It Happened in Canada

It Happened in Canada
Author(s) Gordon Johnston
Current status / schedule defunct
Genre(s) non-fiction, history

It Happened in Canada was a syndicated Canadian cartoon feature by Gordon Johnston that presented Canadian facts and achievements in a manner similar to Ripley's Believe It or Not!. As many as 65 newspapers in Canada carried the comic during its run from 1967 [1] to 1980s.[2][3] Some episodes featured relatively obscure details about Prime Ministers such as R. B. Bennett and John Diefenbaker.[4]


Several collections of the comic were published as books:[5]


  2. The Canadian Press (4 August 1983). "Gordon Johnston". The Globe and Mail. p. 9.
  3. Layng, Craig; Monet, Don. "Cartoons and Comic Strips". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  4. "Gordon Johnston fonds". Canadian Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  5. Library and Archives Canada, catalogue

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