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Winnipeg General Strike — Grève générale de Winnipeg

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LAC Acc. No. 1983-28-3840, 1918


The Bolshevik, by David Jagger, 1918, CWM 197110261-0204, Beaverbrook Collection of War Art Canadian War Museum



LAC Acc. No. 1983-28-613

1919, LAC PDP 03580









"Any association...whose professed to bring about any governmental, industrial or economic change within Canada by use of force, violence or physical injury to person or property, or by threats of such injury, or which teaches, advocates, advises or defends the use of force, violence, terrorism, or physical injury to person or order to accomplish such change, or for any other such purpose..., or which shall by any means prosecute or pursue such purpose...or shall so teach, advocate, advise or defend, shall be an unlawful association."
Section 98, an amendment to the Criminal Code designed to strike a blow at the Communist Party, introduced by Arthur Meighen, Minister of Justice in Robert Borden's government, 1919







"From a thousand hills a thousand rills gather into a mighty river which sweeps on to the ocean. An attempt to dam the Niagara, in the hope that it would never reach the sea, would be no more foolish than the attempt to dam labour from its resistless onward sweep towards its natural outlet – cooperative industry."
                                                        Fred J. Dixon, Winnipeg Strike Bulletin, 27, 1919


Winnipeg Riot. LAC, e004666108 21 June 1919










"Grass will grow, the river will reach the sea, the boy will become a man, and labour will come into its own."
                                                           Fred J. Dixon, speech to the jury, 1920