1920 – 1929

All events for 1920 – 1929
Loeffler refugee family settled at Edenbridge, Saskatchewan
1920

Migration to the Canadian Prairies begins at the end of the 19th century and peaks in the 1920s

French-Canadian migrants and French, Belgian and Swiss immigrants settle in Saskatchewan.
Cabinet Meeting, Privy Council Chamber, East Block. The Hons. P.J. Veniot is seating to the left.
1923

Pierre Veniot becomes Premier of New Brunswick

Pierre Veniot is New Brunswick’s first Acadian premier.
Théâtre Cercle Molière Logo
1925

The Cercle Molière theatre company makes its debut

Manitoba’s Cercle Molière is the oldest continuously running theatre company in Canada.
December 13, 1925

The Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta is founded

More than 400 people from all over Alberta lay the foundation for a new association.
October 22, 1926

The first meeting of the secret society of the Commandeurs de l’Ordre de Jacques-Cartier is held in Ontario

The society is a reflection of a certain amount of frustration among French Canadians who feel that their rights are being ignored.
Bilingual stamps in 1927
1927

The federal government introduces the first bilingual postage stamps

To mark the 60th anniversary of Confederation, Canada Post issues a series of five stamps.
1927

The Ontario government stops enforcing Regulation 17

Once again, French becomes the primary language of instruction in Franco-Ontarian schools.
Celebrations on July 1st 1927
July 1, 1927

Canada celebrates its 60th birthday, and linguistic duality takes centre stage

July 1, 1927, marks the biggest celebration of Confederation in Canada’s history, and the events organized by Ottawa are fully bilingual.