The Dobbie-Castonguay Committee proposed recognizing Québec as a distinct society, Native self-government and an elected Senate.
1961Birth of Nancy Garapick
Swimmer Nancy Garapick, who enjoyed her greatest success in the backstroke, setting world and Olympic records, was born at Halifax.
1819Lieutenant-Governor's Black Settlement Plan
In 1815, Lieutenant-Governor Peregrine Maitland of Upper Canada began to offer Black veterans grants of land in the Township of Oro. His intention to balance "policy with humanity," even in the face of American opposition, was expressed in a letter to a British official in 1819.
1906Birth of Leonard Marsh
Social scientist Leonard Marsh, who wrote the first significant analysis of the impact of social class on Canadian society, was born at London, England.
1950“Great Smoke Pall”
Drifting sulphur particles from British Columbia and Alberta forest fires caused the sun and moon to look blue or violet throughout areas of North America and Western Europe. The “great smoke pall” of September 1950 was unique in its scope and intensity.