1973 in Canada

"See also:"
1972 in Canada,
other events of 1973,
1974 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Incumbents

*Monarch - Queen Elizabeth II
*Governor General - Roland Michener
*Prime Minister - Pierre Trudeau
*Premier of Alberta - Peter Lougheed
*Premier of British Columbia - David Barrett
*Premier of Manitoba - Edward Schreyer
*Premier of New Brunswick - Richard Hatfield
*Premier of Newfoundland - Frank Moores
*Premier of Nova Scotia - Gerald Regan
*Premier of Ontario - Bill Davis
*Premier of Prince Edward Island - Alexander B. Campbell
*Premier of Quebec - Robert Bourassa
*Premier of Saskatchewan - Allan Blakeney

Events

*January 25 - The "Irish Stardust" runs aground north of Vancouver Island causing a large oil spill.
*February 1 - Gerald Bouey succeedes Louis Rasminsky as Governor of the Bank of Canada.
*February 5 - Work begins on the construction of the CN Tower
*February 13 - The Gendron Report is issued, it recommends making French Quebec's only official language
*February 15 - The Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific is established in Victoria, British Columbia
*April 2 - Montreal announces Canada's first lottery to help pay for the 1976 Summer Olympics
*April 20 - Anik A-2 is launched
*October 17 - OPEC dramatically raises the price of oil. This is a boon to Alberta but hurts central Canada.
*November 1 - Waterloo Lutheran University is renamed Wilfrid Laurier University
*November 13 - A jury refuses to convict Henry Morgentaler for performing abortions
*December 7 - Canada sells its first CANDU Reactor to South Korea
*First Air is founded

Arts and literature

:New Works
*Farley Mowat - "Tundra: Selections from the Great Accounts of Arctic Land Voyages"
*Donald Jack - "That's Me in the Middle"
*Robert Kroetsch - "Gone Indian"
*Elizabeth Goudie - "Woman of Labrador":Awards
* See 1973 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
*Stephen Leacock Award: Donald Bell, "Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory"
*Vicky Metcalf Award: Christie Harris:Radio
*The Royal Canadian Air Farce is formed:Television
*Alex Trebek moves to the United States to host "The Wizard of Odds".

Births

* January 3 — Robert Baird, medley swimmer
* January 8 — Robert Braknis, backstroke swimmer
* January 11 — Sarah Forbes, field hockey goalkeeper
* January 13 — Dana Anderson, field hockey player
* January 16 — Nathalie Giguère, breaststroke swimmer
* February 4 — Manny Legace, ice hockey goalie
* February 5 — Marty O'Donnell, boxer
* February 28 — Eric Lindros, ice hockey player
* March 3 — Sean Campbell, field hockey player
* March 13 — Allison Higson, swimmer
* March 24 — Philippe Boucher, ice hockey player
* March 31 — Ian Goldberg, cryptographer
* April 5 — Kristin Topham, swimmer
* April 23 — Derek Armstrong, ice hockey player
* April 25 — Paige Gordon, diver
* May 4 — John Madden, ice hockey player
* May 4 — Matthew Barnaby, ice hockey player
* May 13 — Mike Beres, badminton player
* May 25 — Josée Corbeil, volleyball player
* June 1 — Jeff Schiebler, long-distance runner
* June 8 — Lexa Doig, actor
* July 3 — Adrian Aucoin, ice hockey player
* July 13 — Gavin Hassett, rower
* July 19 — Scott Walker, ice hockey player
* July 22 — Rufus Wainwright, musician
* July 27 — Niki Jenkins, judoka
* July 27 — David McLellan, freestyle swimmer
* August 24 — Andrew Brunette, hockey player
* August 29 — Jessica Holmes, actor
* August 31 — Scott Niedermayer, ice hockey player
* September 6 — Greg Rusedski, tennis player
* October 3 — Neve Campbell, actress
* October 23 — Scott Mosher, field hockey player
* October 30 — Adam Copeland, professional wrestler
* November 10 — Iain Brambell, rower
* November 12 — Colin and Keith Morgan, twins and judoka's
* November 27 — Mike Oliver, field hockey player
* November 30 — Carla Somerville, field hockey player
* December 14 — Sue Armstrong, field hockey player
* December 14 — Tomasz Radzinski, soccer player
* December 22 — Annie Pelletier, diver
* December 25 — Alexandre Trudeau, Prime Minister's son
* December 31 — Curtis Myden, medley swimmer

Deaths

*February 5 - Wilbert Ross Aylesworth, politician
*March 11 - Tim Buck, communist
*July 18 - Christine Demeter, murder victim
*July 25 - Louis St. Laurent, former Prime Minister
*December - Alfred Fuller, businessman
*William George Bock, politician


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