1929 in Canada

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Events from the year 1929 in Canada.



Federal government[edit]

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January to March[edit]

April to June[edit]

John Turner in September 2009

July to September[edit]

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Full date unknown[edit]


January to March[edit]

Lomer Gouin

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Historical Documents[edit]

British Privy Council members decide "that women are eligible to be summoned to and become members of the Senate of Canada" [3]

"Crest of the flood of selling" passes on New York Stock Exchange [4]

Charlotte Whitton warns family allowance would reduce mothers to economic slavery and government parental role would undermine family[5]

Calgary Board of Trade report on Turner Valley oil field [6]

At Walkerville, Ont. General Motors plant, it is "very dangerous" to work exposed pulleys late in 12-hour night shift[7]

Killing of Americans by U.S. border guards enforcing prohibition regulations draws outrage [8]

Lord Beaverbrook on overcoming "the great general division between farmers and industrialists" to establish imperial free trade [9]

Hunter-conservationist Jack Miner calls for extermination of wolves in Ontario [10]

Mackenzie King "wholly convinced in the reality of the spiritual world" after medium contacts his dead family members [11]


  1. ^ "Antonine Maillet | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ Weber, Bruce (5 February 2021). "Christopher Plummer, Actor From Shakespeare to 'The Sound of Music,' Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Privy Council Appeal No. 121 of 1928. In the matter of a Reference as to the meaning of the word 'persons' in Section 24 of The British North America Act, 1867; Judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council" (October 18, 1929), pgs. 2, 5, 7-8, 9, 11-13, 14. Accessed 19 May 2020 http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.redirect?app=fonandcol&id=3812092&lang=eng
  4. ^ Associated Press (New York, October 29), "Bankers Again Halt Big Flood of Liquidation," The (Montreal) Gazette, Vol. CLVIII, No. 260 (October 30, 1929), pg. 1. Accessed 19 May 2020 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19291030&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  5. ^ Testimony of Charlotte Whitton (April 30, 1929), [House] Select Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations; [on] granting Family Allowances, pgs. 55-8. Accessed 21 October 2020 https://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oop.com_HOC_1603_3_2/77?r=0&s=1
  6. ^ "A Trip through Turner Valley; with the Young Men's Section of the Calgary Board of Trade" (September 12, 1929). Accessed 19 May 2020 http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/5310.html
  7. ^ "From a Member of the G.M.C. 'Happy Family' in Walkerville," Auto Workers' Life (1929). Accessed 12 August 2020 https://projects.windsorpubliclibrary.com/digi/sar/part3.htm (scroll down to Excerpt from Auto Workers's Life)
  8. ^ [U.S.] Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, "Outrages on the Border," Canada Liquor Crossing the Border (1929), pgs. 18-21. Accessed 19 May 2020 http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?view=image;id=mdp.39015041742365;seq=20;num=18
  9. ^ Max Aitken, "Empire Free Trade;[...]A Manifesto by Lord Beaverbrook." Accessed 10 April 2020 https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/broadsides%3ACAP00304
  10. ^ Jack Miner, "Deer and Wolves," Jack Miner on Current Topics (copyright 1929), pgs. 61-9. Accessed 27 January 2020 https://archive.org/stream/jackmineroncurre00mine#page/61/mode/1up/
  11. ^ Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King; 1929, pg. 7. Accessed 19 May 2020 http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/politics-government/prime-ministers/william-lyon-mackenzie-king/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=11432&