1920 in Canada


1920 in Canada

"See also:"
1919 in Canada,
other events of 1920,
1921 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* January 10: Canada is a founding member of the League of Nations
* February 1: The Royal Northwest Mounted Police renamed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
* February 14: Université de Montréal founded
* February 26: First Nations people win the right to vote
* April 1: The Ottawa Senators win the Stanley Cup, defeating the Seattle Metropolitans
* May 7: The first exhibit of art by the Group of Seven opens in Toronto
* May 14: Canadian Forum magazine founded
* July 9: Louis-Alexandre Taschereau becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Lomer Gouin
* July 10: Arthur Meighen becomes prime minister, replacing Sir Robert Borden
* November 8: The Capitol Cinema opens in Ottawa, the capital's only true movie palace
* Women become eligible to sit in the House of Commons
* The Japanese Labour Union is formed
* The Dominion Elections Act is passed creating the position of Chief Electoral Officer.

Births

* January 4: James William Baskin, politician
* January 4: Douglas Pimlott, biologist
* January 7: Margaret Thompson, scientist
* January 12: Bill Reid, artist
* February 23: Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Quebec politician
* February 25: Merrill Edwin Barrington, politician
* February 25: Gérard Bessette, author
* March 3: James Doohan, actor
* March 19: Cyril Lloyd Francis, politician
* April 2: Gerald Keith Bouey, Governor of the Bank of Canada
* May 2: William deWitt Hutt, actor
* May 5: Bill Hunter, hockey player
* May 8: Harry Rankin, politician
* May 27: Peter Dmytruk, Second World War military hero
* June 6: Jan Rubes, Opera singer and director
* June 14: Stanley Waters, senator
* June 24: Joe Greene, politician
* July 12: Pierre Berton, author
* August 3: Lucien Lamoureux, politician
* August 24: Alex Colville, artist
* September 11: Emile Bouchard, hockey player
* September 11: Dalton Camp, political operative
* September 26: Edmund Tobin Asselin, politician
* October 1: Charles Daudelin, sculptor
* October 13: Evelyn Dick, murderer
* November 11: John Ferguson Browne, politician
* November 18: George Johnson, Manitoba politician

Deaths

* November 19: Byron Moffatt Britton, politician


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