History Timeline

  • Conscription 1

    Conscription 1
    Conscription in Canada during WW1 was a disliked process by many people. However, it was necessary for the government to put it into place or there wouldn’t have been enough soldiers willing to risk their life to fight in the war. The position that Canada was in during WW1, being under the control of the British, basically forced conscription into place. Moreover, this was not the only way that conscription got through into Canada.
  • Conscription 2

    Conscription 2
    There was the process of voting that took place by the people of the country that would decide whether it would be put into place or not. The different groups of people voted differently. For instance the women that had relatives fighting in the war voted yes as they wanted more support for the soldiers fighting for the country. For that same reason also voted the soldiers overseas as they needed the support.
  • Conscription 3

    Conscription 3
    However on the other hand, the people getting drafted into conscription voted no as they did not want to risk their life in fighting in a war. Conscription was passed and took place as the majority voted yes. The soldiers being drafted were not very pleased with the decision, but had to go with it.
  • The 1920's and1930's part 1

     The 1920's and1930's part 1
    Women’s experiences have changed to the better in the 1920-1930’s and started looking towards the positive side of the matters. First of all the situation got better because women already had the right to vote and they could work some jobs that men left behind while battling in the first World War. It got better in this time as 1 in every 5 women was now able to work outside of their homes and some could even continue on with the jobs that they worked previously like nurses or teachers,
  • The 1920's and 1930's part 2

    The 1920's and 1930's part 2
    Women where now allowed to play sports such as basketball and baseball. That proved that they could be equally as strong as men are. They also proved that they could do whatever a man thought they couldn’t be able to. All in all, womens situations have changed to the better since the 1920’s and 1930’s.
  • Post war immigration policy 1

    Post war immigration policy 1
    The immigration policy in Canada before the war only allowed a certain amount of immigrants and didn’t grant them the rights that they deserved serving the country and working the jobs that white men wouldn’t do. However, this policy was completely washed off the earth by the post war immigration policy. This policy allowed more skilled workers and immigrants into the country. This didn’t take place for no reason.
  • Post war immigration policy 2

    Post war immigration policy 2
    . The reason was that after all the money spent on the Second World War and all the people that have died fighting in it, a lot of jobs were being left open and there were not enough people to work these jobs. That way the economy was slowly getting damaged. However with the help of all the immigrants that are willing to come to Canada to work and serve the country to improve it, the economy was saved.
  • Post war immigration policy 3

    Post war immigration policy 3
    There were many skilled workers outside of Canada that were looking for jobs they can work and thankfully Canada changed their theory about immigrants and accepted a lot more throughout the years that have gone by.
  • FLQ 1

    FLQ 1
    The FLQ was a group of French Canadian Quebec citizens that liked the idea of separating and started this separatist group. Unlike the main separatist group of René Lévesque, the FLQ was a violent group that wanted to force separation by scaring the citizens of Quebec and threatening the government. René Lévesque’s theory was to create a group that will demand separating from Canada peacefully and have negotiations for the final result of the issue.
  • FLQ 2

    FLQ 2
    The FLQ thought in a different way. They first started by launching attacks by putting bombs in the mail boxes in neighborhoods in Quebec. That got the governments attention but didn’t trigger them. However, he FLQ wouldn’t stop. They proceeded to kidnap British official James cross and lock him up in a house. That triggered the government and had the government sending troops to find him.
  • FLQ 3

    FLQ 3
    Later they also kidnapped French premiere Pierre Laporte and proceeded to murder him. That was the crossing of the line with the government as Pierre Trudeau declared the war measures act. The FLQ were stopped after that, but for that time they were active, it was a disaster
  • OKA 1

    OKA 1
    OKA was an incident that took place in 1996 between the natives living in OKA and the government. The incident was that the government wanted to extend a golf course onto native land. The natives didn’t appreciate that and didn’t think it was fair because it’s their land and also because it is their burial ground which they find sacred. Before the golf course could be expanded, the natives started protesting and formed a blockade around the area with buses and cars.
  • OKA 2

    OKA 2
    The government then sent in troops to combat the natives and during a violent confrontation, an officer was shot and killed after gun fire broke out. Now the Canadian army was sent in to settle the troubles taking place in OKA and a couple of months later he natives would stop the blockade. The federal government then purchased the land from the town council and gave it to the natives.
  • OKA 3

    OKA 3
    OKA was a significant moment in Canadian history because it showed the government that the natives were prepared to fight for their rights.