1878 in Canada

Events from the year 1878 in Canada.

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Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
Years: 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881



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Ernest Charles Drury

January to JuneEdit

July to DecemberEdit


Historical documentsEdit

J.A. Macdonald's speech about the dismissal of Quebec's government by its lieutenant-governor[1]

Hudson's Bay Company policy change causes Indigenous people to starve in the Sept-Îles, Que. area[2]

Editorial foresees great immigration as Winnipeg inaugurates regular train service[3]

Arrivals in Manitoba find the good land is "taken" and freight and other costs are exorbitant[4]

First apples and pears arrive in Battleford, causing homesickness[5]


  1. ^ The Quebec Constitutional Question; Speech by the Rt. Hon. Sir John Macdonald. Accessed 17 September 2018
  2. ^ Report by the Commissioner of Marine and Fisheries on the Condition of the Indians of the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River near Mingan (1878). Accessed 17 September 2018
  3. ^ First Train Reaches Winnipeg Manitoba Free Press (December 9, 1878). Accessed 17 September 2018
  4. ^ Harris H. Barnes, Journal of a Trip to Manitoba and Back, June and July, 1878 (1879), pgs. 12-14. Accessed 17 September 2018
  5. ^ Saskatchewan Herald, Stories of the Old Times from the "Saskatchewan Herald" Files (Battleford, Sask.: Mrs J.C. DeGear, 1951), pg. 21. Accessed 17 September 2018