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Black Tuesday
The day the stock market crashed in October 1929
A dramatic event signalling the beginning of the Great Depression
"Five-Cent" Speech
A comment by Prime Minister King in which he said he would not give a five cent piece to any province that did not have a Liberal government
King's words came back to haunt him in the election of 1930 when the Liberals were voted out of power
Relief
Emergency financial assistance
Helped to keep people from starving at a time when there was no unemployment insurance, and no government-sponsored medical care
Bennett's "New Deal"
A plan by the Prime Minster Bennett to deal with depression, similar to a plan introduced in the United States by Theodore Roosevelt
Most people felt that Bennett had left his reforms too late and was acting only to get votes in the 1935 election
Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation
A political party formed in 1932 by farmers and labour groups
Became a powerful political force working to bring in economic and social reforms at provincial and federal levels
Social Credit Party
A political party formed by William Aberhart in Alberta in 1935
Held power in Alberta for many years and eventually became a federal party
Union Nationale
A political party formed in Quebec in 1935 to protest high unemployment and the severe economic hardships of the Depression
Came to power as the government in Quebec and held power for many years
CRBC
(Canadian Radio Broadcasting System)
A commission set up by the government to try to counteract American influence on the Canadian airwaves
Resulted in the government building stations across the country to improve the quality of Canadian broadcasting
CBC
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Radio stations established by the government to bring Canadian broadcasting to even the most remote areas of the country
Became a powerful force in establishing national unity across Canada