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Bennett’s New Deal. Decision Time. In 1935 it was obvious that the Depression was a problem that would not go away soon Bennett needed to do something to save the country and his political career

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Bennett s new deal

Bennett’s New Deal


Decision time

Decision Time...

  • In 1935 it was obvious that the Depression was a problem that would not go away soon

  • Bennett needed to do something to save the country and his political career

  • Bennett had a very low public approval rating (not too mention the creation of new political parties)

  • Borrowed economic and social reforms from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal


Changes

Changes

  • Progressive taxation

  • A maximum work week

  • A minimum wage

  • Stronger regulations of working conditions

  • Unemployment insurance

  • Health and accident insurance

  • Revised old age pension

  • Agricultural support programs

  • Grain board (to regulate wheat prices)


Response

Response

  • Canadians did not respond well to Bennett’s proposed plan

  • The Liberal’s election call in 1935 was “King or Chaos”

  • On October 14, 1935 Bennett was defeated, and Mackenzie King became the new Prime Minister


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