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
- 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
- Chief Justice – Antonio Lamer (Quebec)
- Parliament – 34th (until September 8)
- 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
- February 23 – Sacramento Gold Miners are established as the First American franchise in the Canadian Football League
- May 23 – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won their only Memorial Cup by defeating the Peterborough Petes 4 to 2. The entire Tournament was played at Sault Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- June 9 – Montreal Canadiens won their Twenty Fourth(and last to date) Stanley Cup by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4 games to 1. The deciding Game Five was played at the Montreal Forum. Quebec City, Quebec's Patrick Roy is awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy
- September 13 – Saint-Sulpice, Quebec's Jacques Rougeau and Sainte-Catherine, Quebec's Carl Ouellet won their First World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship (as The Quebecers by defeating 1–2–3 Kid(Sean Waltman) and Marty Jannetty at the Manhattan Center in New York City for WWF's Monday Night Raw
- October 23 – Toronto Blue Jays won their second World Series by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2. The deciding Game 6 was played at Skydome in Toronto making this the First World Series to be decided on Canadian-soil.
- November 4 – Toronto Raptors are established as the NBA's First Canadian team since the Toronto Huskies in 1947, they will play their first game in 1995
- November 20 – Toronto Varsity Blues won their Second(and first since 1965) Vanier Cup by defeating the Calgary Dinos by a score of 37–34 in the 29th Vanier Cup played Skydome in Toronto
- November 28 – Edmonton Eskimos won their Eleventh Grey Cup by defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33 to 23 in the 81st Grey Cup played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.
- Ben Johnson is permanently banned from international competition after again testing positive for banned substances.
- 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
- February 24 – Phillip Danault, ice hockey player
- March 15 – Alyssa Reid, singer-songwriter
- March 15 – Mark Scheifele, ice hockey player
- April 20 – Kurtis Gabriel, ice hockey player
- July 28 – Hannah Lochner, actress
- August 6 – Charlie Bilodeau, pair skater
- 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)