1912 in Canada

Events from the year 1912 in Canada.

Years in Canada: 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
Years: 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915



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June Havoc in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

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Edward Blake

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Historical DocumentsEdit

Residential school principal advocates replacing it with day school to preserve family ties and love that staff cannot provide[1]

Appeal for justice from speaker who asks why Sikhs - British subjects - are discriminated against in Canada[2]

Advice to Ontario temperance campaigners on legislative, economic, criminal and personal aspects of liquor consumption[3]

Federal Liberal Party claims false arrest of party workers aided Conservative win in Manitoba by-election[4]

British architect and builder express importance of community over private interest in Calgary town planning[5]

"Cargo on the main deck was not secured" - Enquiry seeks reasons Cecilia L. wrecked when storm struck on Lake Saint-Louis[6]

Visitor sees huge change in Edmonton just six years after previous visit[7]

Careful preparation of straightaway at Calgary's Gridiron Motor Course results in world speed record claim[8]

Finding and preserving duckbilled dinosaur fossil near Drumheller, Alberta[9]


  1. ^ Letter of W. McWhinney (January 11, 1912), United Church of Canada Central Archives, in Denise Hildebrand, Staff Perspectives of the Aboriginal Residential School Experience: A Study of Four Presbyterian Schools, 1888-1923 pg. 112. Accessed 9 June 2021
  2. ^ Sundar Singh, "The Sikhs In Canada" The Empire Club of Canada Addresses, pgs. 112-16. Accessed 25 February 2020
  3. ^ F.S. Spence, The Campaign Manual; 1912 Edition Accessed 25 February 2020
  4. ^ Central Information Office of the Canadian Liberal Party, How the Macdonald By-Election Was Won; Read the Affidavits.... Publication No. 3. Accessed 25 February 2020
  5. ^ Thomas H. Mawson, "The City of The Plain And How To Make It Beautiful," and Henry Vivian, "How to Apply Town Planning to Calgary," Two Notable Addresses on Town Planning and Housing Accessed 25 February 2020
  6. ^ "Shifting Cargo Jammed Rudder" The (Montreal) Gazette (November 23, 1912). Accessed 8 May 2021
  7. ^ "Booming Edmonton," Edmonton Capital (May 24, 1912). Accessed 25 January 2020 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Robert+George+Brett%3A+%22We+shall+not+look+upon+his+like+again%22.-a0100807304 (scroll to bottom of article)
  8. ^ John B. Jeffery and C.E. Ferguson, "The Story of Barney Oldfield's Flight; August 10th, 1912." Accessed 25 February 2020
  9. ^ Charles H. Sternberg, Hunting Dinosaurs in the Bad Lands of the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada (1917), pgs. 43-8. Accessed 25 February 2020