1796 in Canada
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Events from the year 1796 in Canada.
- About 600 Blacks from Jamaica are deported to Nova Scotia. Known as Maroons, they help rebuild the Halifax Citadel. In 1800, most of them leave for Sierra Leone, Africa.
- York officially becomes the capital of Upper Canada.
- American David McLane, being convicted of high treason, is hanged on a gibbet on the glacis of the fortifications at Quebec. (Note - possibly 1797)
- March 10 - Julia Catherine Beckwith, author (d.1867)
- May 5 - Robert Foulis, inventor, civil engineer and artist (d.1866)
- May 8 - Jean-Baptiste Meilleur, doctor, educator and politician (d.1878)
- June - Thomas Brown Anderson, merchant, banker and politician (d.1873)
- December 17 - Thomas Chandler Haliburton, author, judge and politician (d.1865)
Full date unknown
- John Redpath, Scots-Quebecer businessman and philanthropist, Born in Earlston, Scottish Borders, Scotland. (d.1869)