1920 in Canada
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Events from the year 1920 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 References
- Governor general – Victor Cavendish (viceregal consort – Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire)
- Prime minister – Robert Borden (until July 10) then Arthur Meighen
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Robert Brett
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Edward Gawler Prior (until December 12) then Walter Cameron Nichol (from December 24)
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Albert Manning Aikins
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Pugsley
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – MacCallum Grant
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Lionel Herbert Clarke
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Murdock MacKinnon
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Charles Fitzpatrick
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Richard Stuart Lake
- Premier of Alberta – Charles Stewart
- Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver
- Premier of Manitoba – Tobias Norris
- Premier of New Brunswick – Walter Foster
- Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
- Premier of Ontario – Ernest Drury
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – John Howatt Bell
- Premier of Quebec – Lomer Gouin (until July 9) then Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
- Premier of Saskatchewan – William Melville Martin
- Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George P. MacKenzie
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
- January 10 – Canada is a founding member of the League of Nations, effectively ending the declaration of war.
- February 1 – The Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police are amalgamated and renamed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- February 14 – Université de Montréal founded
- February 26 – The Indian Act was amended to give Canadian aboriginal peoples the right to vote.
- March 12 – The first Lions Club outside the United States is founded in Windsor, Ontario.
- May 14 – Canadian Forum magazine founded
- June – The Catholic Women's League is formed in Montreal
- June 24 – Dollard des Ormeaux Monument unveiled
- July 1 – Under the Dominion Elections Act, uniform franchise is established and the right for women to be elected to parliament is made permanent.
- July 9 – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Lomer Gouin
- July 10 – Arthur Meighen becomes prime minister, replacing Sir Robert Borden
- July 11 - Charles Stephens, a barber and daredevil from Bristol, England, dies attempting to go over Niagara Falls.
- October 17 – The first airplane to fly across Canada arrives in Richmond from Halifax.
- December 1 - The Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police are amalgamated and renamed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- December 25 – Walter Cameron Nichol becomes the 12th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Arts and literature
- May 7 - The first exhibit of art by the Group of Seven opens in Toronto.
- November 8 - The Capitol Cinema opens in Ottawa, the capital's only true movie palace.
- Undated - A group of artists, educators, and art patrons formed the British Columbia Art League to lobby the provincial and city governments for a school.
- January 10 - The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto St. Patricks combine for twenty one goals to set an NHL record for most goals in a single game.
- April 1 - The Ottawa Senators win the Stanley Cup, defeating the Seattle Metropolitans.
- April 26 - The Winnipeg Falcons representing Canada beat Sweden 12-1 to win the gold medal for Ice Hockey at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp.
- August 23 - Bert Schneider wins a gold medal for Canada in boxing at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp.
January to March
- January 4 - James William Baskin, politician and businessman (d.1999)
- January 4 - Douglas Pimlott, biologist
- January 7 - Margaret Thompson, scientist
- January 12 - Bill Reid, artist (d.1998)
- February 22 - Ralph Raymond Loffmark, politician. (d.2012)
- February 23 - Paul Gérin-Lajoie, lawyer, philanthropist, politician and Minister
- February 25 - Merrill Edwin Barrington, politician
- February 25 - Gérard Bessette, author and educator (d.2005)
- March 3 - James Doohan, actor (d.2005)
- March 19 - Cyril Lloyd Francis, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (d.2007)
- March 24 - Bill Irwin, Olympic skier (d.2013)
April to June
- April 2 - Gerald Bouey, 4th Governor of the Bank of Canada (d.2004)
- May 2 - William Hutt, actor (d.2007)
- May 5 - Bill Hunter, ice hockey player, general manager and coach (d.2002)
- May 8 - Harry Rankin, lawyer and politician (d.2002)
- May 27 - Peter Dmytruk, World War II military hero (d.1943)
- June 6 - Jan Rubes, opera singer and actor (d.2009)
- June 14 - Stanley Waters, Senator (d.1991)
- June 15 - Sam Sniderman, founder of the Sam the Record Man chain (d.2012)
- June 24 - Joe Greene, politician (d.1978)
July to December
- July 12 - Pierre Berton, author, television personality and journalist (d.2004)
- August 3 - Lucien Lamoureux, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (d.1998)
- August 19 - Agnes Benidickson, first female Chancellor of Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario (d.2007)
- August 24 - Alex Colville, painter
- September 6 - Helen Hunley, politician (d. 2010)
- September 11 - Dalton Camp, journalist, politician, political strategist and commentator (d.2002)
- September 26 - Edmund Tobin Asselin, politician (d.1999)
- October 1 - Charles Daudelin, sculptor and painter (d.2001)
- October 13 - Evelyn Dick, murderer
- October 29 – Bill Juzda, ice hockey player (d.2008)
- November 11 - John Ferguson Browne, politician
- November 18 - George Johnson, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (d.1995)
January to June
- February 12 - Aurore Gagnon, murder victim (b.1909)
- February 16 - Augustus F. Goodridge, politician and Premier of Newfoundland (b.1839)
- April 25 - Alexander Grant MacKay, teacher, lawyer and politician (b.1860)
- June 6 - James Dunsmuir, industrialist, politician and Premier of British Columbia (b.1851)
- June 18 - John Macoun, naturalist (b.1831)
- June 27 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, judge, author and lyricist (b.1839)
July to December
- September 5 - Agnes Macdonald, 1st Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe, second wife of John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada (b.1836)
- September 7 - Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician and Premier of Quebec (b.1855)
- September 18 - Robert Beaven, businessman, politician and 6th Premier of British Columbia (b.1836)
- September 30 - William Wilfred Sullivan, journalist, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1843)
- November 19 - Byron Moffatt Britton, politician, lawyer and lecturer (b.1833)
- December 12 - Edward Gawler Prior, mining engineer, politician and Premier of British Columbia (b.1854)
- Dominion Elections Act Statues of Canada C 46 S 38.
- "Historically Relevant Dates to the RCMP". Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Retrieved 2013-10-14.