Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Adi Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Winnipeg General Strike 1919

It explains the causes of the strike, and the stages it went through. It described how many people went on strike, and which workers.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned about my topic, was the amount of people that went on strike. It was unbelievable to know that almost one fifth of the population was on strike.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

One lesson that I learned was the "Great Fist". It showed strength in numbers by having more than one union. I learned that one union can't do much, but many united can.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I would say today in my life, I have lots of rights compare to the people back in 1919. In my generation lots of workers have better working conditions and rights compare to the workers back then.

  • Michelle

    Good job Adi.
    07/07/2015 8:36:04 PM

  • Madeline (young citizen 2015)

    Your presentation gave me so much information on the Winnipeg general strike!
    07/07/2015 6:00:17 PM

  • David Leung

    excellent job Adi!
    06/07/2015 11:11:20 AM

  • Gina P.

    Very educational and very well presented! Well done.
    04/07/2015 1:29:02 PM

  • Irina

    Well done, Adi! Your video was very good. You included a lot of interesting and important information that all Canadian citizens should know about the Winnipeg General Strike. Good luck!
    03/07/2015 7:02:01 PM

  • Tahsin Ozturk

    good job Adi
    03/07/2015 2:33:42 PM

  • Zubeyde Ozturk

    great job Adi I like to see more of this kind of work from you good luck
    03/07/2015 2:30:22 PM

  • Tammy Solmundson

    Fantastic, informative and very well done presentation.
    02/07/2015 3:08:38 PM

  • Leo GT

    Amazing presentation! You did an excellent job of pointing out the impact that the strike had in the improvement of the labour rights that we enjoy today.
    01/07/2015 12:45:13 PM

  • RM

    Fantastic job!
    01/07/2015 12:32:22 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.