Relief Camps

Discussion Questions

  1. After reading the commissioners’ report, what is your view of the relief camps in British Columbia?
  2. How fair was the assessment of the relief camps in this report?
  3. In what ways did the strike among the Relief Camp Workers’ Union influence this commission’s report?
  4. Based on your reading of the commission report, how would you characterize the conditions of the relief work camps in BC?
  5. A common complaint among relief camp workers was the quality of the food. How did the commissioners reach their conclusions about the food? What do you make of their assessment?
  6. How would you characterize the commission’s attitude toward the complaints of the relief camp workers? Did they take their concerns seriously?