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On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 29


The Toronto Stock Exchange suffers huge losses as the New York stock market almost entirely collapses. “Black Tuesday” begins the U.S. “Great Depression” and critically affects Canadian trade as one-third of the economy is dependent on exports.


The Montreal Expo ’67 closes with total attendance of more than 50 million visitors.


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) makes it compulsory for all cable companies to carry Quebec’s most popular French-language TV network, TVA. Through this order, the CRTC creates Canada’s second national French-language network.


A Vancouver coffee shop is the location for the world’s first Bitcoin ATM, which allows customers to trade cash for the online currency.

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