Earlier this year, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) announced an event featuring author Michael Dupuis for history buffs and anyone wanting to understand the labour movement in Canada better. The event did not take place, and now KFPL has rescheduled the historical talk for mid-October.
According to a release from KFPL, this event will transport attendees back to the pivotal Winnipeg Strike, and will unravel the motivations behind the strike, shedding light on the perspectives of both the strikers and employers, and the political responses at various levels of government.
“Canada was a changed nation after World War I, but the path ahead was unclear,” said Jake Miller, Adult Programming Librarian with KFPL.
“Michael Dupuis will show how the Winnipeg General Strike, which ground Winnipeg to a halt from May 15 to June 26, 1919, put Canada’s anxieties, hopes and shortcomings on full display and impacted labour relations for decades. This is a great opportunity to learn about such a crucial historical event.”
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.
Registration is required for this event, which will take place at the Isabel Turner Branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. Register here: https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/8667122