1900 in Canada

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Events from the year 1900 in Canada.



Federal government[edit]

Provincial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]


Territorial governments[edit]


Lieutenant governors[edit]



January to June[edit]

Hull fire on April 26, 1900.
  • April 26 – Two-thirds of Hull, Quebec, is destroyed in a fire.
  • June 15 – James Dunsmuir becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Joseph Martin.

July to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]


January to June[edit]

John Babcock in 1920

July to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]


Historical Documents[edit]

Political cartoonist shows Canadian farmer's preference for Liberal over Conservative record [1]

After spreading fire destroys Ottawa power plant, House forced to adjourn as governments seek help from military and nearby cities[2]

Fire that destroyed much of Hull (Gatineau), Quebec, and part of Ottawa described[3]

Hartley Bay girl describes her time in Kitimat, B.C. boarding school[4]

Newspaper publishers' problems with costs and paper supply[5]

Cape Town thanks Imperial volunteer forces for their South African War service[6]

Saint John, New Brunswick program includes two women's military drill teams [7]

Whitefish, spuds and Klondikers: the news from Lesser Slave Lake, N.W.T.[8]


  1. ^ J.W. Bengough, "Swap?," John Wilson Bengough collection, Library and Archives Canada. Accessed 29 December 2019 http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item?id=e010958287_s1-v8 http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item?id=e010958287-v8
  2. ^ "The Fire in Hull and Ottawa" (April 26, 1900), Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons, Vol. LII, 4331-2. Accessed 4 July 2021
  3. ^ Report of the Ottawa and Hull Fire Relief Fund (1900), pgs. 3-8. Accessed 29 December 2019
  4. ^ Alice Bates (Nohsdahmtk), "A Home Girl's Letter" Na-Na-Kwa, or Dawn on the Northwest Coast, No. 10 (April 1900; unpaginated). Accessed 13 April 2020
  5. ^ "The Newspaper Situation in Canada," The Canadian Printer and Publisher, Vol. IX, No. 5 (May 1900), pgs. 1-3. Accessed 22 December 2019 https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/cpp%3ACPP190005 (turn to page 1)
  6. ^ "Thank You card, from the Citizens of Cape Town, Showing Table Bay, South Africa." Accessed 22 December 2019
  7. ^ "Military Entertainment in Aid of the Funds of the New Brunswick Portions of the Canadian Contingents Now Taking Part in the War in South Africa." Accessed 22 December 2019
  8. ^ "Report from Lesser Slave Lake," Edmonton Bulletin (January 1, 1900). Accessed 22 December 2019 http://explorenorth.com/library/weekly/aa010100a.htm (scroll down to "Edmonton Bulletin.")