Essay on The Great Depression : A Bleak Time Period For Canada

1100 Words Nov 13th, 2014 5 Pages
The 1930s was a bleak time period for Canada. The Great Depression had a devastating impact on the country, spreading across the provinces and bringing hardship to big cities and towns alike. No social, racial, or economic class was excluded. Farmers, bankers, bricklayers, clergymen, and autoworkers were affected indiscriminately. Between the years 1929 and 1939, many banks and businesses all over the world collapsed. Millions of people, including thousands of Canadians, lost their life savings, their jobs, and much of what they owned. Canadians suffered many hardships during the the Great Depression; yet despite this found unique ways to survive.

Canadians suffered many hardships during the Great Depression. When our economy crashed, they were forced to face difficulties that no one was expecting after the era of freedom during the twenties. Some of these hardships include farmers being forced to leave their homes, urban families being unable to buy necessities for their families, and unemployment that stretched across the country. To begin, many Canadians that lived in the city were unable to provide for their families, because they had to buy whatever food they needed. In the rural areas, the people could grow their food on their farms. In the city, they had no way to get food, or any other necessity without money. Growing their own was not an option. Here is a quote from an aboriginal man regarding urban citizens during the Great Depression, “That was the thing having…

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