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Imperfect Union: Canadian Labour and the Left - Part 2 - Born of Hard Times ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526043
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Arthur Hammond, John Spotton, John Taylor
Directors:  Arthur Hammond
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Civics, Documentary, Politics, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1989
Running Time:  51:31


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The world plunges into the Great Depression which, like most leaders, Canada's
R.B. Bennett refuses to combat with unbalanced budgets and government
spending. Inspired by reports from Russia, many turn to communism for
solutions. The 1937 General Motors strike in Oshawa gives the Congress of
Industrial Organizations a toehold in Canada, but on the eve of World War II
Canada's tiny unions remain blocked by restrictive labour laws and, like the
equally tiny Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, locked in struggle with
communist rivals. Part 2.



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