Unemployed Sent to Internment Camps During Great Depression

During the Great Depression of the early 1930s, the Canadian state rounded up single unemployed men and herded them into internment camps.

In these camps they were forced to do menial pointless labour and were paid barely enough to cover their own living expenses. When these men organized to try and better their conditions, during the On-to-Ottawa Trek, the government responded with fierce repression, killing some strikers and imprisoning their leaders.

Just another reason to say: Fuck the 150th!

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