Canadian Labor 1920-1940 Term Paper by ABCs

Canadian Labor 1920-1940
A history of the decline and movement of Canadian labor between 1920 and 1940.
# 114019 | 1,992 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper analyzes the decline and subsequent rebuilding of the Canadian labor movement between 1920 and 1940. It discusses the Cape Breton coal miners, the origins of the Cooperative Commonwealth in Oshawa, Ontario and the extent to which the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) served the interests of the working people and the labor movement during this period.

Table of Contents:
The Beginning of the End
Workers' Revolt (1917-1925)
Results of Economic Downturn
The Coal Workers do not Give in so Easily
Choices and Consequences of the Choice Made
Church and Labor Alliance Ends
Laws Change in Canada in Late 1930s
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The labor class in Canada experienced many shifts in their political and social climate during the period 1920-1930 in that the labor class rode upon the high waves of victory through their alignment with workers unions that succeeded in bring out about gains to these individuals only to have those gains abruptly removed following World War II. However, the determination of workers unions to organize combined with the injustices experienced by Canadian labor following the war resulted in a final victorious achievement for Canadian laborers, which they were able to realize finally in the late 1930s."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Leir, Mark (2003) The Strike as Political Protest. Online available at:,%20The%20Strike%20as%20Political%20Protest5.pdf
  • Turkstra, Melissa, Constructing a Labour Gospel: Labour and Religion in Early 20th-Century Ontario. Labour/Le Travail .57 (2006): 53 pars. 12 Aug. 2008 <
  • Palmer, Bryan D. (2003) What's Law Got to do With it? Historical Considerations on Class Struggle, Boundaries of Constraint, and Capitalist Authority? Canadian Research Chair 2003. Online available at:

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