Canada at the 1930 British Empire Games was abbreviated CAN.
Melville Marks (Bobby) Robinson of Canada had been asked to organise the inaugural British Empire Games in 1928.
At these first Games, Canada won 54 medals against England's 61.
Newfoundland competed separately at the 1930 British Empire Games, but did not win any medals. Newfoundland also sent a team to the 1934 British Empire Games, but from 1938 has competed as part of Canada.
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