1950 in Canada


1950 in Canada

"See also:"
1949 in Canada,
other events of 1950,
1951 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Incumbents

*Monarch: King George VI
*Governor General: Earl Alexander of Tunis
*Prime Minister: Louis Saint Laurent
*Premier of Alberta: Ernest Manning
*Premier of British Columbia: Byron Johnson
*Premier of Manitoba: Douglas Campbell
*Premier of New Brunswick: John McNair
*Premier of Newfoundland: Joey Smallwood
*Premier of Nova Scotia: Angus Macdonald
*Premier of Ontario: Leslie Frost
*Premier of Prince Edward Island: Walter Jones
*Premier of Quebec: Maurice Duplessis
*Premier of Saskatchewan: Tommy Douglas

Events

* January 14: The first non-stop trans-Canada flight is made
* Early May: The Winnipeg Flood along the Red River causes immense damage and one death in Winnipeg
* May 29: The "St. Roch" becomes the first vessel to circumnavigate North America
* August 7: Canada joins a United Nations force to fight in Korean War
* August 22August 30: A rail workers strike shuts down much of the Canadian economy
* October 31: The oil pipeline linking Edmonton to Sarnia is completed
* November 28: Canada joins on to the Colombo Plan
* December 18: Korean War: First Canadian troops arrive in Korea
* "Cité libre" magazine is first published
* British Columbia Provincial Police are disestablished.

Arts and culture

:Literary awards
* See 1950 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
*Stephen Leacock Award: Earle Birney, "Turvey"

Births

* January 5: John Manley, politician
* January 13: Joe Fontana, politician
* January 18: Gilles Villeneuve, automobile racing driver
* February 8: Keith Milligan, politician
* February 12: Michael Ironside, actor
* March 16: Kate Nelligan, actress
* March 17: Jackson Davies, actor
* March 23: Jerry Storie, Manitoba politician
* March 23: Ralph Eichler, Manitoba politician
* March 26: Martin Short, actor
* April 19: Gérard Asselin, politician
* May 7: Deepak Obhrai, politician
* May 27: Brent St. Denis, politician
* June 1: Perrin Beatty, politician
* June 21: Anne Carson, poet
* June 25: Michel Côté, actor
* July 6: Hélène Scherrer, politician
* July 7: Leon Benoit, politician
* July 11: Liona Boyd, musician
* August 2: Sue Rodriguez, advocate for assisted suicide
* August 6: Carole Pope, musician
* August 15: Ron Lemieux, Manitoba politician
* August 16: Stockwell Day, politician
* August 31: Anne McLellan, politician
* September 16: Sheila Fraser, auditor
* September 18: Darryl Sittler, hockey player
* October 31: John Candy, comedian and actor
* November 2: Wendy Lill, politician and writer
* November 2: Daryl Reid, Manitoba politician
* November 5: Susan Nattrass, athlete
* December 20: Carolyn Bennett, politician
* December 21: Lap-Chee Tsui, scientist
* Roger Grimes, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
* David Barr, Canadian Forces colonel

Deaths

* May 15: Hervé-Edgar Brunelle, politician
* July 25: Gleason Belzile, politician
* November 11: John Knox Blair, politician


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