2016 in Canada

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2016
in
Canada

Decades:
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Events from the year 2016 in Canada.

Incumbents

Crown

Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant Governors

Premiers

Territorial governments

Commissioners

Premiers

Events

January

February

  • February 17 - The Montreal newspaper La Presse publishes an interview with a man who reports that influential film director Claude Jutra began sexually abusing him at the age of six, corroborating more limited allegations of pedophilia against Jutra in Yves Lever's newly published biography of the director.[5] Despite having urged caution upon the initial reports, numerous organizations and governments respond to the new interview by announcing plans to remove Jutra's name from various events and geographic sites named in his honour, including Québec Cinéma's Prix Jutra film awards, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's Claude Jutra Award, and numerous streets and public parks throughout Quebec.[6]

March

  • March 14 - Two Canadian soldiers are injured when a 27-year-old man walks into a Canadian Forces recruiting centre and stabs them. A third person was injured when eight soldiers fought and subdued the assailant.

April

May

June

  • June 28 - A huge explosion completely destroys a house and damages 24 others in Mississauga, Ontario. At least one person is dead and 13 others are injured, according to Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services. Thousands of residents are forced to evacuate and many spend the night at a local community shelter[9]

July

  • July 29 - A caravan of motorcycles wrecked in a chain reaction crash after attempting to pass an RV that was making a left turn. One of the riders was killed and at least nine were injured. The wreck happened near Edmundston, New Brunswick.

September

  • September 9–14 dogs died in a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan kennel after a thermostat or HVAC failure heated a boarding room to 37 C overnight.
  • September 15 - Mylan Hicks, a member of the Calgary Stampeders, dies after getting shot outside a Calgary nightclub.

November


Sport

Deaths in 2016

January

February

March

June

July

August

September

October

  • October 1 – Daphne Odjig, 97, Canadian First Nations artist
  • October 2 – Hanna Zora, 77, Iraqi-born Iranian-Canadian Chaldean Catholic hierarch, Archbishop of Ahwaz (1974–2011) and Mar Addai of Toronto (2011–2014).
  • October 3 – Isobel Finnerty, 86, Canadian politician, senator (1999–2005).
  • October 4 –
    • Hso Khan Pha, 78, Burmese-born Canadian geologist and exiled prince of Yawnghwe.
    • Jim Parrott, 74, Canadian politician, MLA for Fundy-River Valley (2010–2014).
    • Bing Thom, 75, Hong Kong–born Canadian architect, brain aneurysm.
  • October 13 – Jim Prentice, 60, politician, Premier of Alberta 2014–2015 (b. 1956).
  • October 18 – Fred Roots, 93, polar explorer and environmentalist (b. 1923).
  • October 20 – Henry J. M. Barnett, CC, 94, physician, stroke researcher (b. 1922).

November

December

See also

References

  1. ^ Husser, Amy (January 10, 2016). "Ontario's Nipigon River bridge fails, severing Trans-Canada Highway". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Trudeau picks close allies as ambassadors to U.S. and UN". The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Zika virus cases brought back to Canada are few, health officials say". CBC News. CBC Radio Canada. January 28, 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ "5 men from Alberta killed in apparent human-triggered avalanche near McBride, BC". Global News. Global News. January 29, 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Claude Jutra, Quebec movie director, accused of sex with young boys". Global News, February 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Claude Jutra's name to be pulled from Quebec film awards". Ottawa Citizen, February 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Kirkup, Kristy (10 April 2016). "NDP rejects Mulcair as leader, votes in support of holding leadership race". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ Wherry, Aaron (April 10, 2016). "NDP votes in favour of holding new leadership race". CBC News. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  9. ^ (CBC News) (CP24)
  10. ^ Rogers, Sarah (4 February 2016). "Grieving Nunavik community uses radio to talk about suicide". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
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