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Events from the year 1887 in Canada.
|Years in Canada:||1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890|
|Centuries:||18th century · 19th century · 20th century|
|Decades:||1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s|
|Years:||1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890|
- Governor General – Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice
- Prime Minister – John A. Macdonald
- Chief Justice – William Johnstone Ritchie (New Brunswick)
- Parliament – 5th (until 15 January) then 6th (from 13 April)
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Clement Francis Cornwall (until February 8) then Hugh Nelson
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Cox Aikins
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Samuel Leonard Tilley
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Matthew Henry Richey
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – John Beverley Robinson (until June 1) then Alexander Campbell
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Andrew Archibald Macdonald
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Louis-Rodrigue Masson (until October 4) then Auguste-Réal Angers
- Premier of British Columbia – William Smithe (until March 28) then Alexander Edmund Batson Davie (from April 1)
- Premier of Manitoba – John Norquay (until December 26) then David Howard Harrison
- Premier of New Brunswick – Andrew George Blair
- Premier of Nova Scotia – William Stevens Fielding
- Premier of Ontario – Oliver Mowat
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – William Wilfred Sullivan
- Premier of Quebec – John Jones Ross (until January 25) then Louis-Olivier Taillon (January 25 to January 27) then Honoré Mercier
- January 25 – Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon becomes premier of Quebec, replacing John Jones Ross.
- January 27 – Honoré Mercier becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon.
- February 22 – Federal election: Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives win a third consecutive majority.
- March 3 – The United States imposes the Fisheries Retaliation Act putting limits on Canadian fishermen and traders
- March 28 – William Smithe, Premier of British Columbia, dies in office.
- April 1 – Alexander Davie becomes premier of British Columbia.
- April 23 – McMaster University founded
- May 3 – 148 coal miners are killed in a mine explosion near Nanaimo, British Columbia
- June 7 – Wilfrid Laurier becomes leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
- December 3 – Saturday Night founded
- December 26 – David H. Harrison becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing John Norquay.
- The first premiers' conference is held at Quebec City, Quebec
January to JuneEdit
- January 21 – Georges Vézina, ice hockey player (d.1926)
- February 20 – Vincent Massey, lawyer, diplomat and Governor General of Canada (d.1967)
- February 25 – Andrew McNaughton, army officer, politician and diplomat (d.1966)
- April 13 – Gordon S. Fahrni, medical doctor (d.1995)
- May 21 – James Gladstone, first Status Indian to be appointed to the Senate of Canada (d.1971)
July to DecemberEdit
- July 4 – Tom Longboat, long-distance runner (d.1949)
- July 5 – Joseph Charles-Émile Trudeau, entrepreneur and father of Pierre Trudeau, who would later become Prime Minister of Canada (d.1935)
- September 17 – Georges Poulin, hockey player (d. 1971)
- October 8 – Huntley Gordon, actor (d.1956)
- October 14 – Frances Loring, sculptor (d.1968)
- December 20 – Walter Russell Shaw, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (d.1981)
- February 25 – Augustin-Magloire Blanchet, missionary (b.1797)
- March 28 – William Smithe, politician and 6th Premier of British Columbia (b.1842)
- May 4 – William Murdoch, poet (b.1823)
- May 8 – Sir William Young, Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1799)
- June 25 – Matthew Crooks Cameron, lawyer, judge and politician (b.1822)
- August 18 – John Palliser, explorer and geographer (b.1817)
- October 11 – Louis-Adélard Senécal, businessman and politician (b.1829)
- October 12 – William Annand, 2nd Premier of Nova Scotia (b.1808)
Statistical snapshot of Ontario, with note on reciprocity with U.S.
- "Second Report of the Select Committee of the Senate on the Existing Natural Food Products of the North-West Territories[....]," pgs. 4-5. Accessed 5 October 2020
- "The Natural Food Products of the North-West; Debate in the Senate[...]on the Report of the Committee[....]," pg. 2 Accessed 5 October 2020
- "To Land Hunters!" (May 12, 1887), University of British Columbia Library. Accessed 10 July 2022
- Archibald Blue, Resources and Progress of the Province of Ontario (1888). Accessed 10 October 2019
- "Phillips Thompson, Journalist, of Toronto, called and sworn" (November 28, 1887), Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada; Evidence, Ontario (1889), pgs. 98-100 Accessed 21 May 2020
- Ulric Barthe, Wilfrid Laurier on the Platform; Collection of the Principal Speeches[...] (1890), pg. 376 Accessed 19 October 2019