1871 in Canada

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Events from the year 1871 in Canada.

Incumbents[edit]

Crown[edit]

Federal government[edit]

Provincial governments[edit]

Canada provinces 1871-1873

Lieutenant governors[edit]

Premiers[edit]

Territorial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]

Elections[edit]

Events[edit]

January to June[edit]

July to December[edit]

  • July 15 - Phoebe Campbell murders her husband with an axe. She is hanged the next year.
  • July 20 - British Columbia joins Confederation.
  • July 25 - Treaty 1 the first of a number of treaties with western Canada's First Nations is signed
  • August 17 - Treaty 2 is signed
  • November 11 - The last of the British army leaves Canada
  • November 13 - John McCreight becomes the first premier of British Columbia
  • December 14 - Marc-Amable Girard becomes the first franco-manitoban of premier of Manitoba, replacing Alfred Boyd
  • December 20 - Edward Blake becomes premier of Ontario, replacing J. S. Macdonald.

Full date unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

George Stewart Henry

Deaths[edit]

Modeste Demers