Government of New Brunswick

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police assume provincial policing of New Brunswick.


PANB P14/58

March 27, 1632 Isaac de Razilly is placed in charge of the Company of New France at Port Royal, and is later appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Acadia. This throws into doubt Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tour's appointment as commander of Acadia.
March 27, 1855 The Liquor Prohibition Bill is passed in the Legislative Assembly. This unpopular law takes effect January 1, 1856 and is repealed six months later, after Tilley's "Smasher Government" loses the provincial election.
March 27, 1845 Albert County is established out of Westmorland County, with Hopewell as the Shire Town.
March 28, 1766 Michael Francklin, merchant-policitian , is appointed lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia (including present-day New Brunswick).
March 28, 1888 By an Act of the Legislature, Robert Coll is given authority to provide electricity to light the Town of Newcastle.
March 29, 1929 CFBO Radio in Saint John hosts Don Messer's first broadcast with a group known as "The New Brunswick Lumberjacks".
March 29, 1867 The British North America Act, uniting the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into one Dominion of Canada, receives Royal Assent in London (England).
March 29, 1632 Under the terms of the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, England agrees to return Acadia and New France (Québec) to France.
March 30, 1848 The City of Fredericton is incorporated.
March 30, 1894 The Women's Enfranchisement Association of New Brunswick is organized in Saint John, under the presidency of Sarah Manning.
March 31, 1954 Atlantic Canada's first television station, CHSJ in Saint John, completes its first month of broadcasting.
March 31, 1893 New Brunswick's first electric trolley cars appear on the streets of Saint John.
March 31, 1831 Carleton County is established out of York County, with Woodstock as the Shire Town.
March 31, 1960 Aboriginal people in Canada are first permitted to vote in federal elections.
March 31, 1831 An Act is passed by the House of Assembly to regulate the size and weight of bread being sold in the towns of Newcastle and Chatham.
March 31, 1900 The Collège du Sacré-Coeur in Caraquet is incorporated as a university, with the Reverends Prosper LeBastard, Joseph Haquin, Edward Travert and Joseph Dreau as directors.
April 1, 1901 Canada's population is counted at 5,371,315, with the three Maritime Provinces dropping to a combined total of just under 17 percent.
April 1, 1980 Radio-Canada in Moncton announces that Sugarloaf Mountain, a long dormant volcano for hundreds of millions of years, is suddenly erupting. Many in the region become alarmed – before they realize that it is only an April Fool’s joke !
April 1, 1942 Gas rationing begins throughout the Maritimes to conserve gasoline for the war effort. Ration books are used for non-essential vehicles, and before the year is out butter is also rationed.
April 1, 1932 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police assume provincial policing of New Brunswick.
April 1 APRIL FOOL'S DAY
April 1, 1951 Canada's postal service is reduced to home mail deliveries of only once per day.