1990 in Canada
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Events from the year 1990 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- Governor general – Jeanne Sauvé (until January 29) then Ray Hnatyshyn (viceregal consort – Maurice Sauvé then Gerda Hnatyshyn)
- Prime minister – Brian Mulroney
- Chief Justice – Brian Dickson (Manitoba) (until 30 June) then Antonio Lamer (Quebec)
- Parliament – 34th
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Helen Hunley
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – David Lam
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – George Johnson
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Gilbert Finn
- Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – James McGrath
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Lloyd Crouse
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Lincoln Alexander
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Lloyd MacPhail (until August 16) then Marion Reid
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Gilles Lamontagne (until August 9) then Martial Asselin
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Sylvia Fedoruk
- Premier of Alberta – Don Getty
- Premier of British Columbia – Bill Vander Zalm
- Premier of Manitoba – Gary Filmon
- Premier of New Brunswick – Frank McKenna
- Premier of Newfoundland – Clyde Wells
- Premier of Nova Scotia – John Buchanan (until September 12) then Roger Bacon
- Premier of Ontario – David Peterson (until October 1) then Bob Rae
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – Joe Ghiz
- Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Grant Devine
- Commissioner of Yukon – John Kenneth McKinnon
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Daniel L. Norris
January to June
- January 15 – Massive cuts to Via Rail come into effect leading to the rerouting of The Canadian and many intercity trains.
- January 24 – The Tories introduce legislation that would create the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a national sales tax.
- January 24 – Jean Charest resigns from cabinet after he was found to have spoken with a judge.
- January 29 – Ramon John Hnatyshyn replaces Jeanne Sauvé as governor general.
- January 29 – A controversial resolution is passed by the city council of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, declaring the city "English-only".
- February: The federal government announces that it will privatize Petro-Canada; the legislation to do so is introduced in October..
- February 12 – A massive tire fire begins near Hagersville, Ontario. It takes 17 days to put out.
- March 9 – Newfoundland Premier Clyde Wells confirms he will rescind Newfoundland's approval of the Meech Lake Accord.
- March 15 – The federal government decides that Sikhs may wear turbans while serving as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers following the Baltej Singh Dhillon case.
- March 22 – Canadian arms designer Gerald Bull is assassinated in Brussels.
- May 12 – The Bloc Québécois Party is formed as several MPs led by Lucien Bouchard quit the Tories and Liberals.
- May 24 – The Edmonton Oilers win the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals.
- May 29 – Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Ottawa for a 29-hour visit.
- June 6 – Stanley Charles Waters is the first elected senator.
- June 12 – Elijah Harper prevents Manitoba accepting the Meech Lake Accord.
- June 17–30 – Nelson Mandela tours North America, visiting three Canadian and eight U.S. cities.
- June 23 – Meech Lake Accord officially dead.
- June 23 – Jean Chrétien elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at a leadership convention held in Calgary.
July to December
- July 11 – The Oka crisis begins.
- September 6 – Bob Rae's Ontario New Democratic Party wins a surprise majority in Ontario.
- September 12 – Roger Bacon becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing John Buchanan.
- September 26 – Oka crisis ends peacefully.
- September 27 – Brian Mulroney temporarily increases the size of the Senate to ensure passage of the GST.
- October 1 – Bob Rae becomes premier of Ontario, replacing David Peterson.
- November 1 – Brian Mulroney launches the Citizen's Forum on Canada's Future to get Canadians' input on constitutional reform.
- December 10 – Jean Chrétien is returned to the House of Commons after winning a by election for the New Brunswick riding of Beauséjour.
- December 13 – The Senate of Canada approves the GST..
- December 17 – The GST becomes law.
Full date unknown
- Canada Post Systems Management Limited founded.
- Richard Taylor wins the Nobel Prize in Physics for verifying the Quark Theory.
- Canada joins to the Organization of American States.
Arts and literature
- March 6 – The National Gallery of Canada acquires Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire for $1.8 million, causing a storm of controversy.
