PM Jean Chrétien made a formal apology for having given Canadians the impression during the 1993 election campaign that his government would eliminate the GST.
1949Amendment to BNA Act
The British North America Act was amended by the British Parliament so that the Canadian Parliament would have the power to amend its own constitution.
1959Death of Roberta MacAdams
Politician and army lieutenant Roberta MacAdams died in Calgary, AB. MacAdams followed her brother and nephew into the army. As an army dietician, and lieutenant, she oversaw the production of thousands of meals a day in England. While overseas, MacAdams ran for Soldiers’ Overseas Representative in Alberta, and won.
1916Birth of Harry Gunning
Scientist Harry Gunning, who pioneered research on the chemistry of sulphur atoms and was among the first to investigate photochemical methods for separating isotopes, was born at Toronto.
1967Birth of Donovan Bailey
Sprinter Donovan Bailey, who won the 100 m race in world record time (9.84) against the strongest field ever assembled, was born at Manchester, Jamaica.
Western Canada's first television station, CBC-owned and operated CBUT, was launched in a remodelled auto showroom on West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
1895Menier Buys Anticosti Island
French chocolate-manufacturing millionaire Henri Menier bought Anticosti Island in the St. Lawrence River for $125,000. He built a settlement, railroad, sawmill and cannery, developing some of the island’s natural resources. Menier also built a château for himself, and shipped in white-tailed deer and other animals for hunting.
1892Taillon Becomes Premier
Louis-Olivier Taillon, leader of the Conservative Party, became premier of Québec for the second time.
1813Drummond Takes Command
Lieutenant-General Gordon Drummond took command in Upper Canada. He was the first Canadian-born general officer in British service.