June 26 - Air Canada DC-9 overruns runway in Toronto, 2 people die.
September 18 - Bennett Campbell becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Alex Campbell
October 5 - John Buchanan becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Gerald Regan
October 18 - Saskatchewan election: Allan Blakeney's NDP win a third consecutive majority
Supreme Court of Canada declares unilingual legislatures and courts unconstitutional
Chris Pearson becomes government leader of Yukon as responsible government is instituted
December 2 - Nelly Furtado, singer
April 13 - Jack Chambers, artist