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Roaring Twenties

Economic Development Of Canada
Politics and Regional Protests
Foreign Investment
Canada's Growing Autonomy
Canadian Culture
20 Questions for the Twenties
Interesting facts
Veterans and Social Support
Fads, Fashions, & American Influences
Women in the 1920s
Economic Development Of Canada
Post-War Problems
Aboriginal Political Movements
Twenties Talk
Labour Unrest
Important People

These were some of the industries that were prosperous during the 1920s!

Farming Industry:
-Prairie provinces
-Huge wheat crops
-Europe wanted Wheat
-Economies in Canada were beginning to recover
-World $ of Wheat moved steadily upward
-Farmers began to buy trucks and mechanical harvesters and replaced horses with tractors
-Marquis wheat was very successful
-Wheat pools and Co-opperatives came about
Pulp and Paper Industry:
-Nova Scotia-B.C
-Production of newsprint became Canada's largest industry after agriculture
-Americans provided a ready market for Canadian pulpwood
-Economy became more dependent on exports
-Canadians found jobs in U.S
Mining Industry:
-Canadian Shield-Noranda along Ontario-Quebec and @ Flin Flon in Northern Manitoba.
-Sudbury Ontario and Kimberley B.C
-Copper was found in Canadian Shield and Flin Flon
-Sudbury produced nickel  (great percentage of the world's supply)
-B.C produced Lead and Zinc
-Many of the rich mining deposits developed with American financing.

Hydroelectric Power Industry:
-Quebec & Ontario
-Niagra Falls, Saguenay, and St. Maurice rivers were used as source of power
-Hydroelectric power was replacing coal
-Electricity was in demand for homes
-Output became 2nd largest in world
Oil & Gas Industry:
- Alberta
-Demand for gas and oils as automobiles became more widely used
-Known as "black Gold"
-Well in Turner Valley exploded into flames and burned out of control = money maker
-Produced a million barrels of oil and large quantities of natural gas
-Investment $ were poured into development of oil resources

Across the country the growing faith in the economy revival was expressed in many different ways. Two great railways-Canadian Pacific and the newly formed Canadian National showed optimism by building huge ornate hotels and terminals-ex. Royal York (Toronto).

Theodore Pringle Loblaw endorsed growing confidence by opening the first of what would become a huge empire of revolutionary different grocery stores. In 1928 there were 65 Loblaw stores in Ontario with sales of almost $14 million a year.

 Many people bought things on installment plans because they were so confident in the economy. Everyone wanted to become rich and invested in the stock market.

 Many also put money into horse racing. Slot machines started to appear in restaurants and drugstores in almost every city, town, and village coast to coast. Pinball games also paid out nickels instead of “free plays”. “Four way action tickets” were based on hockey and baseball scores and provided fun and the possibility of winning up to fifty thousand dollars each week, just for a quarter (this was illegal).



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