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1925 in Canada

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Events from the year 1925 in Canada.



Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant governors


Territorial governments



  • February 5 – Post Office workers are brought under civil service regulations.
  • February 24 – The Lake of the Woods Treaty works out joint Canadian-American control of the Lake of the Woods.
  • April 13 – Women win the right to vote in Newfoundland.
  • May 28 – Roddick Gates unveiled in Montreal.
  • June 2 – 1925 Saskatchewan general election: Charles Dunning's Liberals win a sixth consecutive majority
  • June 10 – The United Church of Canada opens for services.
  • June 11 – Coal miner William Davis was killed by police in the culmination of a long Cape Breton Island strike.
  • June 23 – First ascent of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada.
  • June 26 – A strike of miners in Drumheller, Alberta ends in violent confrontations.
  • July 16 – Edgar Rhodes becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Ernest Armstrong.
  • September 14 – John Baxter becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Peter Veniot
  • October 29 – Federal election: Arthur Meighen's Conservatives win a plurality (116 seats), defeating Mackenzie King's Liberals (99 seats). However, King does not resign as prime minister; he will try to govern with a minority government with the support of smaller parties and independent MPs (30 seats)
  • November 23 – John Brownlee becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Charles Stewart
  • The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, later the Royal Canadian Legion, is formed by the amalgamation of several veterans' organizations, such as the Great War Veterans Association.
  • The federal divorce law was changed to allow a woman to divorce her husband on the same grounds that a man could divorce his wife – simple adultery. Before this, a woman had to prove adultery in conjunction with other acts such as "sodomy" or bestiality in order to initiate a divorce.[1]

Arts and literature



January to June

July to September

Oscar Peterson

October to December


January to June

July to December

See also



  1. ^ Moira Armour and Pat Stanton, Canadian Women in History: A Chronology (Toronto: Green Dragon Press, 1990)