Statistics Canada released figures showing that the population of Canada had reached a record high of 30,750,000 by June 30, 2000.
Roy Romanow stepped down as premier of Saskatchewan.
1842First Reform Council
Robert Baldwin and Louis LaFontaine organized the first Reform executive council in Canada.
Bytown (the future Ottawa) grew from a campsite established by John By as a base for the construction of the Rideau Canal.
1613Champlain Promotes New France
Champlain left for France, where he remained until April 24, 1615 to promote the cause of New France.
1862Birth of John Bayne MacLean
Publisher John Bayne MacLean, who founded an array of magazines including the Financial Post, Farmer's Magazine, Mayfair, Chatelaine, and Maclean's, was born at Crieff, Canada W.
1953Freedom Road Completed
The Freedom Road (now Highway 20) linking the Bella Coola Valley to interior BC was completed.
2002Adams Climbs CN Tower
Six-time world champion wheelchair athlete Jeff Adams became the first person to climb to the top of the CN Tower in a wheelchair. He climbed the 1,776 steps to publicize the challenges of those with disabilities, and to encourage progress in “overcoming barriers, one step at a time.”
2006<i>Broue</i> Enters Guinness Records
The play Broue (Brew) won the Guinness Record for the longest running stage play with the same actors from its inception.