The New Democratic Party under Edward Richard Schreyer won the Manitoba provincial election.
1840Birth of John Murray
The "Great Canadian Detective" John Murray, a pioneer of scientific crime investigation and one of the first to utilize forensic science and information obtained through autopsies, was born at Edinburgh, Scot.
2010Muskoka G8 Summit
The G8 Summit was held in Canada for the 5th time since the country joined the forum in 1976. Participating countries included Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Summit leaders discussed critical global challenges such as health, education, and peace and security.
1976CN Tower Opens
The CN Tower, at 553 m the world's tallest free-standing structure at that time, was officially opened.
1878Walkem Appointed BC's Premier
George Anthony Walkem was sworn in as BC's 5th premier, serving as second term.
1968Leonard Marchand Elected to Federal Office
Leonard Marchand, member of the Okanagan Nation, became the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the federal Parliament since Louis Riel.
1968Trudeaumania Wins Majority
In a federal election in which Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau's popularity reached "Trudeamania," the Liberals won 155 seats and a majority. The Progressive Conservatives won 72 seats, the NDP 22, and the Créditistes 14, with one independent.
Mackenzie King's Liberals were defeated on a motion of censure. Governor General Byng refused to grant King's request to dissolve Parliament. Byng asked Arthur Meighen to form a government, which he did, on June 29.
1928Birth of Michel Brault
Cinematographer and director Michel Brault was born in Montréal, Québec. A pioneering documentary filmmaker, and the only Canadian to win the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Brault was one of Canada’s most acclaimed and revered filmmakers.
1993Kim Campbell Becomes First Female PM
After Prime Minister Brian Mulroney resigned from politics, Kim Campbell was selected as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party and became Canada’s first female prime minister.
1896Death of Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
Father of Confederation Samuel Leonard Tilley died in Saint John, New Brunswick. Starting his career as a pharmacist, Tilley entered politics in the 1860s. He was named to Sir John A. Macdonald’s first federal Cabinet in 1867. As minister of finance, Tilley was instrumental in drafting the National Policy.
1946Birth of Roméo Dallaire
Humanitarian and former Senator, Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire was born in Denekamp, Netherlands. In 1993, Dallaire took command of the UN mission in Rwanda. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Daillaire’s attempts to end the violence were largely hampered by UN peacekeeping regulations, which strictly regulated the use of force.
1942Birth of Michel Tremblay
Michel Tremblay, whose first widely produced play, Les Belles-soeurs, opened the floodgates of theatre in Canada, was born at Montréal.
2014City of Vancouver Acknowledges the City is on Unceded Aboriginal Territory
During its Year of Reconciliation, Vancouver city council unanimously voted to acknowledge that the city was built on unceded Aboriginal territory. The motion read, in part, “the modern city of Vancouver was founded on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations […] these territories were never ceded through treaty, war or surrender.”
1941Birth of Denys Arcand
Filmmaker Denys Arcand, who won the highest award by a Canadian film at the Cannes Film Festival, was born at Deschambault, Qué.