1941 in Canada


1941 in Canada

"See also:"
1940 in Canada,
other events of 1941,
1942 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* January 1 - The news division of CBC is founded
* March 4 - All Japanese-Canadians are registered by the government
* July 24 - Alcan workers go on strike in Arvida, Quebec
* August 12 - All Japanese Canadians are ordered to carry a registration card
* August 14 - The Atlantic Charter is signed off Halifax
* December 7 - As a result of the Pearl Harbor Attack Canada declares war on Japan. That same day Canada declares war on German allies Romania, Hungary, Finland.
* December 8 - The day after the Attack on Pearl Harbor all fishing boats owned by Japanese-Canadians are impounded by the government. Japanese language schools and newspapers are shut down.
* December 8-December 25 - A large number of unprepared Canadians are killed or taken prisoner in the Battle of Hong Kong
* December 9 - John Hart becomes Premier of British Columbia, replacing Thomas Pattullo
*The R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant is completed

Births

* January 12 – Long John Baldry, musician
* January 21 – Gary Beck, racer
* January 26 – Doug Rogers, Olympic judoka
* February 18 – David Kilgour, politician
* February 20 – Buffy Sainte-Marie, musician
* March 7 – Roger Carl Young, politician
* May 17 – Andy Boychuk, long-distance runner
* May 29 – Gilbert Barrette, politician
* June 21 – Lyman Ward, actor
* June 25 – Denys Arcand, filmmaker
* July 1 – Myron Scholes, economist
* July 22 – Ron Turcotte, jockey
* July 30 – Paul Anka, singer
* August 5 – Lenny Breau, musician
* August 6 – Hedy Fry, politician
* August 12 – Réjean Ducharme, author
* September 1 – Gwendolyn MacEwen, writer
* October 5 – Bonnie Korzeniowski, Manitoba politician
* November 9 – Tom Siddon, politician
* December 22 – James Laxer, scholar

Deaths

* June 11 - Alexander C. Rutherford, first premier of Alberta


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