Canada Between the Wars 1919- 1939. Closing of War Industries major effects such as high inflation, women returning to home, rising unemployment, increasing labour unrest Winnipeg General Strike 1919
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Closing of War Industries
major effects such as high inflation, women returning to home, rising unemployment, increasing labour unrest
Winnipeg General Strike 1919
30 000 workers went on strike (demanded .85 cents per hour, 8 hour day, right to collective bargaining)
Bloody Saturday; riots and violence led to 1 death and 30 injuries
Leaders arrested and sent to jail but more attention drawn to social and economic problems of workers
Prohibition & Bootlegging
ban of production, import and distribution of alcohol
Led to bootleg booze- smuggled alcohol and speakeasies
Massive epidemic after veterans returned home
Deadly strain killing up to 100 million people; 50 000 Canadians
Golden Age of Sports
PLAYING THE STOCKMARKET
STOCK MARKET CRASH!