1839 in Canada
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|Years in Canada:||1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842|
|Centuries:||18th century · 19th century · 20th century|
|Decades:||1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s|
|Years:||1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842|
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Events from the year 1839 in Canada.
- 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 15 – Chevalier DeLorimier and others who joined in the Rebellion are executed.
- April 11 – Death of John Galt, novelist, one of the originators of the British American Land Company.
- June 24 – Last meeting of the Committee of Trade, forerunner of the Board of Trade.
- September 26 – Canadian rebels are transported to New South Wales.
- October 19 – Hon C. Thompson, Governor of Upper and Lower Canada, arrives. It is determined that Upper and Lower Canada shall share revenue in the ratio of 2 to 3.
Full date unknown
- Lord Durham's report recommends the establishment of responsible government and the union of Upper and Lower Canada to speed the assimilation of French-speaking Canadians.
- Territorial disputes between lumbermen from Maine and New Brunswick lead to armed conflict in the Aroostook River valley (the Aroostook War).
- First Horse Railway in Upper Canada.
- Mount Allison University founded by Charles Frederick Allison in Sackville, New Brunswick.
- January 1 – Annie L. Jack, author
- January 29 – Élie Saint-Hilaire, educator, farmer and politician (died 1888)
- May 8 – Adolphe-Basile Routhier, judge, author and lyricist (died 1920)
- May 31 – Louis-Alphonse Boyer, politician (died 1916)
- October 8 – George Edwin King, jurist, politician and 2nd Premier of New Brunswick (died 1901)
- September 17 – Antonin Nantel, priest, teacher, school administrator, and author (died 1929)
- November 16 – Louis-Honoré Fréchette, poet, politician, playwright and short story writer (died 1908)
Full date unknown
- Augustus F. Goodridge, politician and Premier of Newfoundland (died 1920)
- James Colebrooke Patterson, politician, Minister and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (died 1929)
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