1921 in Canada

Events from the year 1921 in Canada.

Years in Canada: 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
Years: 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924



Federal governmentEdit

Provincial governmentsEdit

Lieutenant governorsEdit


Territorial governmentsEdit



Full date unknownEdit

Arts and literatureEdit

  • February 15 – The Capitol Theatre opened in Winnipeg.
  • March 12 – The Capitol Theatre, a lush 2,500 seat movie palace, opened on Vancouver's Granville Street.



January to MarchEdit

April to JuneEdit

July to DecemberEdit

Deanna Durbin on the cover of
Yank Magazine, January 1945

Full date unknownEdit


Arthur Sifton

See alsoEdit

Historical documentsEdit

Frederick Banting speaks on his research into separating life-saving insulin from pancreas's insulin-destroying secretion[5]

Former Indian agent says Kainai (Blood) cheated out of their land by "predatory leases"[6]

Witness testifies to House committee on proportional representation so that MPs "may represent the opinions of people rather than acres"[7]

Prime Minister Meighen rebuffs Opposition Leader Mackenzie King's attempt to advise on upcoming Imperial Conference[8]

Prime Minister Meighen on unity in diversity in Commonwealth of Nations[9]

"Dark, gloomy, and brutal, [with] a disrespect for law and order" - Nellie McClung says movies are moral menace[10]

Police reject pleas to bust exposed knees[11]

"Races have awakened intense interest" - Lunenburg fishing schooner Bluenose wins international race off Halifax[12]

Christmas celebration at rural Prairie school[13]

Franklin D. Roosevelt's family cottage on Campobello Island, N.B., preserved to last year he stayed there[14]


  1. ^ "Agnes Macphail: The first woman elected to Canada's House of Commons." Elections Canada. http://www.elections.ca/res/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=108&lang=e&frmPageSize=
  2. ^ "Some Significant Moments in Chinese-Canadian History". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan History". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  4. ^ "1921 – the History of Metropolitan Vancouver".
  5. ^ F.G. Banting, "Early Work on Insulin" Science, Vol. 85, No. 2217 (June 25, 1937), pgs. 594-6. Accessed 16 June 2020
  6. ^ R.N. Wilson, Our Betrayed Wards; A story of "Chicanery, Infidelity and the Prostitution of Trust" (1921). Accessed 15 April 2020
  7. ^ "Minutes of Evidence" Proceedings of the Special [House of Commons] Committee Appointed to Consider the Subject of Proportional Representation and the Subject of the Single Transferable or Preferential Vote (April 14, 1921 and after), pg. 7 and following. Accessed 10 April 2020
  8. ^ Arthur Meighen, Speech to House of Commons (April 27, 1921). Accessed 15 April 2020
  9. ^ Arthur Meighen, "Unity in Diversity" Overseas Addresses; June–July 1921, pgs. 51-8. Accessed 16 April 2020
  10. ^ "Control and Censorship of Moving Pictures under Department of Education" The Edmonton Journal, Vol. 17, No. 161 (January 24, 1921), pg. 14. Accessed 15 April 2020
  11. ^ "Women May Wear 'Em Short As They Like" (Ottawa, Jan. 22), The Edmonton Journal, Vol. 17, No. 160 (January 22, 1921), pg. 1. Accessed 15 April 2020
  12. ^ "The International Schooner Race" Appendix I, Sessional Papers; Second Session of the Fourteenth Parliament[...]; Volume 6 (1923), pg. 38. Accessed 18 April 2021
  13. ^ J.T.M. Anderson, "Christmas in 'Glory Hole'" The School; A Magazine Devoted to Elementary and Secondary Education, Volume X (Sept. 1921 - June 1922), pgs. 233-4. Accessed 16 April 2020
  14. ^ "The Road to Campobello," Roadside Adventures, Mountain Lake PBS, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Accessed 14 December 2019 https://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_113-719kdhk9 (click on Transcript Show; note: transcript not consistent with audio recording)