THE GREAT DEPRESSION THE GREAT DEPRESSION The Great Depression was

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					 THE GREAT
DEPRESSION
The Great Depression was a severe,
 world wide economic crisis which
 lasted from the end of 1929 to the
     outbreak of World War II.
It began dramatically on October
24, 1929, with the collapse of the
stock market in the United States.

   BANK                MASSIVE WAGE
 FAILURES                  CUTS




            FALLING PRICES       WIDESPREAD
              FOR GOODS         UNEMPLOYMENT
 Canada’s economy depended on
producing natural resources, such
 as wheat, minerals, and timber.
When prices for these goods fell on
the international market, Canada
          was hard hit.
By 1933, 30% of the labour force
          was jobless.
WESTERN CANADA
  • Falling grain prices
  • 10 year drought
  • Topsoil blew away.
         Government Policies
• Work camps- In return
  for food, shelter,
  clothing, and 20¢ a day,
  the men laboured at
  road clearing, wood
  cutting, and other
  chores.
• Soup kitchens- Every
  town or city had one b
  1934. Relief to the
  misery of the “Dirty
  Thirties”
    New Deal and New Parties
       MACKENZIE KING                R.B. BENNET




Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)
    It proposed a socialist program to end the Depression. It
    drew large crowds and captured 30% of the vote in B.C.
    and 25% in Saskatchewan.

				
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