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This week in Canadian pop culture history: Queen Elizabeth II’s birth, Sun News Network launch

April 17 Lester B. PearsonNational Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada 1967Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced the creation of the Order of Canada. 1998The mega-banks that never were: Three months after the Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal announced plans to merge, Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced […]

Photo: Alex Gulbord, 2014, CC 2.0

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Dec. 25

A list of all of notable Canadian pop culture events on Christmas day

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 29

1929 The Toronto Stock Exchange suffers huge losses as the New York stock market almost entirely collapses. “Black Tuesday” begins the U.S. “Great Depression” and critically affects Canadian trade as one-third of the economy is dependent on exports. 1967 The Montreal Expo ’67 closes with total attendance of more than 50 million visitors. 1998 The […]

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 13

1984 The “Challenger” lands at Cape Canaveral, Florida and during the eight-day mission, Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian to fly in space. 1986 Vancouver’s Expo ’86 closes after 172 days, drawing 22 million people to the event. 1992 Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje becomes the first Canadian to win the Booker […]