Reflection #2: Canada in the Great Depression

Choose one of the following to respond to on your blog:

  • (Cause and Consequence) Do tough economic times bring forth greater racism? Use specific examples from the Great Depression and compare it to other eras.
  • (Perspective/Evidence) Read over the Letters to Bennett. Which was your favourite letter to Bennett and why?
  • (Cause and Consequence) In what ways did the Great Depression make Canada rethink its economic policies? How did that contribute to our identity today?
  • (Continuity and Change) What similarities can you find between Canada’s reaction during the Great Depression and this Covid-19 emergency? What are the differences?

Useful sources:

Consequences of the Great Depression:

More Letters to Bennett:

On to Ottawa Trek:

Vancouver during Depression:

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