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|Years:||1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930|
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Events from the year 1927 in Canada.
- Governor general – Freeman Freeman-Thomas
- Prime minister – William Lyon Mackenzie King
- Chief Justice – Francis Alexander Anglin (Ontario)
- Parliament – 16th
- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta – William Egbert
- Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia – Robert Randolph Bruce
- Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – Theodore Arthur Burrows
- Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick – William Frederick Todd
- Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – James Cranswick Tory
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – Henry Cockshutt (until January 12) then William Donald Ross
- Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island – Frank Richard Heartz
- Lieutenant Governor of Quebec – Narcisse Pérodeau
- Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan – Henry William Newlands
- Premier of Alberta – John Edward Brownlee
- Premier of British Columbia – John Oliver (until August 17) then John Duncan MacLean (from August 20)
- Premier of Manitoba – John Bracken
- Premier of New Brunswick – John Baxter
- Premier of Nova Scotia – Edgar Nelson Rhodes
- Premier of Ontario – George Howard Ferguson
- Premier of Prince Edward Island – James D. Stewart (until August 12) then Albert Charles Saunders
- Premier of Quebec – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
- Premier of Saskatchewan – James Garfield Gardiner
- January 5 – The National Museum of Canada is created.
- January 9 – 76 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Laurier Palace Theatre in Montreal.
- March 1 – The location of the boundary between Labrador and Quebec is settled by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, accepting the Dominion of Newfoundland's claim rather than Canada's.
- May 28 – The Old Age Pensions Act is introduced.
- July 1 – Confederation celebration marked by the first cross country radio broadcast.
- August 12 – Albert Saunders becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing James D. Stewart.
- August 17 – John Oliver, Premier of British Columbia, dies in office.
- August 20 – John Duncan MacLean becomes premier of British Columbia.
- September 21 – Ten Canadian Pacific Railway cars carrying a valuable cargo of silk goes off the rails near Yale, British Columbia. Five of the cars land in the Fraser River.
- October 11 – Richard Bedford Bennett, becomes leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
- February 14 – Conn Smythe takes control of the Toronto St. Patricks and renames them to the Toronto Maple Leafs
- March 28 – Ontario Hockey Association's Owen Sound Greys win their second Memorial Cup by defeating Thunder Bay Junior Hockey League's Port Arthur West Ends 2 game to 0. All games were played at Arena Gardens in Toronto
- April 13 – Ottawa Senators win their 11th and final Stanley Cup by defeating the Boston Bruins 2 game to 0 (with 2 ties). The deciding game was played at the Ottawa Auditorium
- November 26 – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers win their first Grey Cup by defeating the Hamilton Tigers 9 to 6 in the 15th Grey Cup played at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
- January 1
- January 4 – Paul Desmarais, financier
- January 6 – John W. Grace, first Privacy Commissioner of Canada (d.2009)
- January 10 – Gisele MacKenzie, singer (d.2003)
- January 17 – Stan Roberts, politician (d.1990)
- January 24 – Phyllis Lambert, architect and philanthropist
- January 25 – Gildas Molgat, politician (d.2001)
- January 28 – Sheila Finestone, politician and Senator (d.2009)
- January 29 – Lewis Urry, chemical engineer and inventor (d.2004)
- January 30 – Sterling Lyon, politician and 17th Premier of Manitoba (d.2010)
- February 11 – Sinclair Stevens, politician
- March 3 – William Kurelek, artist and writer (d.1977)
- March 9 – John Beckwith, composer, writer, pianist, teacher and administrator
- March 25 – Bill Barilko, ice hockey player (d.1951)
- March 27 – Eugène Philippe LaRocque, Roman Catholic priest (d. 2018)
- April 6 – E. K. Turner, businessman and educator (d. 2018)
- April 7 – Dorothy Knowles, artist
- April 8 – Lois Miriam Wilson, first female Moderator of the United Church of Canada and Senator
- April 25 – Frances Hyland, actress (d.2004)
- May 5 – Sylvia Fedoruk, scientist, curler and Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (d.2012)
- May 14 – Frank Miller, politician and 19th Premier of Ontario (d.2000)
- June 3 – George Hislop, gay activist (d.2005)
- June 17 – Jean Robert Beaulé, politician
- June 24 – Fernand Dumont, sociologist, philosopher, theologian and poet (d.1997)
- June 26 – Robert Kroetsch, novelist, poet and non-fiction writer (d.2011)
- July 20 – Jack Horner, politician and Minister (d.2004)
- August 17 – John Alan Beesley, diplomat and civil servant (d.2009)
- September 1 – Chuck Dalton, basketball player, member of Olympic team (1952) (d.2013)
- September 7 – Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- October 3 – Kenojuak Ashevak, artist (d.2013)
- October 14 – Elmer Iseler, choir conductor and choral editor (d.1998)
- November 3 – Harrison McCain, businessman (d.2004)
- November 8 – Peter Munk, businessman and philanthropist
- November 10 – Joyce Trimmer, politician and first female mayor of Scarborough, Ontario (d.2008)
- November 18 – Knowlton Nash, journalist, author and television news anchor (d.2014)
- November 26 – Ernie Coombs, children's entertainer Mr. Dressup (d.2001)
- December 7 – Grant Strate, dancer, choreographer and academic
- December 18 – Roméo LeBlanc, politician and 25th Governor General of Canada (d.2009)
- December 24 – Geoffrey Pearson, diplomat (d.2008)
- January 24 – Agnes Maule Machar, author (b.1837)
- February 10 – James Kidd Flemming, businessman, politician and 13th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1868)
- March 8 – James Fisher, politician (b.1840)
- March 16 – Robert Bond, politician and Prime Minister of Newfoundland (b.1857)
- March 30 – Charles Hibbert Tupper, politician (b.1855)
- June 3 – Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor General of Canada (b.1845)
- June 7 – Edmund James Flynn, politician and Premier of Quebec (b.1847)
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