See also: 1877 in Canada, other events of 1878, 1879 in Canada and the Timeline of Canadian history.

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2 Births
3 Deaths


  • March 8 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Charles-Eugène de Boucherville
  • June 25 - George Walkem becomes premier of British Columbia for the second time, replacing Andrew Elliott
  • September 17 - Federal election: Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives win a majority, defeating Alexander Mackenzie's Liberals
  • October 16 - John Norquay becomes premier of Manitoba, replacing Robert Davis
  • October 17 - Sir John A. Macdonald becomes prime minister for the second time, replacing Alexander Mackenzie
  • October 22 - Simon Holmes becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Philip Hill
  • James Fraser becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing George King