1905 in Canada

Events from the year 1905 in Canada.

Years in Canada: 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
Years: 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908



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Historical DocumentsEdit

Creation of provinces Saskatchewan and Alberta: details and Prime Minister Laurier's announcement[1]

Call for Calgary to become Alberta capital[2]

House of Commons committee chair has idea for local telephone services housed in post offices and provided and taxed by municipalities[3]

Socialist Party brochure for Ontario election, with party platform[4]

Mounties report to Ottawa on dance halls and prostitution in Dawson City, Yukon[5]

McGill University principal addresses Canadian Club on role of university in commerce[6]

Description of Peterborough Lift Lock on Trent Canal in Ontario[7]


  1. ^ "Two Provinces Created For The West[....]," Saskatoon Phoenix (February 24, 1905), pg. 1. Accessed 27 January 2020 http://library2.usask.ca/sni/stories/beg11.html Archived 2011-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Mass Meeting Tonight," Daily Herald (February 1, 1905). Accessed 27 January 2020 https://web.archive.org/web/20190123192639/https://folklore.library.ualberta.ca/dspCitation.cfm?ID=136
  3. ^ "Inquiry into the Various Telephone Systems in Operation in Canada and Elsewhere" (March 20, 1905), Proceedings of the Select Committee on Telephone Systems; Vol. I, pgs. 2-3. Accessed 9 October 2020 https://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oop.com_HOC_1001_1_1/70?r=0&s=1
  4. ^ "Ontario Election Campaign;[...]The Socialist Party to Toronto Workingmen" Accessed 27 January 2020 http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMDC-OHQ-EPHE-C-W-146&R=DC-OHQ-EPHE-C-W-146
  5. ^ "Letter from[...]Royal Northwest Mounted Police, Yukon Territory to[...]Ministor of Interior" Accessed 27 January 2020 https://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/Website/Classroom%20Materials/Curriculum%20Packets/Klondike/Documents/53.html
  6. ^ W. Peterson, Canadian Essays and Addresses (1915), pgs. 253-66. Accessed 27 January 2020 https://archive.org/stream/canadianessaysad00peteuoft#page/252/mode/2up
  7. ^ "Short Description of the Hydraulic Lock at Peterboro [sic], Ont." (January 14, 1905). Accessed 30 January 2020 http://digitalcollections.trentu.ca/exhibits/birdsall-rogers/zrmdesc.htm