1900 in Canada
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Events from the year 1900 in Canada.
- Governor General – Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto
- Prime Minister – Wilfrid Laurier
- Chief Justice – Samuel Henry Strong (Ontario)
- Parliament – 8th (until 9 October)
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Thomas Robert McInnes (until June 21) then Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – James Colebrooke Patterson (until October 10) then Daniel Hunter McMillan
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – Jabez Bunting Snowball
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – Malachy Bowes Daly (until July 26) then Alfred Gilpin Jones
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Oliver Mowat
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Peter Adolphus McIntyre
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Louis-Amable Jetté
- Premier of British Columbia – Charles Augustus Semlin (until February 28) then Joseph Martin (February 28 to June 15) then Edward Gawler Prior
- Premier of Manitoba – Thomas Greenway (until January 10) then Hugh John Macdonald (January 10 to October 29) then Rodmond Roblin
- Premier of New Brunswick – Henry Emmerson (until August 31) then Lemuel John Tweedie
- Premier of Nova Scotia – George Henry Murray
- Premier of Ontario – George William Ross
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – Donald Farquharson
- Premier of Quebec – Félix-Gabriel Marchand (until October 8) then Simon-Napoléon Parent
- Lieutenant Governor of Keewatin – James Colebrooke Patterson (until October 10) then Daniel Hunter McMillan
- Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories – Amédée E. Forget
January to June
- January 8 – Hugh John Macdonald becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Thomas Greenway.
- February 18 – February 27 – Boer War: The Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry plays a decisive role in the Battle of Paardeberg.
- February 27 – Charles Semlin is dismissed as premier of British Columbia.
- February 28 – Joseph Martin becomes premier of British Columbia.
- March 16 – Boer War: Strathcona's Horse leave for South Africa.
- 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
- August 31 – Lemuel John Tweedie becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Henry Emmerson.
- September 25 – Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Premier of Quebec, dies in office.
- October 8 – Simon-Napoléon Parent becomes premier of Quebec.
- October 29 – Sir Rodmond Roblin becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Hugh John Macdonald.
- November 7
- December 6 – Alphonse Desjardins founds Mouvement Desjardins, the first credit union in North America.
Full date unknown
- -The federal government doubles the head tax on Chinese immigrants
- -The Canadian Tuberculosis Association meets for the first time
January to June
- January 1 – Sam Berger, lawyer, businessman and football player (d.1992)
- January 8 – Solon Earl Low, politician (d.1962)
- February 20 – Graham Spry, broadcasting pioneer, business executive, diplomat and socialist (d.1983)
- March 12 – David Croll, politician (d.1991)
- April 19 – Roland Michener, lawyer, politician, diplomat and Governor-General of Canada (d.1991)
- April 30 – David Manners, actor (d.1998)
- May 25 – Alain Grandbois, poet (d.1975)
- May 25 – Malcolm Norris, Métis leader (d.1967)
- May 29 – Antonio Talbot, politician (d.1980)
- June 3 – Gordon Sinclair, journalist, writer and commentator (d.1984)
- June 21 – Edward S. Rogers, Sr., inventor and radio pioneer (d.1939)
- July 23 – John Babcock, Canada's last surviving World War I veteran (d.2010)
July to December
- August 13 – Gordon Sparling, filmmaker (d.1994)
- September 6 – W. A. C. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia (d.1979)
- November 20 – Athole Shearer, actress (d.1985)
Full date unknown
- February 25 – Benjamin Pâquet, Roman Catholic priest and educationist (b.1832)
- March 1 – Frederick Carter, Premier of Newfoundland (b.1819)
- March 20 – George Hope Bertram, politician (b. 1847)
- August 4 – Marc-Aurèle Plamondon, lawyer, journalist, publisher, and judge (b.1823)
- August 11 – Georges-Isidore Barthe, lawyer, publisher, journalist and politician (b.1834)
- September 25 – Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author, notary, politician and 11th Premier of Quebec (b.1832)
- December 21 – Désiré Olivier Bourbeau, politician and merchant (b.1834)
- 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
- "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
- Report of the Ottawa and Hull Fire Relief Fund (1900), pgs. 3-8. Accessed 29 December 2019
- 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
- "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)
- "Thank You card, from the Citizens of Cape Town, Showing Table Bay, South Africa." Accessed 22 December 2019
- "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
- "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.")