Canadian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 579 of 579

  • 1997-09-07 Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
  • 1998-01-04 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 1998-02-17 USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
  • 1998-08-20 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
  • 1999-04-01 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 2000-05-02 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
  • 2001-08-03 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada
  • 2001-08-12 8th World Championships in Athletics close at Edmonton, Canada

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001-09-14 Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
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  • 2001-12-06 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2002-01-21 The Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar (US$0.6179).
  • 2002-02-24 Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
  • 2002-03-04 Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
  • 2002-04-17 Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War
  • 2002-05-11 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.

Music releaseAlbum Release

2002-06-04 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

Film release premierFilm Release

2003-05-30 "Finding Nemo", directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres is released in the US and Canada

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 2003-08-14 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2003-08-25 The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
  • 2003-12-07 The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2003-12-12 Paul Martin becomes Prime Minister of Canada after resignation of Jean Chretien

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 2004-01-21 Canada: The residence of reporter Juliet O'Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004-03-20 Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2005-02-01 Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.
  • 2005-03-03 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. Deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 North-West Rebellion.
  • 2005-05-08 The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
  • 2005-07-20 Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent
  • 2005-08-04 Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General
  • 2005-11-01 First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
  • 2005-11-24 Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-12-21 Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2006-04-08 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  • 2006-04-22 Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War
  • 2006-10-24 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act
  • 2006-11-27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
  • 2007-01-22 The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 2008-06-11 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-06-24 Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2009-07-23 The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money
  • 2009-11-30 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation
  • 2010-02-12 21st Winter Olympic Games open at Vancouver, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-02-14 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2010-02-28 21st Winter Olympic Games close at Vancouver, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-05-01 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-06-03 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean

Music releaseMusic Single

2011-09-20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-02-06 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-03-26 Canadian filmmaker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 2012-05-30 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2012-06-21 Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
  • 2012-08-26 A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

  • 2012-09-07 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • 2013-02-08 A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people
  • 2013-03-15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • 2013-04-07 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013-04-14 Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-05-13 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield
  • 2013-07-22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)
  • 2013-09-10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • 2013-09-17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-10-21 The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • 2014-06-26 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2014-08-26 Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 2014-10-01 Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27
  • 2015-03-06 US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud, for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam
  • 2015-05-17 Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • 2015-06-28 David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6
  • 2015-10-02 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada
  • 2015-10-06 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos
  • 2015-10-19 Canadian federal elections: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party win a majority with 184 seats
  • 2015-11-04 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women
  • 2016-05-05 Fort McMurray wildfires: Canadian province of Alberta declares a state of emergency as evacuation of 80,000 people continues
  • 2016-10-30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • 2016-12-14 University of Toronto scientists present findings of the world's oldest water - 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada
  • 2017-01-29 Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student
  • 2017-07-01 Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation
  • 2018-03-08 US President Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico
  • 2018-04-07 Canadian Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team involved in a bus crash outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan that kills 16
  • 2018-04-23 Van deliberately driven into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 13

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,070

  • 1924-05-14 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • 1924-06-02 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1924-06-08 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-06-13 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1924-07-05 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • 1924-07-20 Mort Garson, Canadian composer
  • 1924-07-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1924-09-08 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • 1924-09-11 Rudolf Vrba, Jewish Canadian professor, Holocaust survivor (d. 2006)
  • 1924-10-05 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1924-10-18 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1924-11-02 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (d. 1988)
  • 1924-11-04 Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
  • 1924-12-02 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1924-12-20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
  • 1925-01-14 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (d. 2000)
  • 1925-03-31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1925-04-04 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge, born in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1925-04-11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, born in Montreal (d. 1997)
  • 1925-05-19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)

Person of interestTed Lindsay

1925-07-29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player (Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks), born in Renfrew, Ontario

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1925-08-02 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestOscar Peterson

