canada in 90s

  • technology

    The 1990s were an incredibly revolutionary decade for digital technology. Cell phones of the early 1990s and earlier were very large, lacked extra features, and were used by only a few percent of the population of even the wealthiest nations. Only a few million people used online services in 1990, and the World Wide Web had only just been invented. By 2001, more than 50% of some Western countries had Internet access, and more than 25% had cell phone access.
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    1990 - 1999 Events

  • Introduction of GST

    Introduction of GST
    The Tories introduce legislation that would create the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a national sales tax
  • GST

    GST became a law
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    Canadian Forces begin their participation in the Persian Gulf War
  • victory attrack

    victory attrack
    Gulf War: A Canadian CF-18 Hornet attacks and causes irreparable damage to an Iraqi warship.
  • Gulf War ends

    Gulf War ends
    Gulf War: Iraq agrees to a cease-fire ending the conflict
  • Rita Johnston

    Rita Johnston
    Rita Johnston becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Bill Vander Zalm. She is the first woman to be the country's head of government of British Columbia.
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar

    Dr. Roberta Bondar
    On STS-42, Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space.
  • Montreal's 350th anniversary

    Montreal's 350th anniversary
    This day was the official celebrations opening for the 350th anniversary of Montreal.
  • Kim Campbell elected

    Kim Campbell elected
    Kim Campbell becomes Prime Minister after Brian Mulroney. She was the first woman to be head of government of a country.
  • bluetooth

    Bluetooth is a proprietary open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. Created by telecoms vendor Ericsson in 1994
  • Radarsat

    Radarsat, Canada's first observation satellite is launched
  • announcement

    A free trade agreement with Israel is announced
  • flood of the red river in manitoba

    flood of the red river in manitoba
    the major flood of the red river cost over 3.5 billion damage and temporary evacuation of towns and cities near by
  • apology to first nations

    the canadian federal government formally apologizes for the past mistreatment of first nations
  • holocaust in museum

    plans to include the holocaust memorial in the canadian war museum are scrapped
  • nunavut

    nunavut becomes a territory