Unit7: This picture shows women in munitions factories. 1. Women's organizations helped the war effort at home by collecting paper, glass, rubber, rags and bones to be recycled into war supplies. 2. To ensure there was a large enough supply to meet both military and civilian needs, certain goods like meat, butter, gasoline, alcohol, and clothing fabric were rationed. 3. Finally, the government reintroduced victory bonds to help finance the war raising nearly $12 billion by the end of the…
Unit11: This picture shows immigrants working in factories as an occupation and a pull factor. This is what I learned from this unit. 1. Canada is a country that is made up almost entirely of immigrants. 2. There were economic immigrants, family immigrants and refugees. 3. People immigrate for either push or pull factors. Foremost, war in their home country was making it too dangerous for them to live and/or the freedom to live their lives in a way their current country restricts.
The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnaps James Cross in Montreal and demands release of all its imprisoned members. The next day the Canadian government announces it will not meet the demand, beginning Quebec's October Crisis.
Syrian refugees who made it to Canada share their stories: After fleeing war for an uncertain future in crowded refugee camps four years ago, a few have been lucky enough to reach Canada this year. (Toronto Star 15 September 2015)