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The Government's Response to The Great Depression by Mind Map: The Government's Response to The Great Depression
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The Government's Response to The Great Depression

Prime Minister Mackenzie King was not prepared to deal with the crises that the Great Depression brought

He thought the problem was only temporary, and the economy would recover.

When Canadians turned to his Federal Government for help, he told them their situations should be dealt by the municipal and provincial governments

After winning as election against King, Prime Minister Bennet did not like the idea of Government Relief just like previous Prime Minister, King

Bennett's Conservative Government tried to help Canadians through the depression

When Franklin Roosevelt became President in 1933, he introduced a "New Deal" that influenced Canada's government at that time

This new deal created public work programs for unemployed & farmers

This new deal also introduced Social Secturity

The U.S federal government spent billions of dollars to get the economy working again

Bennett surprised Canada by introducing a similar new deal, inspired by Roosevelt's Deal.

The Co-ooperative Commonwealth Federation founded in 1932 in the Prairie Provinces was Canada's first socialist party

they believed that Capitalist breeds inequality and greed and this was what caused the depression

They supported a socialist system, which involved the government controlling the economy so that all Canadians would benefit equally

Leader J.S Woodsworth lead a party platform that opposed free-trade market economics and supported public ownership of key industries

The Social Credit Party was a political party from Wester Canada that also offered alternative options to Canadian voters with William Aberhart as their leader

This party was based on the belief that capitalism was a wasteful econmic system

Aberhart felt that the government should release money into the economy for people to spend

Maurice Duplessis, a former Conservative, joined with dislussioned Liberals to form a party that supported Quebec nationalism, called Union Nationale

This party relied on the support of the Roman Catholic Church and rural voters

They blamed a lot of Quebec's social and econmic problems on the English minority in Quebec, which controlled the problem's of the economy

The party's platform was based on improved working conditions, social insurance programs, publicly owned power companies, and a system of farm credits

Provincial Solutions

In Ontario, Provincial Liberals came to power in 1934 for the first time in 29 years with Mitch Hepburn, a populist farmer

Returning the Liberals to power, Dufferin Pattullo was elected premier in 1933 in British Columbia

Changes in the Federal Government

Mackenzie King returned to power as voters were frustrated by Bennet' inability to deal with the crisis of the depression for 5 long years