1993 in Canada
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Events from the year 1993 in Canada.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
Main article: 1993 Canadian incumbents
- Governor general – Ray Hnatyshyn (viceregal consort – Gerda Hnatyshyn)
- Prime minister – Brian Mulroney (until June 25) then Kim Campbell (June 25 to November 4) then Jean Chrétien
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Gordon Towers
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – David Lam
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – George Johnson (until March 5) then Yvon Dumont
- 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 – 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 (until June 11) then John Savage
- Premier of Ontario – Bob Rae
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – Joe Ghiz (until January 25) then Catherine Callbeck
- Premier of Quebec – Robert Bourassa
- Premier of Saskatchewan – Roy Romanow
- Commissioner of Yukon – John Kenneth McKinnon
- Commissioner of Northwest Territories – Daniel L. Norris
January to June
- January 25 - Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Joe Ghiz following a leadership election. Is becoming Prince Edward Island's first female premier, and the first time in Canadian history that two provinces or territories have simultaneously had female premiers (until March 2011).
- January 28 - Six Innu youths from Davis Inlet, aged 11 to 14, are caught on video sniffing gasoline as a suicide attempt.
- February 24 - Brian Mulroney announces his plan to resign as Prime Minister.
- March 4 - Canadian soldiers shoot and kill a Somali man outside their base in Somalia.
- March 12 - Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn proclaims a constitutional amendment adding section 16.1 to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- March 16 - Canadian soldiers beat to death Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager, in Somalia.
- March 18 - Master Corporal Clayton Matchee is arrested in connection with Shidane Arone's death.
- March 29 - Prince Edward Island general election, 1993: Catherine Callbeck's Liberals win a majority. She is the first female premier to lead a party to victory in a general election.
- April 2 - The Farm Credit Corporation Act is passed.
- June: The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act are passed leading to the eventual creation of Nunavut in 1999.
- June 11 - John Savage becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Donald Cameron.
- June 15 - Alberta election: Ralph Klein's PCs win a seventh consecutive majority.
- June 20 - A landslide on the South Nation River destroys the abandoned townsite of Lemieux, Ontario.
- June 25 - Kim Campbell becomes prime minister, replacing Brian Mulroney. She is the first woman to be the country's head of government.
July to December
- September 16 - Canadian forces engage in an intensive firefight with Croatian forces during Operation Medak pocket.
- October 4 - The Krever Inquiry into Canada's blood system begins.
- October 14 - The Tories release an election ad that many see as mocking Jean Chrétien's facial paralysis. See 1993 Chrétien ad.
- October 25 - Federal election: Jean Chrétien's Liberals win a majority, defeating Kim Campbell's PCs, which are reduced to two seats. Campbell loses her own seat. The Bloc Québécois form the official opposition.
- November 4 - Jean Chrétien is sworn in as prime minister, replacing Kim Campbell.
Full date unknown
Arts and literature
- Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride
- Réjean Ducharme, Dévadé
- Dave Duncan, The Stricken Field
- William Gibson, Virtual Light
- Michael Ignatieff, Scar Tissue
- Thomas King, One Good Story, That One
- Antonine Maillet, Le nuit des roi
- Yann Martel, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
- Farley Mowat, My Father's Son
- Robert J. Sawyer, Fossil Hunter
- Jeffrey Simpson, Faultines, Struggling for a Canadian Vision
- American-born E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, set in Newfoundland, wins the American National Book Award
- See 1993 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
- Books in Canada First Novel Award: John Steffler, The Afterlife of George Cartwright: A Novel
- Geoffrey Bilson Award: Celia Barker Lottridge, Ticket to Curlew
- Gerald Lampert Award: Elisabeth Harvor, Fortress of Chairs and Roberta Rees, Eyes Like Pigeons
- Marian Engel Award: Sandra Birdsell
- Pat Lowther Award: Lorna Crozier, Inventing the Hawk
- Stephen Leacock Award: Joseph Levesque, Waiting for Aquarius
- Trillium Book Award: Jane Urquhart, Away and Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride
- Vicky Metcalf Award: Phoebe Gilman
- Bryan Adams, So Far So Good
- Jann Arden, Time for Mercy
- The Band, Jericho
- Big Sugar, Five Hundred Pounds
- Blinker the Star, Blinker the Star
- Blue Rodeo, Five Days in July
- Cowboy Junkies, Pale Sun Crescent Moon
- Crash Test Dummies, God Shuffled His Feet
- Crash Vegas, Stone
- cub, Betti-Cola
- Céline Dion, The Colour of My Love
- Doughboys, Crush
- Eric's Trip, Love Tara
- Lawrence Gowan, ...but you can call me Larry
- Great Big Sea, Great Big Sea
- Grievous Angels, Watershed
- Hart-Rouge, Blue Blue Windows
- The Headstones, Picture of Health
- I Mother Earth, Dig
- The Inbreds, Hilario
- Intermix, Phaze Two
- Junkhouse, Here Lies Happiness and Strays
- King Cobb Steelie, King Cobb Steelie
- The Look People, Crazy Eggs
- Lost Dakotas, Sun Machine
- Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
- Me Mom and Morgentaler, Shiva Space Machine
- Moxy Früvous, Bargainville
- Odds, Bedbugs
- The Pursuit of Happiness, The Downward Road
- The Rankin Family, North Country
- Rose Chronicles, Dead and Gone to Heaven
- Rush, Counterparts
- Jane Siberry, When I Was a Boy
- Skydiggers, Just Over This Mountain
- Spirit of the West, Faithlift
- The Tea Party, Splendor Solis
- 13 Engines, Perpetual Motion Machine
- Shania Twain, Shania Twain
- Voivod, The Outer Limits
- June 9 - The Montreal Canadiens win their 24th Stanley Cup after defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4 games to 1.
- October 23 - The Toronto Blue Jays win back-to-back World Series, the first on Canadian soil, as Joe Carter hit the series-winning home run, becoming the second person ever to do so.
- November 28 - At the 81st Grey Cup the Edmonton Eskimos defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.
- Ben Johnson is permanently banned from international competition after again testing positive for banned substances.
- Gary Bettman becomes commissioner of the National Hockey League.
- To date, this remains the only year in which the top championships for the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball were both won by Canadian teams.
- January 21 - Jason Godin, politician
- January 26 - Cameron Bright, actor
- January 28 - Hollie Lo, actress
- March 15 - Alyssa Reid, singer-songwriter
- July 28 - Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress
- January 26 - Jeanne Sauvé, politician and first female Governor General of Canada (born 1922)
- February 28 - Ruby Keeler, actress, singer and dancer (born 1910)
- April 2 - Alexander Bell Patterson, politician (born 1911)
- April 15 - John Tuzo Wilson, geophysicist and geologist (born 1908)
- April 30 - Colin Emerson Bennett, politician and lawyer (born 1908)
- May 2 - Stephen Juba, politician and Mayor of Winnipeg (born 1914)
- May 9 - Jacques Dextraze, Canadian general (born 1919)
- May 30 - H. Gordon Barrett, politician (born 1915)
- June 9 - Alexis Smith, actress (born 1921)
- August 14 - Francis Mankiewicz, film director, screenwriter and producer (born 1944)
- September 12 - Raymond Burr, actor (born 1917)
- September 27 - Fraser MacPherson, jazz musician (born 1928)
- October 24 - Tracy Latimer, murder victim (born 1980)