1898 in Canada

Events from the year 1898 in Canada.

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Theodore Davie
Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau

Historical DocumentsEdit

Federal plebiscite on prohibition finds apathetic electorate (compared to general election turnout) delivers small majority in favour[1]

Touring U.S. farmers find paradise of meadows, prairies and woodlands in Saskatchewan [2]

Questionable building standards lead to fatal collapse of city hall floor in London, Ontario [3]

Scandinavian newspaper correspondent describes Chilkoot Pass avalanche disaster [4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Samuel E. St. O. Chapleau, "Report on the Prohibition Plebiscite Held on the 29th Day of September 1898" (January 2, 1899), Sessional Papers, Volume 14, Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament, pgs. vi, viii and x (pages interspersed with text in French). Accessed 4 October 2020 https://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.9_08052_33_14/33?r=0&s=1
  2. ^ Department of the Interior, Reports of United States Delegates on Western Canada (1898), pgs. 9-12. Accessed 21 December 2019 http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2387/11.html
  3. ^ "The London Building Disaster," The Canadian Architect and Builder, Vol. XI, Issue 1 (January 1898), pg. 2. Accessed 21 December 2019 http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/cab/Volume%2011/Issue%201/v11n1p2.gif
  4. ^ C.A. Clausen, "IV. Dreadful Catastrophe in Sheep Camp," Life in the Klondike and Alaska Gold Fields, Norwegian-American Studies and Records 16 (1950). Accessed 21 December 2019 http://nabo.nb.no/trip?_b=EMITEKST&urn=%22URN:NBN:no-nb_emidata_1245%22