Bloody Sunday (1938)

Bloody Sunday (1938)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bloody Sunday was the conclusion of a month-long "sitdowners' strike" by unemployed men at the main post office in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was depression-era Vancouver's final violent clash between Communist-led unemployed protesters and police that provoked widespread criticism of police brutality. The Relief Project Workers' Union (RCPU) was the successor to the Relief Camp Workers' Union, which had led the 1935 strike that culminated in the On-to-Ottawa Trek and Regina Riot. After the earlier strike, the maligned federal relief camps run by the Department of National Defence were replaced by "relief projects" operated by the provinces and funded by both levels of government. The pay-rate was similar to the earlier camps - five dollars a month compared to the twenty-cents per day offered by the "slave camps." The work was primarily seasonal work on farms.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136614790
  • 9786136614793