Historic Canadian Events Through 20s & 30s

  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    Who: The Spanish flu affected those who were young and healthy, opposed to those who are elderly and weak, which was very uncommon for an influenza disease. What: It was said to be the most deadliest disease in world history, killing 20-40 million people, more than the death toll of World War 1. Where: It spread all over the world, some countries had it worse than other. How:The Spanish Flu was discovered to be caused by the U.S vaccines.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition is the process of banning the production, importing, and tranportaion of liquor across the nation. Before this ban, people had been buying "bootleg booze" which was illegal liquor made and sold by bootleggers.
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    Historic Canadian Events Through the 20s & 30s

  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    The Winnipeg General Strike was said to be the greatest and most influential stike in Canadian history. A large number of immigrant workers has moved into the city and they wanted to improve the working and living conditions. Their ideas were not approved of by some, most of the wealthy British Canadians.On May 1st, the Building and Metal Trades Council voted to go on strike if they did not receive:
    1. Decent wages (85 cents per hour)
    2. An 8 hour working day
    3. The right to bargain collectively
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    Thr Group of Seven were a group of Canadian landscape painters formed in 1920. The group consisted of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley. Tom Thomson.
    The Group of Seven has held their first exhibition in May of 1920 at the Art Gellery of Ontario. The paintings and pictures that they had portrayed were of Canada's different aspects such as open land, rivers. lakes, and forests.
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King

    William Lyon Mackenzie King
    Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, and said the to the most dominant poltical figure throughout the 1920s to the 1940s. Born, William Lyon Mackenzie King, he became the head of office on December 29th, 1921, and held it until June 28th, 1926. Shortly after his departure, he became Prime Minister once again on September 25, 1926 to August 6, 1930; and once more from October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948.
  • Insulin

    On 1923, two Canadian medical scientists by the name of Sir Frederick Grant Banting and John James Rickard Macleod co- discovered of insulin. Insulin is a type of drug which helps with people with diabetes. For such an impressive discovery, both of the scientists were rewarded the Nobel Prize is Medicine.
  • RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)

    RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force)
    The RCAF was the air force for Canada from 1924 to 1968. After World War 1 was over, Britain commited Canada to the International Convention for Air Navigation, which stated that Canada should control air navigation within its borders.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Also known as the "the Great Crash", and the "Stock Market Crash of 1929", Black Tuesday was said to be largest, most devastating stock market crash in the history of America. Black Tuesday is also the reason for the economical slump for the next 10 years that affected the entire Western industrialized countries.
  • Persons Case

    Persons Case
    The Persons Case was first seen as the inequility of women in Canada. One women, Emily Murphy, wanted to see a trial with of a women getting accused of prostitution, but was rejected from the trial becasue they were "not fit for mixed company". This inraged Murphy and she began a petition where women were allowed to become judges and also had the Supreme Court of Alberta backing her up, but still couldn't convince the law. Over the years, she slowly convinced everyone that women had equal rights
  • R.B. Bennett

    R.B. Bennett
    Who: The 11th Prime Minister of Canada, R.B. Bennett
    When: From August 7, 1930, to October 23, 1935
    How: After Mackenzie King's infamous "5 Cent Speech" the citizens went from Liberal to Conservative
    Significant Fact: After his time as Prime Minister, he went to England, where he became the Right Honourable 1st Viscount Bennett.
  • Five Cent Speech

    Five Cent Speech
    Who:Prime Minister Mackenzie King
    What: A speech delivered by King which stated that he will not give even a nickel to those who loses their job. He also declared that he will not give money to provinces that do not have a Liberal government controlling them.
    Why: So Mackenzie King would continue on being the Prime Minister of Canada
    Significance: The "Five Cent Speech" would be the cause of the Liberal's fall in the office and the rise of the Consersative as R.B Bennett became Prime Minister.
  • Statute of Westminster

    Statute of Westminster
    The Statute of Westminster, an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on December 11, 1931, established legislative equality for the self-governing dominions of the British Empire and the United Kingdom. This proved to have great significance in Canada because it marked the effective legislative independence of tall the countries that was ruled under Great Britain or the United Kingdom
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    The New Deal, which was originally Franklin D Roosevelt's idea, was a series of economical programs thought to fight the Great Depression. It focused on the three "r"s: Recovery, Relief, and Reform. This would be adapted by Canada as well, for the Great Depression had hit them very harshly. R.B Bennett was the Prime Minister at the time and he knew his days are coming to an end so he promised more progressive taxation system, a maximum work week, and minimum wage.
  • On to Ottawa Trek

    On to Ottawa Trek
    On to Ottawa Trek was the journey of thousands of men fleaing from British Columbia relief camps and got onto freight trains that would go to Ottawa to protest to the government. As the train would move more and more eat, more and more men would join the Ottawa Trek. Unfortunately, they only got as far as Regina for they were halted by the Mounted Police and the journey for the Trekkers ended their without getting what they wanted from the government.
  • SS. St. Louis

    SS. St. Louis
    The SS. St Louis was a German oceain liner that was most noted for its journey on 1939, where it carried 937 German Jewish to Cuba but was denied entrance. Soon after, they set sail for Canada. The St. Louis was admitted to Canada on June 9th, after some persuading by a group of academics and clergy to Prime Minister William King.