Re-Constructing a New Canada

Discussion Questions

  1. Which of the two platforms for re-construction do you prefer? What points stand out as the most attractive/repulsive?
  2. Where did the proposals of labour advocates like Woodsworth intersect with the interests of farmers? Why?
  3. How do the labour and farmer tax proposals compare?
  4. Why did both labour and farmers support free trade?
  5. What role did natural resources play in these policy proposals?
  6. What groups of Canadians at the time would have been drawn to these ideas?
  7. In what ways did the war influence the ideas expressed in these proposals for re-construction?
  8. Why did some of these ideas emerge from Winnipeg and the rest of Western Canada?