Rise of Unions
- The Laurier Era showed great variation between rich and poor citizens
- Labour Unions were formed between the 1880-1910
- Many violent strikes and protests occurred
- B.C. was the worst
- Unions wanted better pay and working conditions
- 1912-14 Major strikes located at old Dunsmuir mines in Nanaimo needed to be put down by Provincial Militia.
- 179 Miners were arrested
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During the Laurier Era, the industrial revolution was at large in Canada. Many strikes and labour unions were formed (especially in BC) to increase wages and working conditions.