Michael Dupuis to discuss Winnipeg General Strike at KFPL Author Talk

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For history buffs and anyone wanting to understand the labour movement in Canada better, Michael Dupuis’s upcoming presentation on the Winnipeg General Strike is a must-attend event, according to the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).

According to a release from the library, the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 is among the most significant events in Canadian labour history. More than 30,000 workers left their jobs in a walk-out from May 15 to June 26, shutting down private businesses and public services.

Historian and educator Dupuis will bring to life the complex and dramatic events that shaped labour relations in post-WWI Canada, KFPL noted. This presentation will be based on his books Winnipeg’s General Strike: Reports From the Front Lines and The Winnipeg General Strike: Ordinary Men and Women Under Extraordinary Circumstances.

“We owe it to ourselves to understand our history and how it shapes our present,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Michael’s presentation on the Winnipeg General Strike is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the labour movement’s past and how it still affects our lives today.”

According to the release, this thought-provoking and enriching experience will give participants a deeper understanding of our history and the ongoing struggles for workers’ rights.

Registration is required for the event, happening at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 22 at the Isabel Turner Branch. Those interested in attending can register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7998222 or by calling 613-549-8888.

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