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1909 in Canada
The following lists events that happened during 1909 in the Dominion of Canada.
Full date unknown
- University of Toronto Schools opens as an all-boys school.
- Leon's furniture store opens.
- The Criminal Code is amended to criminalize the abduction of women. Before this, the abduction of any woman over 16 was legal, except if she was an heiress.
Arts and literature
January to June
- February 4 – Jack Shadbolt, painter (d.1998)
- February 14 – A. M. Klein, poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer (d.1972)
- March 2 – Art Alexandre, ice hockey player (d.1976)
- March 19 – John Fauquier, war hero
- March 20 – Jack Bush, painter (d.1977)
- March 22 – Gabrielle Roy, author (d.1983)
- April 6 – George Isaac Smith, lawyer, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (d.1982)
- May 8 – Samuel Boulanger, politician (d.1989)
- May 29 – Red Horner, ice hockey player (d.2005)
- May 31 – Aurore Gagnon, murder victim (d.1920)
- June 23 – David Lewis, lawyer and politician (d.1981)
July to December
Full date unknown
- May 5 – Daniel Lionel Hanington, politician and 5th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1835)
- May 7 – William Hallett Ray, politician (b. 1825)
- May 12 – Michel Auger, politician (b.1830)
- October 7 – William Thomas Pipes, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1850)
- October 27 – James William Bain, politician (b.1838)
- November 14 – Joshua Slocum, seaman, adventurer, writer, and first man to sail single-handedly around the world (b.1844)
- December 17 – George Cox, mayor of Ottawa (b.1834)
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^ Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. [criaw-icref.ca] Archived 2014-01-02 at the Wayback Machine