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1970 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1970. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.


Date Event
September 27 OECA goes on the air.
October 3 The 1970 Canadian Film Awards.
October 5 Coverage of the October Crisis begins airing on all the main networks.


Show Station Premiere Date
Here Come the Seventies CTV September 20
The Trouble with Tracy
The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour CBC Television
Adventures in Rainbow Country
This Land September 23
Drop-In September 28
Zut! October 17

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
People in Conflict CTV September 11
Strange Paradise CBC Television Unknown

Television shows



TV movies

This television-related list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2021)

Television stations


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
March 1 Edmonton, Alberta CBXFT 11 Radio-Canada (O&O) [1]
September 27 Toronto, Ontario CICA-TV 19 TVOntario [2]
Unknown Montreal, Quebec VOX 9 (cable-only) Independent This cable channel, now known as MATV, is a community channel serving the province of Quebec.
Varied locations Eastlink TV (cable-only) Independent Cable channel serving the Maritime Provinces and portions of northern Ontario

See also


  1. ^ “CBXFT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CICA-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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