Donate Now

Note: due to COVID-19, please check all events directly with the host/venue for potential cancellations.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Failure to Revolt? Why Winnipeg Had a General Strike in 1919 and Ottawa Did Not — Historical Society of Ottawa

September 28, 2022 - 19:00 - 20:30

Winnipeg was just one of 33 Canadian cities and towns to experience general strikes in 1919. So why no general strike in Ottawa? Ottawa came close. Four major attempts were made to convince the local labour movement but no general strike occurred.

Guest speaker Brian McDougall, Peoples’ History Walking Tours, and Adjunct Professor Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University, will take you back to the turbulent post-war era of extreme labour unrest. He will explore the defeat of the radicals and the implications of that moment in our city’s history for our understanding of the underlying social tensions of 1919 in Ottawa.



The Historical Society of Ottawa
View Organizer Website


Submit your event