1930 in Canada

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Events from the year 1930 in Canada.



Federal government[edit]

Provincial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]


Territorial governments[edit]



Arts and literature[edit]



January to March[edit]

April to June[edit]

Jacques Parizeau

July to December[edit]

Maureen Forrester photo taken by Carl Van Vechten

Full date unknown[edit]

  • Ben Kerr, street performer, author, broadcaster, musician and perennial candidate (d.2005)


Emma Albani

Historical Documents[edit]

Constitutional amendment affects natural resources control, Indigenous peoples, parks etc. in Prairie provinces [1]

To reduce unemployment, B.C. MP wants limits on number of Japanese immigrants that are equal to those set for Europeans [2]

One Big Union organizes industrial wage workers in struggle with "those who possess and do not produce" [3]

Communist Party of Canada challenged by influence of ethnic "foreign language" organizations in its membership [4]

New Saskatchewan cancer commission will oversee education, diagnosis and treatment (with radiotherapy) [5]

Gov. Franklin Roosevelt says New York's residential hydro rates much higher than Ontario's because of private ownership of power supply [6]

School's history pageant praised for its "costumes, stage settings, music, character portrayal and general effectiveness" [7]

Young people's "Shan-a-mac" guide has romanticized stories and knowledge imitating Indigenous culture (and thus misappropriation) [8]

New to Canada, starlings inhabit barns and sing "wheezy bumptious versatile essays to the belles of the roof" [9]

Cartoon: influenza returns with "complications and accompanying ills" [10]

Photo: annual Procession of St. Anne, Chapel Island, Nova Scotia [11]

Photo: Chris and Mary Josephine Morris putting birchbark on Mi'kmaq wigwam frame [12]

Photo: Louisiana group at White House, en route to Grand-Pré for 175th anniversary of Acadian deportation [13]

Photo: blimp and bike we know you'll like [14]


  1. ^ Constitution Act, 1930 (July 10, 1930). Accessed 21 May 2020 https://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Canada/English/ca_1930.html
  2. ^ Alan Webster Neill, Unemployment Relief (September 11, 1930), House of Commons Debates, 17th Parliament, 1st Session: Vol. 1, pgs. 121-2. Accessed 20 May 2020 http://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oop.debates_HOC1701_01/131?r=0&s=1
  3. ^ "Constitution and By-Laws of the Winnipeg Central Labor Council; One Big Union; Preamble" (December 16, 1930). Accessed 22 May 2020 https://digitalcollections.lib.umanitoba.ca/islandora/object/uofm%3A2693573#page/1/mode/1up/
  4. ^ Tim Buck, "Report to the Comintern" (excerpts; January 23, 1930). Accessed 20 May 2020 http://www.socialisthistory.ca/Docs/StalBirth/BuckComintern1930.htm (scroll down to "general fight")
  5. ^ Letter of R.O. Davison to Minister of Health F.D. Munroe (December 31, 1930). Accessed 22 May 2020 http://digital.scaa.sk.ca/gallery/medicare/en_display.php?ref=en_cancer&max=13&dir=cancer&img=13
  6. ^ Franklin Roosevelt, Campaign Address (Excerpts), Syracuse, N.Y. (October 22, 1930), The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt; Volume One, pgs. 419-23. Accessed 20 May 2020 http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?cc=ppotpus;idno=4925052.1928.001;seq=471
  7. ^ "Canadian History Pageant Very Effectively Presented," The (Timmins, Ont.) Porcupine Advance, Vol XV, No. 10 (March 6, 1930), pg. 1. Accessed 22 May 2020 http://news.ourontario.ca/timmins/3456934/page/2
  8. ^ "Follow the Trail; For Young Folks of all ages[....] (copyright 1930, Manitoba Co-operative Conference). Accessed 22 May 2020 http://digital.scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy/permalink/24689
  9. ^ Adams-Biology Ed. [sic], "The New Blackbird; What Is to Be Our Attitude Toward the Starling?," The O.A.C. Review, Vol. XLII, No. 8 (Guelph, Ont., April 1930), pgs. 466-7, 504. Accessed 22 May 2020 https://archive.org/details/oacreviewvol42iss08/page/466/mode/2up
  10. ^ Arthur George Racey, "The Periodical Visit, We Have With Us Again." Accessed 22 May 2020 http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M2005.23.14
  11. ^ Frederick Johnson, "Procession of Saint Anne on Chapel Island" (1930). Accessed 24 May 2020 https://collections.si.edu/search/detail/ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-038-ref599
  12. ^ Frederick Johnson, "Construction of a Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Wigwam" (1930), Eskasoni Reserve, Nova Scotia. Accessed 24 May 2020 https://collections.si.edu/search/detail/ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-038-ref646
  13. ^ Schutz [sic], "Pilgrimage of Louisianians to Grand-Pré 1930" (August 16, 1930). Accessed 22 May 2020 http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/79-24-39
  14. ^ Nelson Newbergher, "G. Newbergher on Motorcycle and R-100 Dirigible, St. Hubert, 1930." Accessed 22 May 2020 http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/MP-1973.36.32