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1950 in Canada

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1950 in Canada

Years in Canada: 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953

Events from the year 1950 in Canada.


  • Incumbents 1
    • Crown 1.1
    • Federal government 1.2
    • Provincial governments 1.3
      • Lieutenant governors 1.3.1
      • Premiers 1.3.2
    • Territorial governments 1.4
      • Commissioners 1.4.1
  • Events 2
    • Full date unknown 2.1
  • Arts and literature 3
    • Awards 3.1
  • Births 4
    • January to March 4.1
    • April to June 4.2
    • July to September 4.3
    • October to December 4.4
    • Full date unknown 4.5
  • Deaths 5
    • January to June 5.1
    • July to December 5.2
    • Full date unknown 5.3



Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant governors


Territorial governments



  • January 14 - The first non-stop trans-Canada flight is made
  • February 14 - Nancy Hodges of BC becomes the first woman in the Commonwealth elected speaker of a legislature in Canadian history.
  • Early May - The Winnipeg Flood along the Red River causes immense damage and one death in Winnipeg
  • May 29 - The St. Roch becomes the first vessel to circumnavigate North America
  • August 7 - Canada joins a United Nations force to fight in Korean War
  • August 22 – August 30 - Rail workers strike shuts down much of the Canadian economy
  • 29 October – 7 November 1956 - The Suez Crisis
  • October 31 - The oil pipeline linking Edmonton to Sarnia is completed
  • November 28 - Canada joins onto the Colombo Plan
  • December 18 - Korean War: First Canadian troops arrive in Korea.

Full date unknown

Arts and literature



January to March

John Manley

April to June

July to September

Jack Layton

October to December

Dennis Fentie

Full date unknown


January to June

William Lyon Mackenzie King

July to December

Full date unknown

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