Highlights/1919

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada history: May 15, 1919 – The labour dispute that shook Canada

Winnipeg General Strike For thousands of soldiers who had risked life and limb for their country during the First World War, the return to civilian life was frustrating. Finding a job was difficult with many factories now closed, bankruptcies common,» 

Economy, Politics, Society

History, May 15, 1919 the biggest general strike in Canada begins

May 15, 1919 was a Thursday. At 11;00 AM the western city of Winnipeg was paralysed as  between 20 and 30-thousand worked walked out in a general strike.  It had been brewing for months. When Canadian soldiers began returning home»