2005 in Canada

2005 in Canada
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Events from the year 2005 in Canada. This year was recognized, by Veterans Affairs Canada, as the Year of the Veteran.[1]

Contents

Incumbents

Events

January

February

  • February 1 - Ontario Progressive Conservative Party member Ernie Eves resigns from the Ontario legislature.
  • February 2 - Harjit Singh is deported to India.
  • February 6 - A group of Ontarians file a class action lawsuit against Agropur Cooperative after they became sick from chocolate milk tainted by a cleaning chemical.
  • February 8 - Controversial Toronto police chief Julian Fantino is appointed Ontario's new commissioner of emergency management.
  • February 8 - Edmonton police chief Fred Rayner is fired after news of a police sting targeting a journalist and the chair of the city's police board comes to light.
  • February 10 - Wal-Mart says it will close one of its stores in Jonquière, Quebec, just as its 200 workers are about to win the first-ever union contract from the world's largest retailer.
  • February 14 - The Canadian government signs a multi-billion dollar deal with Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia for offshore natural resource revenues.
  • February 18 - Quebec Premier Jean Charest shuffles his cabinet to improve his party's popularity.
  • February 22 - Canada rejects a proposed missile defence plan with the United States.
  • February 23 - The 2005 Canadian budget is presented.
  • February 25 - The Anglican Church of Canada is asked to voluntarily withdraw for the time being from the Anglican Consultative Council on account of the blessing of same-sex unions at six parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster.

March

April

  • April 1 - Thompson Rivers University is born from the merger of University College of the Cariboo and British Columbia Open University.
  • April 12 - Kelly Ellard is found guilty of second degree murder in the 1997 murder of Reena Virk.
  • April 13 - Neo-Nazi leader Wolfgang Droege, leader of the Heritage Front, is found shot dead in his apartment.
  • April 21 - Prime Minister Paul Martin and the leaders of the opposition address the nation separately on television on the subject of the sponsorship scandal and the possibility of a general election being called this spring.
  • April 26 - The Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party announce that they have come to an agreement in principle on the 2005 Canadian budget. This agreement is a move by the Liberals to avoid a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons, which would cause a general election to be called.
  • April 29 - Sean Eagan dies from a heart condition while climbing Mount Everest.

May

June

July

August

September

October to December

  • October 10 - Education strike begins in British Columbia closing down 40,000 schools, and turning down 600,000 students.
  • October 24 - Education strike ends in British Columbia exactly two weeks after the beginning of the strike.
  • October 26 - An evacuation of over 800 members of the Kashechewan First Nation by the Government of Ontario to Ottawa, Sudbury, and other communities in Ontario begins after E. coli is found in their water supply network.
  • November 24 - Opposition leader Stephen Harper moves a motion of no confidence in the government of Paul Martin
  • November 28 - The House of Commons passes a motion of no confidence in the government of Paul Martin
  • November 28 - 190 nations gather for the Montreal Climate Change Conference 2005 until December 9
  • November 29 - The governor general, on the advice of the prime minister, dissolves Parliament and calls a general election for January 23, 2006.
  • November 30 - A Montreal judge overturns the 14 conditions imposed on killer Karla Homolka.
  • December 26 - Seven people are shot and one girl killed in a shooting by two men on Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario

Arts and literature

Sport

Births

Deaths

January to March

April to June

July to September

James Doohan, 1997

October to December

References

  1. ^ "Year of the Veteran - 2005 - Veterans Affairs Canada". Veterans Affairs Canada. http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/youth/sub.cfm?source=feature/yearofveteran05. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 

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