Canada, 1890-1914: A Changing Society

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In History
  • John A. MacDonald Dies

    John A. MacDonald Dies
    John A. MacDonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and one of the fathers of Confederation. He suffered a stroke in May of 1891, which left him partially paralyzed and in sick bed leading up to his death.
  • The STANLEY CUP!!!

    The STANLEY CUP!!!
    Lord Stanley, the Governor General, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy.
  • The Manitoba Schools Question

    Liberals under Laurier (the first French Canadian Prime Minister) win federal election partly on the Manitoba Schools Question, though his compromises are not instituted until 1897.
  • Gold Discovered in the Klondike

    Gold Discovered in the Klondike
    Within the following year, over 100,000 people rush to the Klondike to try and strike it rich.
  • South African War

    -The Boer War in South Africa stars, fought between Dutch Afrikaners (Boers) and the British. Seven thousand Canadian volunteers fight on the British side.
    -First Canadian troops embark for the South African war.
  • Alaska Boundary Dispute

    Canada loses the Alaska boundary dispute when British tribunal representative Lord Alverstone sides with the U.S.. Silver is discovered in Northern Ontario
  • Reginal Fessenden - Wireless Radio

    Reginal Fessenden - Wireless Radio
    Canadian-born Reginald Fessenden makes the first wireless radio broadcast near Washington, D.C., narrowly beating Marconi, who receives the first transatlantic radio message at St. John's, Newfoundland, in the following year.
  • SK and AB Join Confederation

    Saskatchewan and Alberta join Confederation. Immigrants rush to settle in the plains, mainly as wheat farmers.
  • Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario

    Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario
    Sir Adam Beck creates the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, the largest such company in Canada.
  • The First Grey Cup!

    The first Grey Cup is played.
  • Royal Canadian Navy

    Royal Canadian Navy
    Royal Canadian Navy formed.
  • The end of the four dollar bill

    The last Dominion of Canada four-dollar notes were issued, being replaced by the five-dollar notes in 1912. Legislation was passed authorizing the striking of the silver dollar, Canada's first dollar coin, and two patterns for 1911 dollars were struck in silver.
  • The 1911 Election

    Robert Borden and the Conservatives win federal election, defeating Laurier on the issue of Reciprocity.
  • Free Trade Agreement

    A proposal for free trade between the United States and Canada is rejected in a fiercely contested general election. The Liberal government, under Wilfrid Laurier, is replaced by a Conservative government led by Sir William Borden.
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    Canada, 1890: A Changing Society