: metals and other minerals, oilB.
plastics, pesticides, they were having a profound effect onthe environment, due to dumping waste and polluting the ground, air, andwater.C.
: They were big projects aime
d at improving the country’s
roads, sewers, power plants, schools, hospitals. Money came from taxes, andthe money would go right back into the economy in the form of labour andmaterials. They created the Trans-Canada Highway, St. Lawrence Seaway,Trans-Canada Pipeline.D.
: by 1956, 68% of the oil industry in Canada wasowned by the USA. By 1967, it was 88%. They also controlled more than half of the manufacturing plants in Canada. Canada needed this investment inorder to get at new resources such as oil, uranium and iron ore. Canadianswere divided on whether it was a good choice for Canada.E.
: H.R. MacMillan made the largest forestry company,
K.C. Irving became one of the world’s richest men, EP Taylor and Bronfman
family controlled production of many consumer goods.F.
: workers went on strike to fight for better benefits, as aresult wages were increased. They also established a five day, 40 hour work week, and increased fringe benefits like paid vacation. Unions grew rapidly.G.
Prosperity is not for everyone
: Living conditions of Aboriginal people werenot the same as the majority of Canadians. They suffered from theenvironmental damage from new industries, eg. mercury poisoning in theirfish. Development of highways and mines disrupted their hunting and way of life.
Social Welfare: King’s contributions
Looking to keep support of voters who remembered the hard times of The Depression
Unemployment insurance introduced in 1940
Family allowance (baby bonus) introduced in 1944
Canada Pension Plan
: was started in 1966, improved on the current pension plan.
Canada Assistance Plan:
money for provinces to create social assistance programsfor people in need