1843 in Canada
Events from the year 1843 in Canada.
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- Governor General of the Province of Canada: Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham
- Governor of New Brunswick: William MacBean George Colebrooke
- Governor of Nova Scotia: Lucius Cary, 10th Viscount Falkland
- Civil Governor of Newfoundland: John Harvey
- Governor of Prince Edward Island: Henry Vere Huntley
- January 19 – Mount Allison University is founded.
- September 1 – First Prime Minister of Canada Sir John A. Macdonald marries Isabella Clark
- December 9 – Bishop's University is founded.
Full date unknownEdit
- Fort Victoria built by British to strengthen their claim to Vancouver Island.
- David Thompson sends a set of refined maps to London.
- Lord Metcalfe comes to Montreal.
- The Cornwall and Chambly Canals are opened.
- Survey of Boundary, between the U.S. and Canada, is begun.
- Grace Marks is controversially convicted of murder after her trial on November 3 and 4, 1843. The crime and trial will form the basis for Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace in 1996.
January to JuneEdit
- February 3 – William Cornelius Van Horne, pioneering railway executive (died 1915)
- February 10 – Jean Blanchet, politician (died 1908)
- March 16 – James Mitchell, politician and 7th Premier of New Brunswick (died 1897)
- May 2 – Elijah McCoy, inventor and engineer (died 1929)
- May 17 – Robert Beith, politician (died 1922)
- June 1 – David Howard Harrison, farmer, physician, politician and 6th Premier of Manitoba (died 1905)
July to DecemberEdit
- August 4 – Joseph-Guillaume Bossé, politician and lawyer (died 1908)
- September 30 – Samuel Barton Burdett, politician, lawyer and lecturer (died 1892)
- October 2 – James Whitney, politician and 6th Premier of Ontario (died 1914)
- October 25 – Thomas Simpson Sproule, politician and Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada (died 1917)
- December 3 – William Dillon Otter, soldier and first Canadian-born Chief of the General Staff (died 1929)
- December 6 – William Wilfred Sullivan, journalist, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (died 1920)
- "The Prime Ministers of Canada – John A. Macdonald Quickfacts". Archived from the original on 2007-04-15. Retrieved 2006-11-25.