2015 in Canada

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2015
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Events from the year 2015 in Canada.

Incumbents

Crown

Federal government

Governor General of Canada representative of the monarch of Canada

The Governor General of Canada is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The person of the sovereign is shared equally both with the 15 other Commonwealth realms and the 10 provinces of Canada, but resides predominantly in her oldest and most populous realm, the United Kingdom. The Queen, on the advice of her Canadian prime minister, appoints a governor general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties. The commission is for an unfixed period of time—known as serving at Her Majesty's pleasure—though five years is the normal convention. Beginning in 1959, it has also been traditional to rotate between anglophone and francophone incumbents—although many recent governors general have been bilingual. Once in office, the governor general maintains direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time.

David Johnston Governor General of Canada

David Lloyd Johnston is a Canadian academic, author, and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada from 2010 to 2017, the 28th since Canadian Confederation.

Prime Minister of Canada head of government for Canada

The Prime Minister of Canada is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and Canada's head of government. The current, and 23rd, Prime Minister of Canada is the Liberal Party's Justin Trudeau, following the 2015 Canadian federal election. Canadian prime ministers are styled as The Right Honourable, a privilege maintained for life.

Provincial governments

Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta viceregal representative in Alberta of the Canadian monarch

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is the viceregal representative in Alberta of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is appointed in the same manner as the other provincial viceroys in Canada and is similarly tasked with carrying out most of the monarch's constitutional and ceremonial duties. The present, and 18th, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is Lois Mitchell, who has served in the role since 12 June 2015.

Donald Ethell Lieutenant Governor-designate of Alberta

Donald Stewart Ethell is a retired Canadian Army colonel and was the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

Lois Elizabeth Mitchell is a Canadian businesswoman and philanthropist who is the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Her appointment as Lieutenant Governor was made by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, effective June 12, 2015. She is the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Alberta. A former teacher and founder of a consulting firm, Mitchell is also a longtime organizer of events and active volunteer in the Calgary community, along with her husband, Doug.

Premiers

Premier of Alberta first minister for the Canadian province of Alberta

The Premier of Alberta is the first minister for the Canadian province of Alberta. He or she is the province's head of government. The current Premier of Alberta is Rachel Notley, who was sworn in on May 24, 2015.

Jim Prentice Canadian politician

Peter Eric James Prentice was a Canadian politician who served as the 16th Premier of Alberta from 2014 to 2015. In the 2004 federal election he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada. He was re-elected in the 2006 federal election and appointed to the cabinet as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. Prentice was appointed Minister of Industry on August 14, 2007, and after the 2008 election became Minister of Environment on October 30, 2008. On November 4, 2010, Prentice announced his resignation from cabinet and as MP for Calgary Centre-North. After retiring from federal politics, he entered provincial politics in his home province of Alberta, and ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta to replace Alison Redford, who had resigned earlier that year. On September 6, 2014, he won the leadership election, becoming both the leader of the Progressive Conservatives and as such the Premier, as his party held a majority in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Rachel Notley 17th Premier of Alberta

Rachel Anne Notley is a Canadian politician and the 17th premier of Alberta, a position she has held since 2015. She is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Strathcona, and leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party. The daughter of former Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley, she was a lawyer before entering politics; she focused on labour law, with a specialty in workers' compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues.

Territorial governments

Commissioners

Commissioner of Yukon position

The Commissioner of Yukon is the representative of the Government of Canada in the Canadian federal territory of Yukon. The commissioner is appointed by the federal government and, in contrast to the Governor General of Canada or the Lieutenant Governors of the Canadian provinces, is not a viceroy and therefore not a direct representative of the Canadian monarch in the territory eo ipso.

Douglas George "Doug" Phillips is a Canadian businessman and politician and the former Commissioner of Yukon.

George Tuccaro was the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. He served in that position from May 12, 2010 until May 10, 2016.

Premiers

Premier of the Northwest Territories first minister for the Northwest Territories, Canada

The Premier of the Northwest Territories is the first minister for the Northwest Territories, Canada. He or she is the territory's head of government and de facto chief executive, although the powers of the office are considerably less than those of a provincial premier.

Bob McLeod (politician) 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories

Robert R. McLeod is a Canadian politician. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and the 12th premier of the Northwest Territories, having held that position since October 26, 2011.

The Premier of Nunavut is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The Premier is the territory's head of government and de facto chief executive, although their powers are somewhat smaller than those of a provincial premier.

Events

January to April

January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year. This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. It is also the first day of the first quarter of the year and the first half of the year.

Killarney, Calgary Neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta

Killarney, also known as Killarney/Glengarry, is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is bounded by 17th Avenue S.W. on the north, 37th Street S.W. on the west, Richmond Road S.W. on the south, and 25A Street S.W. on the east. It was named after Glengarry County, Ontario, as the place the first settlers originated from.

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year.

May to November

Sport

Arts and literature

Deaths in 2015

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Dickie Moore died December 19

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

October

November

December

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References

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  2. "Target workers feel left in the dark as stores close". CBC. 24 January 2015.
  3. "CN line reopened after train derailment". Vancouver Sun , February 19, 2015.
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  10. "ISIS mission: MPs pass motion to support extension". CBC News. 30 March 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
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  12. "ISIS mission: Canada conducts 1st airstrike in Syria". CBC News. 8 April 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  13. PEI election called for May 4, 2015
  14. Alberta election called for May 5, 2015
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  17. NL Votes 2015
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  19. "Terry Fallis wins second Leacock Medal for No Relation". Quill & Quire , April 30, 2015.
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  21. Former Augusta Lynx Coach Passes Away Archived 2015-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  22. Nachruf an einen lieben Trainer und Freund Archived 2015-01-16 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  23. Former New Brunswick lieutenant-governor dies
  24. Former North Star J.P. Parise dies at 73
  25. Former FLQ member Francis Simard dies at 67, according to a report
  26. Ted Harrison, famous for paintings of Canadian North, dies at 88
  27. Don Harron, Canadian entertainment icon, dead at 90
  28. Gordie Howe's brother Vic dies
  29. Former Habs coach Claude Ruel dies at 76
  30. Former NHL player Steve Montador found dead at his Mississauga home
  31. "Richard Butson, GC - obituary".
  32. Canadiens great Lach dies at 97
  33. Former Canadiens D St. Laurent passes away
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  35. "Montreal city councillor Domenico Moschella has died". Montreal Gazette , June 24, 2015.