1982 in Canada
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Events from the year 1982 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- Governor general – Edward Schreyer (viceregal consort – Lily Schreyer)
- Prime minister – Pierre Trudeau
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Francis Charles Lynch-Staunton
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Henry Pybus Bell-Irving
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Pearl McGonigal
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – George Stanley
- Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – William Anthony Paddon
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – John Elvin Shaffner
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Black Aird
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Joseph Aubin Doiron
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Jean-Pierre Côté
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Irwin McIntosh
- Premier of Alberta – Peter Lougheed
- Premier of British Columbia – Bill Bennett
- Premier of Manitoba – Howard Pawley
- Premier of New Brunswick – Richard Hatfield
- Premier of Newfoundland – Brian Peckford
- Premier of Nova Scotia – John Buchanan
- Premier of Ontario – Bill Davis
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – James Lee
- Premier of Quebec – René Lévesque
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Allan Blakeney (Until May 8) then Grant Devine
January to June
- January 11 - CBC's The National moves to 10 p.m. and The Journal debuts at 10:22 p.m..
- January 15 - Striking Quebec transit workers are forced back to work.
- February - First reported cases of AIDS in Canada.
- February 14 - 84 are killed when the Ocean Ranger oil platform capsizes.
- March 4 - Bertha Wilson is appointed Canada's first female Supreme Court justice.
- March 8 - The Canada Act is passed by the British House of Commons.
- April 14 - Northwest Territories division plebiscite, 1982.
- April 17 - Elizabeth II signs Canada's newly patriated constitution in Ottawa and the new Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms comes into effect.
- April 26 - Saskatchewan election: Grant Devine's PCs win a landslide majority, defeating Allan Blakeney's NDP.
- May 5 - Peru requests Canadian intervention in the ongoing Falklands War.
- May 8 - Grant Devine becomes Premier of Saskatchewan after defeating Allan Blakeney's NDP.
- May 23 - André Besette beatified by the Pope.
- June 12 - The first drawing of Lotto 6/49 occurs with a jackpot of $500,000 ($1154826.96 today). Winning numbers are 03, 11, 12, 14, 41, 43, bonus 13.
- June 28 - Access to Information Act passed.
July to December
- July 15 - Anik 1, Canada's first communications satellite, is retired after ten years' service.
- July 26 - Karen Baldwin is crowned Miss Universe in Lima, Peru, becoming the first Canadian to win this award.
- August 16 - Communications satellite Anik D launched.
- August 23 - Turkish military attaché to Canada, Colonel Atilla Altıkat, is assassinated by Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide in Ottawa.
- October 5 - Laurie Skreslet becomes the first Canadian to climb Mount Everest.
- October 27 - Dominion Day renamed Canada Day.
- October 31 - Marguerite Bourgeoys becomes Canada's first female saint.
- November 2 - Alberta election: Peter Lougheed's PCs win a fourth consecutive majority.
- December 10 - Canada's 200 nautical mile (370 km) limit is officially recognized.
Full date unknown
- The year sees a severe recession in the economy.
- In a case concerning the development of the Hibernia Oil Field the Supreme Court rules that the continental shelf falls under federal jurisdiction.
- Ed Mirvish purchases London's Old Vic theatre.
- Colin Thatcher is elected to his third term in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, where he is appointed Minister of Energy and Mines.
Arts and literature
- Dig up My Heart: Milton Acorn
- See 1982 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
- Books in Canada First Novel Award: Joy Kogawa, Obasan
- Gerald Lampert Award: Abraham Boyarsky, Schielber and Edna Alford, A Sleep Full of Dreams
- Pat Lowther Award: Rona Murray, Journey
- Stephen Leacock Award: Mervyn J. Huston, Gophers Don't Pay Taxes Tree
- Vicky Metcalf Award: Janet Lunn
- 'E' released
- January 5 – Tiiu Nurmberg, skier
- March 10 – Kathleen Stoody, swimmer
- March 18 – Matthew Lombardi, ice hockey player
- March 30 – A-Trak, DJ and turntablist
- April 3 – Cobie Smulders, actress and model
- April 9 – Jay Baruchel, actor and comedian
- April 14 – Lise Leveille, gymnast
- April 16 – Aaron Feltham, water polo player
- May 6 – Kyle Shewfelt, gymnast
- May 10 – Adam Sioui, swimmer
- May 11 – Cory Monteith, actor (d. 2013)
- May 12 – Rhian Wilkinson, soccer player
- May 23 – Linda Consolante, soccer player
- June 9 – Rachel Schill, softball player
- June 16 – Kathy Tremblay, triathlete
- June 23 – Derek Boogaard, hockey player (d. 2011)
- July – Gregory Despres, murder
- July 6 – Kelly Stefanyshyn, swimmer
- July 9 – Viola Yanik, wrestler
- July 24 – Luka Magnotta, actor and murder
- September 1 – Jeffrey Buttle, figure skater, Olympic bronze medalist and World Champion
- September 2 – Kelly Haxton, soccer player
- September 21 – Cindy Eadie, softball player
- October 31 – Justin Chatwin, actor
- November 26 – Alison Braden, water polo player
- November 29 – Elizabeth Collins, swimmer
- December 29 – Brian Hill, Paralympic swimmer
- December 30 – Kristin Kreuk, actress
Full date unknown
- Ryan Riordon, politician
January to June
- January 5 - Elizabeth Bagshaw, doctor (b.1881)
- March 28 - William Giauque, chemist and Nobel laureate (b.1895)
- May 8 - Gilles Villeneuve, motor racing driver (b.1950).
- June 10 - Elizabeth Goudie, writer (b.1902).
- June 28 - Igor Gouzenko, Russian defector (b.1919)
July to December
- July 25 - Hal Foster, cartoonist (b.1892)
- October 4 - Glenn Gould, pianist (b.1932)
- October 16 - Hugh John Flemming, politician and 24th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1899)
- October 16 - Hans Selye, endocrinologist (b.1907)
- October 18 - John Robarts, lawyer, politician and 17th Premier of Ontario (b.1917)
- November 2 - J. Dewey Soper, Arctic explorer, zoologist, ornithologist and author (b.1893)
- November 19 - Erving Goffman, sociologist and writer (b.1922)
- November 29 - Percy Williams, athlete and double Olympic gold medalist (b.1908)
- December 7 - Harry Jerome, track and field runner (b.1940)
- December 19 - George Isaac Smith, lawyer, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1909)
- "Peru requests Canadian backing for Falklands peace effort". CBC News. 1982-05-06. Retrieved 2011-01-27.