2000: A child and three adults die in Walkerton, Ontario, after the town’s drinking water is tainted with lethal strain of e-coli bacterium. A provincial inquiry blames the disaster on two town water officials and provincial spending cuts.
1991: President George Bush gets the U.S. Senate to approve ‘fast track’ talks for North American Free Trade Accord.
1932: The foundations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) are established when the federal government passes a bill taking over the CNR’s network of radio stations used to broadcast programming to riders aboard its passenger trains. The bill also sets up the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC), which later becomes the CBC.