• United Farmers Win

    United Farmers Win
    Jun 19, 1930 - In Alberta provincial elections, the United Farmers under John Edward Brownlee maintained the government they had formed since 1924.
  • Conservatives Win Election

    Conservatives Win Election
    Jul 28, 1930 - In a federal election, the Conservatives won a majority with 137 seats to the Liberals' 91. The UFA held 10 and the Progressives dropped to 2. R.B. Bennett became prime minister.
  • First Woman Senator

    First Woman Senator
    Feb 15, 1930 - Cairine Reay Wilson was the first woman appointed to the Senate in Canada.
  • R.B. Bennett Becomes PM

    R.B. Bennett Becomes PM
    Aug 7, 1930 - R.B. Bennett was sworn in as prime minister.
  • Estevan Strike

    Estevan Strike
    Sep 8, 1931 - Coal miners at Estevan, Sask, went on strike for union recognition. On September 29 three strikers were killed in a clash with the RCMP.
  • Statute of Westminster Passes

    Statute of Westminster Passes
    Dec 11, 1931 - The Statute of Westminster received royal assent after being passed by the British Parliament. By establishing complete legislative equality between the parliaments of Britain and Canada, it is the closest Canada has come to a declaration of independence.
  • Winnipeg Hockey Club Wins Olympic Gold

    Winnipeg Hockey Club Wins Olympic Gold
    Feb 13, 1932 - For the first time Canada’s hockey team faced serious competition at the Olympics, ultimately playing two scoreless overtime periods in a final game against the US. To end the stalemate, officials chose to declare a tie and award the gold to the team that had won the earlier round-robin game, Canada.
  • CRBC (future CBC) Established

    May 26, 1932 - Parliament passed an Act establishing the publicly funded Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, the forerunner of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp of 1936. Before the CRBC almost the only programs available to Canadians were from the US.
  • Ottawa Agreements

    Ottawa Agreements
    Jul 20, 1932 - Canada and Commonwealth countries signed 12 bilateral trade agreements in Ottawa providing for mutual tariff concessions and certain other commitments.
  • CCF Founded

    CCF Founded
    Aug 1, 1932 - The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was founded in Calgary. Led by J.S. Woodsworth, the CCF was the first major democratic socialist movement in Canada and went on to have a profound effect on the Canadian political landscape.
  • Birth of Glenn Gould

      Birth of Glenn Gould
    Sep 25, 1932 - Pianist Glenn Gould, who abandoned a thriving international concert career for performances using recorded-sound technology and whose work had a unique importance in music and communications, was born at Toronto.
  • Pattullo Appointed BC's Premier

    Pattullo Appointed BC's Premier
    Nov 15, 1933 - Liberal party leader Thomas Dufferin Pattullo was sworn in as BC's 22nd premier.