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Roaring Twenties

Important People
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 important people from the 1920s!

First SnowMobile

Joseph-Armand Bombardier
- was the son of a prosperous farmer in Valcourt, Quebec
- Built his first snow machine when he was 15
- was given an automobile engine, and he took it out and mounted it onto a sleigh
- In 1934, his sons death, caused by lack of transportation in bad weather conditions, inspired him to work on developing a machine that would end the isolation of winter
- he was granted a patent for his snowmobile
- The first one could hold 7 passengers, and cost $7500
- he sold 50 of them
-he created another model, wanting to call them ski-dogs but decided on ski-doo

Fredrick Banting
-Was an Ontario doctor at the University of Toronto in 1922.
-  discovered insulin
- set up a small medical practice in London Ont.
- took hormones from dogs and with the help of Charles Best (student), they developed insulin
- awarded the Nobel Prize

The Group Of Seven
- Were a group of seven Canadian artists
- were influenced by the impressionists
- were deteremined to create art that dealt with the Canadian experience
- took inspiration from landscape

One of the pictures painted by the Grp of Seven

Foster Hewitt
-The first sports broadcaster to ever broadcast a hockey game on radio
- No one had done it on radio before and there was a chance it could all go down the drain.
- For the first game Foster was placed in a booth at rink level, which was a bad idea because the glass fogged up and was hard to see through.
-It wouldn't be until 1931 when Foster would sit above the
rink in the gondola to broadcast "Hockey Night in Canada" game.
-For about 30 years Foster Hewitt was hockey for 1000's of Canadians.
In the 1920s NHL hockey and Foster Hewitt became part of Canadian hstory.

Foster Hewitt

Emily Murphy
- famous crusader for women's rights
- born in Cookstown, Ontario
- spent large part of her life in Edmonton, Alberta
- was determinded to change the law that the women would recieve nothing of her husbands possesions
- She won the fight when in 1911, they passed the Dower Act
- Became the first women magistrate in the British Empire
- led the battle to have a woman judge preside over cases invloving women and children
- campaigned against drug addiction and fought to prove that women were "persons" under the law, with the "famous five", and could therefore be appointed to the Senate

Emily Murphy

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