Thursday, 30 April 2015

General Strike - 96th Anniversary

 OTTAWA—A room devoted to the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike could have been excluded from the renovated Canadian Museum of History, but officials promise the labour movement will still have a home in its halls.

Toronto Star article

STRIKE Tour - May 24, 2015
The 1919 General Strike Tour took 40 people through the highlights of what happened in 1919, with a look at social and economic conditions that led to the General Strike. The tour reflected on how the echoes of the Strike can be heard in Winnipeg of 2015.

The tour started in the north end, went to the residential area south of the Assiniboine River and ended in the Exchange area of the city, particularly on the Red River at  Victoria Park. 

Participants said they found the tour informative and particularly were pleased to learn about Victoria Park and the lack of effort on the part of government to commemorate this important moment in Winnipeg's history.

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