1817 in Canada
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Events from the year 1817 in Canada.
- Parliament of Lower Canada: 9th (starting January 15)
- Parliament of Upper Canada: 7th (starting February 4)
- Governor of the Canadas: Robert Milnes
- Governor of New Brunswick: George Stracey Smyth
- Governor of Nova Scotia: John Coape Sherbrooke
- Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland: Richard Goodwin Keats
- Governor of Prince Edward Island: Charles Douglass Smith
- February 4 - Francois Page petitions for monopoly of navigation of Lower Canadian Rivers, by an invention of which he produces a model.
- February 18 - Mr. McCord reads a petition for the deepening of the St. Lawrence.
- February 28 - One Goudie and others petition for a monopoly of navigation of Lake Champlain, in Canada, as like U.S. monopolists injure Canadian Commerce, by trading into Canada.
Full date unknown
- Famine in Newfoundland due to poor postwar economy.
- Nova Scotia population estimated at 78,345.
- David Thompson takes post as chief surveyor for International Boundary Commission.
- The Rush-Bagot Agreement limits the number of battleships on the Great Lakes to a total of eight.
- January 1 - Francis Godschall Johnson, politician (d.1894)
- January 29 - John Palliser, explorer and geographer (d.1887)
- February 17 - Donald Alexander Macdonald, politician (d.1896)
- September 6 - Alexander Tilloch Galt, politician and a Father of Confederation (d.1893)
- November 8 - Théophile Hamel, painter (d.1870)
- November 23 - William Jack, astronomer (d.1886)