1917 in Canada


1917 in Canada

"See also:"
1916 in Canada,
other events of 1917,
1918 in Canada and the
list of 'years in Canada'.

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Events

* A "temporary" income tax is introduced to cover wartime expenses.
* February 1: James Alexander Murray becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing George Johnson Clarke
* April 4: Walter Foster becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing James A. Murray
* April 9 to April 12: Battle of Vimy Ridge.
* June 7: Alberta election: Arthur Sifton's Liberals win a fourth consecutive majority
* June 21: Aubin Arsenault becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing John Mathieson
* June 26: Saskatchewan election: William Martin's Liberals win a fourth consecutive majority
* July 31 to November 6: Battle of Passchendaele.
* August: The government introduces conscription triggering the Conscription Crisis of 1917
* September 20: The Wartime Elections Act gives female relatives of servicemen the vote.
* October 30: Charles Stewart (1868-1946) becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Arthur Sifton
* November 26: The NHL is established in Montreal.
* December 6: Halifax Explosion kills 1900 people and injures 9000. The largest ever man-made explosion pre-Hiroshima atomic bomb.
* December 17: Federal election: Robert Borden's Conservatives win a second consecutive majority
* December 19: The first NHL game is played: Montreal Wanderers 10, Toronto Arenas 9

Births

* January 6: Sydney Banks, broadcaster and television producer
* January 11: John Robarts, Premier of Ontario
* May 21: Raymond Burr, actor
* May 24: W. Ross Thatcher, Premier of Saskatchewan
* June 17: Dufferin Roblin, Premier of Manitoba
* September 12: Pierre Sévigny, politician
* September 26: Réal Caouette, politician
* November 28: Jacob Froese, Manitoba politician

Deaths

* July 8: Tom Thomson, artist


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