Golden Twenties. Across North America. Urbanization New role of women Prohibition Men returning . Canada in the 20’s ( Unit 3 – Page 84). 1920 – A Federal sales tax of 1 % was imposed Feb 26,1920- The Indian Act was amended to give Canadian Indians the right to vote.
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Letter to the Editor
When Writing Remember :
For twenty years, my family has lived and helped sustain Canada. I dear say we have made this great country what it is today. I find it distasteful the way the government allowed jobs that should be reserved for Canadian men to be taken over by foreigners who know nothing about the labours of this country.....
Canada & Her People
Exploring How To Write Letter stothe Editor
Farmers in the Maritime have to barter with storekeepers for basic necessities.
How do the farmers feel about the migration into the city?
How do farmers feel about the expenses placed on their crops?
Consider how the minority were encouraged to come to Canada to work and compared their first thoughts with their thoughts after experiencing discrimination.
Explore and comment on minority groups that are forced to learn the culture of the European Canadian (First Nations People).
Think about the fact that the visible minority are mainly the working poor; what does that mean? How do these individual feel about other groups in the community? ( Chinese, Indians, African Canadians )
Comment on the sudden surge of people into the city.
Respond to the complaint from Maritime workers that the upper/middle class aren’t sensitive to their issues.
Reflect on what would be important to this group of people and how others in the society are affecting that.
Comment on the sudden opportunity to work.
Reflect on where the workers may have come from ( other places in Canada or around the world) and why they moved.
Compare the living standards of the workers with other groups in or out of the city.
Think about what these workers desire and how they plan to obtain those things.
The Great Depression
The Stock Market Crash
Roots of the Depression
Effects of the Depression on Canada