1840 in Canada
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Events from the year 1840 in Canada.
- May 6 — Postage stamps come into use.
- June 10 — Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are shot at.
- June 28 — Queen Victoria is crowned.
- July 23 — Act of Union. The Queen sanctions the union of Upper and Lower Canada. The United Canada Act allows larger government to borrow more money.
- January 1 — John Christian Schultz, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (died 1896)
- March 24 — Laurent-Olivier David, journalist, lawyer, and politician (died 1926)
- September 26 — Louis-Olivier Taillon, politician and Premier of Quebec (died 1923)
- October 15 — Honoré Mercier, lawyer, journalist, politician and Premier of Quebec (died 1894)
- November 6 — James Fisher, politician (died 1927)
- November 9 — Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, lawyer, politician and 5th Premier of Quebec (died 1898)
Full date unknown
- Patrick J. Whelan, tailor and alleged Fenian sympathizer executed following the 1868 assassination of Canadian journalist and politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee (died 1869)