1808 in Canada
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Events from the year 1808 in Canada.
- David Thompson explores Kootenay River.
- Simon Fraser follows Fraser River to the Pacific.
- The American Fur Company is chartered by John Jacob Astor to compete with Canadian fur trade
- The Upper Canada Militia Act 1808 states that all males between ages of sixteen and sixty are required to enroll as militiamen and are to be called out once a year for exercises
- The Legislative Assembly of Quebec criticizes the swearing-in of Ezekiel Hart because he is of Jewish faith, and votes his expulsion.
- April - Charles Wilson, politician (d.1877)
- April 7 - John Langton, businessman, political figure and civil servant (d.1894)
- April 10 - William Annand, 2nd Premier of Nova Scotia (d.1887)
- April 25 - Malcolm Cameron, businessman and politician (d.1876)
- August 15 or September 16 - Charles Fisher, politician and 1st Premier of the Colony of New Brunswick (d.1880)
- September 14 - Edwin Atwater, businessperson and municipal politician (d.1874)
- October 20 - Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau, lawyer, businessman and politician (d.1894)
- November 10 : Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, military and governor.
- Peter Russell (politician), judge.