Winnipeg General Strike Author Talk Oct 14

2023-09-25 - 2023-10-14


author talk

The Winnipeg General Strike: Take a glimpse into Canada's past with Michael Dupuis Winnipeg in 1919 — a city brought to a standstill by the unwavering determination of its workers as post-war labour demands, politics, industry and violence came together.

Be transported back to the pivotal Winnipeg Strike with historian Michael Dupuis in an upcoming program with Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), which will unravel the motivations behind the strike, shedding light on the perspectives of both the strikers and employers and the political responses at various levels of government.

“Canada was a changed nation after World War I, but the path ahead was unclear,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming.

“Michael Dupuis will show how the Winnipeg General Strike, which ground Winnipeg to a halt from May 15 to June 26, 1919, put Canada's anxieties, hopes and shortcomings on full display and impacted labour relations for decades. This is a great opportunity to
learn about such a crucial historical event.”

This event takes place at KFPL’s Isabel Turner Branch on October 14 at 2 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed at

The presentation is based on Dupuis’s books Winnipeg's General Strike: Reports From The Front Lines and The Winnipeg General Strike: Ordinary Men And Women Under Extraordinary Circumstances. KFPL has these books and more of Dupuis’s works available to borrow.