1950 in Canada

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Years in Canada: 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953
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Years: 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953

Events from the year 1950 in Canada.



Federal government[edit]

Provincial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]


Territorial governments[edit]



  • January 14 - The first non-stop trans-Canada flight is made
  • February 14 - Nancy Hodges of British Columbia 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
  • 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[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]




January to March[edit]

John Manley

April to June[edit]

July to September[edit]

Jack Layton

October to December[edit]

Dennis Fentie

Full date unknown[edit]


January to June[edit]

William Lyon Mackenzie King

July to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lucille LEMAY - Olympic Archery | Canada". International Olympic Committee. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2019.