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History 2125F/G Lecture Notes - Graham Towers, Keynesian Economics, Child Benefit


Department
History
Course Code
HIS 2125F/G
Professor
Peter Krats

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WAR BRINGS CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
WAR WARPS SOCIETY
1.1 million serve
100,000 casualties
much pressure on domestic society - command economy that gets stuff done for the
war
War measures act - orders in council, allows you to do anything in war
CD Howe - absolute discretion to mobilize control, restrict or regulate
Not a traditional FORD product - companies lke this recognize that they can make a
profit and stay out of trouble - begin making different kinds of military transport vehicles
Tanks are not as good as the german ones, but they can make 20-30 times as many -
it just sacrificed peoples lives - they wanted to outproduce
Class Corp Polysar Sarnia - crown corporations
victory bonds - a way for the government to get large lump sums from its population
and only pay a little back in interest
advertising had to go to the war effort to show loyalty and effectivity. patrioticness was
lucrative
link between wartime and peaceful production
for now help fight but keep buyers dreams alive - firm mergers
family incomes rise because women are now working, they are making more so that
they can save more
debts rise because expenditures are high
labour and management are pooling their strength to give us the means of victory in
war and progress in peace
manufacturing jobs improved because of the war boom
labour law arises: privy council 1003 - first modern labour law in canada created in jan
of 1944l - must negotiate with the union - legal recognition for the rights for unions to
exist
BUSINESS
individuals within a union cannot stop working if you disagree with a companies
decision - you have to grieve
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