WOMEN AND THE PEACE MOVEMENT
- The interwar peace movement was split by the war as a few became committed pacifists
but most supported a “just war.”
- Women still worked in the churches
- There was a strong belief that women would be working temporarily and that the jobs
would be returned to men after the war.
- During this period, the civil service federally, expands.
HOMEFRONT: ABORIGINAL WOMEN
- Women are left looking after things.
- Aboriginal men did not receive the same amount of benefits as their white counterparts.
QUEBEC WOMEN WIN PROVINCIAL VOTE (1940)
- Quebec’s first MLA wasn’t elected until 1961.
THE BUSINESS OF WAR
- Industry developed mostly in central Canada
- Regional disparity was intensified
- East coast was disadvantaged
- North opened to settlement and industry for the first time
- Women were going into non-traditional jobs and were good at it, apparently
WOMEN’S LABOUR IN CANADA’S WAR
- Bonds were encouraged.
- It became trendy for women to