1953 in Canada

1953 in Canada

"See also:"
1952 in Canada,
other events of 1953,
1954 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Incumbents

*Monarch—Queen Elizabeth II
*Governor GeneralVincent Massey
*Prime MinisterLouis Saint Laurent
*Premier of AlbertaErnest Manning
*Premier of British ColumbiaW.A.C. Bennett
*Premier of ManitobaDouglas Campbell
*Premier of New BrunswickHugh John Flemming
*Premier of NewfoundlandJoey Smallwood
*Premier of Nova ScotiaAngus Macdonald
*Premier of OntarioLeslie Frost
*Premier of Prince Edward IslandJ. Walter Jones then Alex Matheson
*Premier of QuebecMaurice Duplessis
*Premier of SaskatchewanTommy Douglas

Events

* January 1—The National Library of Canada is founded
* January 27—The Canadian Dental Association approves the use of fluoride in drinking water
* May 25Alex Matheson becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing J. Walter Jones
* June 2Queen Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of Canada. In Korea the Canadian Army celebrates the coronation by firing red, white, and blue smoke shells at the enemy
* July 13—The Stratford Festival of Canada opens
* July 27—The Korean War ends. In total 314 Canadians were killed and 1211 injured.
* August 10Federal election: Louis Saint Laurent's Liberals win a fifth consecutive majority
* October 15—The Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline is completed
* October 25—Canada's first privately-owned television station, CKSO, broadcasts in Sudbury.

Arts and literature

:Literary awards
* See 1953 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
*Stephen Leacock Award: Lawrence Earl, "The Battle of Baltinglass"

Births

* February 5Eric Robinson, Manitoba politician
* February 15Gerald Keddy, politician
* February 15David Chomiak, Manitoba politician
* February 16Lanny McDonald, ice hockey player
* March 10Debbie Brill, high jumper
* March 13Stephanie Berto, track and field athlete
* April 2Janet Nutter, diver
* April 13Dany Laferrière, author
* May 14Tom Cochrane, singer/songwriter
* June 23Raymonde April, photographer
* June 23Albina Guarnieri, politician
* July 3—Dave Lewis, ice hockey player and coach
* July 9Margie Gillis, dancer
* July 15Mila Mulroney, wife of Brian Mulroney
* July 15Richard Margison, tenor
* July 29Geddy Lee, musician (Rush)
* August 11Greg Duhaime, middle-distance runner
* August 17Robert Thirsk, astronaut
* August 27Alex Lifeson, musician
* September 30S. M. Stirling, author
* October 12Daniel Louis, film producer
* October 29Denis Potvin, ice hockey player
* December 7Carmen Rinke, boxer
* December 13Bob Gainey, ice hockey player and coach
* December 18Daniel Poliquin, writer
* December 23-Holly Dale, filmmaker
* Dionne Brand, poet
* Barbara Haworth-Attard, author
* Nancy Huston, author
* Paul Quarrington, author
* Gaëtan Dugas, early AIDS patient

Deaths

* March 20-John Livingstone Brown, politician
* November 29Sam De Grasse, actor


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