1942 in Canada


1942 in Canada

"See also:"
1941 in Canada,
other events of 1942,
1943 in Canada and the
list of 'years in Canada'.

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Events

* January 10 - Elizabeth Monk and Suzanne Pilon become the first female lawyers in Quebec
* February 26 - Japanese Canadians are interned and moved further inland.
* April 27 - A national plebiscite is held on the issue of conscription. Most English-Canadians are in favour, while most French-Canadians are not.
* June 20 - Estevan Point in British Columbia is shelled by a Japanese submarine.
* August 19 - Dieppe Raid
* October 14 - A German U-boat sinks the ferry SS Caribou, killing 137.
* October 21 - Gordon Conant becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Mitchell Hepburn
* December 12 - A fire at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St John's, Newfoundland kills 99.

Births

* January 12 - Hilary Weston, business person
* January 16 - René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion
* January 19 - John Reynolds, politician
* February 5 - Tim Sale, Manitoba politician
* February 19 - Norm Sterling, Ontario politician
* February 20 - Phil Esposito, hockey player
* February 22 - Gerard Jennissen, Manitoba politician
* March 3 - Menaka Thakka, dancer
* April 8 - Harold Gilleshammer, Manitoba politician
* April 10 - Nick Auf der Maur, journalist
* April 22 - Sandra Birdsell, author
* April 26 - Sharon Carstairs, senator
* May 1 - Becky Barrett, Manitoba politician
* June 9 - John Gerretsen, Ontario politician
* June 10 - Preston Manning, politician
* June 21 - Jeannette Lavell, Native rights advocate
* June 25 - Michel Tremblay, writer and playwright
* July 1 - Geneviève Bujold, actor
* July 4 - Len Harapiak, Manitoba politician
* July 11 - Nancy Zerg, poet
* July 22 - Anita Neville, politician
* July 24 - Gloria George, Native leader
* August 10 - James Erwin Downey, Manitoba politician
* August 18 - Jim Abbott, politician
* August 24 - Gary Filmon, Premier of Manitoba
* August 24 - Tony Hunt, artist
* August 30 - Rick Salutin, writer
* September 4 - George Baker, politician
* September 13 - Michael Breaugh, Ontario politician
* October 10 - Roy Miki, poet
* October 11 - Dianne Brushett, politician
* November 1 - Ralph Klein, premier of Alberta
* November 19 - Jim Ernst, Manitoba politician
* November 20 - Raymond Bonin, politician
* December 1 - Charlie Penson, politician

Deaths

* May 18 - Herménégilde Boulay, politician


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