1926 in Canada

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Events from the year 1926 in Canada.



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Historical Documents[edit]

Prime Minister King's resignation letter urges Gov. Gen. Byng to rethink his refusal of King's advice to dissolve Parliament [1]

King profoundly relieved that Byng took Meighen's advice to dissolve, "deliver[ing] himself so completely into my hands" [2]

British government recognizes Canada's need of direct diplomatic relations with U.S.A. [3]

Canada posts its first diplomatic representative in Washington [4]

House committee studying minimum wage hears details of decent and unhealthy standards of living affordable on industrial wages[5]

Exile-weary anarchist Emma Goldman hopes Canada will let her stay [6]

Touching letter to stranger follows visit to her brother's grave in France [7]

English immigrant loves slush-free winters and long summer days in Dawson City, Yukon [8]

Instructions for bleaching out suntan [9]


  1. ^ Letter of William Lyon Mackenzie King to Governor General Byng (June 28, 1926). Accessed 8 May 2020 http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/documents/news/1926_king_byng.html
  2. ^ Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King; 1926 (July 2), pg. 174. Accessed 11 May 2020 https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/politics-government/prime-ministers/william-lyon-mackenzie-king/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=9965
  3. ^ "Relations with Foreign Countries, General Conduct of Foreign Policy," Imperial Conference, 1926; Inter-Imperial Relations Committee; Report, pg. 9. Accessed 11 May 2020 http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/resources/transcripts/cth11_doc_1926.pdf
  4. ^ United States Department of State, "Approval by the United States of Proposal by the British Government for the Appointment of a Canadian Minister at Washington," Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1926, pgs. 578-90. Accessed 8 May 2020 http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/FRUS/FRUS-idx?type=goto&id=FRUS.FRUS1926v01&isize=M&submit=Go+to+page&page=578
  5. ^ "Minutes of Evidence" (May 1926), Select Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations, pgs. 19-21, 41-50. Accessed 20 October 2020 https://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oop.com_HOC_1501_3_1/35?r=0&s=1 https://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oop.com_HOC_1501_3_1/57?r=0&s=1
  6. ^ Letter of Emma Goldman to Theodore Dreiser (October 22, 1926). Accessed 8 May 2020 https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/goldman/pdfs/letter42.pdf
  7. ^ Letter of Minnie M. Miller to Jessie I. Lawson (August 2, 1926). http://website.nbm-mnb.ca/MOP/english/ww1/dosearch.asp?browse=10&results=50&all=true (scroll down to Miller); http://website.nbm-mnb.ca/MOP/english/ww1/dosearch.asp?browse=11&results=50&all=true Accessed 11 May 2020
  8. ^ Letter of Claude Tidd (April 6, 1926). Accessed 11 May 2020 http://www.yukonromance.ca/en/romance/lifbefmar/mailbox.php
  9. ^ Lucrezia Bor, "Bleaching for Beauty," Daily World, Vol. 1, No. 56 (Montreal, August 31, 1926). Accessed 11 May 2020 http://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/3677279 (turn to pg. 11)