1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-08-18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • 1925-09-07 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician
  • 1925-10-10 Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
  • 1925-10-12 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, born in Napierville, Quebec (d. 2008)
  • 1925-10-21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • 1925-12-15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • 1926-01-01 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1926-01-09 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1926-02-11 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Spy Hard, Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun), born in Regina, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • 1926-02-27 David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1926-04-17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1926-05-02 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, born in Port-Daniel–Gascons, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1926-05-26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author
  • 1926-07-18 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
  • 1926-08-20 Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
  • 1926-09-04 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-10-13 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1926-10-29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-11-11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1926-11-18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1927-01-01 Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1927-01-04 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • 1927-01-10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • 1927-02-14 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1927-03-09 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Colombia
  • 1927-07-09 Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1927-09-27 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1927-10-03 Kenojuak Asheva, Ikirasaq, Canadian Inuit artist, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-11-03 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), born in Florenceville, New Brunswick
  • 1927-12-03 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1927-12-18 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada
  • 1928-01-02 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • 1928-01-03 Frank Ross Anderson, Canadian International Chess Master (1954)
  • 1928-02-18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1928-02-26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City, Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1928-03-09 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1928-03-17 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1928-04-30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • 1928-05-04 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter (Roulette), born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1928-05-23 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1928-07-21 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1928-07-26 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
  • 1928-08-26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 1928-08-26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • 1928-09-01 Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • 1928-09-10 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928-09-15 Rod Robbie, Poole, England, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/ Sky Dome, Toronto), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-10-03 Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (National Ballet of Canada)
  • 1928-12-10 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1928-12-12 Lionel Blair [Ogus], Canadian choreographer (Give Us a Clue), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1928-12-28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)

Person of interestJacques Plante

1929-01-17 Jacques Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • 1929-01-23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-01-30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • 1929-02-17 Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929-02-28 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • 1929-05-12 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929-05-14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • 1929-05-16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician

Person of interestJohn Turner

1929-06-07 John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1929-07-10 Moe Norman, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1929-07-25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • 1929-07-26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • 1929-08-06 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1929-09-14 Maurice Vachon, French Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1929-09-24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
  • 1929-10-07 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive
  • 1929-10-14 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer (d. 2007)
  • 1929-10-24 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
  • 1929-11-09 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator

Person of interestChristopher Plummer

1929-12-13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestTim Horton

1930-01-12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1930-04-09 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 753

  • 2003-10-13 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-15 Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
  • 2003-10-15 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-16 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, dies at 88
  • 2003-11-15 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 93
  • 2003-12-02 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), dies at 80
  • 2003-12-15 Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1947)
  • 2004-02-09 Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2004-02-21 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, dies at 70
  • 2004-02-23 Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-25 Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • 2004-03-18 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), dies of kidney failure at 76
  • 2004-03-19 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • 2004-03-20 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, dies at 86
  • 2004-04-14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-04-15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
  • 2004-04-29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-07 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • 2004-05-24 Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
  • 2004-06-17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 2004-07-09 Chuck Cadman, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2004-07-12 Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  • 2004-07-22 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 2004-07-30 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • 2004-08-08 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • 2004-08-22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)
  • 2004-09-04 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-09-15 Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)
  • 2004-09-18 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2004-09-23 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 86
  • 2004-10-01 Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
  • 2004-11-15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2004-11-20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)

Person of interestPierre Berton

2004-11-30 Pierre Berton, Canadian author, dies of heart failure at 84

  • 2004-12-16 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter dies aged 92
  • 2005-01-04 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 2005-01-10 Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  • 2005-01-13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • 2005-01-15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • 2005-01-30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005-02-01 John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005-02-07 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • 2005-03-12 Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-27 Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-04-04 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

2005-04-05 Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), dies at 89

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • 2005-04-08 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-22 Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
  • 2005-06-12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005-06-14 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • 2005-07-06 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • 2005-07-09 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-18 Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2005-07-20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • 2005-07-26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)

Person of interestPeter Jennings

2005-08-07 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 2005-08-23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • 2005-08-26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • 2005-08-26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • 2005-09-07 Hope Garber, Canadian actress (b. ca. 1924)
  • 2005-09-16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • 2005-10-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2005-11-12 William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
  • 2005-11-16 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2005-12-15 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-12-17 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, dies at 76
  • 2005-12-27 William Doody, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • 2006-01-04 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • 2006-01-13 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2006-01-17 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • 2006-01-23 Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
  • 2006-01-26 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2006-02-24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2006-03-11 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • 2006-03-15 Red Storey, Canadian football player and hockey referee (b. 1918)
  • 2006-04-24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • 2006-04-25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

2006-04-29 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), dies of natural causes at 97

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 2006-05-06 Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2006-05-17 Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
  • 2006-05-22 Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945)
  • 2006-06-07 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2006-06-12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2006-07-30 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
  • 2006-08-18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006-08-20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2006-08-23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 78
  • 2006-08-24 Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, dies at 90
  • 2006-08-28 Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
  • 2006-08-30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2006-09-16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2006-09-29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 2006-10-01 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • 2006-10-10 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2006-10-16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 2006-11-04 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-01 Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • 2006-12-16 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)