1979 in Canada

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Events from the year 1979 in Canada.

Contents

1 Incumbents

1.1 Crown
1.2 Federal government
1.3 Provincial governments

1.3.1 Lieutenant governors
1.3.2 Premiers

1.4 Territorial governments

1.4.1 Commissioners
1.4.2 Premiers

2 Events

2.1 January to June
2.2 July to December
2.3 Full date unknown

3 Arts and literature

3.1 New works
3.2 Awards
3.3 Television

4 Sport
5 Births

5.1 January to June
5.2 July to December

6 Deaths
7 See also
8 External links

Incumbents[edit]
Main article: 1979 Canadian incumbents
Crown[edit]

Head of state (monarch) – Queen Elizabeth II (consort – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)

Federal government[edit]

Governor general – Jules Léger (until January 22) then Edward Schreyer (viceregal consort – Gabrielle Léger then Lily Schreyer)
Prime minister – Pierre Trudeau (until June 4) then Joe Clark

Provincial governments[edit]
Lieutenant governors[edit]

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – Ralph Steinhauer (until October 18) then Francis Charles Lynch-Staunton
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Henry Pybus Bell-Irving
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Francis Lawrence Jobin
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Hédard Robichaud
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland – Gordon Arnaud Winter
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – John Elvin Shaffner
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Pauline Mills McGibbon
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Gordon Lockhart Bennett
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