Lecture

Peterborough Historical Society presents 1919 and the Labour Revolt: How Workers Then Fought for a Different Canada

Date:Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time:7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location:    Peterborough Lions Community Centre (347 Burnham St., Peterborough)
Cost:Free
One hundred years ago, massive unemployment, economic dislocation and social unrest greeted soldiers returning from the First World War. Labour revolt and strikes were widespread across Canada, the most notable being the Winnipeg General Strike of May-June 1919. Peterborough, then a manufacturing town, also witnessed strikes in this year. Professor Bryan Palmer of Trent University will take us back to the aspirations of workers in 1919 when Canada was very different from today.

For more information call 705-740-2600, email , or visit www.peterboroughhistoricalsociety.ca.