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1872 in Canada

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Events from the year 1872 in Canada.



Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant governors


Territorial governments

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Full date unknown


John McCrae in uniform, circa 1914


John Sandfield Macdonald

Historical Documents

Federal cabinet committee report on agricultural communes[2]

Government fails to establish some agreed-to reserves, while settlers steal the timber[3]

Sandford Fleming reports on difficulties surveying the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway[4]

Indigenous paddlers race each other on the CPR survey expedition[5]


  1. ^ "Elections Manitoba". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  2. ^ "Order-in-Council, P.C. 827B, April 26, 1872," Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadian Immigrant Experience, Library and Archives Canada. Accessed 15 September 2018 []
  3. ^ Letter "Copy - No. 79," Return to an Address of the House of Commons, Dated 31st March, 1873, Asking for Copies of All Communications from Indians or Others in Manitoba, with the Government on the Subject of the Dissatisfaction Prevailing among the Chiefs, Headmen, and Indians Treated With in Manitoba, and Adjacent Territory in the Year 1871 ([Ottawa: Department of the Secretary of State], 1873), pgs. 3-4. Accessed 15 September 2018 []
  4. ^ Sandford Fleming, Progress Report on the Canadian Pacific Railway Exploratory Survey (1872), pgs. 15-16. Accessed 15 September 2018 []
  5. ^ George Monro Grant, Ocean to Ocean: Sandford Fleming's Expedition through Canada in 1872 (Toronto: John Campbell & Son, 1873), pgs. 40-1. Accessed 15 September 2018 []