1925 in Canada
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Events from the year 1925 in Canada.
- Governor general – Julian Byng
- Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
- Chief Justice – Francis Alexander Anglin (Ontario)
- Parliament – 14th (until 5 September)
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Robert Brett (until October 29) then William Egbert
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Walter Cameron Nichol
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Albert Manning Aikins
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Frederick Todd
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – MacCallum Grant (until January 12) then James Robson Douglas (January 12 to September 14) then James Cranswick Tory
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Henry Cockshutt
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Frank Richard Heartz
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Narcisse Pérodeau
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Henry William Newlands
- Premier of Alberta – Herbert Greenfield (until November 23) then John Edward Brownlee
- Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver
- Premier of Manitoba – John Bracken
- Premier of New Brunswick – Peter Veniot (until September 14) then John Baxter
- Premier of Nova Scotia – Ernest Howard Armstrong (until July 16) then Edgar Nelson Rhodes
- Premier of Ontario – George Howard Ferguson
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – James D. Stewart
- Premier of Quebec – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Charles Avery Dunning
- Gold Commissioner of Yukon – George P. MacKenzie (until April 1) then Percy Reid
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – William Wallace Cory
- February 5 – Post Office workers are brought under civil service regulations.
- February 24 – The Lake of the Woods Treaty works out joint Canadian-American control of the Lake of the Woods.
- April 13 – Women win the right to vote in Newfoundland.
- May 28 – Roddick Gates unveiled in Montreal.
- June 2 – 1925 Saskatchewan general election: Charles Dunning's Liberals win a sixth consecutive majority
- June 10 – The United Church of Canada opens for services.
- June 11 – Coal miner William Davis was killed by police in the culmination of a long Cape Breton Island strike.
- June 23 – First ascent of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada.
- June 26 – A strike of miners in Drumheller, Alberta ends in violent confrontations.
- July 16 – Edgar Rhodes becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Ernest Armstrong.
- September 14 – John Baxter becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Peter Veniot
- October 29 – Federal election: Arthur Meighen's Conservatives win a plurality (116 seats), defeating Mackenzie King's Liberals (99 seats). However, King does not resign as prime minister; he will try to govern with a minority government with the support of smaller parties and independent MPs (30 seats)
- November 23 – John Brownlee becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Charles Stewart
- The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, later the Royal Canadian Legion, is formed by the amalgamation of several veterans' organizations, such as the Great War Veterans Association.
- The federal divorce law was changed to allow a woman to divorce her husband on the same grounds that a man could divorce his wife – simple adultery. Before this, a woman had to prove adultery in conjunction with other acts such as "sodomy" or bestiality in order to initiate a divorce.
Arts and literature
- October 1 – The Vancouver School of Applied and Decorative Arts opened its doors.
- March 23 and 25 – South Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Regina Pats win their first Memorial Cup by defeating the Ontario Hockey Association's Toronto Aura Lee 7 to 3 in a 2-game aggregate played in Arena Gardens in Toronto
- March 30 – Western Canada Hockey League's Victoria Cougars win their only Stanley Cup by defeating the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens 3 games to 1. The deciding game was played at Vancouver's Denman Arena. The Cougars are the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup, as they would soon become the Detroit Red Wings
- December 5 – The Ottawa Senators win their first Grey Cup by defeating the Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 24 to 1 in the 13th Grey Cup played at Ottawa's Lansdowne Park
January to June
- January 26 – Claude Ryan, politician (d.2004)
- February 1 – Hugh Horner, politician, physician and surgeon (d.1997)
- February 7 – Hans Schmidt, professional wrestler (d. 2012)
- March 2 – Bernard Jean, lawyer and politician, member (1960–1970) and Speaker (1963–1966) of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (d.2012)
- March 23 – Wilson Duff, anthropologist (d.1976)
- March 25 – Daniel Yanofsky, chess player, Canada's first chess grandmaster (d.2000)
- March 26 – Ben Mondor, baseball executive (Pawtucket Red Sox) (d. 2010)
- April 1 – Tobie Steinhouse, artist
- April 4 – Claude Wagner, judge and politician (d.1979)
- April 11 – Pierre Péladeau, businessman (d.1997)
- May 18 – Robin Blaser, author and poet (d.2009)
July to September
- July 29 – Ted Lindsay, ice hockey player (d.2019)
- August 2 – William Andres, politician (d.2010)
- August 11 – Floyd Curry, ice hockey player (d.2006)
- August 15 – Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist and composer (d.2007)
- September 4 – Calvin Ruck, anti-racism activist and Senator (d.2004)
- September 11 – Harry Somers, composer (d.1999)
- September 24 – Dan Heap, politician
October to December
- October 2 – Wren Blair, hockey coach and manager (Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins) (d.2013)
- October 6 – Bud Olson, politician, Minister and Senator (d.2002)
- October 12 – Denis Lazure, politician (d.2008)
- October 21 – Peter Dickinson, architect (d.1961)
- October 21 – Louis Robichaud, lawyer, politician and 25th Premier of New Brunswick (d.2005)
- October 25 – Cora Etter, politician
- November 8 – Allan Lawrence, politician and Minister (d.2008)
- November 10 – Doris Anderson, author, journalist and women's rights activist (d.2007)
- November 12 – Agnes Nanogak, illustrator
- December 5 – Dave Broadfoot, comedian
- December 25 – Robert Layton, politician (d.2002)
January to June
- January 25 – Charles-Eusèbe Dionne, naturalist and taxidermist (b.1845)
- March 3 – William Pugsley, lawyer, politician and 10th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1850)
- March 16 – Richard Butler, editor, publisher, journalist and U.S. vice-consul (b.1834)
- May 4 – James Cunningham, merchant and politician (b.1834)
- May 25 – Margaret Mick, prison guard, first female Canadian peace officer to be killed in the line of duty (b.1860)
- June 18 – William Brymner, art teacher and painter (b.1855)
July to December
- August 15 – Adam Beck, politician and hydro-electricity advocate (b.1857)
- September 6 – George Henry Bradbury, politician (b.1859)
- November 2 – James Alexander Lougheed, businessman and politician (b.1854)
- Moira Armour and Pat Stanton, Canadian Women in History: A Chronology (Toronto: Green Dragon Press, 1990)
- Joseph S. Kornfeld, "Great Britain and America in the Service of the World," The Empire Club of Canada Addresses, pgs. 59-63. Accessed 4 May 2020 http://speeches.empireclub.org/62142/data?n=1
- "Doctrine," Subscription to the Basis of Union by the Members of the First General Council of the United Church of Canada (unpaginated). Accessed 4 May 2020 https://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/basis-of-union.pdf
- Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King; 1925 (October 29), pg. 190. Accessed 4 May 2020 https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/politics-government/prime-ministers/william-lyon-mackenzie-king/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=9503
- Minnie Bell Adney, "THE Conservative Candidate; 'By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them.'" Accessed 4 May 2020 https://archives.gnb.ca/Exhibits/WomenAtWork/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&ImageID=6-3
- "Doukhobors in Canada," Protocol No. 13 (February 16, 1925), Standing Committee on Immigration, Council of Labour and Defence, U.S.S.R. Accessed 4 May 2020 http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/verigin/archives/miscellaneous/2394en.html
- Letter of Claude Tidd (August 23, 1925). Accessed 4 May 2020 http://www.yukonromance.ca/en/romance/dawson/mailbox.php?imName=9-letter_Claude-to-Anna_082.jpg
- Canadian Pacific Railway Company, "Empress of France to the Gateway Ports of the World[;] Around the World Cruise 1925." Accessed 4 May 2020 https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/chung/chungtext/items/1.0374355