1992 in Canada
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Events from the year 1992 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
Main article: 1992 Canadian incumbents
- Governor general – Ray Hnatyshyn (viceregal consort – Gerda Hnatyshyn)
- Prime minister – Brian Mulroney
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Gordon Towers
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – David Lam
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – George Johnson
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Gilbert Finn
- Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Frederick Russell
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Lloyd Crouse
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Hal Jackman
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Marion Reid
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Martial Asselin
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Sylvia Fedoruk
- Premier of Alberta – Don Getty (until December 14) then Ralph Klein
- Premier of British Columbia – Mike Harcourt
- Premier of Manitoba – Gary Filmon
- Premier of New Brunswick – Frank McKenna
- Premier of Newfoundland – Clyde Wells
- Premier of Nova Scotia – Donald Cameron
- Premier of Ontario – Bob Rae
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – Joe Ghiz
- Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Roy Romanow
- Commissioner of Yukon – John Kenneth McKinnon
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Daniel L. Norris
- Premier of the Northwest Territories – Nellie Cournoyea
- Premier of Yukon – Tony Penikett (until November 7) then John Ostashek
January to June
- January: CBC Television's documentary series The Valour and the Horror is criticized by Canadian veterans' groups for reportedly misrepresenting Canadian military conduct during World War II.
- January 22: On STS-42, Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space.
- April 5: The Iranian embassy in Ottawa is stormed by members of MEK, an Iraq-supported religious right group.
- April 16 to 19: Abduction and murder of Kristen French.
- May: Geological Survey of Canada expedition measures elevation of Mount Logan to 5,959 m.
- May 7: Three employees are murdered and one permanently disabled during a robbery at a McDonald's restaurant in Sydney River, Nova Scotia.
- May 9: 26 miners are killed in the Westray Mine Disaster.
- May 17: Official opening of celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Montreal.
July to September
- July 1:
- July 2: a two-year shutdown of the cod fishery is announced.
- August 12: the details of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are released.
- August 22: The final draft of the Charlottetown Accord, a proposed package of constitutional amendments, is released.
- August 24: A mechanical engineering professor, Valery Fabrikant, opens fire at Concordia University in Montreal killing four people.
- September 18: Nine workers at the Giant Mine are killed after striking employee Roger Warren detonates a bomb in the mine shaft.
October to December
- October: The ban on homosexuals in the Canadian military is lifted, following a legal challenge by Michelle Douglas.
- October 19: Yukon elections: John Ostashek's YP wins only a minority.
- October 26: The Charlottetown Accord is rejected in a nationwide referendum.
- October 28: The Manitoba municipal elections, 1992 take place.
- November 5: A referendum endorsing the creation of Nunavut is successful in the Northwest Territories.
- November 7: John Ostashek becomes government leader of the Yukon, replacing Tony Penikett.
- December 15: The first members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment arrive in Somalia on an ill-fated humanitarian mission.
- December 16: Ralph Klein succeeds Don Getty as Premier of Alberta.
- December 17: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signs the NAFTA deal.
Full date unknown
- Rudolph A. Marcus wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
- Agriculture Canada introduces a national BSE prevention program.
- Delwin Vriend, an Alberta teacher, wins a court case against the Alberta Human Rights Commission regarding the status of LGBT persons under the province's human rights legislation. The case was appealed to the Alberta Court of Appeal; see 1994 in Canada.
- Charles de Gaulle Obelisk, Montreal unveiled.
Arts and literature
- The English Patient: Michael Ondaatje
- Tales from Firozsha Baag: Rohinton Mistry
- Inkorrect thots: bill bissett
- Mother, not mother: Di Brandt
- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient wins the Booker Prize, the first Canadian to do so.
- See 1992 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
- Books in Canada First Novel Award: Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey
- Gerald Lampert Award: Joanne Arnott, Wiles of Girlhood
- Pat Lowther Award: Kate Braid, Covering Rough Ground
- Marian Engel Award: Joan Barfoot
- Stephen Leacock Award: Roch Carrier, Prayers of a Very Wise Child
- Trillium Book Award: Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
- Vicky Metcalf Award: Kevin Major
- Alanis, Now Is the Time
- Barenaked Ladies, Gordon
- Beau Dommage, Beau Dommage au Forum
- Blue Rodeo, Lost Together
- Bootsauce, Bull
- La Bottine Souriante, Jusqu'aux p'tites heures
- Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Superior Cackling Hen
- The Box, Decade of the Box
- Change of Heart, Smile
- Leonard Cohen, The Future
- Cowboy Junkies, Black Eyed Man
- 54-40, Dear Dear
- Front Line Assembly, Tactical Neural Implant
- Hart-Rouge, Le dernier mois de l'année
- hHead, Fireman
- Intermix, Intermix
- Jr. Gone Wild, Pull the Goalie
- Lava Hay, With a Picture in Mind
- Leslie Spit Treeo, Book of Rejection
- Martha and the Muffins, Modern Lullaby
- Moxy Früvous, Moxy Früvous
- Sarah McLachlan, Live EP
- The Northern Pikes, Neptune
- The Nylons, Live to Love
- The Rankin Family, Fare Thee Well Love
- Rheostatics, Whale Music
- Jane Siberry, A Collection 1984–1989 and Summer in the Yukon
- Skydiggers, Restless
- Sloan, Peppermint and Smeared
- The Tragically Hip, Fully Completely
- The Waltons, Lik My Trakter
- The Watchmen, mclarenfurnaceroom
- February 8–February 23 - 1992 Winter Olympics are held in Albertville, France. Canada finishes ninth in the medal count.
