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2015 in Canada

 

2015 in Canada

2015
in
Canada
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
Decades:
See also:

Events from the year 2015 in Canada.

Contents

  • 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
      • Premiers 1.4.2
  • Events 2
    • January to March 2.1
    • May to October 2.2
    • Predicted events 2.3
  • Sport 3
  • Arts and literature 4
  • Deaths in 2015 5
    • January 5.1
    • February 5.2
    • March 5.3
    • April 5.4
    • May 5.5
    • June 5.6
    • July 5.7
    • August 5.8
    • October 5.9
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Incumbents

Crown

Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant governors

Premiers

Territorial governments

Commissioners

Premiers

Events

January to March

  • January 1 - A shooting results in the death of one person and injuries to six people in Killarney, Calgary with police making no arrests.[1]
  • January 15 - Target Corporation announces they will discontinue operations in Canada. Over 130 stores and over 17,000 workers are affected.[2]
  • February 14 - A 100-car train carrying crude oil derails approximately 30 kilometres from Gogama, Ontario.[3]
  • February 15 - 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada[4]
  • February 23 - A Fort McMurray, Alberta family was poisoned after attempting to kill bedbugs using illegally imported phosphine tablets. An eight-month-old child died and five others were hospitalized. A second child died in hospital.[5]
  • February 25 - A house burned to the ground near Kane, which is about 25 km west of Morris, Manitoba. Four children under the age of 15 were killed in the fire.[6]
  • March 8 - Just three weeks after the February 14 train derailment near Gogama, Ontario, 35 Canadian National Railway cars derail at a site just four kilometres from the town, spilling crude into the Makami River and igniting an oil fire that takes several days to extinguish.[7] The two incidents spark renewed debate on the effectiveness of Canada's rail safety regulations in the wake of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster of 2013.[8]
  • March 16 - John Baird, the former Conservative cabinet minister and the MP for Ottawa West—Nepean, resigns his seat.[9]
  • March 31 - James Lunney, Conservative MP for Nanaimo—Alberni leaves the Conservative Party caucus to sit as an independent, citing concerns about religious freedom.[10]

May to October

Predicted events

Sport

Arts and literature

Deaths in 2015

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

October

See also

References

  1. ^ "Calgary shooting: 1 dead, 6 others injured at New Year's party". CBC News. January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Target workers feel left in the dark as stores close". CBC. 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "CN line reopened after train derailment". Vancouver Sun, February 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "National Flag of Canada Day". Heritage Canada. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fort McMurray mother trying to kill bed bugs inadvertently poisoned her children: fire department". Edmonton Journal. February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Four brothers killed in fire". Winnipeg Free Press. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gogama derailment shows feds need to act on train safety, MPPs say". CBC Sudbury, March 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Derailments cast doubt on new safety standards: Tank cars carrying crude oil catch fire in second incident near Gogama, Ont.". The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "John Baird, former foreign affairs minister, resigning as MP March 16". CBC News. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "B.C. MP James Lunney leaving Conservative caucus". CTV News. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  11. ^ PEI election called for May 4, 2015
  12. ^ Alberta election called for May 5, 2015
  13. ^ "'Ru' by Montreal's Kim Thuy wins CBC's 'Canada Reads' competition". Brandon Sun, March 19, 2015.
  14. ^ "Terry Fallis wins second Leacock Medal for No Relation". Quill & Quire, April 30, 2015.
  15. ^ Eric Cunningham, former MPP, dead at 65
  16. ^ Former Augusta Lynx Coach Passes Away
  17. ^ Nachruf an einen lieben Trainer und Freund (German)
  18. ^ Former New Brunswick lieutenant-governor dies
  19. ^ Former North Star J.P. Parise dies at 73
  20. ^ Former FLQ member Francis Simard dies at 67, according to a report
  21. ^ Ted Harrison, famous for paintings of Canadian North, dies at 88
  22. ^ Don Harron, Canadian entertainment icon, dead at 90
  23. ^ Gordie Howe's brother Vic dies
  24. ^ Former Habs coach Claude Ruel dies at 76
  25. ^ Former NHL player Steve Montador found dead at his Mississauga home
  26. ^ "Richard Butson, GC - obituary". 
  27. ^ Canadiens great Lach dies at 97
  28. ^ Former Canadiens D St. Laurent passes away
  29. ^ "Former CBC Radio host Jurgen Gothe dead". CBC News, April 10, 2015.
  30. ^ "Montreal city councillor Domenico Moschella has died". Montreal Gazette, June 24, 2015.
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