1890 in Canada

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Events from the year 1890 in Canada.



Federal government[edit]

Provincial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]


Territorial governments[edit]

Lieutenant governors[edit]




January to June[edit]

Maurice Duplessis campaigning in the 1952 election

July to December[edit]


Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau in 1863

Historical Documents[edit]

Editorial tries to convince eastern Canadians to go west instead of south[1]

British Methodist Episcopal bishop steals hearts of Canadian Methodist conference participants (Note: racial stereotypes)[2]

Australians advised to avoid Canada's example of "disunion" as they consider federation[3]

British socialist newspaper decries "that venerable fraud and child kidnapper, Doctor Barnardo" shipping boys to Canada[4]

Victoria, B.C. Free Public Library has popular novels of Scott, Dickens, Trollope and Thackeray, and also Bulwer, Yonge, Braddon and Ouida[5]

Montreal impresaria brings Metropolitan Opera orchestra (featuring Victor Herbert) to play symphonic favourites[6]

Long neglected, foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is coming back into favour in gardens[7]


  1. ^ Edmonton Bulletin excerpt in The Regina Leader (January 28, 1890), pg. 4. Accessed 2 December 2019
  2. ^ S.J. Celestine Edwards, From Slavery to a Bishopric, or, The Life of Bishop Walter Hawkins(....) (1891), pgs. 156-8. Accessed 2 December 2019
  3. ^ Debates of the Federation Conference, 1890; Held in the Parliament House, Melbourne (February 11, 1890), pgs. 139-41. Accessed 2 December 2019
  4. ^ "Notes on News" The Commonweal; The Official Journal of the Socialist League, Vol. 6, No. 241 (August 23, 1890), pg. 267. Accessed 17 January 2021
  5. ^ "Catalogue of Books in the Free Public Library of Victoria City" pgs. 65-97. Accessed 11 July 2021
  6. ^ "Herr Anton Seidl and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera House, New York[....]" Accessed 28 May 2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_KzqIHf8ly5R0swbmV5ZnphOU0/view (scroll down to pg. 181)
  7. ^ Wilbur F. Lake, "The Foxglove as a Border Plant" The Canadian Horticulturist, Vol. XXXI, No. 1 (January 1890), pgs. 18-20. Accessed 20 March 2020