'They Didn't Starve Us Out': Industrial Cape Breton in the 1920s

'They Didn't Starve Us Out': Industrial Cape Breton in the 1920s

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For 200 years, coal mining had been a way of life in Cape Breton. By 1920 things were looking up: miners were unionized and paid decent wages. Then the British Empire Steel Corporation arrived and bought every single steel and coal company in Nova Scotia. BESCO cut wages by a third, setting off a bitter labour dispute. The miners settled in for a long strike. Finally, in 1925, the military ended the unrest with brute force. But the miners, in one sense, had won. They broke up the monopoly and provided an example to workers across the country.

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  • réalisateur
    Patricia Kipping
  • producteur
    Floyd Elliott
    Keith Packwood
  • scénario
    Patricia Kipping
  • montage sonore
    Patricia Kipping
  • narrateur
    Lulu Keating
  • musique
    Ronald MacEachern
  • ré-enregistrement
    Roger Lamoureux
  • producteur exécutif
    Douglas MacDonald
    Floyd Elliott
  • caméra d'animation
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Landry
    Lynda Pelley

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    are these the same b'ys whom worked along side their neighbours that were employed at the steel mill in Sydney, NS? Look what the awful company left!

    None, 14 Avr 2020