1989 in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1989.

List of years in Canadian television


Date Event
January 3 Children's animated series Babar based on the books by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff makes its debut on CBC Television.
March 12 The last new Wayne and Shuster special airs after 31 years. Reruns of the show would continue to air on CBC Television for years after the final special.
Juno Awards of 1989
March 17 Unionized employees of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation embark on a strike.[1]
March 22 10th Genie Awards[2]
May 5 Babar has been sold to Singapore with the series being broadcast on Channel 5 at 6:30pm.
July 31 CBC Newsworld Canada's first all-news channel launches. Its French counterpart Réseau de l'information would launch 6 years later.
December 5 1989 Gemini Awards[3]


Show Station Premiere Date
Babar CBC Television January 3
Jackpot Global September 18
Talkabout CBC Television
Degrassi High CBC Television November 6
Fashion File Unknown
The Kids in the Hall

Ending this yearEdit

Show Station Cancelled
Night Heat CTV January 5
Degrassi Junior High CBC Television March 6
Definition CTV March 10
Learning the Ropes March 31

Television showsEdit





TV moviesEdit


  1. ^ "CBC strikers protest bid to telecast game with non-union staff". Toronto Star, March 19, 1989.
  2. ^ "Dead Ringers tops at Genies". Montreal Gazette, March 23, 1989.
  3. ^ "Gemini show short on all but the bodies". Vancouver Sun, December 6, 1989.

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