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1920s to 1930s

  • Branch Plants

    Branch Plants
    When: (exact date unknown) What: Branch Plants are copies of an American parent company branched in Canada that made the same things and can be titled 'Made in Canada'. Why: This way the parent company does not have to pay tariffs. How:Because American companies had more control over the market and needed a cheaper way to export goods to Canada they crated companies here. Who: American and Canadian companies Where:America and Canada
  • Statute of Westminister

    Statute of Westminister
    What: It stated that Canada was completely self governing and Britain could no longer make laws for them. Who: British Parliament Where: unknown Why: Canada and other Commonwealth countries wanted to make their own rules. How: It was signed by the British Government and they recommended the Balfour Report Law.
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    1920s to 1930s

  • Prohibtition

    When: (Specific date unknown) Who: The Government and Society What: Prohibition was the attempt to ban alcoholic beverages in Canada. This began in Prince Edward Island. Where: It first started in Prince Edward Island and then quickly spread to other provinces like Yukon and Newfoundland. Why: Prohibition occurred because people were coming back to the war and wanted to feel happy after such a horrible ordeal. How: Prohibition was composed by the Gov. to stop people from sneaking hooch into CND.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    What: It was an influenza virus that seemed harmless but quickly turned deadly. It was originally from China but was first found in Spain in May 1918. It killed between 30 to 50 thousand in Canada and 40 to 50 in the world. Who: The World How: The virus spread through shipping routes in different continents. It also was found in British trenches which quickly spread in the war. Why: Because of mutation of different viruses. Where: Mainly in Spain where 8 million were killed
  • Winnipeg General Strike

    Winnipeg General Strike
    What: It was strike in which thousands of workers in Winnipeg went on a strike from 15th of May-25th of June. Who: Canadian Workers Where:Calgary,Canada Why: Western leaders wanted to create one big union and when their plans with management fell through they called a strike. How:It was considered a post war labour unrest and things like Massive unemployment and inflation, the success of the Russian Revolution, a wave of strikes across Canada and rising Revolutionary Industrial Unionism aided it
  • Group of Seven

    Group of Seven
    Who: Franklin Carmichael, A.J. Casson, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald Tom Thomson, Fred Varley What:They were an organization of self- proclaimed artists. Where:Canada Why:They wanted to create art that was expressive and appealing unlike the usual ones seen. How:The painted pictures of the rugged Ontario Landscape.
  • Mackenzie King

    Mackenzie King
    Who: 10th Prime Minister When: December 29, 1921- June 28, 1926; September 25, 1926 - August 7, 1930; October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948 Where: Canada Why: Significant because all the things he created are still in use today. What: He created the old age pension in 1926, unemployment fund insurance in 1940, family allowances in 1944. Appointed first woman into senate.
  • Insulin

    When: (exact date unknown) What: Insulin is a hormone that was discovered in dogs which was used to treat diabetes. It was discovered October 20, 1920 but was not distributed until 2 yrs later. Who: Fredrick Banting and Charles Best How: Bating decided to isolate the hormone in animals because he realised that diabetics could not absorb starch and sugar into their bloodstream. Why:Diabetes was affecting millions and killing thousands of people but no one knew the origin or cure. Where:Canada
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    What:The Act banned all Chinese but students, business men and politicians from entering CND. During that time only 8 Chinese people were allowed in. The Chinese called it "Humiliation Day". Who: Canadians; Chinese Immigrants Where: Canada Why: Discrimination and xenophobia was very large in Canada after and during the war. How: Becacuse Canadians preferred British immigrants at that time.
  • Hockey Night In Canada

    Hockey Night In Canada
    When: (exact date unknown) What: It started in 1923 with one of the most famous sportscasters. it supposed aired on TV on November 12,1931. Who: Foster Hewitt Where: Canada Why:There was a need for someone to narrate the hockey games. How:He watched from the glass booth of the rink and reported over a telephone connected the radio for 30 years.
  • R.C.A.F.

    When: (exact date unknown) What: The Royal Canadian Air Force. Why: Most Canadian men who wanted to fly joined the British Airforce. How: The British decided to make a training camp in Canada. Where: Canada Who:Canadians
  • Person's Case

    Person's Case
    Who: The famous Five (Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy and Irene Parlby) Where:Canada Why:Women were not considered persons and the Famous Five opposed that. What:It was a report submitted to the Governor General that asked of women could become part of the senate under the British North American Act How:The act soon went to court for deliberation. Since that day the word person's meaning has expanded to include women.
  • "Black Tuesday"

    "Black Tuesday"
    What: Black Tuesday was a name given to the day the stock market crashed and everyone who had stocks lost everything. Who:Concentrated on Wall Street In New York Why: There is no specific reason but it is said that it happened becuase the stock market was not regulated. How: People purchased shares on credit. This was called Margin Buying. Where: Concentrated in New York, Wall Street
  • R.B.Bennett

    Who: Prime Minister of Canada from August 7, 1930, to October 23, 1935 What: He led Canada through the Great Depression, the creation of both the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board in 1935 and the creation of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission in 1932. Where: Canada Why: Because he led Canadians throughout a period of great turmoil. How: Through strong leadership and from conviction.
  • S.S.St. Louis

    S.S.St. Louis
    Who: Jews living in Germany. What: It was a ship that was captained by Captain Gustav Schroeder to carry Jews out of Germany. Why: After synagogues were destroyed in Kristallnacht, the Jews realized they should leave. How: They were to be transported to Cuba but ended up in other places as well. Where: Germany, Cuba, 181 could go to Holland, 224 to France, 228 to Great Britain, and 214 to Belgium