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1988 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1988.


Date Event
February 20 9th Genie Awards.
1988 Gemini Awards.
The 1988 Winter Olympics which were hosted in Calgary aired on all the CTV stations for two weeks.
May 1 Peter Mansbridge takes over as anchor and chief correspondent for The National. He replaces Knowlton Nash who had held the job since 1978.
September 1 A number of new channels launch including Family Channel, MétéoMédia, TV5, VisionTV, VRAK.TV, The Weather Network, and YTV.
September 5 CIHF-TV launches. It launched as an independent station and would remain that until 1997 when it would join the Global system and be branded Global Maritimes, then renamed to Global Halifax in 2013.


Show Station Premiere Date
Adrienne Clarkson Presents CBC Television January 3
Just for Laughs
Mount Royal CTV
My Secret Identity September 1
Learning The Ropes September 16
Electric Circus City September 18

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
Adderly Global March 9
Check it Out! CTV April 1
Mount Royal May 24
City Lights Citytv Unknown
Blizzard Island CBC Television

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
June 28 Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec CFTF-TV TQS [1]
September 5 Saint John, New Brunswick CIHT-TV-2 12 Independent [2]

See also


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

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