28th . . .
||Montreal, Quebec - Former Canadian
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau passes away at age 80. He suffered from
Parkinson's and prostate cancer..
||Quebec Quebec - Lucien Bouchard rejects
hard-liners in the Parti Quebecois who want a unilingual Quebec..
||Montreal Quebec - Alcan Aluminium
Ltd. takes after-tax charge of $280 million; writes down investment in
scrapped Kemano hydroelectric project in British Columbia; company to seek
compensation from BC.
||Quebec - Quebec Southern Railway
starts operating former CP short lines from Lennoxville to St-Jean,
Brookport to Wells River, Vt., Farnham to Ste-Rosalie Jct. and Stanbridge.
||Montreal Quebec - Bell Canada
announces 5,000 job cuts.
||Montreal Quebec - Expo Dennis
Martinez beats the Marlins, becoming the 7th pitcher in history to win 100
games in both the American and National Leagues.
||Montreal Quebec - CROP poll
released today says No vote in Quebec is 49%; Yes vote 37%; Undecided 14%.
||Pittsburg Pennsylvania - Mario
Lemieux signs a contract with the NHL Penguins worth $42 million over 7
||Moncton, New Brunswick -
L'Evangeline of Moncton shuts its doors; only French-language newspaper
east of Quebec.
||PEI - James Matthew Lee 1937-
leads Progressive Conservatives to reelection victory in Prince Edward
Island, wins 22 of 32 seats.
Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada rules 7-2 that Prime
Minister Trudeau's unilateral constitutional plan is strictly legal;
Parliament can act alone to patriate the BNA Act. The new constitution, brought home without provincial
consent, was signed by the Queen on July 1st, 1982.
||Banff Alberta - World Energy
Conference opens in Banff.
||Toronto Ontario - Margaret Birch
appointed a minister without portfolio; first woman named to an Ontario
||Ottawa Ontario - Report of the
Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada issued.
||Montreal Quebec - FLQ terrorist
bomb explodes at the home of Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau.
||Hudson Hope, BC - BC Premier W. A.
C. Bennett 1900-1979 opens Dr. Gordon M. Shrum Powerhouse at $485 million
Peace River hydro-electric project.
||Vandenberg AFB, California -
Canada launches its first orbiting satellite, Alouette 1, on a Delta
rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base; weighs 320 lbs, cost $2.9 million;
to study ionosphere from 1000 km in space; joint project of Defence
Research Board and Canadian electronics industry.
||Ottawa Ontario - Last regularly
scheduled CPR steam train leaves Ottawa's Union Station.
||Calgary Alberta - Calgary Bronks
football team changes its name to the Calgary Stampeders.
||Kiska Alaska - Canadian war planes
make first attacks on Japanese forces on Kiska Island in the Aleutians.
||Montreal Quebec - Monument to
Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine unveiled in Parc LaFontaine.
||Edmonton Alberta - Joe Hess of the
University of Alberta makes the first interception return for a touchdown
in Canadian football.
||Churchill Manitoba - Hudson Bay
Railway reaches its northern terminus at Churchill; originally operated by
Canadian National on behalf of the Government; became part of the CN
system in 1951, then privately run.
||Prescott Ontario - Opening of new
'Seaway Skyway' bridge from Prescott to Ogdensburg, New York.
||Dawson Yukon - Opening of
telegraph service to Dawson from BC.
||Fredericton New Brunswick - New
Brunswick abolishes Legislative Assembly; upper house.
||Montreal Quebec - Rioting breaks
out in Montreal against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
||Quebec Quebec - George-Etienne
Cartier departs for London to get treatment for Bright's Disease; he will
||Quebec Quebec - Quebec sculptor
Louis-Philippe Hébert sails for Italy to continue his studies.
||Ottawa Ontario - George-Etienne
Cartier makes a speech supporting the British connection against Canadian
||Ottawa Ontario - William McDougall
appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Rupert's Land and NWT; will be stopped by
the Metis at the border.
||Cambridge Ontario - Great Western
Railroad opens from Galt to Guelph.
||Toronto Ontario - Toronto
officially becomes the capital of Ontario.
||London England - Edward Belcher
1799-1877 arrives in England; all captains court martialled and honourably
discharged or acquitted.
||Montreal Quebec - Opening of third
session of first Parliament of United Canada; meets until Dec. 9; 60 of 84
members; new duty on American horses, cattle & grain, to match US
||Toronto Ontario - British defeated
in York Bay naval battle.
||Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario -
Upper Canada legislature passes decree that all slave children born in
Upper Canada after this date were to become free at age 25.
||Montreal Quebec - Marguerite
d'Youville leases the 'Le Verrier' house in Montreal.
||Quebec - Smallpox epidemic breaks
out in New France.
||Quebec Quebec - Sovereign Council
forbids selling or giving liquor and firearms to the Indians.
||Lac St-Pierre, Quebec - Jacques
Cartier crosses Lac St-Pierre on his way to Montreal.