- Swann by Carol Shields published
- The Evening News by Arthur Hailey
- A Tenured Professor by John Kenneth Galbraith
- TekWar by William Shatner
- Magic Casement by Dave Duncan
- Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer
- Medicine River by Thomas King
- The Magic Machine: A Handbook of Computer Sorcery by Alexander Dewdney
- Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke
- The Wild Blue Yonder by Audrey Thomas
- L'Oursiade by Antonine Maillet
- See 1990 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
- Books in Canada First Novel Award: Sandra Birdsell, The Missing Child
- Geoffrey Bilson Award: Kit Pearson, The Sky Is Falling
- Gerald Lampert Award: Steven Heighton, Stalin's Carnival
- Marian Engel Award: Carol Shields
- Pat Lowther Award: Patricia Young, The Mad and Beautiful Mothers
- Stephen Leacock Award: W.O. Mitchell, According to Jake and the Kid
- Trillium Book Award: Alice Munro, Friend of My Youth
- Vicky Metcalf Award: Bernice Thurman Hunter
- April 1 - The Ultimate Warrior won his first WWF World Championship by defeating Hulk Hogan in Skydome in Toronto for World Wrestling Federation's Wrestlemania VI
- May 13 - Oshawa Generals won their Fourth(and first since 1944) Memorial Cup by defeating the Kitchener Rangers 4 to 3 . The Final game was played at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario
- May 24 - Edmonton Oilers won their Fifth (and final to date) Stanley Cup by defeating the Boston Bruins 4 games to 1. Brandon, Manitoba's Bill Ranford is awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy
- November 24 -Saskatchewan Huskies won their First Vanier Cup by defeating the Saint Mary's Huskies 24 to 21 in the 26th Vanier Cup played at Skydome in Toronto
- November 25 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their Tenth (and final to date) Grey Cup by defeatin the Edmonton Eskimos 50 to 11 in the 78th Grey Cup the at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Scarborough, Ontario's Warren Hudson is awarded the game's Most Valuable Canadian
- January 24 – Mitchell Islam, ice dancer
- January 29 – Danielle Parsons, curler
- February 14 – Brett Dier, actor
- March 2 – Michael Hutchinson, ice hockey player
- April 26 – Riley Voelkel, actress
- May 13 – Jane Creba, murder victim (d. 2005)
- May 27 – Danny McKinnon, actor
- June 4 – Jess Moskaluke, singer
- June 7 – Michael Stone, ice hockey player
- July 15 – Alexander Calvert, actor
- August 7 – Jake Allen, hockey goaltender
- September 7 – Megan McNeil, singer (d. 2011)
- September 28 – Kirsten Prout, actress
- October 23 – Dalmar Abuzeid, actor
- November 19 – Laura Crocker, curlernada's
- December 10 – Reda Agourram, soccer player
- December 27 – Milos Raonic, tennis player
- December 31 – Patrick Chan, figure skater
January to June
- January 7 – Bronko Nagurski, American football player (b. 1908)
- March 16 – Dalton McGuinty Senior, politician and father of premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty and the politician David McGuinty (b. 1926)
- March 22 – Gerald Bull, engineer and artillery designer (b. 1928)
- March 24 – Jim St. James, actor and HIV/AIDS activist
- April 11 – Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs (b. 1903)
July to September
- July 18
- August 25 – Morley Callaghan, novelist, short story writer, playwright, and television and radio personality (b. 1903)
- September 6 – Stan Roberts, politician (b. 1927)
- September 11 – Lela Brooks, speed skater and world record holder (b. 1908)
October to December
- October 22 – Carl Klinck, literary historian and academic (b. 1908)
- October 30 – Craig Russell, female impersonator (b. 1948)
- November 2 – Frederick Thomas Armstrong, politician (b. 1907)
- November 9 – Hugh MacLennan, author and professor of English (b. 1907)
- December 7 – Jean Paul Lemieux, painter (b. 1904)
- December 24 – Tammy Homolka, murder victim (b. 1975)
- December 31 – Robina Higgins, track and field athlete (b. 1915)