1832 in Canada

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Events from the year 1832 in Canada.


Federal government



Full date unknown

  • 7,800 French-Canadians are killed by the cholera epidemic – 3,800 in Quebec and 4,000 in Montreal. Meetings of French Canadians attribute the cholera to British immigrants, 52 000 having arrived in that same year.
  • The City of Montreal is incorporated. Heretofore an out-port of Quebec, it becomes a port of entry.
  • William Lyon Mackenzie leaves for England with 25,000 names on the petition advocating more powers for elected representatives, with little result. He is expelled from the Assembly and re-elected while away.
  • The Rideau Canal is opened after six years of construction.

Arts and literature




  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPISCONTENTSE1EP7CH1PA5LE.html The Carrick
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