- July 25–August 9 - Canada competes in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
- October 8 - The modern-day Ottawa Senators play their first game in the National Hockey League, defeating the Montreal Canadiens.
- October 24 - The Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-United States team to win the World Series.
- November 29 - At the 80th Grey Cup the Calgary Stampeders defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at SkyDome in Toronto.
- Vanier Cup - Queen's Golden Gaels win 31–0 over the St. Mary's Huskies.
January to March
- January 1 - Freddie Hamilton, hockey player
- January 7 - Erik Gudbranson, hockey player
- January 11 - Mark Pysyk, hockey defenceman
- January 21
- January 27 - Connor Widdows, actor
- January 31 - Tyler Seguin, professional ice hockey winger
- February 9 - Avan Jogia, actor
- February 12 - Amanda Laine, model
- February 18
- March 23 - Vanessa Morgan, actress and singer
April to June
- April 1 - Gabriela Dabrowski, tennis player
- April 2 - John McFarland, hockey player
- April 5 – Emmalyn Estrada, singer
- April 11 - Victoria Hayward, softball player
- April 15 - Calvin Pickard, professional ice hockey goaltender
- April 20 - Dylan McIlrath, hockey defenceman
- April 24 - Joanna Lenko, ice dancer
- April 27 - J.P. Anderson, hockey goaltender
- April 29 - Sarah Freeman, junior alpine skier
- May 2 - Brett Connolly, hockey player
- May 5 - Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu, short track speed skater
- May 7 - Alexander Ludwig, actor
- May 11 - Jaineil Hoilett, footballer
- May 13 - Keltie Hansen, freestyle skier
- May 14 – A.J. Saudin, actor
- May 16 - Jeff Skinner, hockey player
- May 27 - Aaron Brown, sprinter
- June 4 - Savannah King, swimmer
- June 23 - Louis-Philippe Dury, actor
- June 25 - Jaden Schwartz, hockey player
July to December
- July 1 - Andrew Chalmers, actor
- July 4 - Chris Haughton, cadet olympic recurve archer
- July 11 - Isabelle Deluce, actress
- July 21 - Giselle Klein, sprint Car driver
- July 24 - Mikaël Kingsbury, freestyle skier
- July 31 - Ryan Johansen, hockey player
- August 7 - Mark Visentin, hockey player
- August 29 - Carolyn MacCuish, figure skater
- September 3 - Nicholas Lindsay, soccer player
- September 14 - Kaela Bahrey, actress
- September 19 - Kelsey Balkwill, athlete
- September 28 - Keir Gilchrist, actor
- October 5 - Eric Cabral, actor
- October 6 - Josh Archibald, ice hockey player
- October 17 - Mikaël Grenier, racing driver
- October 28 - Zack Phillips, ice hockey player
- November 4 - Josh Janniere, soccer player
- November 22 - Natalie Achonwa, basketball player
- November 28 - Cameron Ansell, actor
- December 7 - Sean Couturier, hockey player
- December 11 - Dalton Pompey, baseball player
- December 21 - Haylee Wanstall, actress
Full date unknown
- Ilya Abelev, junior freestyle and wrestler
January to March
- February 1 - Gary Lautens, humorist and newspaper columnist (born 1928)
- February 5 - Maxwell Meighen, financier (born 1908)
- February 25 - Louis Harrington Lewry, politician and reporter (born 1919)
- February 27 - S. I. Hayakawa, academic and politician (born 1906)
- March 3 - Robert Beatty, actor (born 1909)
- March 14 - Bill Allum, ice hockey player (born 1916)
- March 26 - Barbara Frum, radio and television journalist (born 1937)
April to June
- April 10 - Cec Linder, actor (born 1921)
- April 15 - Mud Bruneteau, professional ice hockey forward who player (born 1914)
- April 19 - Kristen French, murder victim (born 1976)
- May 9 - James Allan, politician (born 1894)
July to December
- July 5 - Pauline Jewett, politician and educator (born 1922)
- July 11 - Munroe Bourne, swimmer (born 1910)
- July 24 - Sam Berger, lawyer, businessman and football player (born 1900)
- July 30 - Joe Shuster, comic book artist (born 1914)
- September 3 - Émile Benoît, musician (born 1913)
- September 14 - Paul Joseph James Martin, politician (born 1903)
- September 27 - Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, diplomat, civil servant and 5th Commissioner of the Northwest Territories (born 1898)
- November 4 - George Klein, inventor (born 1904)
- December 13 - K. C. Irving, entrepreneur and industrialist (born 1899)
- December 28 - Pudlo Pudlat, artist (born 1916)