Canadian Historical Events in October

Canadian Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped Canada to what it is today. It is a compilation of significant events for the month of October including the birth and death of famous Canadians as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

Canada Historical Events in October

Day Year Event
1 1847 Michael Power, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Torondo.
3 1953 The Holy Rosary Church in Vancouver was consecrated as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
7 1763 King George III of Great Britain issued the Royal Proclamation of 1763 which defined the jurisdictional limits of the British territories of North America and in effect limited British colonial expansion on the continent.
8 1904 Edmonton in Alberta was incorporated as a city.
10 1911 Robert Borden is sworn in as the 8th prime minister of Canada.
11 1968 Formation of the Parti Québécois, a provincial political party which advocates national sovereignty for Quebec involving independence of the province from Canada and establishing a sovereign state.
13 1833 Birth: Edward Blake, the second premier of Ontario from 1871 to 1872 and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1880 to 1887.
16 1841
17 1878 Queen’s University was established in Kingston, Ontario by the Church of Scotland through a royal charter from Queen Victoria.
17 2018 The Cannabis Act, a law which legalized recreational cannabis use, becomes effective.
18 1919 Birth: Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, the 15th prime minister of Canada
22 1844 Birth: Louis Riel, a political leader of the Métis people who is considered the found of the province of Manitoba
23 1935 William Lyon Mackenzie King starts his third term as prime minister of Canada.
25 1861 The Toronto Stock Exchange started operation.

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