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1988 in Canada
Events from the year 1988 in Canada.
- January 28 – Canada's abortion laws are repealed by the Supreme Court.
- March 19 – Jacques Parizeau becomes leader of the Parti Québécois.
- May – HMCS Halifax, the first Halifax-class frigate is launched in Saint John, New Brunswick.
- May 9 – Gary Filmon becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Howard Pawley.
- June 4 – The Canadian Heraldic Authority is established, with a mandate to grant armourial bearings to worthy Canadians and Canadian corporations. It is the first heraldic authority in the Commonwealth of Nations outside the United Kingdom.
- July 21 – The War Measures Act is replaced by the Emergencies Act.
- September 1 – Several new cable channels sign-on: YTV, VisionTV, Family, WeatherNow, MétéoMédia, TV5 Québec Canada.
- September 1 – All rail service is terminated in Newfoundland after CN Rail abandons its historic rail lines on the island operated by its Terra Transport subsidiary.
- September 22 – Prime Minister Brian Mulroney officially apologizes for the World War II internment of Japanese Canadians.
- November 1 – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is created.
- November 21 – In the federal election, Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservative Party wins a second majority government in an election fought over the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement.
- December 15 – The Supreme Court rules that the Quebec Charter of the French Language is unconstitutional.
- December 21 – The Quebec government reinstates the language laws using the notwithstanding clause.
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Arts and literature
- January 6 – Andrew Robinson, water polo player
- February 14 – Katie Boland, actress, writer, and producer
- February 27 – Dustin Jeffrey, hockey player
- April 29 – Jonathan Toews, hockey player
- May 3 – Kaya Turski, freestyle skier
- May 5 – Skye Sweetnam, singer-songwriter and actress
- May 9 – J. R. Fitzpatrick, race car driver
- May 18 – Ryan Cooley, actor
- May 26 – Kelly MacDonald, diver
- June 6 – Keshia Chanté, singer-songwriter, model, actress, and philanthropist
- June 7 – Michael Cera, actor
- June 18 – Yannick Riendeau, ice hockey player
- July 2 – Seanna Mitchell, swimmer
- July 6 – Mathieu Bois, swimmer
- July 12 – Melissa O'Neil, singer
- July 25 – Heather Marks, model
- July 29 – Emily Csikos, water polo player
- August 4 – Carly Foulkes, model and actress
- August 28 - Rosie MacLennan, trampoline gymnast
- September 24 – Kirsten Sweetland, triathlete
- September 26 – Lilly Singh, YouTuber, comedian and TV host
- November 8 – Jessica Lowndes, actress and singer-songwriter
- November 16 – Kier Maitland, swimmer
- November 22 – Reece Thompson, actor
- December 16 – Gael Mackie, artistic gymnast
Full date unknown
January to June
July to December
- July 4 – Donald MacLaren, World War I flying ace, businessman (born 1893)
- July 9 – Richard Spink Bowles, lawyer and Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (born 1912)
- August 8 – Félix Leclerc, folk singer, poet, writer, actor and political activist (born 1914)
- August 28 – Jean Marchand, trade unionist and politician (born 1918)
- September 8 – Joseph Algernon Pearce, astrophysicist (born 1893)
- September 25 – bpNichol, poet (b.1944)
- September 27 – George Grant, philosopher, teacher and political commentator (born 1918)
- October 15 – Victor Copps, politician and Mayor of Hamilton (born 1919)
- October 31 – Alfred Pellan, painter (born 1906)
- November 26 – John Dahmer, politician (born 1937)