If we have another Depression, I wonder if the Canadians will suffer.
Hopefully not. Thanks for thinking about us?
If we have another Depression, I wonder if the Canadians will suffer as much this time around as they did during the last Depression? Seems they had some social unrest along ethnic lines too.
(period pictures at page)
in 1931, 17% of Torontonians were unemployed. Two years later, the census reported that 30% were not able to find work, and in 1935, 25% of the population in Toronto and the suburbs were on relief....Women were forced to work faster, and their pace was measured by stop watches. They would be fired for failing to reach the expected production level...men, as the main providers in their families, felt ashamed for not being able to support their wives and children, which often led to conflicts between the spouses. Children born to unmarried women were also a source of arguments,...Anti-Semitism was on the rise during the decade in Toronto. On August 16, 1933, an event regarded as the most violent ethnic clash in the history of the city took place in Christie Pitts, then known as Willowvale Park, following a playoff game for the Toronto junior softball championship.