Pages From Canada’s Story: March 9th

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History

Here are some notable events that have occurred throughout Canada’s history on March 9th:

  • 1837: The Rebellion of 1837 begins as the Battle of Saint-Eustache takes place in Quebec. This was part of a series of rebellions against British rule in Canada that year.
  • 1861: The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) arrives in Canada for his first visit to the country.
  • 1942: The first convoy of Canadian troops departs for Europe during World War II.
  • 1962: The Trans-Canada Highway officially opens, connecting the country from coast to coast.
  • 1985: The Progressive Conservative government under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney introduces the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Parliament. The Charter became part of the Constitution Act, 1982.
  • 2005: The Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, comes into effect in Canada.