The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike: 100 years later


It was the biggest labour action in Canadian history: on May 15, 1919, over 35,000 workers took to the streets of Winnipeg for six weeks. It began peacefully and passionately; it ended in lethal violence, and disagreement over what it meant. Contributor Tom Jokinen in Winnipeg talks to experts on how the strike happened, why it occurred in Winnipeg - and through the use of archival tape, brings us the voices of people who were right there, on the streets, and on strike.

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