1878 in Canada


1878 in Canada

"See also:"
1877 in Canada,
other events of 1878,
1879 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* March 7: Both the Université de Montréal and the University of Western Ontario are incorporated
* March 8: Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Charles-Eugène de Boucherville
* June 25: George Walkem becomes premier of British Columbia for the second time, replacing Andrew Elliott
* September 17: In the federal election, Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives win a majority, defeating Alexander Mackenzie's Liberals
* October 16: John Norquay becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Robert A. Davis
* October 17: Sir John A. Macdonald becomes prime minister for the second time, replacing Alexander Mackenzie
* October 22: Simon Holmes becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Philip Hill
* James Fraser becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing George King
* Anti-Chinese sentiment in British Columbia reaches a high point as the government bans Chinese workers from public works.

Births

* January 11: Percy Chapman Black, politician
* January 13: Lionel Groulx, historian
* January 22: Ernest C. Drury, Premier of Ontario
* February 28: Arthur Roebuck, politician
* April 14: J. Walter Jones, Premier of PEI
* April 29: Fawcett G. Taylor, Manitoba politician
* June 14: Lewis St. George Stubbs, Manitoba politician
* June 20: Seymour J. Farmer, Manitoba politician
* July 14: Ernest Frederick Armstrong, politician
* July 23: James T.M. Anderson, Premier of Saskatchewan
* August 15: Thomas Kennedy, Premier of Ontario
* September 18: William Sherring, athlete
* December 8: Henry Herbert Stevens, politician
* December 30: William Aberhart, premier of Alberta

Deaths


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