|Ford Tempo is the Number One selling passenger car. Canadians purchased 48,975 of them during the calendar year.|
|NAFTA is the largest free-trade zone in the world.|
|du Maurier has long been the nation's favourite cigarette. This advert is from 1951.|
|Women may now serve as combat soldiers in the Canadian Forces.|
|Former Premier Peckford will publish his memoirs in 2012.|
|February – The 400th Tim Horton’s opens. This coffee shop is located in Halifax.|
|March 1: The Canadian Space Agency is created by Parliament. It will open its doors in 1990 in St. Hubert, Quebec.|
|An Air Ontario 24-1000 Felowship by Fokker.|
|Andre-Phillipe Gagnon is one of the nation's best known comedians.|
|This is the flag of the Fransaskois--Francophones who live in Saskatchewan.|
|The SkyDome and the CN Tower in the background.|
|VIA Rail serves eight provinces.|
|Her Majesty's new image was designed by Dora de Pédery-Hunt who lives in Toronto.|
|Trans-Canada Air was created by an act of Parliament in 1936. TCA became Air Canada in 1965.|
|A tanker plane drops water on a fire.|
July 31: Because the world never sleeps, CBC Newsworld take to the airwaves for the first time.
|The Honourable Michael Wilson was Finance Minister from 1984 to 1991.|
August 24: A team of Canadian and American scientists has discovered the cause of cystic fibrosis is a defective gene.
September 1: RDS, the French-language sports network, is launched on cable TV.
|The 14 victims at l'Ecole Polytechnique at l'Universite de Montreal.|
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