17 People provided their own entertainment including sing-alongs, dancing, listening to bands, and family gatherings.Nights out would include watching local plays or concerts in the church halls.Families grew their own food – there were no supermarkets
19 The Suffragette movement became popular in 1912 – this was women fighting for the right to vote Having political rights made women more equal in the law and society in general
20 Working Conditions in the 1900s — Canada’s Industrial Revolution Factories began replacing the agricultural industriesMost factory jobs involved hard labour, long hours, low pay…To save $ companies hired women and childrenLighting and ventilation in factories were poor, work areas were dirty, machinery was dangerous.
21 There was no job security & unemployment was common This allowed employers to pay lower wages and threaten workers if they didn’t work hard.Employers worked hard to stop any attempts at creating labour unions.Job instability was complicated by the huge flow of immigrants. Many were desperate for work.