May 15, 1919 to Jun 25, 1919 - The Winnipeg General Strike began when the Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council called a general strike in sympathy with the strikers of May 1. The strike exposed the bitter class divisions in Canadian society and lasted 7 weeks.
James Shaver (J.S.) Woodsworth
"I submit that the Government exists to provide for the needs of the people, and when it comes to choice between profits and property rights on the one hand and human welfare on the other, there should be no hesitation whatsoever in saying that we are going to place the human welfare consideration first and let property rights and financial interests fare as best they may."
Winnipeg General Strike Begins
May 15, 1919