Labour in the News

100th anniversary of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books

Darren Bernhardt · CBC News ·

The site of the bloodiest clash of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike is set to be cast in bronze and glass — and illuminated.

A tilted and half-sunken streetcar is being designed and constructed as part of a permanent art installation that will be placed at the corner of Main Street and Market Avenue, in front of Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

It will be steps away from the exact spot of the climactic, violent scene that underscored a defining moment in Canada’s history.  READ MORE