Adi Winnipeg, Manitoba
Red River Heritage FairProject:
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.