Women in canada during 1930s

As a young mother Roosevelt had even once hung her daughter Anna outside her bedroom window in a box with wire sides so that the child could nap in fresh air; the child's cries had significantly scared the neighbors.

Although the ISA did not bring about extensive economic regulation, it excited considerable interest in the possibility of government intervention.

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Most found familiar jobs as secretaries, clerks, typists and factory workers. The fall of wheat prices drove many farmers to the towns and cities, such as Calgary, Alberta ; Regina, Saskatchewan ; and Brandon, Manitoba.

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The day nurseries were closed, many women returned to the home, often to have children, and by the rate of women's participation in the labour force had dropped to Depression levels. Prairie farmers had always believed that they were being exploited by Toronto and Montreal. Although the rate of poverty in Canada among single mothers was the second highest among comparable industrial countries such as France, German and Sweden, except for the US, which was higher, the idea of "workfare" for welfare mothers was introduced in the mids in BC, Alberta and Ontario. Even so, women's work continued to be less than well regarded by American society. Extended families used mutual aid—extra food, spare rooms, repair-work, cash loans—to help cousins and in-laws. The federal government had taken over a number of defunct and bankrupt railways during World War I and the s. The Great Depression began October with the stock market crash and continued until in some regions. Government multicultural policies encouraged new Canadians to retain their cultural differences while ESL English as a Second Language courses attempted to help newcomers to English-speaking Canada learn the language.

In British Columbia, one symbol of the Depression was the apple seller, an unemployed man with a basket of apples trying to sell enough to feed himself and his family.

The former, established inwas seen as a means to keep the country unified and uplifted in these harsh economic times.

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This collapse was not as sharp as that in the United States, but was the second sharpest collapse in the world. Inapproximately In women were granted the right to hold political office in Parliament, and in Agnes MacPhail was the first woman to be elected as a federal member.

Delving into women's experiences in the Great Depression period leads us to a much broader understanding of the time. Liberals return[ edit ] After the prime minister lost patience when westerners preferred radical alternatives such as the CCF Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and Social Credit to his middle-of-the-road liberalism.

The siren heralded the beginning of the trading day, but it wasn't long before the traders noticed that the ticker couldn't keep up with all the selling.

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Although Aberhart was hostile to banks and newspapers, he was basically in favour of capitalism and did not support socialist policies as did the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation CCF in Saskatchewan. A Woman's Program was established within the Secretary of State and began to make money available for special projects of women's centres, rape crisis centres, women's research programs and professional associations, and transition houses for physically abused women. As another major recession took hold in the late eighties and nineties and Canadians grappled with a huge debt and deficit: the amount by which government income falls short of government spending in a given year. Mortgage debt was significant because farmers could not meet their interest payments. Women were employed as housekeeping aides to families in need of household help. Women become a vital part of the labor movement during the era of the Great Depression. Toronto : Dundurn Press, Pg. In many instances, employers lowered pay scales for women workers, or even, in the case of teachers, failed to pay their workers on time. In the s equality pay laws were passed federally and provincially, but most of them have been ineffective and weakly enforced. By , the worst of the Depression had passed, but it left its mark on the country's economic landscape.

The agricultural unit was increasingly drawn into the money economy as demand increased for cash crops and as agricultural technology improved. The Canadian-born Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was a more popular choice for Canadians seeking reform. November 25, - Died Gwethalyn Graham.

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