Treaty Number 2 was concluded with Chippewa of Manitoba, who ceded land from the mouth of Winnipeg River to the northern shores of Lake Manitoba across the Assiniboine River to the United States frontier.
1999Glen Clark Resigns
BC premier Glen Clark resigned one day after it was revealed that he was under investigation for exerting political influence to advance a friend's application for a casino licence. He was later cleared of all charges.
1860Birth of Aylesworth Perry
Police officer Aylesworth Perry, who, as commissioner of the NWMP, transformed the police from a romantic frontier force into a modern national police force, was born at Violet, Ont.
1923Birth of Robert Stewart
Scientist Robert Stewart, who is known internationally for original work in turbulence, oceanography and meteorology, was born at Smoky Lk, Alta.
1928Tolmie Premier of BC
The Conservatives won the BC provincial election, with Simon Fraser Tolmie becoming the 21st premier.
1999Justice Lamer Retires
Chief Justice Antonio Lamer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court of Canada, effective January 7, 2000.
1624Champlain Leaves Québec
With construction of a new habitation well underway, Champlain left Québec with his wife, who would not to return. He landed at Dieppe, France in October.
2013First Female Aboriginal Person Named Commanding Officer in the RCMP
Chief Superintendent Brenda Butterworth-Carr became the first female Aboriginal commanding officer to lead an RCMP division. She had served previously in Yukon, British Columbia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan in many positions, including as First Nations policing coordinator.
1875Death of George Coles
Politician George Coles died in Charlottetown, PEI. Known as a feisty character, Coles is said to have dueled with fellow Father of Confederation Edward Palmer, and was convicted of assault. While in the provincial government, he spent a month in custody, refusing to withdraw a statement made in the Assembly.