1936 in Canada

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Events from the year 1936 in Canada.



Federal government[edit]

Provincial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]


Territorial governments[edit]





January to March[edit]

April to June[edit]

July to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]


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Historical documents[edit]

Saying "I hate war," President Roosevelt seeks foreign and economic policies that will encourage peace[6]

Threatening embargo on Canadian liquor, U.S.A. demands back taxes and customs duties for liquor smuggled during Prohibition[7]

"Taxes are urgently needed" - Alberta's Two Rivers School District board cajoles ratepayers in arrears[8]

Seventy-year-old woman talks to enough of Yukon's 1,805 voters to be elected to House of Commons[9]

"Sterilization is proposed[...]as logical humane procedure to limit the reproduction of the mentally defective."[10]

Vancouver business groups testify that limiting employment of "orientals" on Canadian ships may curtail or cancel service[11]

Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir expresses his deep regret to King Edward VIII on his abdication[12]

"A commission of three cannot[...]execute policies" - House committee calls for corporation to replace Canadian Radio Commission[13]

"We in Canada are sound asleep in flying matters," says Air Vice-Marshall Billy Bishop[14]

Canadian Tuberculosis Association urges more clinics for Indigenous people, who suffer 30% of TB deaths in western Canada[15]

Youth organizations ranging from church groups to Young Communist League unite for reform at 1936 Youth Congress[16]

Stephen Leacock's views of travel writing and Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ont.[17]

Ralph J. Gleason praises Canadian hockey while covering college tournament for Columbia University student newspaper[18]

Setting new record for one-mile event, Canadian race walker wins in New York City[19]


  1. ^ "King George V | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  2. ^ Edward VIII, Broadcast after his abdication, 11 December 1936 (PDF), Official website of the British monarchy, archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2012, retrieved 1 May 2010
  3. ^ "King George VI | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  4. ^ "John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir: Biography on Undiscovered Scotland". www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Crucifix removed from National Assembly's Blue Room". CBC News. July 9, 2019. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  6. ^ Franklin Roosevelt, "Address at Chautauqua, New York, August 14, 1936," Development of United States Foreign Policy; Addresses and Messages of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1942), pgs. 11-15 Accessed 13 June 2020
  7. ^ United States Department of State, "Protests of the Canadian Government Against Certain Provisions of the Liquor Tax Bill; Settlement of United States Claims Against Canadian Distillers" Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers, 1936; Volume I, General, The British Commonwealth, pgs. 796-825. Accessed 11 June 2022
  8. ^ Two Rivers School District 3497 Minutes, 1936 pgs. 70, 71, 73, 75, 76. Accessed 11 June 2020
  9. ^ Martha Louise (Mrs. George) Black (as told to Elizabeth Bailey Price), "The Life I've Lived" Chatelaine (January 1936), pg. 14. Accessed 13 June 2020
  10. ^ William Hutton, "A Brief for Sterilization of the Feeble-Minded" (Second Edition, June 1936). Accessed 13 June 2020
  11. ^ "Minutes of Evidence" (March 13, 1936), [House] Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations, pg. 8 Accessed 26 October 2020
  12. ^ Note of John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, to Private Secretary, Buckingham Palace (December 10, 1936). Accessed 13 June 2020
  13. ^ "Third and Final Report" (May 26, 1936), Special Committee on the Canadian Radio Commission, pg. 784 Accessed 26 October 2020
  14. ^ W.A. Bishop, "What Aviation Means to Canada" (February 13, 1936), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses, pgs. 235-52. Accessed 13 June 2020
  15. ^ Canadian Press, "Aids Tubercular Indians; Canada Plans Traveling Clinics in Effort to Stem High Death Rate," New York Times (June 30, 1936). Accessed 14 June 2020 https://searchit.libraries.wsu.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=WSU_CDM5clipping%2F8680&context=L&vid=WSU (click on Link to Resource)
  16. ^ Tim Buck, "Chapter Nine; Canada's Youth Comes of Age," Thirty Years; 1922-1952; The Story of the Communist Movement in Canada (1952). Accessed 20 May 2020 http://collections.mun.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/radical/id/81602/rec/15 (scroll to Page 131)
  17. ^ Stephen Leacock, My Discovery of the West; A Discussion of East and West in Canada (1937), pgs. 1-14. Accessed 14 June 2020
  18. ^ Ralph J. Gleason, "Christmas Opportunity Hockey Has Everything; Look, Boys, at Canada" Columbia Daily Spectator, Vol. LIX, No. 59 (January 6, 1936), pg. 3. Accessed 14 June 2020
  19. ^ Daniel M. Friedman, "Let's Take a Walk; A Canadian Wizard; Venzke's Stock Booms" Columbia Daily Spectator, Vol. LIX, No. 73 (February 11, 1936), pg. 3. Accessed 14 June 2020