stage collapses before sold-out Radiohead concert". Cnn.com. June 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  34. ^ "One believed dead, one trapped in Elliot Lake mall roof cave-in". CBC.ca. June 24, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  35. ^ The Canadian Press (2012-06-26). "Deadly B.C. flooding continues to prompt evacuations, highway closures". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  36. ^ The Canadian Press (2012-07-12). "B.C. landslide leaves 4 unaccounted for". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  37. ^ "4 people missing after Canadian landslide". Edition.cnn.com. July 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  38. ^ Posted: July 16, 2012 11:39 PM ET (2012-07-17). "Police worried Toronto shooting will spur retaliation – Toronto – CBC News". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  39. ^ "Barrie bombs: Residents frustrated by lengthy evacuation". Toronto: thestar.com. July 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  40. ^ Joanna Smith (July 3, 2012). "Bev Oda resigns as Conservative MP for Durham". Toronto: thestar.com. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  41. ^ "NDP MP Denise Savoie cites health in resigning Commons seat". CBC News. August 23, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  42. ^ Pauline Marois to become Quebec's st female premier. CBC News, September 3, 2012.
  43. ^ Quebec shooting suspect heard shouting 'English are waking up'. CTV News, September 5, 2012.
  44. ^ Suspect in fatal PQ victory rally shooting not from Montreal. CBC News, September 5, 2012.
  45. ^ Citing 'threat to global peace,' Canada cuts diplomatic ties with Iran. The Globe and Mail, September 7, 2012.
  46. ^ Canada closes embassy in Iran, expels Iranian diplomats. CBC News, September 7, 2012.
  47. ^ "Vote Details (41-1 Vote No. 466)". Parliament of Canada. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  48. ^ "MPs conclude debate on thorny abortion motion". Vancouver Sun. 2012-09-21. Archived from the original on 2012-09-25. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  49. ^ "CRTC rejects BCE takeover of Astral Media". CBC News. October 18, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  50. ^ "CRTC rejects Bell's $3.48 billion buy of Astral Media, worries about competition". The Canadian Press. October 18, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  51. ^ "Northern Ontario flooding may cause millions in damage". CTV News, October 27, 2012.
  52. ^ "Supreme Court upholds Conservative win in Toronto riding". CBC News. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  53. ^ "Supreme Court makes the right call on election — but only just". Maclean's. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  54. ^ "'Like a massive wind': B.C. earthquake stories". CBC News. October 28, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  55. ^ "7.7 magnitude quake hits Canada's British Columbia". Yahoo News. October 28, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  56. ^ "Explosion, fire at Quebec plant kills two; 19 more sent to hospital". The Canadian Press. November 8, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  57. ^ "2 killed, 19 injured after Sherbrooke factory explosion". CBC News. November 8, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  58. ^ "Laval mayor resigns amid corruption allegations". Montreal: CBC News. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  59. ^ "Michael Applebaum elected mayor of Montreal". CTV News, November 16, 2012.
  60. ^ "Alexandre Duplessis elected new interim mayor of Laval". The Gazette, November 23, 2012.
  61. ^ "Health Canada Suspends Licence of Chemical Testing Laboratory for Providing Falsified Results". Health Canada. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  62. ^ Stewart, John (30 May 2012). "Cartoonist Jim Unger created Herman". Mississauga News (Mississauga ON). Retrieved 31 May 2012. Jim Unger, who turned his accidental career as a cartoonist drawing for The Mississauga Times into the worldwide Everyman cartoon character known as Herman, died in his sleep on Tuesday (May 28) at his home in Saanich, B.C. 
  63. ^ Vlessing, Etan (2011-11-17). "TBS's Cartoon Network is Headed to Canada". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  64. ^ Cartoon Network/Adult Swim channel to launch in Canada on July 4[dead link]
  65. ^ "Shaw Media to Launch All-News Network in BC". Broadcaster. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. Shaw Media announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel. Shaw Media is expected to launch B.C.'s first all-news channel by the summer of 2012. 
  66. ^ "Parachute Club's Billy Bryans dies at 62". CBC News (Toronto). 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  67. ^ Ciarula Taylor, Lesley (2012-05-03). "Cheezies inventor dies in Belleville, Ont., at 90". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  68. ^ "Paul O’Sullivan, Canadian comedic actor, dies in car accident". The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2012.
  69. ^ "Sam the Record Man funeral today". CBC News, September 25, 2012.
  70. ^ "Jovette Marchessault, écrivaine et artiste, est décédée à l'âge de 74 ans". Le Devoir, January 2, 2013.